WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 03:  Denard Span #2 of the Washington Nationals hits a lead off single in the first inning during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on July 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Tribe Search for Outfielders Spans Far and Wide

The Indians have many areas where people think improvements are needed. Recently, Michael Brantley’s shoulder surgery increased the need for improvement in the outfield. This past season, the Indians touted an outfield that consisted of Brantley, and a rotating cast of other interchangeable players that includes at times names such as Michael Bourn, Ryan Raburn, David […]


Top 10 Single A Level Indians 1991-2015

Single A is generally the lowest level that the majority of baseball fans pay any attention to and currently for Cleveland, it is a great inexpensive way to watch live baseball as well. Some superstar rookies begin their careers in Single A, but generally there has already been some weeding out at the Short Season […]

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Kirby Yates #49 of the Tampa Bay Rays throws a pitch during a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 10, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Tribe Solidifies 40-Man Roster Ahead of Winter Meetings

The deadline has passed for teams to add players to the 40-man roster to protect them from being drafted in the Rule 5 draft and the Indians have made some predictable, and some not-so predictable moves. Most recently however, the Tribe added a bullpen arm from the Tampa Bay Rays. Wednesday, the Indians acquired reliever […]


All-Time Indians: Matt Lawton

Name: Matthew Lawton Position: Left Field Tribe Time: 2002-2004 Number: 11 Accolades: 2004 All-Star DOB: 11/30/1971 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (2004) 150 591 109 164 25 0 20 70 74 84 23 9 72% .366 .421 .277 .787 Indians […]

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Do You Wahoo? Episode 3: Toth, Cunningham, Morrison

In the third episode of Do You Wahoo? Joe Coblitz (@TheBobToth) of Did the Tribe Win Last Night?, Danny Cunningham (@VernMorrison) of It’s Pronounced “Lajaway” as they fight to be the supreme leader of episode 3.   Game: Opening Round: Top career strike outs & single season steals leaders Was it Me? Joe Carter Line-Up […]

during game five of the American League Divison Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 14, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Burning River 2015 League Predictions Revisited

Prior to the 2015 season, the Burning River Baseball staff, in particular myself, Joseph Coblitz, Mike Melaragno, Jen Coblitz, Kevin Gall, John Hutchison and our outside view, Cody Slaybaugh from ESPN 970, made predictions for both the Indians season and some outcomes around the league. Those for the Indians can be seen here, but we […]


All-Time Indians: Don Hood

Name: Donald Harris Hood Position: Relief Pitcher Tribe Time: 1975-1979 Number: 32, 44     DOB: 10/16/1949 Stats W L W% ERA G GS SV SVO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1977) 2 1 .667 3.00 41 5 0 2 105.0 87 35 3 49 62 1.30 .216 Indians Career […]


Clint Frazier Finds Success & Questions in Arizona Fall League

For the third straight season, the Cleveland Indians Arizona Fall League affiliate has made it to the championship game and for the second time in three years, they have won it. This year, the team was the Scottsdale Scorpions and the players featured in particular were Clint Frazier, Yandy Diaz, Perci Garner, Antonio Romero, Grant […]

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Top Ten Cleveland Indians Prospect Rankings 2015

For the past two days we have been taking a deep look into the top prospects for the Cleveland Indians and finally, we have reached the top (you can see 21 through 30 and 11 through 20 by clicking the links). Below follow the top ten currently in the system who have yet to see […]

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Cleveland Indians Prospect Rankings 11-20

As started yesterday, Burning River Baseball is creating a list of the top 30 prospects in the Indians system. This is day two and we will cover those ranked between 11 and 20 with the top ten coming out tomorrow. The writers participating in the vote were Joseph Coblitz, Mike Melaragno, Kevin Gall, Danny Cunningham, […]

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Cleveland Indians Prospect Rankings 21-30

For the first time ever, Burning River Baseball is compiling a list of the top prospects in the Indians farm system. Many aspects were considered and all seven full and part time writers took place in the voting to decide the order and who was included. The writers participating were Joseph Coblitz, Mike Melaragno, Kevin […]


All-Time Indians: Bob Lemon

Name: Robert Granville Lemon Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1941-42, 1946-58 Number: 21 Accolades: Hall of Fame (1976), Retired #21 DOB: 09/22/1920 Accolades: 7 Time All-Star (1948-54), Top 5 MVP (1940, 1950, 1954), Top 10 MVP (1949, 1952, 1956) Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP […]

against the at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Tribe Free Agent Targets: Alexei Ramirez

The Indians are never heavy players in free agency and that shouldn’t change this year, but if they are active, there are two obvious places for offensive improvement. These are the outfield and third base. Giovanny Urshela played just as expected during his rookie season, providing excellent defense with some power, but overall a disappointing […]