Almost everyone could use the O's star, but only a few clubs have enough to land him. From one-year rentals to long-term homes, here are the best fits.
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The Seattle Mariners have landed two pitchers in a pair of trades in exchange for some of the international slot money the club had acquired in the hopes of landing Shohei Ohtani.
- Mariners land pitchers for international money
- Sources: Shaw to Rockies for 3 years, $27M
- Ocker to receive Hall of Fame's Spink Award
- Morris, Trammell make Baseball Hall of Fame
Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer
Indians Manager Terry Francona on what advice he would give newly minted Red Sox Manager Alex Cora: "I don't think guys need advice. There's a reason someone hired them. They felt like he was ready. Part of the fun of this game is you do things how you want to do it."
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
Carlos Santana has become a better teammate over the past few years, according to Terry Francona, who saw him morph from "kind of surly" to a leader in the Indians' clubhouse and a better defensive player at first base. Santana is a free agent.
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
Terry Francona on his many ex-players who have become managers (Dave Roberts, Kevin Cash, Alex Cora, Gabe Kapler): "You could see by the way they went about the game that, if they wanted to stay in the game, they could."
Sources told ESPN's Buster Olney that relief pitcher Bryan Shaw's three-year deal with the Rockies is worth around $9 million per season. Shaw led the majors with 79 appearances last season with the Indians.
Sheldon Ocker, who covered the Cleveland Indians from 1981 to 2013 for the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio, has won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing.
Enrique Rojas ESPNdeportes
Fuente: Oferta de #Indians a Carlos Santana ocurrió un mes atrás y equipo mostró disposición de pasar de tres años y $12 millones de dólares anuales. #WinterMeetings
Former Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Modern Baseball Era Committee after previously falling short of induction to Cooperstown.
The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are the latest Major League Baseball teams to announce plans to expand safety netting at their ballparks for the 2018 season.
Reliever Dan Otero, who is 8-1 with a 2.14 ERA in 114 appearances over the past two seasons, has re-signed with the Indians on a two-year deal.
Bruce will be in a similar position to Mark Trumbo or Chris Carter last year, finding out that homers -- which is most of what Bruce provides -- are cheap right now.
Having three teams with triple-digit W's is rare, but MLB's power trio is just a few offseason tweaks from reaching the century mark again.
Somehow, teams and fans continue to condone offensive mascots. But while it might be difficult to finally let them go, it is not complicated.
Due to a schedule heavy with weak divisional opposition in Detroit, Chicago and Kansas City, the Indians' early projection gets a tremendous boost with a 98 percent playoff probability.
Should Francisco Lindor get a new deal? Which contender should sign Yu Darvish? Every front office has a shopping list, but here's what each should do this winter.
Indians add five players to 40-man roster
The Indians claimed 2B Rob Refsnyder off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday. In addition, Cleveland selected the contracts of infielders Willi Castro, Yu Chang, Eric Stamets and RHP Julian Merryweather from Triple-A Columbus and designated LHP Kyle Crockett and RHP Dylan Baker for assignment.
Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame. Ballots are due Dec. 31, and results will be announced Jan. 24.
William Weinbaum ESPN
Chipper Jones, Jim Thome & Omar Vizquel headline 19 first-timers on the writers' Hall of Fame ballot announced Mon. Among 14 holdovers from the ‘17 ballot are Trevor Hoffman, Vlad Guerrero, Edgar Martinez, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mike Mussina, Curt Schilling, Manny Ramirez & Sammy Sosa. Results are to be announced 1/24.
None of the nine free agents to receive $17.4 million qualifying offers from their clubs accepted the offer by Thursday's deadline, the players' union announced.
Can Corey Kluber repeat as AL Cy Young winner? He'll have to hold off his toughest competition this season once again.
Tom shines in AFL
Indians outfield prospect Ka'ai Tom went 2-for-4 with a homer, double and two runs scored for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday. The 23-year-old is now slashing .275/.420/.500 through 11 games this fall.
ESPN Stats and Information
What made Corey Kluber great? 1) Curveball had run value of 38 runs saved, highest for any pitch in MLB 2)230 outs, 142 K with curveball, most in MLB (.105 opp BA in AB ending in curveball) 3) 33.5% miss rate on all pitches ranked 3rd in MLB (minimum 15 starts).
Indians ace Corey Kluber has won the 2017 American League Cy Young Award after posting AL bests in wins and ERA.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
No surprise: Corey Kluber is the American League Cy Young Award winner, an honor he locked up by going 10-1 the final two months with a 1.42 ERA. Kluber led the majors in ERA and OPS allowed and ranked third in strikeout rate. It's his second Cy Young Award, the 19th pitcher to win at least two, and he did it in dominant fashion, collecting 28 of the 30 first-place votes.