All Things Considered; How Much is the Indians Payroll?

When we talk a team’s payroll, we usually start with just the 25 man roster. We have that listed on the ‘Contracts’ page and including players on the DL, it’s about $75.3M give or take a few million depending on who you count. Of course, we should also count guarantees no longer on the roster, […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 23: in the second game of a doubleheader on May 23, 2016 at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

5/23 Game 2 Recap: Mr. Anderson Much Better in Sequel

Roster Update: Cody Anderson was added to the Indians roster today as their 26th man for the double header. Player of the Game If anything, most Indians fans expected the kind of performance turned in by Mike Clevinger this morning to come from Cody Anderson and Anderson’s performance from Clevinger. This was, by far, Anderson’s best […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 23: in the first game of a doubleheader on May 23, 2016 at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

5/23 Game 1 Recap: Walks & Errors Come Back to Haunt Tribe

Roster Update: Joba Chamberlain was unexpectedly placed on the 15 day DL today with a strained left intercostal muscle. He was replaced on the 25 man roster by left handed pitcher Ryan Merritt, who has been a starter for his entire minor league career, but looks to be used out of the bullpen for now. […]

BOSTON, MA - MAY 22:  David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after his home run in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 22, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

5/22 Recap: Papi’s Not Done Yet

Roster Update: Prior to today’s game, Kyle Crockett was sent to AAA in exchange for Austin Adams, who is joining the Indians’ bullpen for the first time in 2016. Player of the Game For knocking in the Indians only two runs of the game, Jason Kipnis takes home the Player of the Game. He went […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 17: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians singles to center field during the third inning of the interleague game against the Cincinnati Reds on May 17, 2016 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Raising Some Reds Flags

The Indians completed their first four game sweep this season (or their first two two game sweeps, depending on your point of view) against the Reds this week. Not only did the Indians get four wins, moving to within 2.5 games of the first place White Sox after the finale on Thursday night, but they […]

BOSTON, MA - MAY 21:  Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox delivers in the first inning during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 21, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

5/21 Recap: We Don’t Love That Dirty Water; At Least Not Today

Player of the Game Jeff Manship is today’s player of the game with a .027 WPA. Despite Carlos Santana scoring the only run, Manship is your player of the game. Feathers Up The lone feather up this afternoon came off the bat of Carlos Santana in the 9th inning. He hit an opposite filed solo […]

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This Is Next Year: All teams remain above .500

Lake County Captains (24-17) by Caitlin Boron The Lake County Captains have been hot so far this season (24-17), but it seems this week they’re slowly coming back to earth as they now share first place of the Mid-Eastern Division with the South Bend Cubs. Tonight the two teams went into extras due to a […]

BOSTON, MA - MAY 20:  Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians delivers in the first inning during the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 20, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

5/20 Recap: Kluber Quiets Boston’s Bats

Player of the Game Coming into the game, the Boston Red Sox were the best offense in the AL, averaging almost six runs a game. However, Corey Kluber largely shut down Boston on Friday night, and earned the win to improve his record to 3-5. The Red Sox did manage to get two early runs […]

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 27:  Erik Gonzalez #78 of the Cleveland Indians bats during a spring training game against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark on February 27, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Why Not E-Gon?

No team makes it through a season unscathed and the Indians were hit particularly hard recently when, after both were missing to start the year, Lonnie Chisenhall (bereavement) and Michael Brantley (15 Day DL) were removed from the 25 man roster. To replace them, the Indians brought back Tyler Naquin, who had started the year […]

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 18:  Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by Francisco Lindor #12 after defeating the Cincinnati Reds 8-7 in twelve innings at Great American Ball Park on May 18, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

5/19 Recap: Cleveland Owns Ohio

Player of the Game Josh Tomlin was fantastic at the plate and on the mound tonight. He nearly singlehandedly beat the Reds. Feathers Up The Indians drew first blood in the 4th inning with a 2-run rocket to right by Carlos Santana, his 6th home run of the season. He would hit his 7th the […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 29:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians rounds third base on his way to score from second base on an RBI single off the bat of Michael Brantley in the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 29, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Believeland: ESPN’s 30 for 30 Isn’t Woe Is Me View of Cleveland

This review contains details about the documentary. If you have not seen Believeland and do not want to read spoilers, stop reading and go watch! If you looked across social media in the days leading up to the television debut of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary Believeland, most Clevelanders who have lived through most of the […]


5/18 Recap: George Street Beat Again; Indians Win In Extra’s

The Indians continue their dominance of their cross-state rivals, beating the Reds in 12 innings 8-7. Roster Update: The Indians announced Wednesday that Tyler Naquin was optioned to Class AAA Columbus to make room for right-hander Mike Clevinger, who made his major-league debut tonight. Player of the Game Rajai Davis did not leave any zero’s in […]

Mike Clevinger warms up before throwing a session on 2/17/16 in Goodyear, AZ. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Welcome To Cleveland Mr. Clevinger

The Indians made it official yesterday afternoon, Mike Clevinger will be making his big league debut against the Reds in tonight’s game. Clevinger is being called up to replace the struggling Cody Anderson who has been awful in nearly every one of his 7 outings this season. Through 7 games and 6 starts, Anderson posted […]