Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians could be on the verge of losing another pitcher from their bullpen. Several teams have asked about free agent right-hander Matt Albers and at least one has reportedly offered him a two-year deal. One of the teams interested in Albers is believed to be an AL Central rival of the..." December 06
Sportsnet.ca "With utility players Willie Bloomquist, Nick Punto, Kelly Johnson and Skip Schumaker off of the board, MLB teams are expressing interest in free agent infielder Jamey Carroll. At least seven teams have checked in on Carroll, including the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Boston..." December 05
Sources: Orioles active in free agent talks for bats and arms; have interest in Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz and Ubaldo Jimenez. @FOXSports1
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
Sources: Yankees among many teams showing interest in A's starter Brett Anderson. A's likely to deal him at Winter Meetings.
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
Oakland is said to be working through Brett Anderson trade possibilities; Seattle and Cleveland are among the interested teams.
CBSSports.com "A few weeks ago, talks between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball about a new posting system hit a snag. MLB reportedly grew impatient and felt NPB's officials were dragging their feet seeking approval and finalizing the agreement. As a result, MLB amended their..." December 02
Kazmir deal with a's will be 2 years. good for him.
Deadspin.com "Recently, as you may recall, we announced our plan to subvert the annual elections for baseball's Hall of Fame by buying votes from voters. Our idea was to make a mockery and farce of the increasingly solemn and absurd election process, and to take some power from the duly appointed custodians of..." November 27
Clubs that have asked #Indians about Justin Masterson think he's very unlikely to be dealt. Listening but not "actively" looking to move him
MLB.com "The induction ceremony for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., next July 28 could have a real Atlanta Braves flavor to it. Former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, head a ballot stacked with superstar newcomers that will be studied by..." November 26
The Orioles have claimed INF Cord Phelps off of waivers from Cleveland. The Orioles now have 38 players on the 40-man roster.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Free agent David Murphy is a free agent no longer. His two-year, $12 million deal with the Indians is official. Murphy and the Indians came to terms last week, but the 32-year-old outfielder still had to pass a physical. The physical is done and the left-handed hitting Murphy is expected to be..." November 25
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The last time Carlos Santana played third base with any regularity he was in the low minors with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Things did not go well. The Indians, however, have talked to Santana about playing third this winter in the Dominican Republic. He’s already been taking ground balls there..." November 25
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Free agent Joe Smith’s chances of getting the three-year deal he’s seeking improved Friday with the help of the San Francisco Giants. Which is another way of saying, Smith probably won’t be re-signing with the Indians. It was Friday that the Giants came to terms with left-hander Javier Lopez on..." November 23
Dallas Morning News "Outfielder David Murphy, one of the players acquired during the Texas Rangers’ summer of swapping in 2007, is finalizing a two-year deal with the Cleveland Indians, according to a source. The deal is expected to be worth in excess of $10 million in total value. Murphy, 32, had his worst season..." November 20
Heard multiple teams have expressed interest in RP Matt Albers, who turns 31 in Jan. 3rd best GB% among regular RPs, throws fairly hard.
Grady Sizemore getting a lot of interest. Should be ready for spring training.
MLB.com "There's an old joke that says all you need to have a long career in baseball is to pitch with your left hand and have a pulse. It's a big-league exaggeration, of course, but the best lefties in the business are right on the pulse of what makes playoff contenders successful. During this..." November 18
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials impeded a Florida Department of Health investigation of Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch by purchasing clinic documents they likely knew had been stolen and had been warned not to obtain, sources close to the investigation told "Outside the Lines." The Department of..." November 15
Reports: Japanese players' union approves new posting system. Players could be posted as early as Nov. 20.
USA Today "Major League Baseball took a big step toward full-scale instant replay reviews Thursday when the 30 club owners unanimously approved funding for an extensive video system that would allow managers to challenge almost every umpire's call except balls and strikes. "The clubs are very excited..." November 14
Owner: "Serious reservations" among clubs about posting process. Possible no agreement is reached, which means no Tanaka this off-season.
The Carlos Beltran market is developing fast and furious: NYY, TEX, BOS, KC, CLE and SEA all interested. Interesting all are AL teams.
