OAKLAND, CA - JULY 30:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians fields a ground ball hit off the bat of Billy Burns (not pictured) of the Oakland Athletics for a single during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on July 30, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

7/30 Recap: Carrasco Cooks Up 3rd Consecutive Complete Game

Roster Updates: Early this morning, the Indians sent Brandon Moss to St. Louis in exchange to Advanced A left hander, Rob Kaminsky. For more on this deal check out my analysis from this morning. Raminsky has been assigned to the Lynchburg Hillcats. In place of Moss on the 25 man roster, Lonnie Chisenhall has been recalled. […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 12: Starting pitcher Zach McAllister #34 of the Cleveland Indians pitches to Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox with catcher Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians and umpire Hal Gibson III #73 behind the plate at Progressive Field on July 12, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The White Sox defeated the Indians 6-2. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Should The Indians Trade A Starting Pitcher?

With the July 31st trade deadline just a day away, the Indians find themselves in an interesting position, one they likely did not expect to be in when the season began. It’s no secret that the strength of the Indians roster is the starting rotation. The fearsome foursome of Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 28: Right fielder Brandon Moss #44 of the Cleveland Indians catches a fly ball hit by Omar Infante #14 of the Kansas City Royals during the third inning at Progressive Field on July 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Brandon Moss

Holliday Injury Provides Opportunity, Moss Traded to Cardinals

The Indians made few external improvements to their roster this off-season. The starting rotation, bullpen and defense were all generally the same players brought back from 2013 and 2014 with a few minor league upgrades. The biggest upgrade anywhere was Brandon Moss, the 2014 All-Star, added for AA second baseman Joey Wendle, a position that […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 29: Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians tries to duck under a leaping Third baseman Mike Moustakas #8 while shortstop Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals tries to help on the run down during the second inning at Progressive Field on July 29, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/29 Recap: Don’t Hand the Royals the World Series Yet

Roster Updates: Filling David Murphy‘s spot on the 25 man roster, Tyler Holt has been recalled from Columbus. He started in left field today so Michael Brantley could DH and will likely be platooning with Michael Bourn in center field against left handed pitchers. Player of the Game Corey Kluber was perfect through he first four […]

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 28: Toru Murata #61 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in his major league debut in the first inning during game two of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The Indians Columbus Storage Facility

Every Major League baseball team’s AAA farm club is there to serve two purposes. Primarily, it is the final step for prospects before they hit the Major Leagues. It is the separator for borderline prospects as many players on AAA rosters have at least some Major League experience. The secondary reason is to store these […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 8: David Murphy #7 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two RBI double to right during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field on July 8, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Good Guy Gone

After a week of trade rumors involving Tribe outfielder David Murphy, the left-handed hitting right fielder was finally shipped off to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. This season in Cleveland, Murphy was given the opportunity to platoon in the outfield and DH spot with Ryan Raburn and Brandon Moss. The 33-year-old played in 84 […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 28: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians steals second after shortstop Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals dropped the throw during the first inning at Progressive Field on July 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/28 Recap: With Murphy Gone, Indians Run

Roster Updates: The Indians finally put their toe in the trade deadline waters today as they sent DH and clean-up hitter, David Murphy, to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for 23 year old, AA short stop Eric Stamets. Murphy was still on the roster for tonight’s game, not leaving until the fourth inning. His […]

NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Grady Sizemore #24 of the Cleveland Indians dives for a ball hit by Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 19, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Center Field Career Arcs: When & Why to Go Young

There are two ways of thinking about players with similar abilities, but differing ages. For the veteran, with his decreasing ability level, there is that incalculable advantage of “experience” and “leadership.” For the youngster on the rise, he brings a similar talent level, but the promise of greater abilities in the future. Knowing when to […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 27: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians watch a three run home run clear the right field fence during the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on July 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/27 Recap: Anderson’s Luck Runs Out, Royals Keep Winning

Player of the Game Francisco Lindor gave the Indians a small sign of hope by taking advantage of some late wildness from starter Edinson Volquez. The Royals righty walked Giovanny Urshela and Jason Kipnis to start the seventh and was replaced by Joe Blanton. Lindor took the first pitch from Blanton out of the ballpark […]

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Weekend Update 7/26: Everybody Hates Carlos

Joe Coblitz (@HatmanEHC) of Everybody Hates Cleveland fame to discuss a little controversy in Cleveland. How should you react to the Johnny Cueto trade? Is it ok to root for the Royals if the Indians are out of it? Did Jason Kipnis just call out Carlos Santana for his bear like lack of hustle? Was Jesus Aguilar […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 26:  Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning of their game on July 26, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.   (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

5/26 Recap: White Sox Sweep Indians

Player of the Game Danny Salazar was mostly spectacular through 6.2 innings as he gave up just two runs on six hits and struck out eight batters. He especially stepped it up to pick up his defense after Jose Abreu hit a single in the sixth inning and then advanced to third on a fielding […]

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Bradley Zimmer Taking the Next Step

After months and months of waiting for Francisco Lindor to be called up to the big leagues, Tribe fans just may have a new prisoner they would like to free from the minor league system sooner than later. Bradley Zimmer was recently promoted High-A Lynchburg to AA Akron. The 2014 first round pick seems to […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 25: Cleveland Indians fan Nick Putnam, 8, of San Diego poses for a photo with a new statue honoring Indians great Larry Doby outside the gates at Progressive Field prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox on July 25, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Doby was the second African American to play in the major leagues and the first in the American League when he was hired by the Indians on July 5, 1947.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/25 Recap: More of the Same, White Sox Crush Indians

Player of the Game Rarely does a reliever actually deserve the player of the game (they usually just steal one in a poorly pitched, poorly hit game like yesterday), but Jeff Manship was fantastic tonight, allowing just one hit in 2.1 innings. Although this one runner did score, he came in against Austin Adams after […]