Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Indians finished tied for #17 in the voting for the 2016 A.L. MVP Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 4:28 pm

24-year old switch-hitting 3B/OF Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Indians finished tied for #17 (with Justin Verlander of the Tigers) in the voting for the 2016 American League MVP Award.  Ramirez played in 152 games for the Indians last year and he was 176 of 565 (.312 avg, .825 OPS) with 84 runs scored, 11 homers, 76 RBI and 22 stolen bases.  He has now played in 332 games in his first four years with the Tribe and he is 311 of 1,129 (.275 avg, .735 OPS) with 166 runs scored, 19 homers, 120 RBI and 42 stolen bases.  The all-around play of Jose Ramirez in 2016 was one of the main reasons that the Tribe won the A.L. Central in 2016.  The Indians hope that Ramirez can keep up the good work in 2017 and beyond!

Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians finished tied for #9 in the voting for the 2016 A.L. MVP Award

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 4:18 pm

23-year old switch-hitting shortstop Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians finished tied for #9 (with Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers) in the voting for the 2016 American League MVP Award.  Lindor played in 158 games for the Indians last year and he was 182 of 604 (.301 avg, .794 OPS) with 99 runs scored, 15 homers, 78 RBI and 19 stolen bases.  He was also an All-Star for the first time in 2016 and he won the Gold Glove Award!   Lindor has now played in 257 games in his first two years with the Tribe and he is 304 of 994 (.306 avg, .810 OPS) with 149 runs scored, 27 homers, 129 RBI and 31 stolen bases.  He can do it all on the field for the Indians, as he is a wizard with his glove on in the field.  He also hits for average, steals bases and hits with power.  He is a true “five tool player” with a huge upside!  He will just keep getting better in the near future for the Indians.

Chris Gimenez rejects an outright assignment from the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Tuesday 22 November 2016 at 10:39 pm

33-year old righty swinging C/1B/3B Chris Gimenez has rejected an outright assignment to AAA by the Cleveland Indians, so he will become a free agent this winter.  Gimenez played in 68 games for the Indians last year and he was 30 for 139 (.216 avg, .602 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 4 homers and 11 RBI.  Gimenez played in 149 games in his four years with the Tribe and he was 57 of 317 (.180 avg, .554 OPS) with 35 runs scored, 8 homers, 26 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Gimenez won’t be missed by the Tribe in 2017, as Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez should be able to handle the catching between them.

The Cleveland Indians have claimed Edwin Escobar off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Waiver Claims by joelapinski on Monday 21 November 2016 at 4:33 pm

The Cleveland Indians have claimed 24-year old lefty reliever/starter Edwin Escobar off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Escobar pitched in 25 games (2 starts) for the D-Backs last year and he was 1-2 with a 7.23 ERA and a 1.90 WHIP.  He also pitched in 19 games (17 starts) in AAA-ball for the Red Sox and Diamondbacks last year in which he was 6-3 with a 3.95 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 27 games (2 starts) in his first two years in the show and he is 1-2 with a 7.01 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP.  This is just a case of the Indians taking a flier on a young lefty pitcher with a good arm.

The Cleveland Indians claim Tim Cooney off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Waiver Claims by joelapinski on Monday 21 November 2016 at 4:27 pm

The Cleveland Indians have claimed 25-year old lefty starting pitcher Tim Cooney off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.  Cooney didn’t pitch last year due to shoulder surgery and he won’t be ready in time for the start of the 2016 season.  Cooney last pitched in 2015.  He pitched in 14 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Cardinals in 2015 and he was 6-4 with a 2.74 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP.  He also pitched in his first 6 games (all starts) in the show for the Cardinals in 2015 and he was 1-0 with a 3.16 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.  Cooney has pitched in 79 games (76 starts) in his first four years in the minors and he is 33-26 with a 3.35 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  This was a good guy for the Indians to take a flier on, as he was on the cusp of breaking through in the show when he injured himself.

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