MLB To Push Forward With Process For Rule ChangesMajor League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound.
Great Expectations: Indians Eye Series Title After '16 RunAbove the small cactuses and flowering plants dotting the concrete-blocked plaza outside the doorway to Cleveland's training complex is a new sign that serves as both a reminder and motivator. "American League Champions 2016," it says.
Powerful Presence: Encarnacion Gives Indians Booming BatAs fans lining the chain-linked fence next to Cleveland's main practice field jockeyed for better position to snatch an autograph or selfie with the team's newest star, Edwin Encarnacion showed no emotion. With his glove balanced on his head, Encarnacion signed baseballs, bats, cards and whatever else was thrust in front of him. He didn't seem to be enjoying himself and appeared disinterested, distant.
Dennis Manoloff Joins Jonathan Peterlin On The Nick Wilson ExperimentCleveland.com and the Plain Dealer's Dennis Manoloff joins Jonathan Peterlin on the Nick Wilson Experiment to talk all things Cleveland sports.
Paul Hoynes: "The Signing Of Boone Logan Caught Everyone By Surprise"Paul Hoynes joined Mike "Chico" Bormann from Goodyear, Arizona to talk Tribe.
How Come Quickies: Presidents Day EditionLes Levine was in for Baskin and Phelps and did the signature "How Come Quickies" segment: Presidents Day Edition.
Yankees Beat Reliever Betances In Final Arbitration CaseThe New York Yankees beat Dellin Betances in the year's final salary arbitration case, and the relief pitcher will be paid $3 million rather than his $5 million request.
Bryan Shaw Says "This Year It's All About Going Out There And Completing The Last Step; Showing Everyone Last Year Wasn't A Fluke"Bryan Shaw talks about the short offseason coming off a World Series appearance, the dominance of the bullpen last season and trying to replicate that again, the role that he had along with Cody Allen and Andrew Miller, his mindset during the rain delay in Game 7 of the World Series, the addition of Edwin Encarnacion...
High Hopes As Always In First Spring Training WorkoutsEven for an accomplished veteran like Justin Verlander, the start of spring training can be special. "I usually sleep pretty well. I woke up early today," the Detroit ace said Tuesday. "On one hand, you want to appreciate everything as much as you can. It's not such a whirlwind anymore — you kind of know what to expect. But in the same aspect, every day is pretty much the same thing I've done for 12 years, so it also starts going faster."
Francona Hasn't Watched Indians' Game 7 LossTerry Francona hasn't watched the Cleveland Indians' Game 7 loss to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. He's not one to look back.
Heidi Watney Says No World Series Hangover For Indians, Players "Optimistic; Hungry To Not Only Get Back There, But Get The Job Done This Year"Heidi Watney talks about her visit to Indians' Spring Training, the overall attitude the team showed arriving for camp ready to make another run for a championship, the effect of Yordano Ventura's tragic death on the Royals' organization, her conversation with Andrew Miller on his role in the bullpen and the love for Terry Francona in the clubhouse...
Spring Training Notes: Grady Sizemore Hired As Player Development Advisor By Indians; Lefty Chris Narveson Signed To Minor League DealWith Spring Training already underway in Goodyear, Arizona for pitchers and catchers, the Cleveland Indians signed left-handed pitcher Chris Narveson on Tuesday to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league camp.