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Yasiel Puig signs with Trevor Bauer’s agent

Puig and Bauer were actually part of the same trade in 2019 that sent the outfielder to Cleveland and the pitcher to Cincinnati.

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Indians hire DeMarlo Hale as new bench coach

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The rest of the coaching staff will remain the same as it was in 2020

The Indians coaching staff is now set for 2021, manager Terry Francona announced Monday. The majority will be the same as we’ve seen the last couple years, but with Brad Mills stepping away from his role as bench coach the Tribe have tapped DeMarlo Hale as his replacement.

We have hired DeMarlo Hale as our bench coach.

DeMarlo spent time under Terry Francona...

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Indians name former Braves base coach DeMarlo Hale bench coach

The Indians announced on Oct. 31 that longtime bench coach Brad Mills wouldn’t return to that role in 2021.

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N&N: Indians GM staying in Cleveland

Morning news and notes for Monday, November 23, 2020

Here’s to more good than bad this week.

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GM Mike Chernoff staying with Indians despite overtures from New York Mets | cleveland.com

From Paul Hoynes:

After several days of media-fueled rumors that Chernoff was the leading candidate to be the New York Mets’ new president of baseball operations, it was confirmed Saturday that Chernoff will remain with the Indians. He just completed his 17th season in Cleveland and his fifth as...

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News and Notes: Sinclair sells naming rights for regional sports networks to Bally’s

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Morning News and Notes for Saturday, November 21

It has been easy to forget that Fox sold their regional sports network to Sinclair Broadcasting, especially since the Fox Sports name had not been removed from the station names. Now, it will be probably be easy to forget that Sinclair Broadcasting operates the Indians broadcast home since the naming rights will belong to Bally’s. It is anyone’s guess how this will impact bidding the next time that...

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Indians add to 40-man roster ahead of Rule 5 deadline

Some top prospects are now safe from prying teams

The Cleveland Indians have added five players ahead of tonight’s deadline to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft: infielders Gabriel Arias, Ernie Clement, and Nolan Jones and pitchers Eli Morgan and Carlos Vargas.

The Rule 5 draft will take place on Dec. 10 and will allow clubs to select prospects from other teams who have not yet made it to the majors and are not on a 40-man roster. Specifically, a player must either have been signed...

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Yonder Alonso announces retirement on Instagram

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The former (very brief) Indians first baseman is calling it quits at 33 years old

Former Indians first baseman Yonder Alonso has announced that he is retiring in an Instagram post earlier today.

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Retirement...wow! Can’t believe it’s here. I am forever grateful for what the game has blessed me with and the friendships I’ve created. I do want to...

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N&N: Deadline to protect prospects from Rule 5 draft approaching

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Morning news and notes for Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

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Indians Depth Chart & Rosters | Indians Baseball Insider
IBI will be updating the official moves as they happen, and it appears it’ll be free on this roster page. Currently they project Eli Morgan, Carlos Vargas, Nolan Jones, Gabriel Arias, and Ernie Clement to be protected ahead of the 8 p.m. deadline.

Cleveland Indians have 40-man roster spots to fill in preparation for Rule 5 Draft | Cleveland

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The moments that made Corey Kluber

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He’s 23rd all time in team WAR, but we know him — let’s look at the moments that built his legacy

As we continue to explore the top WAR leaders in Cleveland baseball history, number 23 on the list finds a familiar face. Corey Kluber, earning 32.2 wins above replacement in his time with the Indians, was marvelous. The pair of Cy Youngs, the utter domination of a once villainous Tigers team, the rise from nowhere to ace of aces, he was a perfectly wonderful...

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Mike Chernoff to formally interview for Mets front office job

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Rumors that Chernoff is the “leading candidate” to be the Mets’ president of baseball operations have been swirling all week

Cleveland Indians general manager is set to formally interview for the Mets president of baseball vacancy, according to JP Morosi.

Sources: Mike Chernoff will formally interview for #Mets president of baseball operations job. @MLBNetwork @MLB

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 19, 2020

This comes after a week of whispers...

