The View From Pluto: The Big Holes in the Indians Opening Day Lineup | WKSU

Pluto says that with the Indians being the fourth-oldest team in baseball last season, team president Chris Antonetti was worried about the team becoming older. “He was very fearful of the team getting old at once … Old and expensive,” Pluto says. “What happens in baseball sometimes is you’re overpaying older guys and in fact, […]

Cleveland’s Lindor (calf strain) out 7-9 weeks – TSN.ca

Francisco Lindor’s spring training appears to be over before it even begins. Cleveland announced on Friday that their star shortstop is expected to “return to Major League game activity” in seven to nine weeks after incurring a right calf strain. — Read on www.tsn.ca/cleveland-s-lindor-calf-strain-out-7-9-weeks-1.1254443

Indians: Frank Robinson, MLB’s first African-American manager, has passed away | fox8.com

LOS ANGELES — Frank Robinson, major-league baseball’s first African-American manager, has passed away, the Cleveland Indians confirmed to FOX 8 News on Thursday. He was 83 years old. Robinson was the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues. — Read on fox8.com/2019/02/07/indians-frank-robinson-mlbs-first-african-american-manager-has-passed-away/

Prospectus Feature: MLB’s Response to Addison Russell Continues Pattern of Failure – Baseball Prospectus

I normally watch baseball for the enjoyment of the game. Yes, I root for Cleveland because I grew up and live in the area, but I’m not a fanatic about it. That being said, I hope the Cubs rot in Hell. Any respect I had for the organization is gone. There are things more important […]

Report: Angels, closer Allen agree to deal – TSN.ca

In other news, Brad Hand just became the official closer for Cleveland. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Allen and the Angels have a one-year agreement in place pending a physical. Rosenthal reports that when the deal is official, it will be for $8.5 million with $2.5 million in incentives for games finished which […]

St. Louis Cardinals’ signing of Andrew Miller emphasizes bare-bones look of Cleveland Indians’ bullpen | cleveland.com

I’m not sad to see Miller go. If he was the same pitcher we got in 2016, I’d feel differently. He’s not. St. Louis overpaid. Miller was a boom or bust reliever for the Tribe. He helped pitch them to within one win of the 2016 World Series after being acquired from the Yankees in […]

The Yonder Alonso Trade is About 2019 for Both Teams | FanGraphs Baseball

While some, if not all, of the trades Cleveland had pulled the trigger on recently may cause concern for fans, this analysis of the latest trade of Yonder Alonso reminds us how strong the team’s position is going into 2019. With these moves, Cleveland’s payroll is now projected down to around $110 million for 2019, […]