The Lineup Card: Countdown to Bourn, Kipnis coming home and Pestano's last chance?

CLEVELAND -- The lineup card is back with another collection of random thoughts, statistics and musings now that the Indians have completed their first homestand and embarked on a seven-game road trip against division rivals Chicago and Detroit: LEADING OFF -- The Bourn Countdown Outfielder Michael Bourn was in the clubhouse after Wednesday's doubleheader and said that he would...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians continue building energy with Kipnis signing

CLEVELAND -- The Indians celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first game at Jacobs/Progressive Field by making another move that they are hoping revives the energy, optimism but more importantly the competitiveness that the franchise had when they moved to the corner of Ontario and Carnegie. After signing Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes, the Tribe made its biggest signing yet on...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians finally lock up Jason Kipnis long term

Given what we heard during spring training, as far as talks between the Cleveland Indians and their second baseman Jason Kipnis are concerned, the news coming out of Cleveland on Friday shouldn’t be much of a surprise at all. With the two sides attempting to come together on a contract extension during the March exhibition season, they were finally able to hammer out the details...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kipnis is more than a "blue-collar" star

The Cleveland Indians used a lot of ‘chips’ today when they signed their All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis to a six-year, $52.5 million dollar contract, with a club option for a seventh season. If the Indians pick up that option, the contract will turn into a seven-year, $69 million dollar deal. For those counting at home, that’s nearly $10 million dollars a year for a...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians ink Jason Kipnis to 6-year extension

The Cleveland Indians have locked up another key piece of the future with a sizable contract extension. All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis has been inked to a 6-year contract extension with the Indians, the team announced on Friday morning. BREAKING: We've agreed with @TheJK_Kid on a long-term contract extension! Details: http://t.co/I6WIjTnBEa pic.twitter.com/BG6lqnYUrQ ...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians sign Jason Kipnis to six-year contract extension

Even more great news the day of the Home Opener….. While they may have swung and missed on their attempts to lock up ace pitcher Justin Masterson, the Indians struck gold this morning with the announcement that All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis has agreed to a six-year, $52.5 million contract extension that will keep him in Cleveland through at least 2019. There is a club option...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Sign All-Star Jason Kipnis to Long Extension

After months of working to get a deal done, Cleveland Indians fans woke up to some good news before their home opener. The team announced early Friday morning that they have agreed to a six-year extension with All-Star second baseman, Jason Kipnis. Per the team’s press release, the deal will run through 2019 with a club option for the 2020 season. Though numbers were not released...
Via Buckeye State Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland, Kipnis agree to six-year extension

Cleveland and second baseman Jason Kipnis reached an agreement on a six-year contract extension early Friday morning according to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian, among others. The contract is for six years, $52.5 million, covering three arbitration seasons and two years of free agency. The deal also includes a club option for the 2020 season. The 27-year-old (who celebrated his...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kipnis Emerging as Leader and Star of Tribe

The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians, Kipnis set Opening Day as deadline for contract extension talks

While much of the focus has been on Justin Masterson and his impending free agency, All-Star second basemand Jason Kipnis has set Opening Day as the deadline for the Indians to come to the table with a reasonable contract extension that would conceivably lock him up beyond his impending arbitration years. “Our goal is always to have contract matters resolved before the start of...
Via Waiting For Next Year
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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