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Did The Tribe Win Last Night? | November 30, 2021

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Posts By Bob Toth

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

Today in Tribe History: December 5, 1954

December 5, 2014 |

Former Indians reliever for their 1948 World Championship club Russ Christopher passes away at the age of 37.

Christopher joined the Tribe on April 3rd, 1948, after his manager with the Philadelphia Athletics, Connie Mack, learned of his intentions to … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 4, 1957

December 4, 2014 |

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 third baseman Fred Hatfield.

Minoso returns to … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 3, 1980

December 3, 2014 |

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.

Charboneau had a breakout season in his first year in the … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 2, 1993

December 2, 2014 |

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.

The 17 year veteran Murray will return to the American League … Read More

Today in Tribe History: December 1, 1997

December 1, 2014 |

The Cleveland Indians send slugging third baseman Matt Williams back out west, as he is dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for third baseman Travis Fryman, reliever Tom Martin, and $3 million.

Williams was both a Gold Glove and … Read More

Improved D a Need for the Indians

November 30, 2014 | | One Comment

Anyone watching the Cleveland Indians over the course of the 2014 season was punished with a defensive display rarely seen off of Little League diamonds.

That may be a bit of a harsh comparison, but the Indians did lead all of baseball in errors last season with 116. It was hardly their worst fielding season statistically in recent memory, but on a club returning from a Wild Card berth the previous season with high expectations surrounding them, the inability to catch, hold, and throw the ball at a professional level was discouraging and a storyline all season long.

If you happen to be drawing a blank on the subject matter, just consider “The Throw” by Ryan Raburn on July 24th in Kansas City.

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Today in Tribe History: November 30, 1948

November 30, 2014 |

Indians shortstop and manager Lou Boudreau is named the American League’s Most Valuable Player. He becomes just the second Cleveland player to earn the honor (George Burns, 1926).

Boudreau takes home 22 of the 24 first place votes for the … Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 29, 1971

November 29, 2014 |

Cleveland and San Francisco agree to a blockbuster trade, as the Indians acquire starting pitcher Gaylord Perry and shortstop Frank Duffy for young left-hander Sam McDowell. Read More

Today in Tribe History: November 28, 1956

November 28, 2014 |

Kerby Farrell is named the new Cleveland Indians manager, replacing the successful Al Lopez in the Tribe dugout. In six seasons at the helm of the Indians, Lopez never finished worse than second in the American League and claimed the … Read More