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81-80, 3rd in AL Cent

Indians close but not there yet

With a good, young starting rotation and a franchise player in Francisco Lindor, Cleveland is trending upward toward contender status. However, the team still needs to improve its defense and lineup to be legit, Jim Bowden writes. MLB status check (Insider)

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Tommy Hunter drawing interest

The free-agent right-hander is reportedly getting attention from the Indians, Tigers and Padres. Don't expect Hunter to sign early, though. MLB rumors roundup

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Does Puig for Carrasco make sense?

The Dodgers need starters like Carlos Carrasco, while the Indians could desperately use both an outfielder and a middle-of-the-order bat like Yasiel Puig. That's why Jim Bowden would like to see this trade happen. Four others (Insider)

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The starters teams can actually afford

Cleveland could swap both Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar this offseason. Carrasco's long and reasonable contract, in particular, might attract the interest of high-payroll teams. Second-tier steals (Insider)

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Why Cleveland could use Todd Frazier

Giovanny Urshela has a solid glove, but Cleveland needs an offensive upgrade at third base. If the Indians act on Frazier, they'll have to be smart about who they deal, especially if they dip into the rotation. Frazier's possible trade destinations

Indians' offseason plan (1:55)
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Another Cy Young pick on the rise

Carlos Carrasco has maintained a 95 mph fastball and upped his strikeout and ground ball rates. The Indians already took an underrated Corey Kluber to Cy Young greatness. Is Carrasco next? Sleeper 2016 Cy Young picks (Insider)

Indians prepared to fill hole at first

Cleveland needs a first baseman and appears to be willing to trade from its starting pitching surplus to land one, Buster Olney writes. Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar look like the top candidates to be dealt. Biggest holes on offseason contenders (Insider)


AL Rookie of the Year voting

  • Carlos Correa, Astros: 17 first-place votes, 124 points
  • Francisco Lindor, Indians: 13 first-place votes, 109 points
  • Miguel Sano, Twins: 20 points
  • Roberto Osuna, Blue Jays: 8 points
  • Billy Burns, A's: 6 points
  • Eddie Rosario, Twins: 2 points
  • Delino DeShields, Rangers: 1 point

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Should Francisco Lindor win the AL ROY?

A panel of 24 ESPN baseball experts were asked to choose their AL Rookie of the Year. How many votes did the Indians shortstop receive? ESPN ROY picks

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Stats to know: Rookie of the Year finalists

Rookies hit 691 HRs this season, which Elias notes as the most in the majors since rookie status was officially defined in 1958. But which rookie was the best of the best? The winner will be announced tonight at 6 p.m. ET. All the stats

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2015 offseason preview: Cleveland Indians

With their starting rotation strong, the Indians will likely be in search of a power bat to help deliver them back to the postseason.

Indians' Michael Brantley out 5-6 months

Cleveland announced today that its star outfielder had shoulder surgery, and he won't return to game activity for 5-6 months. Brantley led MLB in doubles (45) last season and finished fourth in the American League in batting average (.310).

Cleveland's glaring hole

The offseason gives the Indians an opportunity to address third base now that Lonnie Chisenhall has moved to right field. Could the answer lie in free agents Daniel Murphy, David Freese or even Asdrubal Cabrera? 10 FA questions

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Cleveland must get crafty in future

The Indians need only a couple good players to get over the top. Given their finances, that'll be tough. How will their talented core fare without much help from the trade market? Future Power Rankings (Insider)

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Indians decline option on Ryan Raburn

Cleveland will pay the outfielder a $100K buyout rather than exercising his $3 million club option for 2016. Raburn hit .301 with eight homers and 29 RBIs in 82 games with the Indians this season.

Indians primed for big improvement

Cleveland may not have been much of a serious threat this year, but the team has plenty of young talent that figures to only get better in 2016. Where are the Indians slotted in our Way-Too-Early Power Rankings? Find out here

Lindor emerging as face of Indians franchise (3:18)

Two Indians on AFL Stars roster

Right-hander Perci Garner and outfielder Clint Frazier will represent Cleveland this Saturday in a game designed to showcase the best prospects in the Arizona Fall League.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25611th
On Base Percentage.3257th
Slugging Percentage.40116th
Earned Run Average3.678th
Quality Starts91Tied-7th

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