No baseball yesterday as the Kansas City Royals (ugh) and the New York Mets get set to square off in the World Series tonight, but the Cleveland Indians received some good news in regards to Sandy Alomar, and Torii Hunter announced his retirement (which is also good news for the Indians).
- Sandy Alomar remains with Cleveland Indians as first base coach | Cleveland
Despite being linked to the Chicago White Sox managerial opening this offseason, longtime Cleveland Indians member Sandy Alomar is remaining with the team he played the majority of his career with. Sandy signed a two-year deal with an option for a third year on Monday.
- Cleveland Indians: Improving on Progressive Field Improvements | Wahoo's on First
Progressive Field is in the process of receiving more upgrades of subjective baseball importance. While some fans wonder if they are going too far, Merrit Rohlfing at Wahoo's on First asks if they are not going far enough. Why stop at expanded vistas when you could include dozens of ball pits, a petting zoo, and a bowling alley among other things? Let's outdo the Miami Marlins at their own game, I say.
- Tribe's Frazier struts stuff in Fall League victory | MLB
You glorious, red-headed man, you.
- Inbox: Does the Tribe have a postseason-caliber rotation? | MLB
Indians beat writer Jordan Bastian answered fan questions, including if the Indians rotation is up there with the Mets. The answer should be obvious.
Around the league
- Twins fan favorite Hunter announces retirement | MLB
Longtime Minnesota Twins outfielder Torri Hunter announced his retirement yesterday. He's such a swell guy, isn't he? How could anyone dislike--oh... right.
- Former GM Ruben Amaro Jr.: Coaching for Red Sox satisfies 'itch' | ESPN
Former Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is making the jump from GM to prestigious Boston Red Sox first base coach. Former GMs as coaches is the new market inefficiency.
- Source: Mattingly meeting with Marlins | MLB
Nobody thought Don Mattingly would be jobless for long, and the former Los Angeles Dodgers skipper is reportedly meeting with the Marlins for their vacant manager position. Why anyone would willingly place themselves in the Marlines organization, I have no idea, but that is apparently a thing he wants to do.
- Joe West will have to find a way to make the World Series all about him from the comfort of his own home as he and Angel Hernandez were both not selected to ump the fall classic. Join me in a collective, sarcastic, "oooh noooooooo."
MLB announces world series umpiring crew. I know you'll all be disappointed: no Joe west or angel hernandez— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 26, 2015