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6/6 Recap: The Road Woes Continue In The Land Of Jerry Jones.

Player of the Game Lonnie Chisenhall earns tonight’s honors. Although Asdrubal Cabrera had three hits on the night, Chisenhall gave the the Indians their biggest swing in win probability on the night. You can read about what he did below. Feathers Up The Indians were able to catch up to Yu Darvish’s fastball early in […]

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Indians Draft Preview: Sean Reid-Foley, RHP

Sean Reid-Foley- RHP Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Fla. (courtesy of perfectgame.org) Scouting Report Sean Reid-Foley is my favorite prep pitcher in this draft class who might fall to the Indians come pick 21. He has the ideal athletic/thick frame with narrow shoulders, which will fill out as his weight training regime increases as a […]

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Indians Draft Preview: Monte Harrison- OF Lee’s Summit West HS, MO

Monte Harrison- OF Lee’s Summit West High School, Lee’s Summit MO Scouting Report Harrison is 6-2 195 lb. which is a large frame with a lean athletic build that looks as if he has tremendous strength with good quick twitch athleticism.  As you can tell from this video, he stands upright in the batters box […]

Indians Draft Preview: Tyler Beede- RHP, Vanderbilt

With the first year player draft less than a week away, it is time to start reviewing potential prep and college players who the Indians could target on Thursday evening with the 21st overall pick. After reviewing about 20 mock drafts, I have came up with a list of five potential draft targets for the […]

I Can’t Stand Losing (You): The Injury Bug Hits Swisher And Santana.

If losing to your division foe on Memorial Day wasn’t hard enough, losing two key players from your lineup in one day certainly is. The Indians placed first baseman Nick Swisher and third baseman/catcher Carlos Santana on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday afternoon. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Swisher was […]

05/23 Recap: Indians 4 – Orioles 8

Player of the Game As much as both authors at Burning River Baseball rag on Jason Giambi, he deserves tonight’s award. You can find out why by reading what he did in the “Feathers Up” section. Feathers Up Lonnie Chisenhall put the Indians on the board in the top of the fourth with an RBI […]

How The Indians Defeated Both Verlander and Scherzer

The Indians not only swept the division leading Detroit Tigers, they did so by beating up their two aces in back to back games. The tribe’s offense, which has been vastly critiqued this season for not performing when it matters, collected a combined 23 hits 12 earned runs and 5 walks in 13 innings against […]

Three Reasons Why The Indians Record Will Most Likely Improve

After watching the Indians play this weekend, it is easy to worry about what direction the team will take the remainder of the season.The Tribe was swept by the Oakland Athletics losing in the series-finale 13-3 Sunday at Progressive Field. The A’s outscored the Indians 30-6 during the three-game weekend-series, dropping the Indians 10-games back […]

5/17 Recap: A’s 6 – I’s 2

Roster Update: Bringing up their third prospect in as many days, the Tribe sent down reliever C.C. Lee to Columbus in exchange for T.J. House prior to the game. After using ten relievers after the past two games, the Indians needed some fresh arms in the bullpen, this doesn’t seem to be because of anything […]

Nyjer Morgan’s PCL Sprain and Other Injury Updates…

Nyjer Morgan (Sprained PCL in right knee; Placed on 15 DL on May 15th) Before Friday’s game against the Athletics, the Indians announced that outfielder Nyjer Morgan suffered a Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) sprain while he chased after a double by Toronto’s Adam Lind on Wednesday, May 14th. In an awkward half dive half tumble attempt […]

Asdrubal Cabrera’s Value Rises Along With His Bat

On the morning of April 29th, Asdrubal Cabrera arose from his bed in the team hotel room in Anaheim amidst an early season slump. His performance in the previous evenings game solidified what was a bad statistical April for the all-star shortstop: Going 0-4 with one strikeout while the Indians lost their 4th straight game […]

Is The “Closer By Committee” A Good Thing For The Tribe?

Before Saturday’s game against the Rays, Indians manager Terry Francona announced that John Axford will be taken out of the closer’s role and the team will employ a “closer by committee” for the foreseeable future. According to the skipper, any combination of Cody Allen, Scott Atchison, Mark Rzepczynski and Bryan Shaw will see time in […]

The Media: Friend or Foe To Nick Swisher.

Nick Swisher created a small stir among the Cleveland media last week after he expressed frustration with them about how the club was being written about during a recent slump. After a 12-5 lop-sided victory against the White Sox on May 2, he spoke his mind saying: “There have been a lot of bad things […]

More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About An Oblique Strain.

As mentioned, Jason Kipnis has landed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday as he initiates the healing process for a strained right oblique muscle. He suffered the injury while swinging the bat when he hit into a double-play in the fourth inning against the Angels on Tuesday evening. Strains of the oblique muscles and […]

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