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Akron Beacon Journal 11 hours ago

Indians continue campaign for Bob Feller; Jim Thome hopes Albert Belle comes to ceremony

The trucks packed with gear are leaving for Goodyear, Ariz., a promissory note that baseball will soon arrive. Pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 17, all players will report by Feb. 21 and the Indians will kick off their spring training slate against the Cincinnati Reds on March 1. Spring is near and baseball is coming. Here’s a roundup of Indians notes to pass the time. Presidential MedalThe Indians have started a campaign with the goal of awarding the late Bob Feller with the Presidential Medal of Freedom via a petition. The petition, filed on WhiteHouse.gov on Wednesday, needs...
Plain Dealer 20 hours ago

10 free agents who could help Cleveland Indians offensively and in the bullpen

Spring training is fast approaching, but the Indians are still looking for upgrades on offense and in the bullpen. Here are 10 free agents who could make that happen.
Plain Dealer Feb 6, 2016

Will The Donald try to buy Cleveland Indians again if he's not nominated? Hey, Hoynsie

Donald Trump, presidential candidate, once tried to buy the Indians when he was merely a New York tycoon. If Trump is not nominated as the Republican candidate for president, what are the chances he tries to buy the Indians again?
Plain Dealer Feb 6, 2016

Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' third base options and memories of Walt Williams -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Cleveland Indians have third base questions ... Gio Urshela? Juan Uribe? Lots of Tribe notes.
Plain Dealer Feb 5, 2016
Closing time: How does a minor leaguer know when to call it a career if he never got a big league chance?

Closing time: How does a minor leaguer know when to call it a career if he never got a big league chance?

When do those players know that it's time to call it a career, to squash that last hope of a shot at stardom? How does one walk away when he has strived toward the same goal for so long?
Plain Dealer Feb 5, 2016
'This is like taking 65 kids on a two-month vacation': Cleveland Indians embark on another year of spring training

'This is like taking 65 kids on a two-month vacation': Cleveland Indians embark on another year of spring training

The Cleveland Indians' assistant clubhouse manager and the rest of his crew loaded a pair of trucks that are scheduled to arrive at the team's complex in Goodyear, Arizona, on Tuesday.
Dan Labbe / Plain Dealer Feb 5, 2016
Talk Browns, Cavaliers, Indians with Dennis Manoloff at 12:30

Talk Browns, Cavaliers, Indians with Dennis Manoloff at 12:30

DMan will talk all things Cleveland sports live today at 12:30.
Akron Beacon Journal Feb 5, 2016

Indians continue campaign for Bob Feller; Jim Thome hopes Albert Belle comes to ceremony

The trucks packed with gear are leaving for Goodyear, Arizona, a promissory note that baseball will soon arrive. Pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 17, all players will report by Feb. 21 and the Indians kick off their spring training slate against the Cincinnati Reds on March 1. Spring is near and baseball is coming. Here’s a roundup of Indians notes to pass the time. Presidential Medal The Indians have started a campaign with the goal of awarding the late Bob Feller with the Presidential Medal of Freedom via a petition. The petition, filed on WhiteHouse.gov on...
Plain Dealer Feb 5, 2016

Is Jim Thome a first-ballot Hall of Famer? Thursday Conversation follow-up

Jim Thome totaled 612 home runs, including 337 in a Cleveland Indians uniform. He and former teammate Omar Vizquel will join the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot in 2018. Will Thome earn entry on his first try?
Plain Dealer Feb 5, 2016

10 memorable home runs from Jim Thome's major league career

Jim Thome hit 612 home runs during his career. Many were memorable. Here are 10 of them.
Plain Dealer Feb 4, 2016

Cleveland Indians campaign for Bob Feller to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Indians need 100,000 signatures on their petition to draw a response from the White House. They need the signatures in 30 days.
Plain Dealer Feb 4, 2016

Money matters: Is there a divide between players with big signing bonuses and those without?

"It doesn't matter who you are in the minor leagues. You're either having to chip into that signing bonus or you're having to rely on other people or jobs on your own. It's definitely commendable."
Plain Dealer Feb 4, 2016
Family matters: How life works when you're a minor leaguer, a husband and a father

Family matters: How life works when you're a minor leaguer, a husband and a father

For some minor leaguers, life's list of obligations extends far beyond baseball and whatever offseason job a player works to attract a few extra bucks. Some are pitchers or catchers or outfielders for one segment of the day and fathers and husbands in another. For some, life is a strenuous juggling act.
Plain Dealer Feb 4, 2016

How can Francisco Lindor avoid sophomore jinx with Cleveland Indians? Hey, Hoynsie

Manager Terry Francona and the front office are good at managing expectations of certain players. How will they do that with Francisco Lindor, who had such a good rookie season in 2016?
Plain Dealer Feb 4, 2016
'I loved my time here and I cherish every moment': The Thursday Conversation with Jim Thome

'I loved my time here and I cherish every moment': The Thursday Conversation with Jim Thome

In this week's Thursday Conversation, Thome discusses his storied career, the Indians' shortcomings in the World Series, his departure for Philadelphia and his rapport with the city and fan base.

Indians Player News

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  • Zach McAllister

    Zach McAllister

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