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Photo provided by the AP. The pride of Ohio State and President of BrOhio, Nick Swisher has finally had a hot streak to make his bros proud, raising his average from a season low of .192 on June 30th to .215 on July 22. Even more impressively, raising his terrible slugging percent of .316 to […]

How Cabrera’s Back Will Affect the Indians

As, Khia once said, “my neck, my back” and that appears to be the problem with the Indians’ short stop. Asdrubal Cabrera left Monday’s game in the second inning with back spasms and was kept out of the next game as well with Terry Francona stating he was still “locked up.” With the possibility that […]

One Through Nine, One Game At A Time

The Indians once had a manager who made the team’s mantra for one season “one through nine, one game at a time.” That manager would have loved the current incarnation of the Indians offense. Unlike his offense from 2003 through 2009, the Indians don’t depend on one or two players who were expected to hit […]

Catch A Tiger By the Tail

The Indians started the second half of the 2014 season with three straight wins against the Detroit Tigers and even though they were unable to complete the four game sweep, they still won the four game series. This series win moved the Indians from third in the AL Central into second for the first time […]

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Do the 25 Man Roster Shuffle

Chris Antonetti and Terry Francona are at it again, finding ways to turn their 25 man active roster into at least a 30 man. This is something the Indians started doing actively in 2013, but like the use of a shift against every batter, this form of taking advantage has really blown up in 2014. […]

Indians Increase Expectations for Second Half

“With us, we’re in a different position. We have guys already in those roles that are capable of contributing,” Antonetti said. “For us to improve, we need to improve upon a higher standard. In some cases, we’re counting on guys we’ve already made commitments to rebounding.” That statement was part of an interview Indians’ GM […]

Michael Brantley, More than an All-Star

Michael Brantley is slated to be the only Indians player in tomorrow’s All-Star Game in Minnseota. The first thing that makes this special is that the Indians have sent multiple players to the game in the past three years and many times those players (like Justin Masterson in 2013 and Asdrubal Cabrera in 2012), made […]

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What Have You Done For Me Lately: The Vinnie Pestano Edition

The Cleveland Indians are an organization that prides itself of giving people second chances. In the most recent version of the team, they have done so with many people including Ryan Raburn, signing the below average utility infielder to a minor league deal after his worst career season in 2012 when he batted .171 and […]

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Cleveland Indians All-Star Snubs, or Are They?

It seems every year the Indians have deserving players who are excluded from the American League All-Star team and this year is no exception. Michael Brantley has been announced as an extra outfielder for the team and barring any injuries and the final vote, could likely be the Indians only representative on this year’s squad. […]

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Michael Brantley Plays All Fields, Because He Must

Depth on a baseball team can be a temperamental thing. Prior to the Indians 2014 campaign, it looked like the team was set in the outfield and bullpen, but would have trouble putting together a solid rotation. There were (well founded) questions about Carlos Carrasco as well as uncertainty surrounding Corey Kluber and Danny Salazar […]

Best of BRB: The Remarkable Consistency of Nick Swisher

This is the second edition of Best of Burning River Baseball and it features an article written by Mike Melaragno back in February of this year. The original article is repeated in its entirety below, in italics, with new commentary in red.  Throughout Major League Baseball, Nick Swisher has been underrated for much of his […]

Best-Of BRB: Swishalicious, the Nick Swisher Debacle

The first Best of Burning River Baseball article for Nick Swisher Day has to be the first ever written about Swisher in the history of the site. I wrote this prior to him actually signing and it came out on December 12th, 2012. In addition to a reprinting of the original article, in italics, there […]

Which Indians Stars Should Be All-Stars?

Every year we predict the Indians who we at BurningRiverBaseball.com think will make the All-Star team and those who are deserving but will not make it and there has never been such a clear cut answer. Even so, we will still go over the two players who almost certainly make the team and a couple […]

June 2014 Player Power Rankings

The Indians started off June in impressive fashion, taking a six game winning streak through the first week. After getting back to within two games of the Central Division lead on June 10th, things went back the other way for the Tribe, going 6-12 and moving back into third place. As far as the Power […]

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