CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 20: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians hits an RBI single during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field on June 20, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lindor Wasn’t Ready

From last September on through early June, the constant refrain from the Indians upper management was that Francisco Lindor wasn’t quite ready for the Major Leagues. It wasn’t, they maintained, because keeping in the minors into May would give him an extra year of team control and it wasn’t because keeping him down until mid […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 2:  Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians hits a sacrifice fly in front of catcher Rene Rivera #44 of the Tampa Bay Rays to score Jason Kipnis #22 during the fourth inning of a game on July 2, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

7/2 Recap: Kluber K’s 14, But Indians Need Extras to Win

Roster Update: Michael Bourn abandoned his appeal of his one game suspension today, taking it on a day that he usually would have been given the day off anyway. The suspension dates back to June 16th against the Cubs. Player of the Game After getting off to a rocky start, Corey Kluber put together another […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 1:  Pitcher Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians prepares to pitch at the start of the bottom of the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 1, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

No No-No: The Much Attempted & Much Eluded Indians No Hitter

Bartolo Colon, September 18th, 2000. Billy Traber, July 8th, 2003. Kevin Millwood, May 9th, 2005. Scott Kazmir, July 24th, 2013. Josh Tomlin, June 28th, 2014. Corey Kluber, May 13th, 2015 and now Carlos Carrasco, July 1st, 2015. None of these names and dates are remembered in the way that Len Barker, May 15th, 1981 is […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 1:  Pitcher Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians heads out to the mound to start the bottom of the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 1, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

7/1 Recap: Carrasco Nearly No Hits Rays, Indians Win 3rd Straight

Player of the Game The Indians starting pitchers have been truly incredible this series and Carlos Carrasco was the best so far. He neared etching his name in the history books with a perfect game through the first 6.1 innings and a no hitter through 8.2. Each of the Indians starters this series has pitched […]

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 16:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians and Francisco Lindor #12 try to make a play on a Kris Bryant's #17 of the Chicago Cubs single during the third inning on June 16,  2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

June 2015 Player Power Rankings

Month by month, the Indians have looked like a very different team from completely inept in April (7-14, 79 runs scored), to mashing in May (17-12, 146 runs scored), to somewhere in between in June (11-15, 79 runs scored). The best hitting hasn’t been as good as it was in May and the best pitching hasn’t […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 24: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two RBI double during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on June 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Change You Can’t Count On: Why Ty Van Burkleo Should Not Be A Scapegoat

Yesterday, Joseph Coblitz gave his argument for the firing of Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo. In interest of fairness, today Mike Melaragno brings you his take on why he shouldn’t be let go. The recent offensive struggles from the Indians have the media, fans, national pundits and writers on this website wondering whether change […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 30:  Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 30, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

6/30 Recap: Improved Defense Backs Salazar in Indians Win

Player of the Game The second incredible start in a row and fourth this time through the rotation belonged to Danny Salazar tonight who pitched 7.2 innings, allowing one earned run on two hits and two walks. He only struck out two, but didn’t need more than that as his infield defense was spotless, with […]

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 19:   Ty Van Burkleo #29 of the Cleveland Indians poses during MLB photo day at the Goodyear Ballpark on February 19, 2013 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Breaking Up the Gang: Why Ty Van Burkleo Should be Removed

Personally, I have never been on to reach for a scape goat or ask for the head of a coach of any kind. In general, the players on the field are responsible for their own actions and when some coaches in recent Indians history have been let go, I have thought it was too early […]

This Is Next Year 2015

Lynchburg Is For Lovers

This past weekend my father and I lived out the American Dream. No we didn’t go house shopping in the suburbs, we took a road trip to the home of the Cleveland Indians’ newest minor league affiliate, the Lynchburg Hillcats. For those who aren’t familiar with the geography of any of the original 13 colonies, […]

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Tribe Time Now Weekend Update: Can’t Score? Run More!

Joe Coblitz (@TheBobToth) from Did The Tribe Win Last Night? got together on a Sunday afternoon to solve all the Indians problems and failed miserably. Of the things they were unable to do becoming more aggressive on the base paths, firing the hitting coach and trading Carlos Santana are included. At least they were able […]

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)

6/28 Game 2 Recap: Toru Leaves Early, Bullpen Doesn’t Save the Day

Player of the Game Another scoreless game leads to another reliever winning the Player of the Game. This time, the lucky recipient is Cody Allen, who struck out all three batters faced in a perfect seventh inning. Props also go to David Murphy and Roberto Perez, who never gave up despite the score and went […]

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 28:  Ubaldo Jimenez #31 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

6/28 Game 1 Recap: Shades of 2013 as Ubaldo Jimenez Dominates Tribe

Roster Update: Taking advantage of the 26 man roster for double headers, the Indians have purchased the contract of Toru Murata from AAA. He is scheduled to start the second game of the double header. Player of the Game In one of the Indians most mediocre games of the season, all but one player used […]

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