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2016 Schedule
94-67, 1st in AL Cent
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Lackluster HOF ballot debut for Manny

In his first year on the ballot, Manny Ramirez received 23.8 percent of the vote to fall well short of the 75 percent threshold required for induction. Full results

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What would Indians say off the record?

If you gave truth serum to the executives of all 30 MLB teams, what might you hear? Buster Olney believes the Indians would reveal they have no idea how Michael Brantley will respond to his offseason shoulder treatment. Front-office truths (Insider)

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Will Roberto Perez step up in 2017?

The Indians are a set veteran club, but Perez showed during last year's postseason that he's capable of more. Don't be shocked if he presses Yan Gomes for playing time behind the plate once again, Tony Blengino writes. MLB players ready to improve (Insider)

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Are the Indians MLB's best team?

Given the state of the AL Central, Cleveland might have the best chance of any team to win its division. However, Danny Salazar (injuries) and Trevor Bauer (inconsistency) remain wild cards. Where do the Indians rank on Buster Olney's list? Top teams (Insider)

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Indians among MLB's best defensive teams

The departure of Mike Napoli will hurt Cleveland's defense, but AL Platinum Glove-winner Francisco Lindor is a huge plus. Where do the Indians rank on Buster Olney's list? Top defenses (Insider)

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Brantley among MLB's best left fielders

Some evaluators placed Michael Brantley as high as No. 3 on their lists, but his injury issues in 2016 make it impossible to determine how much he'll contribute next season. Where does he rank on Buster Olney's list? Top left fielders (Insider)

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Merritt, fiancée send thank-you notes to Indians fans

Indians pitcher Ryan Merritt and his fiancée expressed gratitude to fans of the team who bought gifts off their online wedding registry following the southpaw's ALCS performance last October.

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Tribe should boast feared batting order

One of the majors' top run-producing lineups welcomes Edwin Encarnacion. Buster Olney notes the Indians also look forward to the return of Michael Brantley. Top 2017 lineups (Insider)

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It's about that time again

Spring training is nearly here! Cleveland pitchers and catchers will begin workouts in Goodyear, Ariz. on Feb. 14 and will be joined by the full squad on Feb. 19.

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Manny being Manny, does he belong in the Hall of Fame?

Manny Ramirez has a place in the Cooperstown conversation. But where? From PED bans and beyond, two of our Hall of Fame voters discuss his complicated credentials.

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Ramirez among top third basemen

Jose Ramirez batted .355 with runners in scoring position, with 14 extra-base hits, 13 walks and 19 strikeouts in those situations, becoming an integral part of what the Indians accomplished. He also stole 22 bases. Where does Ramirez rank on Buster Olney's list? Top third basemen (Insider)

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Olney: I expect an Indians/Cubs repeat

ESPN MLB analyst Buster Olney joins Emmett Golden and Jerod Cherry to talk about his 2016 top 10 lists, an update on Michael Brantley and his 2017 predictions.

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Is Lindor baseball's best shortstop?

Only 257 games into his big league career, Francisco Lindor has a .306 average and an OPS of .810. He was named the Platinum Glove winner as his league's best fielder last season. Where does Lindor rank on Buster Olney's list? Top shortstops (Insider)

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Edwin Encarnación no jugará con RD en el Clásico Mundial

A pedido de su nuevo equipo, los Indios de Cleveland, Edwin Encarnación anunció que no formará parte del equipo de República Dominicana para el Clásico Mundial de Béisbol en marzo de 2017, según confirmó este jueves. Leer

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Goal of 'perfect fit' Encarnacion: Title for Indians

With his family watching proudly, Edwin Encarnacion stood in front of his new locker inside Cleveland's clubhouse, pulled on a fitted cap and slowly buttoned the front of his white No. 10 jersey.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7775th
Batting Average.2626th
On Base Percentage.3298th
Slugging Percentage.4309th
Earned Run Average3.847th
Quality Starts8110th
WHIP1.246th
BAA.2435th

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