MLB.com "Leading his team to the postseason is the goal of every Major League manager, and two skippers who did that in historic ways for their ballclubs in 2013 have been rewarded with Manager of the Year honors. Pittsburgh's Clint Hurdle led the Pirates into October for the first time since 1992 to..." November 13
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians need a closer after releasing Chris Perez on Oct. 31. With the free agent market still gathering itself, the Indians have spent a lot of time talking about their own pitchers as possible replacements. Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw are the names most mentioned, but they aren’t limiting..." November 13
CBSSports.com "The Indians will talk to Ubaldo Jimenez's agent Diego Bentz here at the GM meetings but don't appear to have much to talk about with Scott Kazmir. The Indians would be interested in a one-year deal for Kazmir but believe he's certain to have multiyear offers elsewhere after he resurrected his..." November 12
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Baseball’s general managers meetings begin Monday in Orlando, Fla. They will dovetail into the owners’ meetings Thursday in the same city. This much is clear from the Indians’ point of view even before the meetings begin. No. 1: Reborn right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is expected to turn down his..." November 09
MLB.com "The top contenders for baseball's four major individual honors, as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, were revealed Tuesday on MLB Network. The winners of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards (Monday), Managers of the Year (Tuesday), Cy Young Awards (Nov. 13) and..." November 06
MLB.com "The pens and reams of paper are out. Decisions are about to be made. The Hot Stove season is now in Major League overdrive. The end of the World Series on Wednesday night and the beginning of free agency a day later was only the beginning. After a relatively quiet weekend, Monday brings about..." November 04
As expected, Indians have offered FA Ubaldo Jimenez a $14.1M qualifying offer to ensure Draft compensation if he declines/signs elsewhere.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez’s plunge into free agency has begun. Jimenez officially became a free agent after the Indians exercised his $8 million club option and he declined it on Thursday night. When Jimenez voided the 2014 option, it saved the Indians a $1 million buyout. Now the question..." November 01
Also today the Indians declined the 2014 club option of OF Jason Kubel. He is also now a free agent.
#Indians have made the following roster moves: re-sign DH Jason Giambi; release RHP Chris Perez; acquire LHP Colt Hynes from SD for cash.
MLB.com "The Orioles' historic defensive season, in which they committed a Major League record-low 54 errors, culminated with an impressive showing in Tuesday night's unveiling of the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners. Third baseman Manny Machado, shortstop J.J. Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones..." October 30
CBSSports.com "During the broadcast of Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on-air that MLB plans to review the obstruction rule over the winter in the wake of the dramatic ending to Game 3. As you know, Allen Craig was allowed to score the winning run on an..." October 29
SB Nation "MLB commissioner Bud Selig talked with reporters on Saturday about the possibility of changing the designated hitter rule, stating that he would "never say never" about the chance that the DH eventually makes an appearance in the NL, or disappears in the AL. Selig presented Carlos Beltran with..." October 28
Fox Sports Ohio "The Indians won't offer Ubaldo Jimenez a multiyear deal, but are still deciding if they'll make him a $14 million qualifying offer, according to Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com. Once the World Series concludes, the 2014 MLB offseason will officially begin and the Indians will have..." October 25
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Red Sox and Cardinals will play Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night. It is the second installment of the culmination of an entire season and most people who make their living in the game will watch for at least a while. But the business of the game never stops which brings us to..." October 24
Fox Sports Ohio "If you have managed to stir from your AL Wild Card game hangover and muster the energy to watch some postseason baseball you have seen some thrilling low-scoring games. The theme this postseason no doubt is pitching pitching and more pitching. There have already been seven shutouts – including..." October 18
Indians have signed reliever Matt Capps to a minor league deal.
Indians announce Michael Bourn had "minor" hamstring surgery. Will be able to begin normal offseason program in 4-6 weeks
MLB.com "There was only one umpiring crew working Monday night when word of Wally Bell's death circulated which made the ensuing hours very difficult especially for six members of a very tight umpiring fraternity. Bell a veteran umpire with 21 years of Major League experience reportedly suffered a..." October 15
Akron Beacon Journal "As a free-agent destination the Indians rose dramatically on Oct. 8 2012 the day they hired Terry Francona as manager. Making their first playoff appearance since 2007 with a 92-win season in 2013 has improved that status. Francona changed the culture that came from losing 93 or more games..." October 12
CBS Cleveland "It’s not often that a player that will be 43 years old on opening day 2014 has basically an open roster spot if he chooses to take it. That sounds like the offer that Indians DH Jason Giambi will have on the table for next season as both GM Chris Antonetti and manager Terry Francona said Monday..." October 09
USA Today "The city changes almost daily but the Tampa Bay Rays are playing the same game everywhere one that establishes them as a legitimate threat to the American League's three division winners in this year's playoffs. Next stop Boston after the Rays used their trademark pitching and defense to stifle..." October 03