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  1. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    joakim soria getty

    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  2. With Terry Francona in fold, Indians can’t be so cheap

    Oct 6, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    Terry Francona

    The Indians’ move to hire Terry Francona looks like a coup. Getting a two-time World Series-winning manager to come to Cleveland and take over a team that hasn’t finished over .500 in five years makes for quite the turn of events. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if it does any good. Francona…

  3. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 80-51

    Sep 6, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Here’s part two of the top 111 free agents list. Part one can be found here, and I’ll be posting the top 50 tomorrow. 80. Carlos Lee (1B Marlins – Age 36): Lee still hits a fair number of liners at age 36, but his home run total has dropped six straight seasons and he…

  4. Grady Sizemore ruled out for the season

    Aug 22, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    When the Indians re-signed Grady Sizemore to a one-year, $5 million they did so hoping he’d be ready for Opening Day, but instead the oft-injured center fielder hasn’t played a single game and now he’s been ruled out for the season following another setback. Manager Manny Acta summed up the situation pretty well to Jordan…

  5. Indians manager already thinking ahead to 2013

    Aug 16, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT

    Manny Acta

    After an 11-game losing streak knocked his team out of contention for 2012, Indians manager Manny Acta is looking ahead towards next year. “It’s no secret, we’re going to need to improve our offense,” Acta told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “We’re going to have to find a solution in left field, we’re…

  6. Grady Sizemore still hopes to contribute in 2012

    Jul 24, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT

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    This is the saddest game of ping pong ever. Grady Sizemore is making progress! Grady Sizemore has a setback! Grady Sizemore will be back soon! The Indians think Grady Sizemore is done for the year! Now, Grady Sizemore thinks he can still contribute: Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore, rehabbing his knees and back, said he still…

  7. HBT Weekend Wrap

    Jul 16, 2012, 8:22 AM EDT

    grilling

    I stopped doing these for some reason. Sorta forgot about them. But it seemed like a lot happened this weekend, so for those of you with lives that don’t entail them being tied to the Internet all weekend, here’s what you missed: Bill James doubles down on the Joe Paterno defense. It’s like watching a…

  8. The Indians aren’t counting on anything from Grady Sizemore this season

    Jul 14, 2012, 3:38 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    The Indians originally hoped to have Grady Sizemore in their lineup by now, but the 29-year-old has encountered numerous setbacks following knee and back surgeries. While he was finally able to do some running earlier this month, ESPN’s Buster Olney passes along word that his progress has stalled once again. The Indians surprised many by…

  9. Grady Sizemore still hasn’t started running yet

    Jun 22, 2012, 12:12 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    Grady Sizemore initially hoped to be back in the Indians’ lineup by now following knee and back surgeries, but instead the center fielder’s rehab was sidetracked several times and now he’s yet to resume running. Three weeks ago Sizemore vented some of his understandable frustration with yet another slower-than-expected recovery from a major injury, saying:…

  10. Grady Sizemore: “I’m beyond being anxious or frustrated”

    May 30, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    As recently as three weeks ago Grady Sizemore seemed optimistic about returning from the disabled list in early June, but as has so often been the case with the former star setbacks have squashed those plans. In updating Sizemore’s status yesterday manager Manny Acta admitted that the center fielder is nowhere close to returning from…

  11. Grady Sizemore hoping to return “some time in June”

    May 9, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Grady Sizemore has made enough progress in his recovery from back surgery that he participated in running and agility drills yesterday at Progressive Field, telling reporters afterward that he’s aiming to come off the disabled list “some time in June.” Because he’s on the 60-day disabled list Sizemore isn’t even eligible to return until June…

  12. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Grady Sizemore is making progress

    Apr 26, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

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    I am hesitant to even mention this because every time I say something positive about Grady Sizemore he falls off a cliff, gets hit by a bus or spontaneously combusts, but I’ll say it anyway: he’s making progress in his back/knee rehab and the Indians sound guardedly optimistic. As Paul Hoynes reports, Sizemore was at…

  13. Grady Sizemore to resume baseball activities next week

    Apr 18, 2012, 10:25 PM EDT

    sizemore ap

    Good news this evening out of northeast Ohio. According to Nick Camino of Cleveland’s WTAM 1100, outfielder Grady Sizemore was cleared by doctors Wednesday to “initiate baseball activities next week.” He’ll start with light drills before moving on to batting practice and then simulated games. Sizemore was placed on the disabled list just before the…

