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This Is Next Year: The Summer (And Teams) Are Heating Up

Extended Spring Training by Joe Coblitz The Indians don’t keep score in extended Spring Training, but I do and in the games I’ve attended this year, they are currently 7-0-2. Paraphrasing a discussion between the White Sox coaches after the game on Monday 5/23, “their players are on a whole different level. They just have […]

BOSTON, MA - MAY 21:  Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox delivers in the first inning during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 21, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

5/21 Recap: We Don’t Love That Dirty Water; At Least Not Today

Player of the Game Jeff Manship is today’s player of the game with a .027 WPA. Despite Carlos Santana scoring the only run, Manship is your player of the game. Feathers Up The lone feather up this afternoon came off the bat of Carlos Santana in the 9th inning. He hit an opposite filed solo […]

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This Is Next Year: All teams remain above .500

Lake County Captains (24-17) by Caitlin Boron The Lake County Captains have been hot so far this season (24-17), but it seems this week they’re slowly coming back to earth as they now share first place of the Mid-Eastern Division with the South Bend Cubs. Tonight the two teams went into extras due to a […]

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5/18 Recap: George Street Beat Again; Indians Win In Extra’s

The Indians continue their dominance of their cross-state rivals, beating the Reds in 12 innings 8-7. Roster Update: The Indians announced Wednesday that Tyler Naquin was optioned to Class AAA Columbus to make room for right-hander Mike Clevinger, who made his major-league debut tonight. Player of the Game Rajai Davis did not leave any zero’s in […]

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This Is Next Year: April Showers Bring May Wins

The wins keep coming for the Indians farm teams. Here are this week’s recaps. Extended Spring by Joe Coblitz Since it’s he’s probably the only player most people would be interested in that is participating in Extended Spring Training, I’ll take a moment to get in depth on Triston McKenzie‘s start on Tuesday. He ended the […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 30: Starting pitcher Cody Anderson #56 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on September 30, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio during game two of a doubleheader. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Cody Anderson

5/7 Recap: If Cody is Mr. Anderson, Kendrys Morales is Neo

Roster Update: In order to make room for today’s starting pitcher, Cody Anderson, Tyler Naquin was optioned to AAA Columbus. While this move may be unpopular, Naquin unquestionably has a few things he can work on there and he was the safest drop as he still has options left. Player of the Game AIn a […]

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This Is Next Year: The Talent Continues to Shine

Extended Spring Training By Joseph Coblitz Since there was no Extended Spring Training section last Saturday, we’ll be covering two weeks of play this time around. First, Anthony Gallas, who had been working in Goodyear, was promoted to AA Akron on April 22nd, then after batting .029 in four games, was released on April 29th. […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 5: Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run off starting pitcher Michael Fulmer #32 of the Detroit Tigers during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on May 5, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/5 Recap: Detroit Rock City

Player of the Game Mike Napoli (.015 WPA) is this evenings player of the game. Feathers Up The Indians started the scoring of Tigers rookie starter Michael Fulmer in the top of the first inning. After retiring the first batter, the bats erupted. Back-to-back singles from Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor allowed Michael Brantley to […]

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 5: Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians warms up prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Tigers on September 5, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

5/1 Recap: Philadelphia Freedom, I (Don’t) Love You

Roster Update: Prior to the start of the game, the Indians placed back-up catcher Roberto Perez on the DL with a fractured right thumb. He suffered the injury during last nights loss in Philadelphia. Catcher Adam Moore took his place on the roster. In Columbus, he was batting .156/.269/.289 in 45 at-bats in 2016. Moore did […]

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This Is Next Year: Continued Success

The Indians farm teams continue to play well! Here is a recap below: Lake County Captains (15-7) by Justin Lada The Lake County Captains road trip last week started out poorly at Lansing, but they came back to out slug the Lugnuts, who are right behind them in the standings. The Captains posted a 12-0 […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13:  Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of their game on August 13, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.    (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Trevor Bauer And Changes To The Rotation

On April 9th, the newly renovated center-field scoreboard at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago received a christening. A drone, flown by one of the Cleveland Indians players, crashed into the new giant screen: With little effort, it’s easy to conclude that it was Trevor Bauer‘s drone that bombarded video board. The eccentric righty hopes that recording […]

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5/24 Recap: Bittersweet Victory

Player of the Game Jose Ramirez posted a .167 WPA and is today’s “Player of the Game.” Feathers Up The Indians offense continues to make pitchers “labor.” Although Tigers starter Shane Greene allowed two singles in the 1st inning and threw 26 pitches, the offense could not score. The Indians broke the 0-0 tie in […]

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This Is Next Year: Off And Rolling

The Indians farm system continues to thrive as both team records and individual statistics are giving credence to a bright future for the franchise. Extended Spring Training by Joseph Coblitz A very misnamed league, extended Spring Training is really just an extenuation of the same group of players who make up the short season A […]

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4/20 Recap: Indians Bats Are Blazed By Mariners Pitching

(photo courtesy of cleveland.com) Player of the Game Danny Salazar (.118 WPA) is the Player of the Game. He pitched well but not well enough. Feathers Up Salazar pitched a solid game as his split/change-up was working to his advantage especially ahead in the count. He only made one mistake in the top of the […]

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4/16 Recap: Meet The Mets, Everybody Beat The Mets

Player of the Game Despite leaving the game early with an injury to his hamstring, Josh Tomlin went five innings while giving up four hits and only one earned run. He also earned a .131 WPA, .01% better than both Jose Ramirez and Juan Uribe. Feathers Up Indians starter Josh Tomlin worked out of two-out […]

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