CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 27: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field on May 27, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/27 Recap: Bauer Battles Back, but O’s Get to Z-Mac

Player of the Game Jose Ramirez: Controversy over nicknames aside, J-Ram continued to be one of the Tribe’s best bats. He was a perfect 4-4 on the night with two doubles, and had the Indians’ only multi-hit performance. His strong night raised his season batting average to .309, second to only Francisco Lindor on the […]

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Spring Training Hindsight or Foresight

The Indians are on a roll right now, winning three of four from Chicago shortly after a four game sweep of Cincinnati to move to within a half game of first in the AL Central. The Indians should be pretty happy with their 25-20 record (which projects to a 90 win season) and their run […]

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9 in 9 – Justin Toole

It’s hard to say exactly what kind of book 9 in 9 is. It is not (thank goodness), a 107 page pitch-by-pitch description of the time when Indians minor league utility man Justin Toole played all nine positions in a nine inning game. It is more like a professional athlete had wanted to write a […]

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Baseball & Brews: Pinky & the Brain

This week on CLE Baseball and Brews Brad (@BradWojdyla) and I (@cle_itisgone) go into a topic most Indians fans might want to completely ignore, if Michael Brantley coming back could hinder the team more than help it. Is 2016 Smooth the 2014 Kipnis? Also, we get into the Tribe’s two series against the Cincinnati Reds, Boston […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 25:  Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians delivers the ball against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on May 25, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

5/25 Recap: Tribe Ace Gets Team Within a Half Game of First Place

Player of the Game After a couple rough outings, Corey Kluber has allowed just two earned runs in his last two starts, spanning 14 innings. Today, he allowed just one earned and one unearned run while striking out nine in 7.1 innings. He allowed one baserunner per inning with one walk and seven singles and […]

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Could Clint Frazier Help The 2016 Cleveland Indians?

Full disclosure: I am the absolute last person to advocate calling up a prospect before they’re absolutely ready. For a team like the Indians, I am 100% on board with getting the best years out of prospects and that means making sure they are ready to contribute when they come up. But, while waiting for […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 24: Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians (R) slides his fingers across the forehead of Chris Gimenez #38 after Gimenez hit a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning at U.S. Cellular Field on May 24, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

5/24 Recap: Blame it on Chris Gimenez #SALE

Player of the Game The Indians scored six runs off Chris Sale today, but the single most important player for the Tribe in the win was Josh Tomlin, who kept the White Sox from matching that number. The Indians starter raised his record to 7-0 to start the season with one of his best starts […]

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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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