Reds Have Considered Amed Rosario

The Reds have considered a run at Indians shortstop Amed Rosario as an alternative to spending on the free-agent market, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post (Twitter link). MLB Network’s Jon Heyman hears the same, tweeting that while Cincinnati has maintained interest in Didi Gregorius, he might prove too expensive an option. Cincinnati has rampantly slashed payroll this […]

Could Zach Plesac someday become the first Cleveland Indians pitcher to win a Gold Glove Award?

Zach Plesac’s right arm limited Kansas City to one run in seven innings Monday, but it was the glove on his left hand that helped make sure the Cleveland Indians were in position to come away with a 5-2 win at Progressive Field. Plesac, who is gaining a reputation as one of the best fielding pitchers […]

The Bowden Big Board: Ranking MLB’s top 10 shortstops

The Big Board is a look at players from across the league at key points in the season: in the spring, at the trade deadline and in the offseason. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting the top players at every position — for whenever baseball resumes. We’ve already taken a look at first […]

The Cleveland Indians May Get the Last Laugh When it Comes to Franmil Reyes

Look at any tweet the Cleveland Indians’ team handle published this offseason, and you’ll find the replies are loaded with at least one of the following two demands. “Extend Francisco Lindor.” “Re-sign Yasiel Puig.” These are admittedly far more polite translations, but you get the point. Fans spent the winter voicing their frustration about the Tribe’s inactivity when […]

Aligned right: Major League Baseball’s infield shift trend has roots in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ten years ago, a one-hopper up the middle that got past a major league pitcher was almost certain to become a base hit in the center field grass. The same could be said for most screaming line drives pulled to right. But then the shift happened. Data displaying hitters’ tendencies became more […]

The Best Landing Spots for Yasiel Puig to Become an MLB Star Again

After six years with the Los Angeles Dodgers between 2013 and 2018 and one split between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians in 2019, the 28-year-old right fielder is a free agent for the first time. Based on his name value and combination of above-average power, speed and arm strength, he ought to be a […]

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