CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 12: Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians hits an RBI single scoring Jose Ramirez #11 to win the game in the sixteenth inning against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field on August 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Yankees 5-4 in the 16th inning. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Michael Brantley

Could Kipnis or Brantley Win the Batting Title?

Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley are in the midst of two great seasons and because of them, the Indians are in a position to make things interesting in this final month of play. Playoffs aside, Kipnis and Brantley are also in the midst of batting title battle that could see an Indians bring home the […]

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All-Time Indians: Rick Waits

Name: Michael Richard Waits Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1975-1983 Number: 36     DOB: 05/15/1952 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1978) 13 15 .464 3.21 34 33 15 2 230.1 206 82   86 97 1.27 .230 Indians Career 74 […]

Indians Suddenly Back In Playoff Picture As Season Embarks On Final Month

Whatever happens, it looks like the Cleveland Indians are planning on going down swinging. Literally. Once looking like they had no shot at this year’s postseason, the Indians have roared back into the picture, rattling off six straight wins entering September, and with a series on tap against the red-hot Blue Jays, they’ll find out […]

TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 2: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides safely across home plate to score on a sacrifice fly in the second inning during MLB game action as Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians reaches with an attempted tag on September 2, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Josh Donaldson; Yan Gomes

9/2 Recap: Blue Jays Flutter Their Way Past Tribe for Series Win

Player of the Game The only pitcher to get as many as five outs tonight, Austin Adams finished the fourth then pitched the fifth as well, striking out one and allowing one single. Feathers Up In Trevor Bauer‘s stead, the Indians bullpen was absolutely incredible tonight. Starting with one out in the second inning, Jeff […]

Mark Shapiro’s Legacy

The son of big time sports agent Ron Shapiro, Mark has far surpassed his father’s legacy since joining the Indians in 1991. Initially the Director of Player Development under GM John Hart, Mark Shapiro saw the rise of more Indians greats than in any other decade with the likes of Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez, Charles […]

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 31: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians makes the play and throws out the baserunner for the last out of the second inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 31, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

9/1 Recap: Home Runs Not Enough for Tribe

Roster Update: Happy September 1st, MLB teams! You may now have up to 40 players on your Major League rosters. In celebration, the Indians have brought Chris Johnson and Gavin Floyd off the DL (the latter will be used out of the bullpen) and have promoted Shawn Armstrong from AAA. He played some for the […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 28: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases on a double to deep left during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Progressive Field on August 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

August 2015 Player Power Rankings

Continued mediocrity followed by a six game winning streak to end August has kept the Tribe within play-off limbo. Still too far out to be considered legitimate contenders, but too close to throw in the season. A rash of injuries, including shoulder issues for Kipnis, Carrasco and Brantley, hand and wrist problems for Johnson and Aviles […]

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 31: Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians advances safely to third base on a fielder's choice in the first inning during MLB game action as Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays cannot hold on to the ball on August 31, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

8/31 Recap: Welcome to Toronto, Mark

Player of the Game Danny Salazar was electric tonight, striking out ten in seven innings. The only two runs allowed by the young star were because of his own poor defensive plays (more on that later) as otherwise he shut out one of the best offenses in baseball over the other six. He allowed just […]

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How Will The Tribe’s Expanded Roster Look?

On Tuesday, September 1, the MLB roster capacity will expand from 25 to 40. This will give the Indians, and every other major league baseball team, the ability to add to their active roster. As it sits right now, the Indians have 41 men listed on their 40 man roster. However, because Gavin Floyd and […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 30: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 and Michael Brantley #23 celebrate with Abraham Almonte #35 of the Cleveland Indians after Almonte hit a grand slam during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Progressive Field on August 30, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

This Week in Tribe 8/31-9/6: Playoffs? Is the Magic Back?

The Cleveland Indians are the hottest team in baseball with a five-game winning streak that has put the team back into playoff contention. Winning eight of the last 10 including sweeps at home against the Angels and Brewers has allowed the Tribe (63-66) to move up to 5 games behind the Texas Rangers (68-61) for […]

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A Change Is Going To Come: Shapiro To Blue Jays

Unless you have been sleeping until football season starts, the rumors of Indians president Mark Shapiro becoming the President of the Toronto Blue Jays have been hot the past week. A shock to some, it was only a matter of time before one of the most sought-after executives left Cleveland to pursue another opportunity. On […]

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Need for Speed: 2015 AZL Indians Season in Review

The Arizona Rookie league is split into two seasons for play-off purposes (the three division winners in both the first and second half make it to the post-season), but it should be for analysis purposes as well. In the first half the team is largely comprised of left-overs from the previous season and last year’s […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 29: Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam during the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Progressive Field on August 29, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8/29 Recap: Indians Offense Erupts With Gomes Grand Slam

Player of the Game Yan Gomes came up with a huge grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Indians a commanding 8-3 lead and broke open what had been a close, well-pitched game to that point. Gomes’ blast followed a clutch double by Carlos Santana that broke a 3-3 tie […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 26: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians scores on a single by Lonnie Chisenhall #8 during the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Progressive Field on August 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Stupid, Crazy Optimism

Ever since the Indians went into the All-Star break sitting behind eight teams in the Wild Card race and then even more so after they went on to lose six in a row to the White Sox and Royals I have been firmly in the camp of waiting for 2016. At that moment it looked […]

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