during game five of the American League Divison Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 14, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Burning River 2015 League Predictions Revisited

Prior to the 2015 season, the Burning River Baseball staff, in particular myself, Joseph Coblitz, Mike Melaragno, Jen Coblitz, Kevin Gall, John Hutchison and our outside view, Cody Slaybaugh from ESPN 970, made predictions for both the Indians season and some outcomes around the league. Those for the Indians can be seen here, but we […]


All-Time Indians: Don Hood

Name: Donald Harris Hood Position: Relief Pitcher Tribe Time: 1975-1979 Number: 32, 44     DOB: 10/16/1949 Stats W L W% ERA G GS SV SVO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1977) 2 1 .667 3.00 41 5 0 2 105.0 87 35 3 49 62 1.30 .216 Indians Career […]


Clint Frazier Finds Success & Questions in Arizona Fall League

For the third straight season, the Cleveland Indians Arizona Fall League affiliate has made it to the championship game and for the second time in three years, they have won it. This year, the team was the Scottsdale Scorpions and the players featured in particular were Clint Frazier, Yandy Diaz, Perci Garner, Antonio Romero, Grant […]

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Top Ten Cleveland Indians Prospect Rankings 2015

For the past two days we have been taking a deep look into the top prospects for the Cleveland Indians and finally, we have reached the top (you can see 21 through 30 and 11 through 20 by clicking the links). Below follow the top ten currently in the system who have yet to see […]

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Cleveland Indians Prospect Rankings 11-20

As started yesterday, Burning River Baseball is creating a list of the top 30 prospects in the Indians system. This is day two and we will cover those ranked between 11 and 20 with the top ten coming out tomorrow. The writers participating in the vote were Joseph Coblitz, Mike Melaragno, Kevin Gall, Danny Cunningham, […]

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Cleveland Indians Prospect Rankings 21-30

For the first time ever, Burning River Baseball is compiling a list of the top prospects in the Indians farm system. Many aspects were considered and all seven full and part time writers took place in the voting to decide the order and who was included. The writers participating were Joseph Coblitz, Mike Melaragno, Kevin […]


All-Time Indians: Bob Lemon

Name: Robert Granville Lemon Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1941-42, 1946-58 Number: 21 Accolades: Hall of Fame (1976), Retired #21 DOB: 09/22/1920 Accolades: 7 Time All-Star (1948-54), Top 5 MVP (1940, 1950, 1954), Top 10 MVP (1949, 1952, 1956) Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP […]

against the at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Tribe Free Agent Targets: Alexei Ramirez

The Indians are never heavy players in free agency and that shouldn’t change this year, but if they are active, there are two obvious places for offensive improvement. These are the outfield and third base. Giovanny Urshela played just as expected during his rookie season, providing excellent defense with some power, but overall a disappointing […]

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How Will the Indians Prepare for the Rule 5 Draft?

Baseball’s most misunderstood event is set to take place during the upcoming Winter Meetings on December 7th through the 10th. That’s right, the ever confusing Rule 5 draft will take place during the off-season’s most exciting period. The reality of the Rule 5  draft is that it’s not  that confusing at all, but it is […]


All-Time Indians: George Hendrick

Name: George Andrew Hendrick Position: Center Field Tribe Time: 1973-1976 Number: 20, 21 Accolades: 2 Time All-Star (1974-75) DOB: 10/18/1949 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG Best Season (1976) 149 551 72 146 20 3 25 81 51 81 4 4 .304 .448 .265 Indians […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 11:  Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a triple with the bases loaded in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on August 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Indians Trade Targets: Yasiel Puig

Like Marcell Ozuna, who Kevin Gall profiled earlier in the week, Yasiel Puig is a young outfielder who is currently going through some conflict with management. While this attitude should be a red flag, it may be the thing that devalues these players enough that their teams would be willing to part with them. In […]

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Top 10 Indians Short Season A Players 1976-2015

Probably the least thought of level of the minor leagues, the Short Season A level is generally the first stop for college age draft picks and the second for those out of high school after they hit the Rookie level. Currently, the Short Season club is located in Niles, Ohio and are known as the […]

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Tribe Time Now: Heating a Cold Stove

Free flowing discussion of the off-season be it where to target for improvement, who to target or what assets the Indians should use. Hosts: Mike Hattery | Everybody Hates Cleveland | Twitter Jeff Ellis | Scout.com |

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 27:  Christian Colon #24 of the Kansas City Royals is tagged out by Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians as he is picked off on a steal attempt in the third inning at Kauffman Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

How to Handle Your Bear; AKA What to do with Carlos Santana?

Have you ever wondered where the Indians might be if Santana’s walks were base hits? If he could beat the shift a bit more and get guys into scoring or home more often? If he would just make that small adjustment, that we have all seen glimpses of over the last few years and commit […]