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6/28 Recap: Tribe Tested, But Streak Extends to 11

Player of the Game Corey Kluber certainly had dominating stuff tonight as well as near perfect command as he needed just 87 pitches to go eight innings. He walked one and struck out seven, allowing just three hits, all in the sixth. Those three hits did lead to two runs and it was because of […]

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What’s the Deal with All these Catchers?

Coming into the 2016 season, catcher was unquestionably the Cleveland Indians weakest area of development. It was bad enough pre-season that the Indians brought in Anthony Recker, Anthony Moore and Guillermo Quiroz and that still wasn’t enough as, once Roberto Perez was hurt they had to sign Chris Gimenez just to have a full Major […]

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 01:  Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians swings and watches the flight of his ball as he hits a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum on August 1, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

6/27 Recap: Bauer & Chisenhall Extend Win Streak to 10

Player of the Game For the second game in a row, your top player is Lonnie Chisenhall as he repeated his line yesterday with another home run and three more RBI. This time, they all came at the same time with a three run home run to right against long reliever Tyrell Jenkins. He added […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 19:  Juan Uribe #4 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning during the game against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on June 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

This Week in Tribe 6/27-7/3: Indians Rolling in First Place

It’s a great time to be a Cleveland sports fan with the Indians rolling high on a nine-game winning streak that has pushed their lead to five games in the American League Central Division. Cleveland is now 44-30 after another three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers (38-38) to kick off a 10-game road trip that […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 26: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians makes the running catch on the pop fly from Justin Upton #8 (not in photo) during the fourth inning of the game on June 26, 2016 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

6/26 Recap: Indians Win 9th Straight in Detroit Sweep City

Player of the Game Every year it seems Lonnie Chisenhall catches fire for a short period and has one particular game where he really shines. Well, that time is now and that game was today as he went 4-4 with two singles, a triple and a two run home run. He knocked in three and […]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31:  Manager Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians looks on from the end of the dugout against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the six inning at O.co Coliseum on July 31, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Like Him or Not, Francona Gets Things Done

Terry Francona is a very divisive figure among Indians fans. Many in the more emotional crowd follow his every move blindly as the works of the genius who brought Boston their first World Championship in nearly 100 years. Other, more statistically inclined fans find fault in the Tribe’s manager daily. In particular, his love of […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 25:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians after hitting a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Comerica Park on June 25, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

6/25 Recap: Win Streak to 8 as Carrasco Shuts Out Detroit

Player of the Game Carlos Carrasco has improved in each of his starts made since returning from the DL and today’s was his best since his second start of the year on April 13th.  In his starts since coming back he has went 5 innings allowing three runs, 6.2 IP with 4 ER, 6 IP […]

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This Is Next Year: Hot Fun In The Summer Time

As the Indians continue to roll this summer, their minor league counterparts continue to do the same. Here is a brief summary of what tool place down on the farm this past week: Dominican Summer League Indians (DSL) by Joe Coblitz The DSL Indians continued their hot streak to end last week into this one, ultimately […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 28:  Zach Walters #6 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with Tyler Holt #62 after hitting a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of their game on September 28, 2014 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Indians defeated the Rays 7-2. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

The Anatomy Of A Good Swap: A Primer For The Trade Deadline

With the trade season beginning, it is important to understand the rationality behind why teams make decisions that will affect the trajectory of their organization for this season and seasons to come. The goal in any mid season trade is to maximize value between contending and rebuilding teams. In this article, I am going to take […]

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees speaks with David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox prior to the last game of the season at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

MLB Farewell Tour: David Ortiz vs Derek Jeter

Two years ago, future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter was making his final appearances at MLB stadiums across the nation. Fans far and wide were lining up at the gates of each American League ballpark and a handful of National League stadiums to see the career-long Yankee shortstop play in that particular city one final […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 24:  Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians singles against the Detroit Tigers during the sixth inning at Comerica Park on June 24, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

6/24 Recap: Tribe Triples Their Way to Victory

Player of the Game Jason Kipnis has 7 RBI in his last four games, but tonight is his first Player of the Game of the stretch as the pitching finally took a back seat to the offense. He had two triples tonight, one short of the club record, and knocked in three. Feathers Up The […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 6: Left fielder Jose Ramirez #11 and center fielder Tyler Naquin #30 of the Cleveland Indians drop a fly ball hit by Chris Young #30 of the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on April 6, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Jose Ramirez; Tyler Naquin

Reevaluating the Indians’ Outfield with Almonte on the Way

Entering the 2016 season, everyone and their mother knew the Cleveland Indians’ biggest weakness: their outfield. It was clear the Indians had holes to fill even before Michael Brantley was seriously injured and Abraham Almonte was suspended 80 games for testing positive for PEDs. Yet, even after losing Brantley and Almonte, the Indians front office […]

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 09:  Joba Chamberlain #62 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on May 09, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Does the Indians Bullpen Prefer Home Cooking or the Open Road

Bullpens are tricky. A lot of things can throw them off from year to year and even day to day. A unit that is generally the lowest paid throughout the club is often the most important yet the most volatile. There are those in Cleveland who cringe every time Bryan Shaw enters through the bullpen door, […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13: Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of their game on August 13, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Yankees defeated the Indians 8-6.   (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

6/22 Recap: Bauer Completes Game & Homestand Sweep

Player of the Game Trevor Bauer continues to raise the bar, improving in seemingly every start. This time, he hurled a complete game, his first of the season and second in his career, allowing just one run and striking out ten. Only one Rays batter reached via the walk and he was the only runner […]

Baseball & Brews

Baseball & Brews: BASEketball

This week on Baseball And Brews, Brad (@BradWojdyla) and I (@cle_itisgone) go a little off the usual path. Obviously, there are baseball talks, like if Danny Salazar is All Star material, Madison Bumgarner in the derby, an anger-fueled rant about Tyler Naquin’s defense, and the Tribe being in first, but we also went into some […]