Satchel – Larry Tye

Sometimes it takes many years to get a story right and the truth isn’t available until long after a person has passed on. This is one of those cases as in 2009, Larry Tye looked back at the life and times of Satchel Paige in his book Satchel. While many books have been written about […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 17: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on July 17, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Could a 3 Pitcher Per Game Strategy Ever Work in the Majors?

When watching games that matter more for readiness and development than winning, an interesting strategy takes place. In Spring Training at the Major League level as well as Instructional League in the Winter, Extended Spring in April and May and the Arizona Rookie League, roster moves are made more based on a script created pregame […]


7/26 Recap: Lindor Singles, Indians Walk Off

Player of the Game Dan Otero has been arguably the Indians most dominant reliever this season, but until this point had yet to win a Player of the Game award. After two perfect innings tonight, however, that is no longer the case. Otero struck out one and turned an incredible double play on a ball […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 17: Tyler Naquin #30 of the Cleveland Indians watches after hitting a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of the game on July 17, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 6-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Why Naquin Might Not Regress After All

There may not be a word more overused by proponents of advanced baseball statistics than regression. If you don’t know what that means, it is short for regression to the mean, a statistical term that is essentially predicting that everything ultimately comes back to average. In baseball, that average is league average and the stat […]

Baseball & Brews

Cleveland Baseball and Brews: The Gift Of Trade Talk!

Merry Christmas in July from us at Cleveland Baseball and Brews! This week our guest, Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) from, hangouts with Best Friend Brad (@BradWojdyla) and I (@cle_itisgone). Hayden brings the gift of Great Lakes Christmas Ale and trade talks into the studio! The only way to celebrate! The three of us almost seem to […]

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 24: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians works in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 24, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

7/24 Recap: Kluber’s Start Spoiled as Bats, Bullpen Struggle in Baltimore

Player of the Game After two mediocre-at-best outings by Indians’ starters in the series, Corey Kluber showed why he remains the ace of the Cleveland staff. Though he didn’t completely shut down Baltimore, he gave the Tribe a chance to win the game by allowing just three runs in seven innings of work. Per usual, […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 08:  Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers swings at a pitch during the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on July 8, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: Ryan Braun

As we approach the trade deadline, the Indians have been linked to several offensive players. Some, of course, are more likely to be acted upon than others. Someone like Aroldis Chapman, for example, are almost certain to be traded because of his contract status (free agent-to-be on a losing team). Others, though, are more up […]

at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 23, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

7/23 Recap: Offense Slumbers as Tribe Lose Second to the Birds

Player of the Game The Indians waited until the last possible moment to score tonight, very literally as there were two outs in the ninth inning before a run crossed the plate. When it did so, it was courtesy of Lonnie Chisenhall, who doubled home Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis who had singled to start […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Future Trade Bait

The Indians have been looking at trade possibilities in order to improve their bullpen. With that in mind, here’s a quick peek at some of the players who could be involved in a deadline deal. DSL Indians by Joe Coblitz The Dominican Summer League Tribe won three of five this week, but remain behind the […]

at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 22, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

7/22 Recap: Orioles Power Beats Bauer

Roster Update: Joseph Colon was placed on the 15 Day DL prior to today’s game with right shoulder inflammation. With Zach McAllister not quite ready to return from the DL himself, Cody Anderson was brought back after just four days in AAA. Player of the Game Who knows how much longer he’ll be around, but […]

Conor Marab

Kaminsky Finally Gaining Momentum in Akron

When the Cleveland Indians traded Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals for Rob Kaminsky last July, many immediately praised the Indians for making the deal. Moss had largely been a disappointment for the Indians, who had fallen out of contention by the trade deadline and Kaminsky was actually seen as an overpay by many […]