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 […]

Aguilar warms up in Spring Practice in Goodyear, AZ. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

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 […]

Conor Marab

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 […]

Conor Marab

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 […]

Gomes - Perez

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. […]


Throw Like a Woman – Susan Petrone

Last month’s book club subject was a biography of Satchel Paige and this month’s feature is similar in some ways. That being said, Throw Like a Woman, by Susan Petrone, is just the second fictional book in the Burning River Book Club after Shoeless Joe (the source material for the movie Field of Dreams). While […]

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 23:  Chris Gimenez #38 of the Cleveland Indians talks to Danny Salazar #31 on the pitchers mound during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on August 23, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Episode 8/23: The Athletics Strike Back

Player of the Game Like Obi-Wan to Vader, Chris Gimenez made his presence felt for the first time in ages tonight. He helped Danny Salazar complete one of his two scoreless innings by catching Coco Crisp stealing second, then walked in his first at bat and hit a solo home run in his second at […]

Baseball & Brews

Baseball & Brews: Welcome To My House

This week on Baseball and Brews, Brad (@BradWojdyla) and I (@cle_itisgone) are joined by two guests who have come to drink our fall beers and call us (mostly me) out in our own studio home! BuringRiverBaseball’s own Mike Melaragno (@MikeMelaragno22) and radio personality from 107.5 TheFox and 98.3 Th Bull’s Jordan Whetson (@JordanOnRadio)! In this […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 20: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates as he returns to the dugout after hitting a three run home run against  the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning at Progressive Field on August 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Lonnie Chisenhall Doesn’t Suck

We tend to view first round picks as players who should be All-Stars, at the least. While you want your first rounders to be the best of the best and be impact players, the truth is, they all can’t be. That doesn’t mean they aren’t a good first round pick. In the MLB Draft, especially […]