The Indians had a historic 2017 season with an American League-record 22-game winning streak and their highest win total since 1954.
Mike Rosenbaum checks in on the Indians’ Arizona Fall League participants, led by Francisco Mejia, who is getting work at third base.
When Michael Brantley walked out of the Indians’ clubhouse following Cleveland’s final game this season, the left fielder did so with a protective boot on his right foot. It was apparent that the right ankle injury that plagued him over the past two months was still problematic.
The Indians have some difficult roster decisions looming, but there is some comfort in the foundation that remains in place. While the club has some key players poised to hit free agency, the bulk of the American League Central champion’s roster will stay intact for next year.
The end goal was not achieved. After coming one victory short of a World Series triumph a year ago, the Indians envisioned a championship parade up E. 9th St. as the conclusion of this campaign. The Tribe fell short of that dream, providing a sour end to what had been a scintillating season.
What’s the future of the Indians’ infield? Does Jason Kipnis move back to second? Jose Ramirez back to third? Could Kipnis be on the trading block during the offseason?
Indians manager Terry Francona hopes to have his entire coaching staff back for the 2018 season, but the skipper knows that other opportunities may arise elsewhere for some of them.
Indians manager Terry Francona has spent the past 24 hours sifting through supportive text messages, shaking the hands of his players as they head home for the offseason and going over all that happened during his club’s unexpected ouster from the postseason.
Manager Terry Francona addresses the media after the Indians’ 5-2 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday in Game 5 of the AL Division Series.
While most of the Indians’ roster will return in 2018, there will be a handful of interesting decisions to be made in the offseason — like what to do with impending free agents Michael Brantley, Carlos Santana and Jay Bruce.
One Game 5 was set up on Wednesday. Another was settled. The Nationals shut out the Cubs, 5-0, at Wrigley Field, in Game 4 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile. Later in the evening, the Yankees scored three early runs against Indians ace Corey Kluber and held on for a 5-2 victory […]