CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 27: Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians scores on a hit by Roberto Perez #55 during the third inning against the Texas Rangers during the third inning at Progressive Field on May 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

This Week In Tribe 6/2-5: Now The Real Fun Starts

The surging Cleveland Indians hopped aboard the Jason Kipnis Express in May and concluded the month by winning four out of their last five overall including three of four on the road against Seattle.   Kipnis wrapped up a historic run with 51 hits and 30 runs in a month to become the eighth player […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 27: Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians hits a double to deep center during the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field on May 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Jason Kipnis

May 2015 Cleveland Indians Player Power Rankings

In general, May was a much friendlier month to the Indians than April, particularly among the hitters. This success has lead to a much better win loss record, but unlike the sport itself, this article is about the players individually, not the overall result. The following list ranks the Indians 25 man roster by their […]

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Weekend Update 5/31: Not Every Prospect Can Be the Next Andy Marte

I am joined this week by Mike Hattery (@CodySlaybaugh) from ESPN 970 on a nice Sunday afternoon to discuss the current winninger ways of the Tribe. In addition to the recent semi-positivity, they cover how the Indians should handle some less than favorable positions in dealing with Jose Ramirez and Michael Bourn and later discuss how […]

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 31:  Starting pitcher Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians is removed from the game by manager Terry Francona #17 against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning at Safeco Field on May 31, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

5/31 Recap: May Ends With Another Win & More Kipnis Heat

Roster Update: After missing just three game due to the birth of his daugher, Carlos Santana was back with the Indians today. To make room, Jerry Sands was designated for assignment, an action that could help clear up the Indians outfield situation. Player of the Game If David Murphy and Ryan Raburn were the same […]

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Right fielder Jerry Sands #40 of the Cleveland Indians can't get to a fly ball hit by Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Jerry Sands

Cutting Dead Weight

Having depth in sports is typically viewed as a very good thing. By their inherent nature, all sports come with a fairly substantial risk of serious injury. You can point to the Indians’ starting rotation to see how important this concept is. The Indians began spring training with 10 legitimate contenders for spots in the […]

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When It Takes Two To Make One, The Perfect Platoon

A lineup filled with players like Michael Brantley, who hit .300 against both right and left handed pitchers would be optimal, but there is only one Michael Brantley. The Indians only have seven regular starters beyond Brantley and in order to fill out a lineup card on a daily basis, Terry Francona has found going […]

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 29:  Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians catches a fly ball off the bat of Seth Smith of the Seattle Mariners in the second inning at Safeco Field on May 29, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

5/29 Recap: Walker Ties Up Indians Bats, Tribe Loses 2-1

Player of the Game Despite a high pitch count early, Trevor Bauer was able to complete seven innings tonight and strike out ten, including all three batters faced in the fifth and seventh for eight K’s in his last nine outs. He allowed just six hits and two runs (more on both later), although he […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 2: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field on May 2, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Corey Kluber

2015 All-Star Candidates: Who Wants To Road Trip to Cincinnati?

Major League Baseball announced the first vote totals for the 2015 last Tuesday (stats and vote totals accurate of 5/26) and things aren’t looking good for the Tribe. This shouldn’t really be a surprise as a sub-.500 team from a fly over state can’t be expected to be leading a popularity contest in which the […]

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Tribe Time Now Ep 16: Peaks & Valleys

Mike “Miggy” Brandyberry (@RThompAK13) of More than a fan: Cleveland. In this episode, Miggy and Ryan discuss Carlos Santana’s baby girl, the division as she stands now, conclusions from the TEX series, a preview of the SEA series, the curious case of Michael Bourn, and CF replacement options! For those looking to meet the varied hosts […]

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 28:  Brandon Moss #44 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning at Safeco Field on May 28, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

5/28 Recap: Indians Inch Towards .500 Behind Kluber

Roster Update: Carlos Santana‘s daughter was born this morning and so he can be there, he has been placed on the paternity list. In his place, Jerry Sands has been recalled from AAA for some unknown reason. In a separate move, Scott Atchison was placed on the 15 day disabled list with a left ankle […]

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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 […]

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