The end appears near for the Indians and Michael Brantley.
Free agent Michael Brantley not expected to re-sign with Cleveland Indians | cleveland.com - Brantley has reportedly received offers from Atlanta, Philadelphia and the White Sox. The Indians did not offer Brantley a one-year $17.9 qualifying offer on Friday.
Indians radio voice Jack Graney up for award - When Graney joined the WHK team in 1932 to broadcast Indians games, he became the first former player to have a regular role in a radio booth. That fit right in with the rest of Graney's career, which included a number of firsts throughout his time as a player for Cleveland.
Remembering 5 new Baseball Hall nominees with Cleveland connections: Bill Livingston | cleveland.com - Albert Belle, pending further review of his stormy career, just might end up in the Baseball Hall of Fame after all.
How elite athletes keep their heads in the game | Popular Science - “This game is extremely complex, and when I’m on the mound or on the box, I can’t think about this stuff,” Bauer says. “You’ve got to train yourself so you can shut off your brain, you have to train yourself not to think.”
Unsurprisingly, Scott Boras (Bryce Harper’s agent) is not a fan of rebuilding teams like the White Sox | NBC Sports Chicago - "But the Cleveland Indians are in a division of non-competitive teams. And as a result of that, despite the fact that they are a franchise doing a lot of right things for their fans, they’ve had a decline in attendance. And the reason is that in their division, the mystery of the game is lost because of non-competitive teams. And we do not have fans responding to a franchise when a franchise is doing what it should be doing, and because of non-competitiveness throughout the division, they don’t show."
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