ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 1:  Brandon Moss #44 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates as he makes his way back to the dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 1, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Brandon Moss

Half Way Home: What the Indians Need to Do to Contend in 2015

The All-Star break is considered to be the unofficial half way point in the season, the Indians have actually hit the 81 game mark exactly one week before that has begun. While we will get deeper into an overall look at the Indians first half during the All-Star Break, here is a quick look at […]

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Weekend Update 7/5: Almost Perfect

Joe Coblitz (@CMB1979) from It’s Pronounced Lajaway discuss the most recent week in Indians baseball and you know what that means, pitching, pitching, pitching. In addition to pitching, there will be no hitting and a discussion on the new direction the Tigers are taking without Miguel Cabrera. Also without Cabrera, they discuss how the American […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 05: Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by teammate Danny Salazar #31 after scoring in the first inning against  the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on July 5, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

7/5 Recap: Bad Luck & Bad Pitches Cost Indians Series Win

Player of the Game Responsible for each of the Indians first two runs (explained in depth later on), Michael Bourn was the Indians single most effective player today. In all, he went 1/3 with a single, RBI, steal and run scored. He was pulled from the game in a double switch in the seventh. Feathers […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 03:  Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians looks on at the grounds crew works on the pitchers mound in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the interleague game at PNC Park on July 3, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

7/3 Recap: Rain Can Delay, But Can’t Postpone Indians Win Streak

Player of the Game For the second time in three games, Brandon Moss helped the Indians score in multiple ways. He knocked in the Indians first two runs with a home run to right, just beyond the reach of Gregory Polanco, then scored the Indians third run as well after getting hit by a pitch. […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 20: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians hits an RBI single during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field on June 20, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lindor Wasn’t Ready

From last September on through early June, the constant refrain from the Indians upper management was that Francisco Lindor wasn’t quite ready for the Major Leagues. It wasn’t, they maintained, because keeping in the minors into May would give him an extra year of team control and it wasn’t because keeping him down until mid […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 2:  Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians hits a sacrifice fly in front of catcher Rene Rivera #44 of the Tampa Bay Rays to score Jason Kipnis #22 during the fourth inning of a game on July 2, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

7/2 Recap: Kluber K’s 14, But Indians Need Extras to Win

Roster Update: Michael Bourn abandoned his appeal of his one game suspension today, taking it on a day that he usually would have been given the day off anyway. The suspension dates back to June 16th against the Cubs. Player of the Game After getting off to a rocky start, Corey Kluber put together another […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 1:  Pitcher Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians prepares to pitch at the start of the bottom of the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 1, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

No No-No: The Much Attempted & Much Eluded Indians No Hitter

Bartolo Colon, September 18th, 2000. Billy Traber, July 8th, 2003. Kevin Millwood, May 9th, 2005. Scott Kazmir, July 24th, 2013. Josh Tomlin, June 28th, 2014. Corey Kluber, May 13th, 2015 and now Carlos Carrasco, July 1st, 2015. None of these names and dates are remembered in the way that Len Barker, May 15th, 1981 is […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 1:  Pitcher Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians heads out to the mound to start the bottom of the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 1, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

7/1 Recap: Carrasco Nearly No Hits Rays, Indians Win 3rd Straight

Player of the Game The Indians starting pitchers have been truly incredible this series and Carlos Carrasco was the best so far. He neared etching his name in the history books with a perfect game through the first 6.1 innings and a no hitter through 8.2. Each of the Indians starters this series has pitched […]

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 16:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians and Francisco Lindor #12 try to make a play on a Kris Bryant's #17 of the Chicago Cubs single during the third inning on June 16,  2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

June 2015 Player Power Rankings

Month by month, the Indians have looked like a very different team from completely inept in April (7-14, 79 runs scored), to mashing in May (17-12, 146 runs scored), to somewhere in between in June (11-15, 79 runs scored). The best hitting hasn’t been as good as it was in May and the best pitching hasn’t […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 24: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two RBI double during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on June 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Change You Can’t Count On: Why Ty Van Burkleo Should Not Be A Scapegoat

Yesterday, Joseph Coblitz gave his argument for the firing of Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo. In interest of fairness, today Mike Melaragno brings you his take on why he shouldn’t be let go. The recent offensive struggles from the Indians have the media, fans, national pundits and writers on this website wondering whether change […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 30:  Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 30, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

6/30 Recap: Improved Defense Backs Salazar in Indians Win

Player of the Game The second incredible start in a row and fourth this time through the rotation belonged to Danny Salazar tonight who pitched 7.2 innings, allowing one earned run on two hits and two walks. He only struck out two, but didn’t need more than that as his infield defense was spotless, with […]

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