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 […]

Conor Marab

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 […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Hey Now, You’re An All Star

As the Indians coasted into the All Star break, so did the Rubber Ducks and Clippers. In fact, both teams had representatives at each game and one even made an appearance at the Major League futures game. What’s better than being named to the Eastern League All-Star team when it’s played in your hometown? Being named […]


Perez Joins Brantley In Lake Country For A Rehab Assignment

As Major League Baseball returns to action after the lengthy all-star break, the Indians hope to soon return two much needed bats to the offense. Until then, OF Michael Brantley and C Roberto Perez must continue to put in work on “the farm” to prepare themselves for Major League action. On Wednesday evening, both Brantley and […]


Michael Brantley Starts His Rehab In Mahoning Valley

On a hot and steamy night in Niles, Ohio a familiar sight to Indians fans appeared in left-field for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Michael Brantley made his first rehab start in hopes of soon returning to Major League action. “It’s just good playing baseball again.” In his first plate appearance, Brantley never saw a pitch […]

Carlos Carrasco

7/10 Recap: First Half Ends On A Slide

Feathers Up: Carlos Santana extended his hit streak to 11 games with a single in the first. Tyler Naquin now has a team-high .716 SLG since June 1st.  Josh Donaldson entered today with a .705 SLG over the same time period. Feathers Down: The Achilles heel for the Indians this afternoon defense. They committed four […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Developing Players Through the Midway Points

DSL Indians bu Joseph Coblitz The Indians Dominican Summer League team played just five games this week,  missing one to rain. During those, however, Ronny Dominguez started to separate himself from the pack with a double and a home run, raising his season line to .316/.341/.418. The 19 year old Dominican outfielder has been batting […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 29:  Danny Valencia #26 of the Oakland Athletics gets the put out at third while avoiding the slide of Mac Williamson #51 of the San Francisco Giants in the top of the seventh inning at Coliseum on June 29, 2016 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game 7-1. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: Danny Valencia

With the possible exception of Zach McAllister, the Indians aren’t going to give up pitching to augment their offense. As we have seen with past acquisitions, the organization has a reputation for keeping its payroll low and avoiding big-money acquisitions, which could take them out of the running to pick up a well-compensated trade chip. Athletics […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 23:  Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics pitches during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 23, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: Hawking for a LOOGY

With many possible trade targets for the Indians, they need a lefty specialist first and foremost so let’s examine some possibilities. So far this year, the Indians have used Ross Detwiler, Kyle Crockett, Ryan Merritt and Tom Gorzelanny out of the bullpen as left handers, but combined they have pitched just 9.2 innings. Currently, the […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 4: Starting pitcher Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on July 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/4 Recap: Fireworks At Napoli’s Party.

Roster Update: Prior to this evenings game, the Indians announced the following roster moves: They recalled righty Mike Clevinger and lefty T.J. House from  Columbus. To make room, they designated righty Joba Chamberlin and leftie Tom Gorzelanny for assignment. Clevinger has spent most of the 2016 season in Columbus, posting a record of 8-0 with a 2.70 […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Getting Started Down South

DSL Indians by Joseph Coblitz The Indians Dominican Summer League team has played seven games since last Saturday, winning five in a row to end the week. As had been the case previously, they continue to dominate while on the mound, allowing just 15 runs during those seven games, only once more than three in a game. Of […]

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 29: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a sixth inning solo home run against Joel de la Cruz #60 of the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 29, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

6/29 Recap: The Indian Summer Continues, Win Streak Now To 12

The Indians current 12-game winning streak is the longest since 1951; the year “I Love Lucy” debuted on television. Player of the Game Danny Salazar pitched brilliantly and earned tonight’s honors. Feathers Up The offense woke up in the fifth off Braves starter Joel De La Cruz. Yan Gomes led off the inning with a […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Hot Fun In The Summer Time

As the Indians continue to roll this summer, their minor league counterparts continue to do the same. Here is a brief summary of what tool place down on the farm this past week: Dominican Summer League Indians (DSL) by Joe Coblitz The DSL Indians continued their hot streak to end last week into this one, ultimately […]