Most players aren't good enough to last 1000 games. In the age of free agency, players tend to move around, so even fewer players play that many games for a single team. Today though, Cleveland Indians slugger Carlos Santana is among those few.
The Cleveland Indians, defending American League champions, won their first three games of the season, but have stumbled since then. Perhaps the biggest explanation is their failure to capitalize when they've had runners in scoring position.
The Cleveland Indians are defending American League champions, and during their opening series of the season, on the road against the Texas Rangers, they looked like they intend to defend their pennant successfully.
Andy Marte, who played for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, and Arizona Diamondbacks, and had more recently been playing in the Korean Baseball Organization, was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning in the Dominican Republic.
The Cleveland Indians agreed to all but one of their arbitration-eligible players last week. Today they announced a multi-year extension with that one player, outfielder Brandon Guyer.
Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer is one of many arbitration-eligible Cleveland Indians, but he and the team avoided a hearing by working out a one-year deal.
The Cleveland Indians already added Edwin Encarnacion. If they ink another All-Star to a deal this offseason, it's likely to be the one they already have at shortstop. What might a longterm contract extension for Francisco Lindor look like?
Carlos Santana posted the biggest power numbers of his career, and had some big hits in the postseason as the Cleveland Indians came oh so close to winning it all. If only his final swing of the season had been just a quarter inch higher...
Rick Porcello did not enter 2016 as a favorite to win the Cy Young Award, or as anything close to a favorite. He won it anyway though, beating out former winner Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber.
The Cleveland Indians came a win away from winning their first World Series in 68 years. Many players deserve credit for their postseason success, one of whom, Andrew Miller, did things no reliever in postseason history had ever done before.