Cleveland Indians Wiretap

Indians Made Run At Signing Carlos Beltran

Dec 5, 2016 8:29 AM

The Cleveland Indians made a run at signing Carlos Beltran, but ultimately weren't able to compete with the one-year, $16 million deal he received from the Houston Astros.

The Indians continue to search for a "corner bat."

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Indians, Rangers, Red Sox Looking At Reunion With Mike Napoli

Dec 2, 2016 7:49 AM

Several clubs have interest in Mike Napoli this offseason and all have employed him in the past.

The Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox all have interest.

Napoli set career-highs in runs (92), home runs (35), RBIs (101) and total bases (259) at age 34 this past season with the Indians.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Terry Francona, Dave Roberts Named Managers Of The Year

Nov 15, 2016 7:12 PM

Terry Francona and Dave Roberts were named Manager of the Year in the American and National League, respectively, on Tuesday.

Francona guided the Cleveland Indians to the World Series for the first time since 1997 after winning an AL-best 94 games during the regular season.

Roberts led the Los Angeles Dodgers to another NL West title after taking over for Don Mattingly.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

MLB To Destroy Indians World Series Merchandise

Nov 10, 2016 7:42 AM

Major League Baseball will not donate the Cleveland Indians World Series championship merchandise that was made in the event the team won.

All licensed items that call the Indians the 2016 World Series champions must be handed over by retailers in order to destroy the products after the Chicago Cubs' victory in the seven-game series.

The Huffington Post first reported the story.

Since 2005, Major League Baseball has officially worked with World Vision, a charity that donates gear to needy countries. But the league changed gears to "protect the team from inaccurate merchandise being available in the general marketplace."

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Indians

Indians Don't Extend Qualifying Offers To Rajai Davis, Mike Napoli

Nov 8, 2016 7:25 AM

Rajai Davis and Mike Napoli did not receive a qualifying offer from the Cleveland Indians before Monday's deadline.

Chris Antonetti said last week that the club has expressed a desire to re-sign both players as free agents.

In his first season with Cleveland, Napoli reached career highs in homers (34), plate appearances (645) and RBIs (101).

Davis, 35, led the league in stolen bases (43) and helped them offset the loss of Michael Brantley.

Associated Press

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Indians Decline Coco Crisp's $13M Option

Nov 6, 2016 11:53 PM

The Indians officially declined Coco Crisp‘s $13 million option for 2017 on Sunday, per a team announcement. The move was expected, as Paul Hoynes of first announced on Friday.

Crisp will receive a $750,000 buyout before hitting free agency on Tuesday.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Indians Exercise Options For Manager Terry Francona

Nov 5, 2016 1:29 AM

With deadlines approaching and no time for pity, the Indians jumped right into the offseason by locking up manager Terry Francona through 2020.

The club exercised its contract options for 2019 and 2020 on the 57-year-old manager, who did a remarkable job in steering the Indians around numerous obstacles to get them to their first Series since 1997.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Terry Francona: Indians 'Tried Until There Was Nothing Left'

Nov 3, 2016 7:57 AM

The Cleveland Indians led the World Series three games to one over the Chicago Cubs, but couldn't close out the series in three attempts.

It appeared as though they ran out of gas in Game 7. Corey Kluber and Andrew Miller finally looked human.

"They tried until there was nothing left," Terry Francona said.

Cleveland's World Series drought of 68 years is baseball's longest.

"That was quite a Series," Francona said.


Tags: Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor

Cubs Win First World Series Since 1908

Nov 3, 2016 1:15 AM

After a century and eight years, the Chicago Cubs are world champions, and they did it by surviving a game for the ages.

In what seemed like the most heartbreaking yet of nightmarish Cubs postseason game gone wrong, Ben Zobrist’s 10th-inning double off Bryan Shaw broke a 6-6 tie, and the Cubs outlasted the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a title-winning, drought-breaking, impossible-to-believe Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Maddon: Admits Leaving Chapman In Too Long In Game 6

Nov 2, 2016 7:38 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon says he thinks he can get 30 to 40 pitches out of closer Aroldis Chapman in Wednesday night's Game 7 against the Indians despite acknowledging a mistake by leaving in the left-hander for too long in Game 6.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor

Money Leaning On Cubs Winning In Las Vegas
A $40,000 bet on the Indians was placed Wednesday at MGM's sports book in Las Vegas.

Indians Tweak Outfield For Game 7
The Indians have decided to start Rajai Davis in center field for Game 7 of the World Series.

Corey Kluber Attempts To Win Three World Series Starts
The Tigers' Mickey Lolich won three World Series starts back in 1968.

Resale Market For Game 7 Tickets Explodes
Chicago fans feel the need to be in Cleveland for Game 7 and perhaps celebrate the team's first World Series title in 108 years.

Joe Maddon Defends Using Aroldis Chapman In 7th Inning
Cubs manager Joe Maddon took no chances on Tuesday night, using his closer Aroldis Chapman in the seventh inning, holding a 7-2 lead at the time.

Bryant, Russell, Cubs Beat Indians To Force Game 7
The Cubs defeated the Indians by the score of 9-3 on Tuesday night behind a record-tying six RBIs from shortstop Addison Russell.

Cubs To Bat Kyle Schwarber Second In Game 6
Kyle Schwarber's return to the lineup will push Kris Bryant to third in the batting order.

Cubs To Go With Wilson Contreras Behind The Plate
Wilson Contreras will catch Jake Arrieta in Game 6 on Tuesday night.

Cubs Beat Indians To Stay Alive In Series
The Cubs beat the Indians 3-2 on Sunday night in Game 5 to cut their deficit to 3-2 in the World Series.

Andrew Miller Sets Playoff Strikeout Mark For Reliever
Andrew Miller broke the Major League record for strikeouts by a relief pitcher in one postseason with 29 on Saturday night.


World Series Ticket Prices Dip After Cubs' Losses
Prices on the resale market for Game 5 of the World Series in Chicago plummeted on Sunday morning after the Cubs' second straight loss at Wrigley Field on Saturday.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Andrew Miller Sets Postseason Mark With 15th Scoreless Inning
Andrew Miller made history in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, extending his scoreless innings streak to 15 this month.

Jane Lee/MLB

Rob Manfred Against Changing DH Rule For World Series
Rob Manfred isn't in favor of playing the World Series under a single set of rules in future seasons.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

World Series Ratings Highest Since 2009 After Two Games
The first two games have averaged 18.3 million viewers on Fox, up 27 percent from last year.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Indians To Start Carlos Santana In Left Field For Game 3
Carlos Santana has only played four innings in left field during his career, with those frames coming back in 2012.

Associated Press

Median Ticket Price For Game 3 At Wrigley Field Is $3,000
As the World Series returns to Wrigley Field for the first time in 71 years, fans in Chicago face the most costly games in baseball history.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Indians Plan To Use Three-Man Rotation
The Indians plan use to three starters on three days' rest in the World Series.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Cubs Haven't Ruled Out Playing Kyle Schwarber In Outfield
The Cubs haven't ruled out playing Kyle Schwarber in the outfield when the World Series shifts to Wrigley Field for Games 3, 4 and 5 this weekend.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Jason Heyward Again Out Of Cubs' Lineup For Game 2
For the second-straight game, the Cubs are benching Jason Heyward.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Game 2 Moved Up An Hour Due To Expected Rain
The second game of the World Series has been moved up an hour because of expected rain in the Cleveland area on Wednesday night.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports