One of the most oddest sagas in the history of the Indians was the case surrounding ex-pitcher Roberto Hernandez, otherwise known as "Fausto Carmona." The pitcher was one of the best during a stint in the American League, but then eventually the truth came out about who he really was, and his career with the Tribe was done shortly thereafter.
There's been plenty of players over the years that entered the Indians organization with high hopes of being a star in the Majors. While it could have been injuries or inconsistency, a number of players just never seem to work out for one reason or another. Here's six that failed to reach the lofty heights the Indians and fans hoped they would have.
Baseball fans are doing whatever they can to enjoy the game of baseball despite the fact that games are not being played on the field. There's a couple of simulated games you can play while we are all sitting around hopefully waiting for the season to start, and thus far in those games the Indians are actually playing pretty well.
It looked like outfielder Jake Bauers was on his way to the minors after another tough spring training, but now withe the season not getting started for some time, and there being a chance at an expanded roster, Bauers has another shot to impress the Indians brass.
Admittedly, it was tough to recall the last time a Tribe leadoff man reached base to begin the season -- not that it's often something to really remember. But with baseball on hiatus for the time being, let's revisit the past 20 years in leading off.
Since the Indians moved into Jacobs (now Progressive Field) in 1994, there's been a gaggle of players that have come and gone since that time. As the team got good in the mid-to- late 90's, there were a number of players with big names that would try to squeeze one more year in the game that would do it in Cleveland. Here's some of the memorable ones.
Former Indians SS/2B Julio Franco had an interesting career not only in the Majors but also with the Tribe. In two stints with the team, Franco put up some solid numbers and showed that he was one of the more underrated players on the field. Today we take a look back at his Indians career.
It was four short years ago that the Indians went to the World Series and did it with a rotation that by the end of the year was beat up. Today we take a quick comparison to how that 2016 rotation looked at the start of the season, and how the 2020 rotation may look when the season finally starts.
The start of the 2020 season is going to look a little different from a roster perspective, as it sounds like rosters will be expanded from 26 players to 29. Can a bigger roster help the Indians as the begin the 2020 season and get a look at some young players on the roster that otherwise would be in the minors?
There have been plenty of moments that didn't go the Indians way over the last 12 years when the team lost three straight in the ALCS to the Boston Red Sox. Here's a look at four of those 'What If' situations that if even one of them would have gone the Tribe's way, the team would be celebrating at least one championship.