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Watch: SABR panel on Indians’ 1920 World Series win

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The SABR Century Committee gathered a group of panelists to discuss the Tribe’s first World Series win more than a century ago

The Indians of 1948 get all the press for being the club’s last World Series winner, but it was the 1920 Indians — led by the legendary Tris Speaker and a rotation anchored by Stan Coveleski, Jim Bagby, and Ray Caldwell — that gave the city of Cleveland its first baseball championship.

Wednesday night, a little over a century...

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News and Notes - Tribe farm system is “sneaky good” says one expert

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News and Notes for Thursday, November 19, 2020

Prospect expert Jim Callis says that the Indians may continue their winning ways with help from the farm.

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Here's the state of the Indians' farm system - Jim Callis says “The winning may continue, however, because Cleveland has a sneaky-good farm system.”

Column: No second guess of Clevinger trade, but it's getting more interesting - The San Diego Union-Tribune -Padres' A.J....

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5 Indians trends to watch for in 2021

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The Indians may look like a very different team next year, but some things should stay the same

Good or bad, the Indians are going to have a very different look in 2021.

We know that Francisco Lindor is likely to be dealt by Opening Day, and it’s unknown if Carlos Carrasco will suffer the same fate. Will the Indians reach out to bring César Hernández back on another short deal? What about Carlos Santana? Who takes Lindor’s spot at...

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The New York Mets would like to speak with Mike Chernoff

Morning N&N for November 18, 2020

Current Indians general manager Mike Chernoff appears to be in the running for a promotion out East. The Mets would like to interview him for their president of baseball operations opening, but the Indians have not allowed them permission yet.

As Mandy Bell points out in the linked article, Chernoff has ties to the New York area, and the Mets are also interested in acquiring the current shortstop of the Indians.

But Chernoff has some stiff competition for...

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Minor MLB Transactions: 11/17/20

The latest minor moves from around baseball… The Padres have agreed to a deal with right-hander Parker Markel on a minor league contract with an invitation to big league camp, Steve Adams of MLBTR tweets.

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N&N: Clevinger signs two-year deal with Padres, to have Tommy John surgery today

News and Notes for Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Hall of Fame ballots are out. Omar Vizquel has added to his Hall of Fame vote count. Is there enough support for him to get in this year?

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Omar Vizquel, Indians on 2021 Hall of Fame ballot | Cleveland Indians
Omar Vizquel has watched his Hall of Fame vote count trend in the right direction over the last three years. The 2021 ballot was released on Monday afternoon.

Former Indian Nick Swisher lands on Hall of Fame...

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Let’s Go Read: How Baseball Happened

Thomas Gilbert’s look at early baseball’s origins is well worth any history fan’s time

How did baseball, as we know it, come to be? It’s a deceptively simple question, but one that even someone like myself — who enjoys baseball and history and baseball history — can easily overlook. For me, even after the claim that Abner Doubleday invented baseball was easily tossed aside as fiction, the question lingered but mostly went unexamined. Baseball is our national pastime and it grew...

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N&N: MLB planning for fans in 2021

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Morning news and notes for Monday, November 16, 2020

Here’s to more good than bad this week.

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Slow weekend.

Francisco Lindor trade talks certainly continuing. Please, however, temper your expectations. Just remember that return for Corey Kluber. Of course, Lindor is not Kluber. But that Kluber return seemed so light at the time and that was pre-Pandemic. We unfortunately are not getting the ol’ Dominator, Andres Gimenez, JD Davis, and a stud...

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N&N: Marlins hire Kim NG as first female General Manager of a Major League team

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Morning News and Notes for Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Marlins have stolen the MLB spotlight from the Francisco Lindor sweepstakes by making history, hiring Kim Ng to be the first female General Manager of a Major League team.

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Did baseball writers get it right with Cleveland Indians’ José Ramírez second in MVP vote? (podcast) - cleveland.com - Paul Hoynes and Joe Noga look at the MVP ballot results and...

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2020 in Review: Oliver Pérez

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Despite being Cy Young’s teammate, the old man is still effective in 2020

What if I told you that in 2020, one of the most useful pitchers on the Cleveland Indians was nearly 40 years old, a failed starter, and could barely break 90 miles an hour with his fastball? A guy without some kind of age- and physics-pitch, just a dude who, at first glance, should be mediocre at best and downright bad at worst? Wouldn’t you think that “effective” was just a...

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