CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 4: Second baseman Jason Kipnis #22 drops a pop fly hit by Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers with backup from Tyler Holt #62 of the Cleveland Indians during the eleventh inning at Progressive Field on September 4, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Is Jason Kipnis Really That Bad Defensively?

The modern era of baseball has been completely redefined by a statistical revolution, providing much more accurate analysis of what is actually happening on the field from an all encompassing view down to the smallest detail. Unfortunately, even with these stats making analysis an option for every viewer, fans still fall into the same old […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 31: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two run home run during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Progressive Field on May 31, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

2015 ZiPS Projections

Last week the ZiPS projections for the 2015 Indians were released on Fangraphs.com. Overall, these projections do not vary much from the Steamer or Bill James projections we featured over the course of the last few weeks. Here’s what ZiPS has predicted for the Tribe’s hitters. Player PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB […]

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All-Time Indians: Vic Wertz

Name: Victor Woodrow Wertz Position: First Base Tribe Time: 1954-1958 Number: 23 Accolades: 1957 All-Star, Top 9 MVP 1956-57 DOB: 02/09/1925 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1957) 144 515 84 145 21 0 28 105 78 88 2 3 .371 .485 […]

12 Apr 2000: Jim Thome #25 of the Cleveland Indians hits the ball during the game against the Oakland Athletics at the Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Indians defeated the Athletics 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn  /Allsport

Cleveland Indians Home Run History

There is no single event in baseball history quite as exciting as a home run. This is likely, on an emotional level, because of their finality as they leave no doubt the outcome of the play as soon as they clear the fences. It is the ultimate feat of strength as a hitter can do […]

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Cobb – Al Stump

While Ty Cobb never played for the Indians, he remains one of the greatest baseball players in history and his biography, Cobb: The Life & Times of the Meanest Man Who Ever Played Baseball by Al Stump is a book that should be read by all. Originally, Stump was commissioned to help Cobb pen his […]

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Top Ten Indians Bullpens

Due to the success of the Indians bullpen in recent seasons, the subject of the greatest Tribe relief corps of all time has been brought up on multiple occasions. Now, we are making it official with the list of the top ten bullpens in Cleveland Indians history. Because bullpens vary in size, only the top […]

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All-Time Indians: Jake Westbrook

Name: Jacob Cauthen Westbrook Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 2001-2008, 2010 Number: 37 Accolades: 2004 All-Star DOB: 09/29/1977 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (2004) 14 9 .609 3.39 33 30 5 1 215.2 208 81 19 61 116 1.25 .244 Career […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30:  Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two-run home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Steamer Projections for the 2015 Indians

A few days ago we took a look at Bill James’ projections for the 2015 Indians and today we will examine the Steamer projections for another look at the Indians’ predicted success. Below are the projections for the Indians’ hitters in 2015, these are condensed a bit for brevity’s sake, you can check out the […]

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 13:  Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians flies out  in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 13, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Santana hit a two-run home run earlier in the game. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Beginning of A New Era

It can be difficult to take an outside or long term view of the present, but there are a few signs that the Cleveland Indians may have just entered into a new era. Looking back in the past, there are obvious turning points for the team where large scale changes were made over a short […]

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All-Time Indians: Fred Blanding

Name: Frederick James Blanding Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1910-1914 Nick Name: Fritz     DOB: 02/08/1888 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1912) 18 14 .563 2.92 39 31 23 1 262 259 85 4 79 75 1.29 .248 Career 46 […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 23:  Zach Walters #6 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning of their game on August 23, 2014 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.The Indians defeated the Astros 3-2.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

What Does Bill James Think of the 2015 Indians?

One of the most exciting parts of the baseball off-season is trying to predict how well a player will do in the upcoming season. Bill James publishes his annual player projections in his book The Bill James Handbook. Below are his projections for the Indians 2015 hitters. Player Games AB 2B HR R RBI SB AVG OBP […]

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 23: Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians over-throws a ball hit by Ryan Flaherty #3 of the Baltimore Orioles (not pictured) in the sixth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 23, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Orioles won, 8-4. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Indians Avoid Arbitration With All Six Eligibles

The Indians have expertly avoided arbitration for most of the history of arbitration, but last season they proved that they would be willing to to break their streak if for a good cause. Last year, it was Josh Tomlin and Vinnie Pestano that went the distance, but this year, things were cleared up in a hurry. […]

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Holt Vs. Walters

Last September, the Indians made full use of the expanded rosters by showcasing a few prospects while maintaining a few injured veterans like David Murphy, Ryan Raburn and Jason Giambi on the roster. Cleveland had plenty of worthwhile prospects worth the time, including Jesus Aguilar, J.B. Shuck and a pair of outfielders in Tyler Holt […]

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All-Time Indians: Walter Johnson

Name: Walter Perry Johnson Position: Manager Tribe Time: 1933-1935 Nick Name: Big Train Accolades: Hall of Fame (1936) DOB: 11/06/1887 As Manager W L W% Finish   Best Season (1934) 85 69 0.552 3 Career 179 168 0.516 3.3 Walter Johnson is largely considered the greatest pitcher in baseball history, using an incredible fastball to […]

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Mike Aviles is Casey Blake

Mike Aviles and former Indians third baseman/right fielder Casey Blake may not seem to have much in common on the surface, but they are in fact, the same individual. Aviles was born in New York City in 1981 while Blake is from Iowa and was born almost a decade earlier. Blake began his career as a […]

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