CLEVELAND, OH -  AUGUST 1: Relief pitcher Andrew Miller #24 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on August 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Andrew Miller

How One Man Started a Bullpen Revolution in Cleveland

The Indians knew going into the July 31st trade deadline that the one position that needed to be upgraded over everything else was the bullpen. They were ninth in baseball with a 3.55 ERA in the first half, but most importantly, they only went about three players deep when it came to close games. With […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 13: Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on May 13, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8/30 Recap: Tribe Survives Tomlin’s Last Stand (Hopefully)

Roster Update: It won’t be official until tomorrow and we don’t know what the cost was, but the Indians have traded for Coco Crisp from the Athletics and he will likely join the team tomorrow so he will be eligible for the postseason. Player of the Game Rajai Davis ended last night’s game with a […]

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Baseball & Brews: Baseball & Doodles

Brad (@BradWojdyla) and I (@cle_itisgone) did things a little differently this week! Our in studio guest is not of age for the brews, so to respect and accommodate we had soda! Weird soda! And of course, baseball! If you’ve never heard of or seen the work of Yasmeen (@Yasmeen1114) “Artist of The Tribe” than you’re […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 6: Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on July 6, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Examining the Innings Limit Wall for the Indians Rotation

Some combination of the Indians current starting rotation of Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar, Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin has been going essentially since 2013 with a few spare parts thrown in between. Because of this length of time, they are generally considered established veterans and issues with innings and durability that may rise […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 28: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Progressive Field on August 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Trevor Bauer

8/29 Recap: Bauer Brilliant, but Tribe Needs Walk-Off to Win

Roster Update: Congratulations are in order for Danny Salazar, who was placed on the paternity list today and to the baby, who was smart enough to be born between Salazar’s starts. Replacing him on the 25 man roster is Shawn Armstrong, who was likely going to be brought up on September 1st, but will get […]

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 28: Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians throws in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 28, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Danny Salazar

8/28 Recap: Salazar Strong, Offense Not as Tribe falls to Texas

Player of the Game It is no secret that the Indians’ starting rotation has struggled in August, and Danny Salazar had been one of the main reasons for the Tribe’s pitching problems. However, Salazar was excellent Thursday, giving up two runs in 5.1 innings of work while striking out ten Texas hitters. While Salazar’s outing […]

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Potential 40 Man Roster Cuts Before Rosters Expand

As the calendar flips from August to September, something incredible happens in the world of Major League Baseball: the active roster for each team expands from 25 to 40. For some teams who may not be in playoff contention, the extra roster space allows an opportunity for prospects to get a low-pressure cup of coffee […]

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There’s Always Next Year: 2016 DSL Season in Review

This season went about as bad as possible for the Dominican Summer League Indians as they finished the season in last place in the DSL North with a 24-44 record and many players with the highest expectations turned in some incredibly disappointing seasons. The planet ultimately decided that their season should end as each of […]

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 27: Ian Desmond #20 of the Texas Rangers dives to tag up on third as third baseman Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians is unable to make the tag during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park on August 27, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

8/27 Recap: Indians Continue to Trade Blow Outs with Texas, Lose by 7

Player of the Game Andrew Miller doesn’t normally get recognized here because his performances are generally a small part of a greater team effort in a win. Today, however, he was a small bright spot in an otherwise dismal game as he struck out all three batters he faced in the 7th inning. He threw […]

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This Is Next Year: Finishing Up The Summer Strong

DSL Indians by Joseph Coblitz This will be the final time the Dominican Summer League Indians will be mentioned this year in the minor league recap as their final game is today. Nature has apparently already determined that there season should be over as each of their last three games were rained out after they […]

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 26: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians throws in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 26, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

8/26 Recap: Indians Find Runs, Were in Almonte’s Pockets

Player of the Game With two doubles and a single accounting for 4 RBI and two runs scored, Abraham Almonte wins tonight’s Player of the Game. The doubles were #12 and #13 on the season, setting a new single season mark for the outfielder, surpassing the 12 he hit in 82 games last year. He […]

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A Complete List of Indians Catchers Who Have Batted Under .200

With a headline like this, you may expect a one sentence article that says: Roberto Perez .096 in 2016, Yan Gomes .165 in 2016, but there is a much more illustrious history than that. In fact, 52 players have batted under .200 for a season with the Tribe in the past 116 with a minimum […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 27: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning on July 27, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

8/25 Recap: Indians offense flat, Tomlin scuffles in 9-0 loss

Roster Update: The Indians announced that Tommy Hunter has been released prior to today’s game. This clears a 40 man roster spot that will likely be filled with a September call-up. Player of the Game Slim pickings here especially when the starting pitching is bad and your offense fails to score and produces just two hits. […]

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