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Burning River on Those Sports Guys 2/13

I was on Those Sports Guys from WJCU last night and you can check it out here. I was on the show about an hour in and we talked about various baseball topics including the renovations to Progressive Field, the lack of renovations to the Indians offense, the potential 25 man roster and some surprising […]

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All-Time Indians: Ed Klieman

Name: Edward Frederick Klieman Position: Relief Pitcher Nick Name: Specs Number: 39 Tribe Time: 1943-1948 DOB: 03/21/1918 Stats W L W% ERA G GS SV IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1947) 5 4 .556 3.03 58 0 17 92.0 78 31 5 39 21 1.27 .220 Indians Career 24 28 […]

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Tommy Hunter #29 of the Baltimore Orioles throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game One of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 2, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Indians Sign Hunter To Bolster Bullpen

The Indians continue to add arms to their bullpen as the club has signed veteran right-hander Tommy Hunter to a one-year, $2 million deal. Hunter joins Craig Stammen, Joba Chamberlain, Ross Detwiler, Tom Gorzelanny and Joe Thatcher in the crop of new arms competing for a potential spot in the Tribe’s opening day bullpen. These signings […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 27:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians slides across home to score against Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals in the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. The play would be overturned after it was ruled that Lindor did not tag up at third. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

2016 Could be the Best Central Yet

Since becoming a division, the AL Central has largely been the laughingstock of the American League. From 1994 through 2011, only four AL Pennant winners came from the Central and only one won the World Series (the White Sox in 2005). Since then, things have been looking up as three of the last four AL […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 19:  The WBC Trophy is seen during the Championship Round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic between the Dominican Republic and the Puerto Rico at AT&T Park on March 19, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Nicknames for the World Baseball Classic Qualifiers

Trigger Warning: this is not a serious baseball discussion. If you’d like that, check out this morning’s article on Joe Sewell. This is silly and mostly for my own entertainment. Since we’re in the midst of the first qualifying round for the World Baseball Classic in 2017 (Australia and South Africa are both 1-0) it […]

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All-Time Indians: Joe Sewell

Name: Joseph Wheeler Sewell Position: Short Stop Tribe Time: 1920-1930 Number: 4 & 2 Accolades: Hall of Fame (1977) DOB: 10/09/1898 Accolades: Top 5 MVP (1923, 1925), Top 10 MVP (1924, 1927), Top 20 MVP (1922, 1928) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS […]

TAICHUNG, TAIWAN - MARCH 04:  Mitch Dening of Australia run into first base in the sixth inning during the World Baseball Classic First Round Group B match between South Korea and Australia at Intercontinental Baseball Stadium on March 4, 2013 in Taichung, Taiwan.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

World Classic Qualifiers Back Again

When the World Baseball Classic was first played in 2006, there were 16 teams and in 2009 those teams returned. It wasn’t until the 2013 tournament that other teams were considered as four of the teams that had been included each year, South Africa, Canada, Panama and Chinese Taipei were made to play for their […]

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 26:  Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the second inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 26, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Indians 25 Man Roster Prediction & Options

It’s still really early, but with pitchers and catchers reporting next week we have enough knowledge of the 2016 Cleveland Indians roster to create our initial break down of the potential 25 man roster and see what other options the Indians have. This list will be updated throughout the Spring season as starters are announced and […]

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 12:  Joe Thatcher #54 of the Houston Astros pitches in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on June 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 10-0.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

2016 Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees

Pitchers and catchers report in just 9 days! Now that the league for the soon-to-be-brain-damaged is over, baseball fans can finally rejoice in the fact the first signs of spring are finally upon us. With that comes the joy that is America’s favorite pastime. The majority of the Indians’ roster is already set with the […]

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All-Time Indians: Chuck Hinton

Name: Charles Edward Hinton Jr. Position: OF/1B     Number: 23 Tribe Time: 1965-67, 1968-71 DOB: 05/03/1934 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1965) 133 431 59 110 17 6 18 54 53 65 17 3 85% .336 .448 .255 .784 […]

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Old Park, New Tricks: 2016 Renovations

In 2015, Cleveland Indian’s fans were skeptically excited about the new renovations. Being creatures of habit and tradition when talking about the sports teams, change is a scary thing (unless we’re talking about the Browns, but that’s a different matter). The team had big plans to transform our ballpark, and the only recent memory tribe […]

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Ever Dream of Writing About Baseball?

I am both proud and saddened to announce that Danny Cunningham will no longer be writing for Burning River Baseball as he is taking on more responsibilities with his more regular profession (if you want to know more, bug him on twitter @DCunninghamCLE). While we are losing Danny, you could be gaining an opportunity as […]

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Top 10 AA Level Indians 1963-2015

While the Indians have had many minor league affiliates over the years, one constant, at least since 1989, has been that the AA club has been nearby in Akron, Ohio. It is difficult to compare minor league franchises from the early years, but we have consistent data from the Indians AA farm club heading back […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 12:   A fan sits in the rain at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio waiting for the rain delayed start of the  game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers on September 12, 2015 .   (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

The Spectrum of Modern Baseball Fans

Have you ever found yourself debating what makes a true die-hard baseball fan? Sitting at a game on the first base side, two fans are decked out head to toe in Tribe gear, obvious to the naked eye anyone can see that both parties are all in when it comes to the game. What on […]

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All-Time Indians: Jesse Orosco

Name: Jesse Russell Orosco Position: Relief Pitcher     Number: 47 Tribe Time: 1989-1991 DOB: 04/21/1957 Stats W L W% ERA G SV SVO IP H ER HR BB SO K/9 WHIP BAA Best Season (1989) 3 4 .429 2.08 69 3 7 78.0 54 18 7 26 79 9.1 1.03 .198 Indians Career 10 […]

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