Trevor Bauer excels as MLB Network analyst
CLEVELAND -- Trevor Bauer thought through his hectic schedule and weighed whether he needed to keep some suits on hand. There was a bullpen session for a biomechanics reading in Phoenix, a couple of season-ending assessments in Los Angeles and then some time at home in Houston. Bauer decided that his suits could be shipped to Seattle, where he spends the bulk of his time training over the offseason, and the Indians pitcher embarked on his itinerary. Then, while on a flight to Dallas on Sunday evening, he received an e-mail from his agency. MLB Network wanted Bauer to join the MLB Tonight cast as a guest analyst for postseason coverage. There was just one request.
Q&A: Trevor Bauer on his MLBN stint, designing a changeup, going global and why cameras were not…
Trevor Bauer has been racking up the air miles over the past week. Finally, following a flight home from New York, the Indians pitcher was…
10 difficult qualifying offer decisions
Since its 2012 inception, baseball's qualifying offer system has provided a fascinating little cat-and-mouse game between teams and their potentially departing players. For those who need a refresher in this process, teams have until five full days after the conclusion of the World Series to make a one-year qualifying offer to their free agents, and the players have 10 days to accept or reject the offer. This year's qualifying offers will reportedly be valued at $17.9 million. Those who reject the offer are tied to Draft pick compensation, meaning their former teams can recoup a pick when the player signs elsewhere (the many ins and outs with regard to the placement of those picks are reviewable here).
Indians face major questions during offseason
CLEVELAND -- It was sunny and 85 degrees the last two days at Progressive Field -- conditions that felt cruel at a time when, in the bowels of the building, they were packing up the baseball season. The clubhouse staff was busy cleaning up and cleaning out the clubhouse, players had their exit interviews with management, and the ticket office was issuing refunds for un-played playoff baseball. When a season ends on terms other than your own, it's always brutal, but that's particularly the case in a place where they have spent six months -- 12 months, really -- anticipating October, only to have it erased in less than 80 hours.
“We know we’ll have to make some difficult decisions and reconstruct the roster in a different…
Outside the main interview room in the bowels of Progressive Field, a quote from Bill Veeck is on display across the red, white and blue…
Cleveland Indians return home for must-win battle against Houston Astros: Game 3 ALDS guide
The Indians are trailing in the series 0-2.