The Winter Meetings start this weekend, and the Indians will likely be pretty quiet. However, in order to get ready, the Indians had to decide which players will be tendered and which players will get added to the 40-man roster to be protected from the Rule 5 Draft. Buckle up and wear headgear, for the news and rumors will be flying fast.
Indians don't tender contract to Jeff Manship | MLB.com - This past season, Manship had a 3.12 ERA in 53 games, but his opponents' OPS rose from .440 in '15 to .750 in '16. I
How big will Cleveland Indians' playoff shares be from their October run? Hey, Hoynsie | cleveland.com - People have questions. Inexplicably, they want Hoynsie to answer them.
WalletHub says Cleveland is 14th-best sports city in U.S. - Crain's Cleveland Business - The website ranks the city sixth in basketball, 14th in baseball and just 28th in football.
Dave Wallace (Indians) To Change Roles | FanGraphs Baseball - “I won’t be managing next season,” Wallace told me earlier today. “That’s something I approached (team president) Chris Antonetti, (general manager) Mike Chernoff, and (director of player development) Carter Hawkins about. There are a few reasons, but the biggest is family. I have two kids, ages six and three, and I need to figure out the best way to go forward with my career, and at the same be the best dad, and husband, I can. My priorities start with them, and baseball comes after that.”
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