1. Derek Lowe Traded: Why the Cleveland Indians Made a Great Deal

    The Cleveland Indians may not have hit a home run today by acquiring pitcher Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves , as reported from MLB Trade Rumors and John Kreger , but I think they at least squeaked out a double...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 1,392 reads 24 comments

  2. Grady Sizemore Option Declined: 5 Reasons Why Cleveland Indians Might Regret It

    The Cleveland Indians plan on declining Grady Sizemore 's option. In the long term, they may regret it. Sure, this hasn't been the Grady of old. In his first year back from microfracture surgery, Sizemore struggled to a ...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 2,060 reads 14 comments

  3. MLB Free Agency 2012: Cleveland Indians and Carlos Pena Should Make a Deal

    Carlos Pena would be a massive upgrade at first base for the 2012 Cleveland Indians , and the Tribe would be well served to do everything in their power to bring him to Cleveland...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 1,809 reads 16 comments

  4. MLB Free Agency 2012: Will the Cleveland Indians Sign C.J. Wilson?

    If the Cleveland Indians are serious about contending in 2012 and have a hole in the rotation, it makes sense that they should make a run at C.J...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 1,440 reads 6 comments

  5. MLB Trade Rumors: Could Joey Votto Be Traded to the Cleveland Indians?

    Despite Cincinnati Reds GM Walt Jocketty saying the team is not trading Joey Votto , there are many reasons to think that he is lying. As Buster Olney wrote in his ESPN Insider blog , with top prospect Yonder Alonso ready for the bigs (...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 4,080 reads 38 comments

  6. Cleveland Indians: Projecting the 2012 Opening Day Roster, October Edition

    With the Cleveland Indians sitting at home again in October, all thought has turned to who will make the roster for the 2012 season. It's still early, but things will start to take shape over the next months...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 2,637 reads 32 comments

  7. MLB Trade Speculation: Cleveland Indians Should Go After Kevin Youkilis

    If the Cleveland Indians are serious about contending in 2012, I think that they should seriously go after Kevin Youkilis . There aren't many things about the Tribe's 2012 lineup they can upgrade...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 1,801 reads 29 comments

  8. Cleveland Indians: Ranking the Roster at the End of the 2011 Season

    Well, the 2011 baseball season has come to an end. It may have soured for the Cleveland Indians and their fans as time wore on, but there was still a lot to love about this team...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 1,427 reads 4 comments

  9. Cleveland Indians: Could They Have Made the Playoffs If They Had Stayed Healthy?

    The Cleveland Indians ' season came to a disappointing end yesterday with a loss against the Detroit Tigers , putting their final record at 80-82. While this is disappointing following their 30-15 start, overall, it is an accomplishment...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 801 reads 2 comments

  10. Cleveland Indians: Grading Each Tribe Rookie's Performance in 2011

    Considering that 2011 was intended to be a rebuilding year for the Cleveland Indians , it's not surprising that 12 different rookies (13 if you include Alex White, which I'm not) suited up for the Tribe this year...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 1,055 reads 2 comments

  11. Cleveland Indians: 10 Things To Take Away From the Final Home Game of 2011

    Despite losing to the Minnesota Twins Sunday in their final home game, the Cleveland Indians have plenty to be proud of in 2011...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 1,653 reads 1 comments

  12. MLB Free Agency 2012: Could the Cleveland Indians Sign Prince Fielder?

    With Prince Fielder making headlines for saying he doesn't expect to return to Milwaukee next year , the hunt is on to figure out where Fielder is going to land...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 1,817 reads 6 comments

  13. Cleveland Indians: Is This the Final Countdown for Grady Sizemore in Cleveland?

    I never thought it'd come to this. I never thought that there would be a chance in hell that the Cleveland Indians could turn down Grady Sizemore's $8.5 million team option for 2012...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 984 reads 15 comments

  14. Lance Berkman Trade Rumors: Should the Cleveland Indians Make a Play for Him?

    With the news that Lance Berkman has cleared waivers and that Matt LaPorta has been sent down to AAA Columbus, it stands to reason that the Cleveland Indians and Berkman could be a good match...

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  15. Cleveland Indians: Time To Turn off the Ubaldo Jimenez Panic

    As it turns out, rumors of Ubaldo Jimenez ’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Coming off one of the worst starts of his young Indians career, Jimenez absolutely destroyed ...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 741 reads 14 comments

  16. MLB Trade Speculation: Should the Cleveland Indians Put a Claim on John Danks?

    According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, the Chicago White Sox put John Danks (among others) on waivers...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 430 reads 2 comments

  17. MLB Trade Speculation: 10 Waiver-Wire Pitchers Cleveland Indians Could Target

    With the passing of the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline, teams like the Cleveland Indians with holes to fill must jump through extra hoops to improve...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about almost 3 years ago 1,151 reads 0 comments

  18. MLB Power Rankings: Ranking the Cleveland Indians Roster for the Stretch Run

    As the Cleveland Indians prepare for the stretch run of the season, they find themselves remarkably well off. They are the only team in the AL Central with a positive run differential and have somehow kept the Detroit Tigers within reach...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,369 reads 9 comments

  19. Ubaldo Jimenez Trade: Maybe Alex White Was the Real Injury Risk After All

    When the Cleveland Indians acquired Ubaldo Jimenez from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for four prospects (Drew Pomeranz, Alex White, Matt McBride and Joe Gardner), it was ...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,120 reads 4 comments

  20. MLB Trade Deadline 2011: A Report Card for the Three Cleveland Indians Trades

    In acquiring Ubaldo Jimenez, the Cleveland Indians absolutely proved me wrong. I wrote last week that the Indians wouldn't make a big deadline deal , which, of course, turned out not to be true at all...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,453 reads 6 comments

  21. Cleveland Indians Trade Rumors: Don't Expect a Big Deadline Deal

    With the news that the Indians were very much in on the Carlos Beltran sweepstakes , it’s tempting to believe that the Tribe will go out and get the next big thing on the trade market...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 598 reads 2 comments

  22. MLB Trade Speculation: Can the Cleveland Indians Upgrade via the White Sox?

    Monday night, Buster Olney tweeted that: "White Sox GM Kenny Williams is talking about turning over entire roster." For Indians fans, this should be treated with enthusiasm...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 532 reads 4 comments

  23. MLB Trade Speculation: Coco Crisp and Rich Harden Fit with the Cleveland Indians

    With the coming of the trading season, one thing is for sure: Billy Beane will be active. Among his more valuable assets are outfielder Coco Crisp and pitcher Rich Harden ...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,549 reads 18 comments

  24. Cleveland Indians: What More Does Jason Kipnis Have to Do to Be Called Up?

    Based on the fact that Jason Kipnis is fresh off participating in both the AAA All-Star game and the Futures game (where he hit a lead-off home run off top Braves prospect Julio ...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,330 reads 36 comments

  25. MLB Trade Speculation: Should Cleveland Indians Trade for Carlos Beltran?

    With the trade of Francisco Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers , the New York Mets officially opened the trading season. With their financial problems, it is expected that Carlos Beltran will join K-Rod on his way out of Queens...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,682 reads 13 comments