ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 29:  Manager Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians talks with Michael Brantley #23 in the dugout before the start of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 29, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Starting From Behind: Brantley Likely To Start 2016 On The DL

Even before the first pitch of spring training is thrown, the Indians will start the 2016 campaign “behind the eight ball.” Michael Brantley injured his right shoulder in mid-September (video below) and now he’s undergoing surgery to repair a “slight”  tear of the labrum, with Jordan Bastian of

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 18:  Ryan Webb #54 of the Cleveland Indians follows through on a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning at Fenway Park on August 18, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Getting Caught In The Webb Of The Bullpen

On Sunday August 16th, Ryan Webb broke a big league record, and virtually nobody noticed. It was the same record he broke on nine previous occasions last season, as well as on multiple occasions late in 2014. Webb entered in the eighth, down 4-1 with one out and a runner on first, in relief of […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the New York Yankees during their game at Yankee Stadium on August 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Tortoise, the Hare and the AL Rookie of the Year

In the classic story between the tortoise and hare, a hare saw a tortoise walking slowly with a heavy shell on his back. The hare was very proud of himself and he asked the tortoise. “Shall we have a race?” The tortoise agreed. As they started the running race, the hare ran very fast while […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20:  Ryan Raburn #9 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of their game on September 20, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the White Sox 6-3.   (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

The Platoon Option: Should the Indians Bring Back Raburn?

The Indians enter the off season in need of one or two impact offensive players that will (hopefully) propel them into the postseason. It is a pressing need on a ball club that ranked in the middle of the pack in most important offensive categories in 2015. There might be an “x-factor” already on the club; a […]

The seats have already been removed from behind home plate.

Change Is Constant: More Renovations To Progressive Field

On Tuesday, the Indians announced that construction has begun on “Phase 2″ of a multi phase renovation of Progressive Field, the soon-to-be 22 year old crown jewel ballpark in downtown Cleveland. According to various press reports, the second phase this winter will mainly consist of the construction of a new club behind home plate on […]


The Ship Didn’t Sink: The Case For Francona To Be AL Manager Of The Year

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”- Martin Luther King Jr. For the better half of the 2015 regular season, the Cleveland Indians underachieved during what was supposed to be playoff-contending summer. They were the […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 4: (L-R) Kurt Suzuki #8, Glen Perkins #15, Joe Mauer #7 and Torii Hunter #48 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate a win of the game against the Oakland Athletics on May 4, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Athletics 8-7. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

9/23 Recap: Playoff Hopes Now On Life Support- Indians Drop Game 2

Player of the Game Carlos Santana is credited with providing the only runs the Indians scored on the night and is thus tonight’s player of the game. Feathers Up Other than a rough fourth inning, Corey Kluber kept the Twins bats in check as he only allowed one hit through the first three innings. Bryan […]


A Change Is Going To Come: Shapiro To Blue Jays

Unless you have been sleeping until football season starts, the rumors of Indians president Mark Shapiro becoming the President of the Toronto Blue Jays have been hot the past week. A shock to some, it was only a matter of time before one of the most sought-after executives left Cleveland to pursue another opportunity. On […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 14: Nick Hagadone #50 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the seventh inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers on June 14, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Burning River Infirmary: Nick Hagadone Would Rather Have a Bad Back

The All-Star break was not quite over when the Indians received devastating news: Lefty Nick Hagadone will be done for the season after breaking a bone in his elbow in a rehab appearance with Mahoning Valley on Wednesday (7/15). This was not a typical pitching elbow injury, although there was another recent example as Gavin Floyd had the same issue. […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 12:  Giovanny Urshela #39 of the Cleveland Indians hits a single in the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on July 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/12 Recap: Indians Lose On A Sonny, Gray Day In Cleveland

Player of the Game Without any offensive fireworks, David Murphy robbed Steven Vogt of a home run and thus wins the POG. It was a close call between Murphy and starter Corey Kluber but the sure joy of watching an outfielder rob an All-Star of a home run is more than worth giving Murphy the […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Carlos Gomez #27 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a three run double during the third inning of the baseball game July 11, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Over The Top: Carlos Gomez To Cleveland?

As the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline looms on the horizon, the Indians are once again in the need of a significant upgrade offensively in order to be serious contenders for a post-season spot. Between now and July 31st, there will be many rumors surrounding teams that are competing for the chance to play […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 21: David Murphy #7 celebrates with teammates after he hit a walk-off sacrifice fly scoring Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians during the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 at Progressive Field on June 21, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Rays 1-0. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** David Murphy

A Dual All-Star: On Murphy and Raburn’s Production

In 2015,  the Indians have struggled to score enough runs to win on a consistent basis. Through Wednesday, July 8th, the Indians are 22nd worst in Major League Baseball with 335 runs scored in 84 games. Although there are several contenders that have scored fewer (such as the Cubs, 331, and the Rays, 319), the Tribe would welcome a jolt […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 13:  Francisco Lindor of the World Team fields a ball against the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Alterations for the All-Star Game

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is the best exhibition game in professional sports. It (usually) pits the best players in each league against each other for 9 innings during a time when most of them are in mid-season form. The showcase lasts several days when the baseball world converges on one city and America can witness […]