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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | January 23, 2019

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Today in Tribe History: January 3, 2004

January 3, 2019 |

The sad story of Leon Wagner comes to an end, as the former Cleveland Indians outfielder is found dead while homeless in Los Angeles, California. He was 69 years old. Read More

Tribe Could’ve Had Even More Pitching if they Hadn’t Dealt Archer

January 2, 2019 |

The Indians have almost an embarrassment of riches when it comes to starting pitching. Their rotation is probably the envy of any team in the major league – which is why the team’s not being shy about shopping around starting pitching to bolster other holes in the lineup.

Were it not for a fateful trade 10 years ago this week, they might have even more.

The Indians came into the 2008 season with high expectations, having come one win away from advancing to their first World Series in a decade the season before. But the team stumbled out of the gate and started dealing away players, including defending American League Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia and third baseman Casey Blake, who went to the Dodgers in August for a catching prospect named Carlos Santana, in a move that reaped dividends for the Indians for the better part of the next decade. (Blake signed a three-year deal with the Dodgers following the season, and finished out that contract before latching on with the Rockies for 2012 spring training, but got cut and then retired.) Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 2, 1986

January 2, 2019 |

Legendary baseball owner Bill Veeck passes away at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 1, 1911

January 1, 2019 |

Future Hall of Famer and one of the more feared sluggers of his generation, Hank Greenberg, is born in New York City. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 31, 1955

December 31, 2018 |

Former Indians pitcher Clint Brown passes away in Rocky River, Ohio, at the age of 52. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 88

December 30, 2018 |

Major League Baseball will kick off the 2019 season with its earliest start ever (excluding international openers) as all 30 teams will take the field on March 28. Follow along with Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down the days until Opening Day 2019. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 88 days

If you have a hard time remembering who Rene Gonzales was or when and where he played, don’t fret. His stay in Cleveland was short, but in his time on the shores of Lake Erie, he earned a special claim to fame by becoming the first Cleveland player to don the number 88 on his back in a Major League game. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 30, 1901

December 30, 2018 |

Dick Porter, an outfielder for six seasons with the Indians, is born in Princess Anne, Maryland. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 29, 1975

December 29, 2018 |

One of the heroes of the Cleveland Indians’ run to the seventh game of the 1997 World Series, Jaret Wright, is born in Anaheim, California. Read More

Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 90 – Adam Cimber

December 28, 2018 |

Major League Baseball will kick off the 2019 season with its earliest start ever (excluding international openers) as all 30 teams will take the field on March 28. Follow along with Did The Tribe Win Last Night as we count down the days until Opening Day 2019. – BT

Countdown to Opening Day – 90 days

When you are part of the return for a team’s top overall prospect, the expectations on you are going to be a little bigger than normal. That will again be the case for submariner Adam Cimber, the first player in Tribe history to suit up in a regular season game in the number 90 and one half of the trade that sent number one prospect Francisco Mejia to the San Diego Padres last July 31st.

While Cimber was hardly the big name in the trade (that honor goes to two-time All-Star left-handed reliever Brad Hand), the 28-year-old will be counted on in a significant way to help plug one of many holes left in the Indians’ bullpen after the exits of Cody Allen (still on the market) and Andrew Miller (now a St. Louis Cardinal) via free agency after the completion of the disappointing 2018 campaign. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 28, 1972

December 28, 2018 |

Einar Diaz is born in Chiriqui, Panama. Read More

Corey Kluber Trade Talks Have Been More Talk than Trade

December 27, 2018 |

It appears another suitor has entered the Corey Kluber sweepstakes.

News broke Wednesday afternoon that the Padres – of all teams – were interested in Kluber’s services. San Diego would represent a sort of homecoming for Kluber, who was drafted by the Padres in the fourth round of the 2007 MLB Draft. Kluber was dealt to the Indians in a three-way deal in 2010 that sent Ryan Ludwick from the Cardinals to the Padres and sent Indians pitcher Jake Westbrook to St. Louis.

Indeed, the Indians have been regular trade partners with the Padres. Last summer, the Tribe acquired Brad Hand and Adam Cimber in exchange for top catching prospect Francisco Mejia. And Indians coach Sandy Alomar Jr.’s career with the Indians started when he was dealt from San Diego, which had a surplus at the backstop position, thanks to Benito Santiago. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 27, 1982

December 27, 2018 |

Former Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn is born in Houston, Texas. Read More