Going the Other Way – Billy Bean

No, not Billy Beane. Today’s Book Club is a bit of a throw back as we feature Going the Other Way: An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball by Billy Bean with Chris Bull from 2003. While the story is a bit old, it never really made the mainstream at the time, […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 23: Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians scores on a double by Jason Kipnis #22 during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field on May 23, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Michael Bourn

The (Re) Bourn Indians

On May 15th, the Indians record sat at 12-21 and were a season high nine games below .500.  They had just landed in Arlington, TX to begin a tough seven game road trip which concluded with a stop on the south side of Chicago to play the division rival White Sox in four games. Prior […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 27: Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field on May 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/27 Recap: No Missed Chances Today As Offense Scores Big

Player of the Game Carlos Carrasco came into the game with a huge disparity between his xFIP (4th in the AL) and his ERA (43rd in AL), generally showing that he has been the victim of poor defensive support and all around bad luck. Today, some of that reverted as he allowed five hits and […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 26:  Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers beats the throw to Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on May 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Texas defeated Cleveland 4-3. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

5/26 Recap: Offense Lays An Egg When It Matters Most

Player of the Game Danny Salazar had another solid outing tonight that would have looked like a great outing had it not been for one bad pitch to Prince Fielder. Salazar continues to have a quietly great season for the Tribe as a consistent force in the rotation. Feathers Up The Indians’ offense got off […]

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 27: Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians walks against the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning of their game on April 27, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Royals defeated the Indians 6-2. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

How to Score More; Clutch Hits or Walks?

It has been a matter of debate among Indians fans, particularly those writers who speak on the Tribe Time Now network of podcasts, why the Indians had trouble scoring runs early in the season. On one side, they weren’t getting hits with runners in scoring position. On the other, they weren’t getting many runners in […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 25: Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after hitting a three run home run during the second inning against the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field on May 25, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Roberto Perez

5/25 Recap: E1? Bingo.

Player of the Game It would seem more appropriate to pick the goat of the game after one like today (probably Zach McAllister), but for tradition’s sake, the Player of the Game was Roberto Perez with a score of 5.83. His three run, second inning home run gave the Indians their first lead of the […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 20:  Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum #38 of the Cleveland Indians delivers the ball against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on May 20, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

This Week in Tribe 5/25-31: Keep On Rolling Tribe

Six in a row, two series wins including a sweep have brought the Cleveland Indians back to life.   The Tribe (20-23, .465 winning percentage) moved out of last place in the American League Central and are now in fourth place just a few percentage points ahead of the Chicago White Sox (19-22, .463 winning […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 24:   Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians hits a leadoff double in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field on May 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

5/24 Recap: Votto & Reds Defense Hand Tribe A Sweep

Roster Update: After a long 37 games, the Indians catcher and unofficial captain Yan Gomes has returned to the starting lineup. Since he was originally expected to miss two months, this is great news. To make room, back-up catcher Brett Hayes has been designated for assignment with Roberto Perez heading to the bench. Player of […]

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5/22 Recap: A Mossy Finish

Player of the Game Brandon Moss went 2-4 with a HR a double and three RBI in key situations in the game: First by putting the Indians ahead by one in the 3rd and another by putting the game away in the 4th. Feathers Up The Indians hitters were very patient with Leake in the […]

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 13:  Pitcher Bryan Shaw #27 of the Cleveland Indians watches a two-run home run hit by Alex Avila of the Detroit Tigers during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on September 13, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

What’s Wrong With Our Bullpen?

Last season, the Indians bullpen was a source of strength and one of the best relief corps in all of baseball. This year the bullpen has been far from the shutdown crew that Indians fans expected. Last season the bullpen sported the league’s 7th best ERA at 3.12, while throwing the 5th most innings in […]

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Tribe Time Now Ep #15:

Hayden Grove (@RThompAK13) of More Than A Fan: Cleveland. In this edition, Hayden and Ryan discuss the series finale against Chicago, Jason Kipnis’ fantastic May thus far, when the Indians would consider throwing in the towel, Team building philosophy, the bullpen and much much more! I hope you like Ryan as much as I do, because […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 21: Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians makes a catch for an out against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning on May 21, 2015 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

5/21 Recap: It’s Called A Winning Streak, It Has Happened Before

Roster Update: T.J. House was activated from the 15 Day DL today, but will stay in Columbus on a minor league option. Shaun Marcum will remain on the 25 man roster as the fifth starter for the foreseeable future. Player of the Game Danny Salazar followed up a less than stellar performance in his last […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 22: Zach Walters #6 of the Cleveland Indians hits a solo home run during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field on August 22, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

How Nick Swisher Could Ruin Zach Walters’ Career

Zach Walters is an interesting individual. The only return from the loss of Asdrubal Cabrera has no real defensive position, terrible plate discipline and a swing full of holes yet is the Indians top power opportunity since Travis Hafner was blasting home runs into Pronkville. The problem is that, while Hafner was a career .273 […]