BookClub

Throw Like a Woman – Susan Petrone

Last month’s book club subject was a biography of Satchel Paige and this month’s feature is similar in some ways. That being said, Throw Like a Woman, by Susan Petrone, is just the second fictional book in the Burning River Book Club after Shoeless Joe (the source material for the movie Field of Dreams). While […]

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 23:  Chris Gimenez #38 of the Cleveland Indians talks to Danny Salazar #31 on the pitchers mound during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on August 23, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Episode 8/23: The Athletics Strike Back

Player of the Game Like Obi-Wan to Vader, Chris Gimenez made his presence felt for the first time in ages tonight. He helped Danny Salazar complete one of his two scoreless innings by catching Coco Crisp stealing second, then walked in his first at bat and hit a solo home run in his second at […]

Baseball & Brews

Baseball & Brews: Welcome To My House

This week on Baseball and Brews, Brad (@BradWojdyla) and I (@cle_itisgone) are joined by two guests who have come to drink our fall beers and call us (mostly me) out in our own studio home! BuringRiverBaseball’s own Mike Melaragno (@MikeMelaragno22) and radio personality from 107.5 TheFox and 98.3 Th Bull’s Jordan Whetson (@JordanOnRadio)! In this […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 20: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates as he returns to the dugout after hitting a three run home run against  the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning at Progressive Field on August 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Lonnie Chisenhall Doesn’t Suck

We tend to view first round picks as players who should be All-Stars, at the least. While you want your first rounders to be the best of the best and be impact players, the truth is, they all can’t be. That doesn’t mean they aren’t a good first round pick. In the MLB Draft, especially […]

<> at O.co Coliseum on August 22, 2016 in Oakland, California.

8/22 Recap: Carlos & Carlos Win Game 1 in Oakland

Player of the Game Carlos Carrasco has been good lately, but not great, but he went off the charts tonight. Needing a shut out to win, Carrasco pitched eight shut out innings and probably could have went another had Terry Francona not chosen to go with Andrew Miller. He struck out nine in those eight and […]

Gonzalez hits an opposite field home run during an AZL game in 2016. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

The Latest HR King in the AZL: Oscar Gonzalez

Normally, low level minor league teams play in small ballparks. They feature the youngest professional athletes, who are generally significantly less developed physically than they will be in just a few years and they are spared from playing on the massive fields that they will be capable of playing on in the future. The Arizona […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 20: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates as he returns to the dugout after hitting a three run home run against  the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning at Progressive Field on August 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

8/20 Recap: No Walk-Off Tonight

Roster Update: As expected, Josh Tomlin was activated from the family emergency medical list to make his start today and Shawn Armstrong was optioned back to AAA Columbus. Player of the Game For the second time in the last four games, Lonnie Chisenhall hit a home run, knocked in three runs and won the Player of […]

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This Is Next Year: Riding The Wave

DSL Indians by Joseph Coblitz With only seven games left in the season, the Dominican Summer League Tribe look ready to coast for the rest of the season safely in last place and 20 games out of even a Wild Card spot. In the six games during the last week they went 1-5 and, while […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: Abraham Almonte #35 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off starting pitcher Alfredo Simon #31 of the Detroit Tigers during the fourth inning at Progressive Field on September 10, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Why is Almonte Playing if he isn’t Play-Off Eligible?

This may be another of those articles that is for a very limited number of people, but there has been enough confusion in recent days that it is worth addressing. Because of his PED suspension to start the season, Abraham Almonte is in fact not eligible to play for the Indians in the play-offs. This […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 18:  Teammates mob Tyler Naquin #30 of the Cleveland Indians after he hit a game winning sacrifice fly against the Chicago White Sox in the ninth inning at Progressive Field on August 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the White Sox 5-4.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

8/19 Recap: Back-to-Back Jacks & Walk-Off Wins for Naquin

Roster Update: After needing a lengthy outing from the bullpen yesterday, Shawn Armstrong was recalled from AAA and Kyle Crockett sent back down. There will need to be another move made to bring back Josh Tomlin tomorrow so this could be an extremely short period with the team for Armstrong. Player of the Game Trevor Bauer […]

BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 22:  Fans of the New York Yankees stand and applaud in front of a sign referencing the Seattle Mariners regular season 116 victories during game five of the American League Championship Series on October 22, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.  The Yankees defeated the Mariners 12-5 and won the best-of-seven series four games to one to advance to the World Series.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Why it Might Not Be a Good Idea to Win them All

If the Indians won every single game for the rest of the season (an impossible 43 game winning streak), they wouldn’t come close to the all time Major League record for best winning percent of .763 (1906 Chicago Cubs). They would be four wins short of the single season wins record as well, held by […]

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