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  • Here are key FAQs about Indians' offseason
    The sting of another early October exit will linger for a while, but the Indians' decision-makers must now turn their attention to next year.
  • Indians not planning to make coaching changes
    Indians manager Terry Francona does not plan on making any changes to his coaching staff in the wake of his team's brief stint on the October stage.
  • Pipeline names Indians' Prospects of the Year
    When last season began, Shane Bieber was with Class A Lake County, four Minor League rungs below the big leagues. Now, the rookie right-hander is a trusted part of the Indians' pitching staff for the upcoming American League Division Series against the Astros.
  • Chang collects hit, starts at third in Fall League
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday.
  • After playoff exit, Tribe faces contract decisions
    The Indians were just dealt a three-game sweep in the ALDS in overwhelming fashion by the Astros, who are vying for their second straight World Series crown. Cleveland, on the other hand, is facing its 70th straight offseason without a title to celebrate. And this winter will be a critical one in the Tribe's effort to sustain its current window of realistic contention.
  • 5 biggest questions Tribe faces heading into '19
    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. And so there are questions facing the Indians as they head into winter much earlier than they anticipated.
  • 30 great postseason moments -- 1 for each team
    To kick off the first week of postseason play, this week we take a look at the greatest postseason moments of the division era. Even if your team isn't a postseason team, you can remember your great October moments … and if it is, you can dream of maybe having another one this month that's even better.
  • Indians' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Indians have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Cleveland's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
  • What we learned from the Tribe's ALDS loss
    For all that seemingly went right with Cleveland's planning over the final three weeks of the regular season, everything came unglued in the Astros' three-game sweep of the Indians. Now, following three straight postseason runs without a World Series trophy in hand, the front office is staring down an offseason that will be filled with turnover and question marks.
  • Brantley savors playoff run after beating injuries
    Two offseasons ago, instead of going home for the winter, Josh Tomlin knew Michael Brantley needed a close friend nearby to help swat negative thoughts away.
  • Impending Tribe free agents reflect on tenure
    In a far corner of the Indians' clubhouse, amid all the hugs and handshakes and the murmur of cliches into microphones about a season ending too soon, three of Cleveland's veterans huddled on Monday night. Josh Tomlin, Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes sat with each other, talking quietly with somber expressions.
  • Drama short-lived as Tribe's season ends in G3
    As the baseball caromed off the clock beyond Progressive Field's intimidating left-field wall, and as Francisco Lindor jumped in the air, pumped his fist and then tossed his bat away, it felt like the Indians just might be able to complete Step 1 in their improbable comeback bid. Then, the Astros quickly reminded everyone that they are the reigning World Series champions, storming back to deal the Tribe an 11-3 defeat that sealed a three-game sweep of the American League Division Series.
  • Chang collects hit in '18 Fall League debut
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Wednesday.
  • Tribe falls in G2 after Miller's untimely stumble
    It was not that long ago that the image of Andrew Miller emerging from the bullpen in October was an intimidating one for opposing hitters. Two years ago, the Indians' relief ace hoisted his team's injury-riddled pitching staff on his back and led Cleveland to an American League pennant. This year has been a different story. When Miller walked across the Minute Maid Park infield en route to the mound on Saturday, the tall lefty carried with him baggage from this trying season. And in a critical sixth inning, Miller's trials persisted at the worst possible time against the Astros, sending the Tribe to a 3-1 loss in Game 2 of the AL Division Series.
  • Lindor goes deep for Indians' lone spark in G2
    Very little went right for the Indians against Gerrit Cole in Game 2 of the ALDS -- or really, against any Houston pitcher through two games of the best-of-five set they trail, 0-2. But one sweet swing from Francisco Lindor in the third inning Saturday at Minute Maid Park did provide a glimmer of hope.
  • Astros' aces carving up Tribe's approach
    An unstoppable force cannot meet an immovable object. Which brings us to the Astros' pitching staff and the Indians' offense.
  • Kluber shaky as Tribe drops Game 1 to Astros
    The reigning World Series champion Astros brought Indians ace Corey Kluber's past postseason problems back to the forefront in the Tribe's 7-2 defeat in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Friday at Minute Maid Park.
  • Ramirez trips over second but still turns DP
    Ramirez trips over second but still turns DP
  • Tito, Hinch handle bullpens differently in Game 1
    It was fascinating to watch how Indians manager Terry Francona and Astros skipper AJ Hinch handled pitching decisions in Houston's eventual 7-2 win in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Friday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
  • Ramirez revels in unexpected excellence
    The switch-hitting infielder boasts one of the best contact rates in the Majors and has blossomed into an extra-base machine in the middle of the order for the American League Central champions. Come Friday, Ramirez will look to inflict more damage against the Astros in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.
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