The Indians’ annual offseason search for more power is ongoing. Earlier this week, a pair of intriguing options hit the open market when sluggers Pedro Alvarez and Chris Carter were not tendered contracts and thus allowed to become free agents.
The cost of starting pitchers on the free-agent market has led to consistent trade interest in members of the Indians’ rotation. The Tribe hopes to address the need for offense without trading from the rotation.
The Indians have had non-stop meetings over the past two days, gathering with rival clubs and holding internal sessions to pore over a plethora of roster possibilities. It is a safe bet that a majority of teams have at least asked about the availability of Cleveland’s starting pitchers.
The Indians believe they have a team capable of contending next season. Fortunately, there are still three-plus months remaining before next season begins.
Indians manager Terry Francona met with the media Wednesday at the Winter Meetings.
Cleveland has signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to attend Spring Training with the big league club in Goodyear, Ariz
It was a quiet week for the Indians in terms of headlines. Cleveland’s contingent did not take the dais to announce any blockbuster moves or drop any jaws with any whirlwind trades at these Winter Meetings. That does not mean the Tribe was not busy behind the scenes.
The value of starting pitching continues to reach new heights. Whether it is through mammoth free-agent contracts or jaw-dropping trade packages, know that the Indians are keeping a watchful eye on just how valuable arms are perceived on the market.
The Indians acquired right-hander Dan Otero from the Phillies on Friday in exchange for cash considerations.
The Indians have re-signed right-hander Jarrett Grube to a one-year Minor League contract that includes a non-roster invitation to Major League Spring Training.
Some baseball fans may remember Von Hayes, the former Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder who played for 12 years in the 1980’s. He was a really solid line drive hitter. The Indians Bradley Zimmer reminds me of Hayes.
With the Hot Stove in full boil, the Indians continue to look for upgrades, but will they have to deal from their formidable pitching staff to make a splash? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian discusses the Tribe’s options in his latest Inbox.