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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | December 13, 2017

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Today in Tribe History: December 11, 2001

December 11, 2017 |

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. Read More

Should Stanton Trade to the Bronx Put Pressure on Tribe Brass?

December 10, 2017 |

One of the biggest questions of the baseball offseason was answered on Friday when Shohei Ohtani announced that he was joining the Los Angeles Angels after five seasons with the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan.

A bigger question, with far more long reaching consequences, was answered in the overnight hours Friday night when the New York Yankees snuck in and completed a deal with the Miami Marlins to bring National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton to the Big Apple.

The moves had both put the free agent market into a standstill, as contenders for the pair of top players made their pitches to the duo. Now, the hot stove should heat up.

But what effect will the moves, in particular the Stanton addition by the Yankees, have on the Indians? Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 10, 1976

December 10, 2017 |

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

Today in Tribe History: December 9, 1941

December 9, 2017 |

Cleveland Indians star pitcher Bob Feller enlists in the Navy following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, several days earlier. Read More

Carter Trade Changed Baseball for Fans in Cleveland

December 8, 2017 |

I generally try not to reveal my age to others in any facet of my life, but in composing the following, I had to tip my hand a bit.

This week marks 28 years (!) since the Cleveland Indians dealt fan favorite Joe Carter to the San Diego Padres for two prospects and a bit of a veteran journeyman. It would be the start of great things for the Indians organization – something seldom experienced when a perennial basement-dwelling team trades away its most productive player – but it reshaped my understanding of the game of baseball and made a decade of losing worth it during the glory years of the ’90’s. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 8, 1997

December 8, 2017 |

The Indians’ front office is hard at work today, signing a pair of veterans and making two trades. Read More

Otero Extension Provides Some Bullpen Answers for the Future

December 7, 2017 |

Last Friday, the Cleveland Indians and reliever Dan Otero came to terms on a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

On Tuesday, the Indians did the deal one better, with an option for more, as the club extended the 32-year-old right-hander on a two-year contract with a team option for the 2020 season. The contract buys out the last two of Otero’s arbitration years (for the 2018 and 2019 seasons) and secures an unheralded piece of the Indians’ successful bullpens over the last two seasons. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 7, 1989

December 7, 2017 |

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

Kuenn a Bad Deal Coming and Going for Indians

December 6, 2017 |

When Indians general manager Frank Lane dealt Rocky Colavito to the Tigers for Harvey Kuenn two days before the 1960 season started, he likened it to trading hamburger for steak.

But eight months later, apparently Lane had grown tired of steak. Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 6, 1989

December 6, 2017 |

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