7/9 Recap: Tomlin’s 7 Only Half Enough, Yankees Win in 14

Player of the Game Facing his former teammates was apparently just what Nick Swisher as the Indians DH came into the series batting just .197, but has been on fire for three games, knocking in five runs on three hits, including two home runs. Today, he put the finishing touches on a strong first inning, […]

7/8 Recap: Indians All-Star Bests Yankee Stars

Roster Update: Continuing with the constantly shifting roster, the Indians made two moves today that were long overdue. First, Justin Masterson was finally placed on the 15 Day DL for the knee injury that has plagued him for more than a month. In his place, Nick Hagadone was brought back after just eight games in […]

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Cleveland Indians All-Star Snubs, or Are They?

It seems every year the Indians have deserving players who are excluded from the American League All-Star team and this year is no exception. Michael Brantley has been announced as an extra outfielder for the team and barring any injuries and the final vote, could likely be the Indians only representative on this year’s squad. […]


Michael Brantley Plays All Fields, Because He Must

Depth on a baseball team can be a temperamental thing. Prior to the Indians 2014 campaign, it looked like the team was set in the outfield and bullpen, but would have trouble putting together a solid rotation. There were (well founded) questions about Carlos Carrasco as well as uncertainty surrounding Corey Kluber and Danny Salazar […]

7/7 Recap: Swisher Bombs the Bombers, but Tribe Falls

Roster Update: More news has come out on the Michael Bourn front and it isn’t getting better. Bourn is now expected to miss at least three weeks and with Nyjer Morgan also out for the foreseeable future, the Indians have brought in some help. Chris Dickerson was obtained through trade this morning and added to […]

Best of BRB: The Remarkable Consistency of Nick Swisher

This is the second edition of Best of Burning River Baseball and it features an article written by Mike Melaragno back in February of this year. The original article is repeated in its entirety below, in italics, with new commentary in red.  Throughout Major League Baseball, Nick Swisher has been underrated for much of his […]

Best-Of BRB: Swishalicious, the Nick Swisher Debacle

The first Best of Burning River Baseball article for Nick Swisher Day has to be the first ever written about Swisher in the history of the site. I wrote this prior to him actually signing and it came out on December 12th, 2012. In addition to a reprinting of the original article, in italics, there […]

Series Preview: Yankees at Indians, Nick Swisher Day Special

It’s Nick Swisher Day here at BroningRiverBaseball.com as his old team, the New York Yankees come into town. The Yankees are playing about .500 baseball and are stuck in third in the East (essentially the same position the Indians are at in the Central), but this series will feature a few high points in addition to […]

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NICK SWISHER DAY! An Introduction

The creator of BrOhio, Nick Swisher was the biggest free agent signing in total money in Cleveland Indians history. While he has taken a lot of negativity, his attitude has never changed as he remains the ultimate bro. In honor of this unrelenting positiveness, Burning River Baseball (or Broning River Baseball for the day), will […]

7/6 Recap: Kluber Adds to All-Star Bid by Beating Royals

Roster Update: Michael Bourn’s leg injury was as serious as it seemed last night and he has since been placed on the 15 Day DL with a left hamstring strain. This is a very safe time to place someone on the DL as it includes the All-Star break, meaning he won’t miss as many games […]

7/5 Recap: Indians, House, Win at Home

Player of the Game Although their were many contributors, there can be only one Player of the Game and tonight, it was Michael Bourn. Bourn hit a solo home run to tie the game in the third, walked and scored in the eighth and had a great outfield assist to nab Brett Butler at third […]

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7/4 Recap: Baby, You’re Not A Firework…

Player of the Game Michael Brantley was the team’s only firework on the 4th, adding two hits in which included the Indians only run in the bottom of the 9th, when he blasted a solo homerun. Feathers Up Um, there was a sellout crowd of 39,020 at Progressive Field! Joe would be proud! Feathers Down […]

All-Time Indians: Johnny Burnett

Name: John Henderson Burnett Position: SS, 3B, 2B   Number: 1 Tribe Time: 1927-1934 DOB: 11/01/1904 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1932) 129 512 81 152 23 5 4 53 46 27 2 5 .359 .385 .297 .744 Career 488 1629 […]

Series Preview: Royals at Indians 7/4-6

Happy Independence Day as the Indians will celebrate with fire works after the opening game against Kansas City. Whether they will have any thing to cheer about during the game, however, is yet to be seen. Major difficulties on offense and defense over the road trip brought back little but more questions about how to […]