clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

MLB: Cleveland Indians News & Notes 7/16/13

Happy All-Star Game Day, everyone.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Jason Kipnis - Dirtbag and All-Star
Jason Kipnis - Dirtbag and All-Star
Jason Miller

Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams - Grantland - Included here for comments on Tribe.

Yoenis Cespedes beats Bryce Harper to claim Derby title | News -Yoenis Cespedes might not be an actual All-Star, but he was the undisputed star of the Chevrolet Home Run Derby on Monday night.

Cleveland Indians Justin Masterson, Jason Kipnis enjoying All-Star Game experience | -Cleveland Indians All-Stars Jason Kipnis and Justin Masterson are thrilled to be in New York, but they're more excited about the second half of the season for the second-place Tribe.

Cleveland Indians will contend, with the Tigers and for your attention late into summer: Bud Shaw | -
The Cleveland Indians showed enough resiliency and promise in the first half to suggest they're worth the price of admission.

Terry Francona doesn't like the All-Star Game winner getting World Series home-field advantage: Bill Livingston | - It comes down to the fact that the conflicting agendas are to win and to get everyone into the game.

Anthony Castrovince: Premium shortstops prepare to burst onto scene | News -Sunday's Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game gave World manager Edgardo Alfonso an opportunity to put top prospects Xander Bogaerts, Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa on display as they work their way to the Majors.

Indians' Kipnis takes 'Dirtbag' style to All-Star level -Jason Kipnis earned a spot on the AL All-Star team with a .301 batting average, 13 homers, 57 RBI and an .897 on-base plus slugging percentage.

Ag dept. research reduces number of broken MLB bats - - If you take a close look at a Major League Baseball bat, it may not look different. But thanks to some government research it is less likely to break and injure players and fans.

ZEBULON: Carolina Mudcats center fielder Tyler Naquin is naturally consistent | Mudcats |
To watch Tyler Naquin play on a nightly basis, one might think the 22-year-old had a lot more experience in pro baseball.