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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | December 14, 2018

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Posts By Bob Toth

Today in Tribe History: December 7, 1989

December 7, 2018 |

Unwilling to go to four years on a contract with their former first baseman Pete O’Brien, Cleveland adds a veteran bat to the lineup with the signing of free agent first baseman Keith Hernandez to a two-year, $3.5 million contract. Read More

Carrasco and Indians Agree to Two-Year Extension

December 6, 2018 |

With all sorts of rumors circulating about the Cleveland Indians’ starting rotation this offseason, finally there was some good news to ease the collective conscience of the fan base.

On Thursday, the Indians announced a two-year contract extension with starter Carlos Carrasco, whose name had been mentioned among three potential trade candidates as the team looks to build for the present and the future. Read More

Hershiser’s Hall Hopes Ride on Today’s Game Era Committee

December 6, 2018 |

Despite a 200-win career over 18 seasons, a Cy Young Award, and a World Series MVP Award, Orel Hershiser did not last long on the Hall of Fame ballot, exiting the process after just two years back in 2007.

This weekend, he will get a second shot, post-BBWAA, as part of the Today’s Game Era balloting, set to be announced from the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, December 9.

Hershiser’s candidacy is once again up for debate as he finds himself on the Today’s Game Era ballot for the second time in three years. He was previously considered in December of 2016, when he was joined by Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Will Clark, Davey Johnson, Mark McGwire, Lou Piniella, John Schuerholz, Allan H. “Bud” Selig and George Steinbrenner. Schuerholz and Selig were selected as part of the Class of 2017. Baines, Belle, Clark, Johnson, Piniella, and Steinbrenner join Hershiser on this year’s ten-man ballot, with Joe Carter, Lee Smith, and Charlie Manuel joining them. McGwire did not return for this year’s vote. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 6, 1989

December 6, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians, fresh off of a disappointing sixth place 73-89 finish, trade their best offensive weapon, Joe Carter, to the San Diego Padres for Sandy Alomar, Carlos Baerga, and Chris James, beginning what would become the best sustained run in the history of the franchise. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 5, 1951

December 5, 2018 |

Joe Jackson passes away at the age of 64 in Greenville, South Carolina. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 4, 1957

December 4, 2018 |

New Indians general manager Frank Lane makes his first trade for Cleveland, sending starting pitcher Early Wynn and outfielder Al Smith to the Chicago White Sox for former Tribe outfielder Minnie Minoso and infielder Fred Hatfield. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 3, 1980

December 3, 2018 |

Cleveland left fielder and designated hitter Joe Charboneau is named the American League’s Rookie of the Year for the 1980 season, earning 15 of the 28 first place votes. Read More

Indians Add Three on Minor League Deals with Spring Training Invitations

December 2, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians added to their farm depth, as the club announced three minor league deals with free agents on Saturday.

Most notable and experienced of the trio is outfielder Trayce Thompson, who has spent parts of the last four seasons in the Majors. Left-hander Josh Smith signs after spending last season in the Boston Red Sox’s minor league systemb, and right-handed reliever James Hoyt rejoins the Indians organization one day after not being tendered a Major League contract by Cleveland.

All three players received invitations to spring training as part of the terms of their contracts. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 2, 1993

December 2, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians ink a pair of veterans at the back end of their careers, signing first baseman/designated hitter Eddie Murray and starting pitcher Dennis Martinez to multi-year contracts. Read More

Tribe Avoids Arbitration with Four, Tenders Offers to Three Others

December 1, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians returned to routine offseason work following the announcement of the Yan Gomes trade with Washington on Friday, avoiding arbitration with four members of its 40-man roster while tendering contract offers to All-Stars Trevor Bauer and Francisco Lindor, as well as rehabbing pitcher Cody Anderson.

The Indians came to terms on Major League contracts for the 2019 season with relievers Nick Goody and Neil Ramirez, pitcher Danny Salazar, and infielder Eric Stamets. Reliever James Hoyt, who was acquired from the Houston Astros during the first week of July, was the only player eligible who was non-tendered, making him a free agent. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 1, 1997

December 1, 2018 |

The Cleveland Indians send slugging third baseman Matt Williams back out west, dealing him to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for third baseman Travis Fryman, reliever Tom Martin, and $3 million. Read More

Gomes Gone as Tribe Deals All-Star Catcher to Nationals

November 30, 2018 |

With one eye on the present and another on the future, the Cleveland Indians cut some salary off of their books on Friday, sending All-Star catcher Yan Gomes to the Washington Nationals.

Dealing from a position with a little depth to it on the 40-man roster, the Indians traded their longtime backstop to the Nationals for pitcher Jefry Rodriguez, minor league outfielder Daniel Johnson, and a player to be named later. Read More