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 […]

Conor Marab

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 […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 2: A general stadium shot during the sixth inning of the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***

It is Time to Pay Attention to the Indians, Cleveland

Basketball season is over, but Cleveland’s reign as champions is just beginning. When the Cavaliers secured the city’s first major championship in 52 years on Sunday night, the people of Cleveland were more energized than perhaps ever before, and rightly so. The celebration Sunday night was 52 years in the making. The sweetness of a […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 21: Juan Uribe #4 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field on June 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

6/21 Recap: Father & Son Go Deep As Kluber Shuts Out Rays

Player of the Game Corey Kluber pitched what was possibly his best game of the season tonight after a rocky outing last time. He pitched a complete game shut out, his second of both this season and his career, allowing just three hits while striking out nine. Kluber walked just two as well and lowered […]


The Curse of Rocky Colavito – Terry Pluto

With Cleveland’s curse being brought back to the forefront with the 30 for 30 called Believeland, the Lake Erie Monsters winning the Calder Cup and, of course, the Cavaliers winning their first NBA Finals in franchise history, it seems apropos to bring up the most detailed look at the Indians side in The Curse of […]

Cleveland Indians Prospects of Winning the 2016 AL Central

The race for the American League Central division crown is the closest it’s been in years, providing the Cleveland Indians with their best chance to take Kansas City’s coveted crown.   The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals are both within striking distance, making Cleveland’s task all the harder. The Indians are set for a […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 20: Right fielder Michael Martinez #1 of the Cleveland Indians fields a fly ball hit by Logan Forsythe #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning at Progressive Field on June 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

6/20 Recap: Indians Home Run Barrage Makes it 9 Games Over .500

Player of the Game Carlos Santana knocked in the Indians first run of the game with a fielder’s choice in the fourth, then knocked in the Indians third run in the sixth with a solo home run. He scored a second time in the eighth after hitting a single, coming home on Juan Uribe‘s home run. […]