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Jesus Aguilar

Remembering Jesus This Holiday Season

A long time favorite of BurningRiverBaseball.com, Jesus Aguilar has been on the Indians radar since he knocked in 81 runs in 2011 between Kinston and Lake County. In the minors, he consistently piled up prodigious power numbers including 71 RBI in 2012 and 105 in 2013. Across all levels, he slugged .453 from 2008 through […]

Indians Christmas Wish List

Christmas came a little early for Tribe fans as they pulled off what most are viewing as an excellent trade for Brandon Moss on the first day of the Winter Meetings. As Joe broke down here, Moss provides the type of power the Indians have so dearly been missing these past few years. The signing […]

Jason Kipnis

The Importance of Base Running

Baseball is a game of many facets, many of which are often ignored, simply because they are not easy to judge statistically. Because of this, hitting and pitching are often overvalued while other parts like defense (beyond errors and fielding percent), managing, a catcher’s ability to call a game and base running (beyond steals) are […]

Kipnis Hand

Kipnis Goes Under the Knife

Photo from Jason Kipnis’ Instagram: jasonkipnis22 Jason Kipnis had successful surgery on his left ring finger yesterday to repair a damaged tendon that he injured during offseason workouts. The injury occurred about a month ago after getting the finger pinched between a weight and the weight rack. Kipnis had a pin placed in the finger […]

Gavin Floyd is Coming to Cleveland

On the day the White Sox announced Jeff Samardzija, the Indians stole a little of that thunder away by grabbing up former Chicago starting pitcher Gavin Floyd. Signing a starting pitcher had been a top priority of the Indians in this off-season, despite the rotation being the team’s greatest strength in 2014. In addition, by […]

Tribe Targets: Chad Billingsley

Continuing on in an effort to guess which bottom of the barrel starting pitchers the Indians may be interested in this off-season, we come to Chad Billingsley. Billingsley was drafted by the Dodgers in 2003 and made his debut in 2006, remaining in Los Angeles ever since. This has now changed as the Dodgers declined […]

The AL Central’s Rotating Rotations

While we are still early into the off-season, there have been big moves all around. Although many of those moves have taken place in the National League, the American League Central has seen its share of shuffling. While the Indians biggest move has been the trade to obtain Brandon Moss, the rest of the division […]

Can Carlos Carrasco Repeat His 2014 Success?

By now most of us are aware of the odd journey Carlos Carrasco has taken to this point in his professional career. He came to the Tribe in 2009 as the centerpiece of the trade that sent 2008 Cy Young Award winner, Cliff Lee, to the Philadelphia Phillies. After several less than impressive stints with […]

Top 10 Games to Rewatch From 2014

Deep into the off-season and still far from the indefatigable optimism of Spring Training, all baseball fans are pining for more of the great sport. There is no time of year more devoid of the horsehide spheroid than the middle of Winter, so Burning River Baseball is here to help. While the Indians season was […]

A Rolling Tribe Does Gather Moss

Sometimes rumors do come true and this time a trade that has been brewing for about a week has finally come to fruition. The move was a rare one for a couple of reasons. First, it involved the Indians sending a prospect to another team for an established player instead of the other way around […]

The 2014 Winter Meetings Begin!

Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings begin today, the annual time of year that they owners, GM’s and other important personnel get together to discuss changes in the game of baseball. This year, there are a few major topics the group will likely cover, including the change of pace rules tried out in the Arizona Fall […]

Tribe Targets: Kendrys Morales

The rumors are starting up again and with Chase Headley apparently off the table, the Indians have lowered their standards to a familiar name, former Mariner, Twin, Mariner and Angel Kendrys Morales. Morales was one of the qualifying offer pariahs last season, as after he declined the Mariners qualifying offer of more than $11M for […]

Does a Rolling Tribe Gather Moss?

The Indians are obviously looking for an upgrade at the DH spot in the lineup, first kicking the tires on Chase Headley, then Kendrys Morales and they are now rumored to be interested in the Oakland Athletics Brandon Moss. It won’t be hard to improve over the Indians performance at DH in 2014 as Nick […]

Circling The Central: November 2014 Edition

After a full month of off-season, things certainly have been busy in the American League Central Division. For those who missed it, we’ll get you caught up in the roster moves of each of the AL Central teams starting with your Cleveland Indians. Cleveland Indians The Indians have been relatively silent to this point, not […]

Tribe Targets: Justin Masterson

If Chris Antonetti’s career could be described in one term it would be bargain shopper. Since becoming the Indians’ GM, Antonetti has been scouring the free agent market and making deals at every turn in an effort to make the Indians the best possible team at the lowest possible price. One of these decisions came back […]

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