CLEVELAND — David Murphy spent this season in a prolonged slump. That didn’t scare away the Indians.
A person familiar with the negotiations said the club is close to signing the free-agent outfielder to a two-year contract reportedly worth more than $10 million.
Murphy, who spent the past seven seasons with the Texas Rangers, must pass a …Read More
CLEVELAND — In his debut season, Terry Francona reversed the fortune of the Indians and changed the losing culture of baseball in Cleveland.
For that he was rewarded with his first career manager of the year award Tuesday.
Ubaldo Jimenez took another step toward walking away from the Indians on Monday, rejecting the team’s $14.1 million qualifying offer.
The move was expected from Jimenez, who will test the free-agent market after posting a 13-9 record and 3.30 ERA in 32 starts for Cleveland. None of the 13 major league players presented with qualifying offers …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2007 while matching the franchise record for improvement in wins from one year to the next.
Sustaining that success and building it into something bigger than a one-game wild-card loss is the next challenge for manager Terry Francona and the Indians as they …Read More
CLEVELAND — In matching the franchise record for improvement from season to season and qualifying for the playoffs for the first time since 2007, the Indians made baseball relevant in Cleveland once again this year.
They’re hoping it doesn’t end there.
The chant brought it all back.
Six years later.
The first inning was only a batter old and the red-clad, towel-waving sellout crowd was in full voice. “Let’s go Tribe! Let’s go Tribe!”
The ballpark only sounds like this in October.
A full house — for the introductions. Nerves, excitement and anticipation expressed through cheers, boos and a familiar …Read More
CLEVELAND — One and done.
The Indians’ return to the playoffs for the …Read More
CLEVELAND — The magic deserted the Indians when they needed it most.
A perceived team of destiny after finishing the regular season with 10 straight wins to clinch the top spot in the American League wild-race, Cleveland tasted defeat for the first time in two weeks Wednesday.
There hasn’t been this much (legitimate) excitement around the Indians and Browns (and maybe even the Cavaliers) in quite some time, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports before we park in front of the television for two straight nights:
Regardless of what happens tonight when the Tribe hosts the Tampa Bay Rays in a …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Indians have put their postseason lives in the hands of a 23-year-old rookie who has made all of 10 career starts on the major league level.
And get this: They feel good about it.