DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 27: Shortstop Erik Gonzalez #9 of the Cleveland Indians throws out Justin Upton of the Detroit Tigers at first base on a grounder during the fifth inning Comerica Park on September 27, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

9/27 Recap: A Post Celebration Massacre In Motown

There was good news on the evening despite the final score. The MRI on Corey Kluber revealed mild strain of quadriceps muscles. and the groin injury was ruled out. Timetable for return to games is 7-10 days. Mild quad strains usually heal within 10 days. Moderate strains take 10 days to six weeks, and severe strains […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 10:  Jonathan Lucroy #25 of the Texas Rangers points to the dugout as he rounds the bases after a 2 run home run in the eighth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 10, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Looking Back at the Trade that Never Was

Almost two months after the debunked Jonathan Lucroy trade Roberto Perez and Chris Gimenez have combined to bat .232/.302/.535 during August and September. In Texas, meanwhile, Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .288/.345/.557 (through 09/19). There haven’t yet been serious repercussions, but I believe that the Indians’ franchise fortunes took a nasty, long-term turn for the worse at […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 21: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after hitting an RBI double during the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on September 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Jose Ramirez

9/21 Recap: Indians Eliminate Royals Behind JRaMVP & Cy Kluber

Player of the Game With 4 hits tonight, Carlos Santana played an important role in officially eliminating the Kansas City Royals from winning the division. He pushed the Tribe’s lead to 4-2 with an RBI single in the eighth. The RBI turned out to be huge as Cody Allen gave up a leadoff homer to […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13: Mike Clevinger #52 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the first inning at Progressive Field on August 13, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Clevinger

Next Man Up: The New Look Tribe Rotation

Another win but another damaging injury Saturday for the Indians. Carlos Carrasco, the Indians’ No. 2 starting pitcher, will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right hand when hit by a line drive off the bat of Detroit’s Ian Kinsler on the second pitch of a 1-0, 10-inning victory over the Tigers. The […]

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This Is Next Year: Play-Off Edition

Lynchburg Hillcats  by Justin Lada The Hillcats sort of backed into the playoffs after clinching in the first half and securing the top spot by finishing on top in the second half of the Carolina League season despite losing four of their final five games.  Thomas Pannone gave them seven shutout innings on Labor Day […]

WINTER HAVEN, FL - MARCH 1:  Coco Crisp of the Cleveland Indians poses for a portrait during photo day at Chain of Lakes Park on March 1, 2005 in Winter Haven, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Cuckoo For Coco Crisp: Indians Reacquire Outfielder

The Indians are bringing back a former fan favorite to help with their thin outfield situation for a potential postseason run. It was made official on Wednesday as Coco Crisp was acquired from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor-league left-handed pitcher Colt Hynes. This move was a pure salary dump for the A’s as […]

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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 […]

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This Is Next Year: Riding The Wave

DSL Indians by Joseph Coblitz With only seven games left in the season, the Dominican Summer League Tribe look ready to coast for the rest of the season safely in last place and 20 games out of even a Wild Card spot. In the six games during the last week they went 1-5 and, while […]

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This Is Next Year: The Fallout From The Trade Deadline

DSL Indians by Joe Coblitz It was another poor week for the DSL Indians and, while record is not particularly important at this or any other minor league level, their 1-5 week and 23-36 season have been indicative of their performance as a team. There were few players of note as the top DSL pitcher, […]

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This Is Next Year: One month left in an unpredictable season

Dominican Summer League Indians by Joseph Coblitz August has been a general disappointment to this point for the DSL Tribe as they lost five in a row to start the month after winning last Saturday. As they were shut out in three of five losses and scored just once in another, there is little to […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 08:  Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers swings at a pitch during the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on July 8, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: Ryan Braun

As we approach the trade deadline, the Indians have been linked to several offensive players. Some, of course, are more likely to be acted upon than others. Someone like Aroldis Chapman, for example, are almost certain to be traded because of his contract status (free agent-to-be on a losing team). Others, though, are more up […]

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This Is Next Year: Future Trade Bait

The Indians have been looking at trade possibilities in order to improve their bullpen. With that in mind, here’s a quick peek at some of the players who could be involved in a deadline deal. DSL Indians by Joe Coblitz The Dominican Summer League Tribe won three of five this week, but remain behind the […]

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees reacts against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium on July 16, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: The Return Of C.C.?

A few days ago a former Indians southpaw, Drew Pomeranz, was traded from the San Diego Padres to the Boston Red Sox in an effort to push Boston into the postseason. This time of year, left-handed starting pitchers are coveted like qualified vice-presidential candidates. As ridiculous as this may sound, there is a particular lefty pitching […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 17: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on July 17, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

7/17 Recap: When Twins Cry

The Indians finally win a series against the Minnesota Twins in 2016. The Tribe’s 28-13 (.675) record & 3.15 ERA since June 1st are both best in the Majors; record-wise,  the next-closest team is Houston at 25-13 (.658). The Indians 28-12 (.692) record within the A.L. Central is the best intra-division record of any team […]