When you talk about the greatest baseball movies ever made, “Major League” has to make the list. But it has a special place in the hearts of Cleveland Indians fans, since it’s about a crappy Indians team beating the odds and making it to the World Series. Charlie Sheen played pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in “Major League,” and the thing he’d “be honored” to do is throw out the first pitch of Tuesday’s World Series opener in character as Vaughn. Okay, that sounds amazing. What better way to celebrate the return of the World Series to Cleveland than with a first pitch thrown by one of the most indelible fictional pitchers of all time?
In a post brainstorming trade ideas for this winter, Tigers fan and FanSided contributor Ben Rosener suggests Detroit send OF Cameron Maybin and utility-man Andrew Romine to the Mets for Juan Lagares and two prospects. Maybin, 29, hit .315 with a .383 OBP, four home runs, 14 doubles, 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 94 games for the Tigers in 2016. He is a career .259 hitter during roughly 3,000 plate appearances. Maybin will earn $9 million in 2017, after which he is eligible to be a free agent. Romine, 30, hit .236 with just two HR, eight stolen bases and 16 RBI, while playing every position in 2016, including pitching one inning in relief. Tigers GM Al Avila recently told local reporters that
TORONTO -- Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre, the 2016 Toronto Blue Jays season came to an unceremonious end with a loss to the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 of the best-of-seven ALCS (CLE 3, TOR 0). Toronto is the first team to lose the ALCS in back-to-back years since the Seattle Mariners in 2000 and 2001. "This group's come a long way," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons after Game 5. "We were staring at a playoff drought for a lot of years around here, and they came through for the team last year, the organization. And then repeated it this year." The Blue Jays now enter one of the most important offseasons in franchise history. Two of their best and most beloved players, right fielder