  14. Remembering how badly the Expos got boned

    Apr 13, 2012, 8:47 AM EDT

    Omar Minaya profile

    Ken Rosenthal has a column up today looking back at the big crazy trade made by Omar Minaya after he took over as Expos GM:  Grady Sizemore, Brandom Phillips and Cliff Lee to the Indians for Bartolo Colon. Underlying that deal, Minaya tells Rosenthal, was the threat of contraction: “The No. 1 priority was not…

  15. Grady Sizemore moved to 60-day disabled list, ineligible to return before June

    Apr 5, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    In a move needed to create an opening on the 40-man roster the Indians transferred Grady Sizemore to the 60-day disabled list , meaning he’s not eligible to be activated until June 3. That likely won’t impact his return timetable any, as Sizemore is expected to miss 2-3 months following back surgery on March 1.…

  16. Springtime Storylines: Will the Cleveland Indians build on last season or take a step backward?

    Apr 2, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians' catcher Carlos Santana waits for his turn at bat during their MLB spring training baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Will the Cleveland Indians build on last season or take a step backward? Cleveland got…

  17. Vladimir Guerrero works out for Indians in Dominican Republic

    Mar 26, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    Still looking for a job in late March, Vladimir Guerrero worked out for Indians scouts at the club’s academy in the Dominican Republic, sources told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. The source said “there seems to be a genuine interest by the Indians.” Of course, Cleveland is already locked into a pure DH in Travis…

  18. Grady Sizemore’s injury replacement, Michael Brantley, is injured too

    Mar 22, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Texas Rangers

    Cleveland has shifted Michael Brantley from left field to center field following Grady Sizemore‘s latest injury setback, but now Brantley is hurting too. Brantley is expected to miss at least the next 3-5 days with a hamstring injury and Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that “the Indians are taking a cautious approach to try to…

  19. Grady Sizemore out 8-12 weeks following back surgery

    Mar 1, 2012, 4:08 PM EDT

    sizemore

    When the Indians told reporters that they’d have an update on Grady Sizemore‘s health status today Jordan Bastian of MLB.com immediately tweeted that it “sounds ominous” and … well, he was right. Sizemore, who was already expected to miss Opening Day because of a back injury suffered three weeks ago, underwent micro discectomy surgery on…

  20. Do the Indians have bad news about Grady Sizemore?

    Feb 29, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Grady Sizemore is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day after being shut down with a back injury and today manager Manny Acta told reporters that the Indians would provide a further update on his status tomorrow. No reason to be alarmed by that alone, obviously, but Jordan Bastian of MLB.com tweets: “Sounds ominous. Stayed…

  21. Running down the rosters: Cleveland Indians

    Feb 18, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana, Chris Perez

    Even after giving up their top two pitching prospects for Ubaldo Jimenez, the Indians couldn’t maintain their hot start last year and lost their last four games to finish under .500 at 80-82. The offseason saw them shopping from the scrap heap, which isn’t unusual, but even as they were forced to pick from largely…

  22. 2012 OPS projections: top 10 center fielders

    Feb 12, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    It’s an AL East-heavy top 10 in the center field projections: .903 – Matt Kemp (Dodgers) – 597 AB – .986 in 2011 .847 – Curtis Granderson (Yankees) – 574 AB – .916 in 2011 .845 – Jacoby Ellsbury (Red Sox) – 612 AB – .928 in 2011 .845 – Andrew McCutchen (Pirates) – 560…

  23. Indians even more left-handed in wake of Kotchman addition

    Feb 2, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Travis Hafner, Carlos Santana, Shin-Soo Choo

    With Casey Kotchman penciled in over Matt LaPorta at first base, the Indians are now looking at the following lineup against right-handed pitching: CF Grady Sizemore – L SS Asdrubal Cabrera – S RF Shin-Soo Choo – L C Carlos Santana – S DH Travis Hafner – L 2B Jason Kipnis – L 1B Casey Kotchman –…

  24. Top 111 Free Agents: the post-Prince Fielder update

    Jan 24, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    In light of the Prince Fielder signing, here’s an updated look at how this year’s top 111 free agents have fared. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers): Tigers – 9 years, $214 million 3. Jose Reyes (Mets): Marlins – 6 years, $106 million 4. C.J. Wilson (Rangers):…

  25. Ryan Spilborghs signs minor-league deal with Indians

    Jan 20, 2012, 1:46 PM EDT

    Ryan Spilborghs

    UPDATE: It’s a done deal. Spilborghs gets a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. ========== Ryan Spilborghs was non-tendered by the Rockies last month and Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the veteran outfielder is expected to sign with the Indians. Spilborghs was productive in a part-time role for the Rockies…

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