MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 08:  Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers swings at a pitch during the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on July 8, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: Ryan Braun

As we approach the trade deadline, the Indians have been linked to several offensive players. Some, of course, are more likely to be acted upon than others. Someone like Aroldis Chapman, for example, are almost certain to be traded because of his contract status (free agent-to-be on a losing team). Others, though, are more up […]

at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 23, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

7/23 Recap: Offense Slumbers as Tribe Lose Second to the Birds

Player of the Game The Indians waited until the last possible moment to score tonight, very literally as there were two outs in the ninth inning before a run crossed the plate. When it did so, it was courtesy of Lonnie Chisenhall, who doubled home Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis who had singled to start […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Future Trade Bait

The Indians have been looking at trade possibilities in order to improve their bullpen. With that in mind, here’s a quick peek at some of the players who could be involved in a deadline deal. DSL Indians by Joe Coblitz The Dominican Summer League Tribe won three of five this week, but remain behind the […]

at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 22, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

7/22 Recap: Orioles Power Beats Bauer

Roster Update: Joseph Colon was placed on the 15 Day DL prior to today’s game with right shoulder inflammation. With Zach McAllister not quite ready to return from the DL himself, Cody Anderson was brought back after just four days in AAA. Player of the Game Who knows how much longer he’ll be around, but […]

Conor Marab

Kaminsky Finally Gaining Momentum in Akron

When the Cleveland Indians traded Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals for Rob Kaminsky last July, many immediately praised the Indians for making the deal. Moss had largely been a disappointment for the Indians, who had fallen out of contention by the trade deadline and Kaminsky was actually seen as an overpay by many […]

Mejia behind the plate during the 2016 Futures Game.  - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Top 10 Cleveland Indians MiLB Catchers of 2016

Easily the weakest position of depth in the Indians farm system, the catching ranks have come under greater scrutiny recently with Francisco Mejia going to the Futures Game, Yan Gomes struggling and getting hurt and a whole list of players switching levels or getting cut altogether. A catcher heavy draft in 2016 factored into this […]


Indians! Gotta Catch’em All!

From the seat of your couch to the bleachers at Progressive Field, the Pokemon craze can be felt. The need to “catch them all” is legit, and has taken fans and foes all over to do so, including the ballparks. While sitting in the seats on the first base side, after you’ve run out of […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 19:  Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two-run home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 19, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Napoli

7/19 Recap: Shaw’s Redemption

Player of the Game Francisco Lindor hit a home run in his second straight game to give the Indians a little cushion in the top of the ninth and give him his third run scored in the game. Lindor also knocked in two thanks to a his league best ninth sacrifice fly earlier in the […]

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees reacts against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium on July 16, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: The Return Of C.C.?

A few days ago a former Indians southpaw, Drew Pomeranz, was traded from the San Diego Padres to the Boston Red Sox in an effort to push Boston into the postseason. This time of year, left-handed starting pitchers are coveted like qualified vice-presidential candidates. As ridiculous as this may sound, there is a particular lefty pitching […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 18:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hittng a solo home run during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 18, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

7/18 Recap: Dyson Sunk the Manship

Roster Update: After separating his shoulder while trying to beat out a play at first base last night, Yan Gomes has been placed on the 15 Day DL and is expected to miss at least a month. To replace him, the Indians have taken Roberto Perez off the 60 Day DL a little earlier than […]

Baseball & Brews

Cleveland Baseball & Brews: What’s Your Favorite Baseball Flick?

This week on Cleveland Baseball and Brews, Brad (@BradWojdyla) and I were again joined by Best Friend Steph Who’s Here To Drink, and two guest appearances by WTAM’s Glenn Forbes (@GlennForbes1) and Will Burge (@WillBurge). The main topic of the day? What’s your top five baseball movies, and what is one classic that you’ve never […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 8: Relief pitcher Shawn Armstrong #51 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on August 8, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Twins 17-4. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

In House Options for the Tribe’s Reliever Search

It’s well known the Cleveland Indians are on the market for a reliever and even with an injury to Yan Gomes, and not to put the cart ahead of the horse, reliever still remains the biggest need to put this team in position to be dangerous in October. An additional dominant bullpen arm paired with […]