LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 17:  Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits an RBI double in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Indians Close to Landing Lucroy, Hang Onto Top Prospects

If there were ever a time for a GM to fist pump, it would be this. On late Saturday/early Sunday, the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers had an agreement in place to land All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers for a package of prospects from the Indians headlined by catcher Francisco Mejia. Short stop Yu-Cheng Chang […]

Conor Marab

This is Next Year: The Unstoppable & the Completely Forgettable

DSL Indians By Joe Coblitz The Indians of the Dominican had a rough week, sandwiching a five game losing streak with a win on either end. Offense was the primary part of the struggle as they scored just 12 runs during the first six games before bringing across five in their win on Friday. It […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20:  Cody Allen #37 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the ninth inning of their game on September 20, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Indians defeated the White Sox 6-3.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

7/29 Recap: Bullpen Steps Up as Tribe Wins Late

Roster Update: Prior to tonight’s game, the Indians announced that Jeff Manship would be placed on the 15 day DL with a right wrist injury. This is convenient as Zach McAllister was set to return from the DL himself and he did so today. Manship was easily the weakest member of the bullpen and the […]

Frazier warms up during minor league Spring Training. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Frazier Is Indians New MLB Pipline Top Prospect, Draft Picks Debut

It’s been talked about across several outlets, most recently noted in Peter Gammon’s piece, that the Cleveland Indians farm system is quietly one of the strongest in baseball.  “What has been interesting is the number of teams that have come to them, because their system may be the most underappreciated, with 7 of the so-called […]


Satchel – Larry Tye

Sometimes it takes many years to get a story right and the truth isn’t available until long after a person has passed on. This is one of those cases as in 2009, Larry Tye looked back at the life and times of Satchel Paige in his book Satchel. While many books have been written about […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 17: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on July 17, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Could a 3 Pitcher Per Game Strategy Ever Work in the Majors?

When watching games that matter more for readiness and development than winning, an interesting strategy takes place. In Spring Training at the Major League level as well as Instructional League in the Winter, Extended Spring in April and May and the Arizona Rookie League, roster moves are made more based on a script created pregame […]


7/26 Recap: Lindor Singles, Indians Walk Off

Player of the Game Dan Otero has been arguably the Indians most dominant reliever this season, but until this point had yet to win a Player of the Game award. After two perfect innings tonight, however, that is no longer the case. Otero struck out one and turned an incredible double play on a ball […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 17: Tyler Naquin #30 of the Cleveland Indians watches after hitting a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of the game on July 17, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 6-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Why Naquin Might Not Regress After All

There may not be a word more overused by proponents of advanced baseball statistics than regression. If you don’t know what that means, it is short for regression to the mean, a statistical term that is essentially predicting that everything ultimately comes back to average. In baseball, that average is league average and the stat […]

Baseball & Brews

Cleveland Baseball and Brews: The Gift Of Trade Talk!

Merry Christmas in July from us at Cleveland Baseball and Brews! This week our guest, Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) from Scout.com, hangouts with Best Friend Brad (@BradWojdyla) and I (@cle_itisgone). Hayden brings the gift of Great Lakes Christmas Ale and trade talks into the studio! The only way to celebrate! The three of us almost seem to […]

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 24: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians works in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 24, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

7/24 Recap: Kluber’s Start Spoiled as Bats, Bullpen Struggle in Baltimore

Player of the Game After two mediocre-at-best outings by Indians’ starters in the series, Corey Kluber showed why he remains the ace of the Cleveland staff. Though he didn’t completely shut down Baltimore, he gave the Tribe a chance to win the game by allowing just three runs in seven innings of work. Per usual, […]