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Today in Tribe History: December 15, 2010

December 15, 2014 |

Cleveland icon and hero Bob Feller passes away at the age of 92.

“Rapid Robert” played 18 seasons in the Majors and would have played several more, but he sacrificed nearly four years of his playing career to serve the … Read More

Quiet Winter Meetings for Cleveland No Surprise

December 14, 2014 | | One Comment

If you followed along with the heavily active Winter Meetings this past week and came away disappointed that the Cleveland Indians were not more active, you were probably not alone.

After an 85-77 finish to follow a wild run to the AL Wild Card game the previous season, there were holes to consider filling on the roster, but so far, the Indians have made just one substantial roster move.

It really should be of no surprise. The Indians, strapped by the financial limitations of a small market club that has failed to place fans in the seats with regularity, seem to feel content with the returning roster and have hopes that some of those players (i.e. Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Jason Kipnis) who have not quite lived up to their paychecks, whether it be due to injuries, struggles on the field, or a combination of both, find a way to play closer to the expectations set by their more successful efforts in years past.

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Today in Tribe History: December 14, 1948

December 14, 2014 |

The Cleveland Indians add a pair of players in a five-player swap with the Washington Senators, acquiring pitcher Early Wynn and first baseman Mickey Vernon for pitchers Joe Haynes and Ed Klieman and first baseman Eddie Robinson.

Wynn, the eight-year … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 13, 1923

December 13, 2014 |

Future Hall of Famer Larry Doby is born.

At the age of 23, Doby would sign with the Cleveland Indians and would become the second African American to play Major League Baseball and the first in the American League. He … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 12, 1991

December 12, 2014 |

Longtime Cleveland Indians third baseman Ken Keltner passes away at the age of 75.

Keltner spent 12 of his 13 Major League seasons in an Indians uniform, manning the third base position throughout his entire stay. He was an All-Star … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 11, 2001

December 11, 2014 |

Second baseman Roberto Alomar, a 12-time All-Star and ten-time Gold Glove winner, is traded by the Indians to the New York Mets in an eight-player deal between the two clubs.

Alomar hit .336 during the 2001 season for Cleveland while … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 10, 1976

December 10, 2014 |

The Cleveland Indians acquire first baseman Andre Thornton from the Montreal Expos in exchange for pitcher Jackie Brown.

It is the second time this year that Thornton is dealt. In his fourth MLB season, he struggled to a .200 batting … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 9, 1941

December 9, 2014 |

Cleveland Indians star pitcher Bob Feller enlists in the Navy following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

The 23-year-old Feller is the first Major Leaguer to enlist in military service, despite having a deferment to avoid enlistment as … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 8, 1997

December 8, 2014 |

The Indians are wheeling and dealing all over the place, signing free agent center fielder Kenny Lofton to a three-year deal and Dwight Gooden to a two-year tender. They also trade expendable center fielder Marquis Grissom, originally acquired for Lofton prior … Read More

Indians Can Deal From Depth

December 7, 2014 | | One Comment

When the regular season ended and the focus turned to 2015, it was clear that the Cleveland Indians would not be major players in the free agent market.

With financial limitations and a significant amount of money tied up to the large contracts of Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn and other dollars earmarked for young players who had been extended in the last year, it looked far more likely that if the Indians were to make any significant changes to the roster, it would have to come in the trade market.

This week’s trade rumor involving the Oakland Athletics’ Brandon Moss should then come as little surprise. While he would provide another left-handed bat, if acquired, to a lineup notably devoid of right-handed pop, the short right field walls at Progressive Field favor the lefties in the league and Moss has had three straight 20-homer seasons, including an injury-slowed 25 homer 2014 All-Star season.

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Today in Tribe History: December 7, 1989

December 7, 2014 |

Cleveland adds a veteran big bat to the lineup with the signing of free agent first baseman Keith Hernandez to a two-year, $3.5 million contract.

The 36-year-old lefty is a five-time National League All-Star and won the NL MVP in … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 6, 1989

December 6, 2014 |

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.

Carter is entering the final year of his … Read More