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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 28:  Zach Walters #6 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with Tyler Holt #62 after hitting a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of their game on September 28, 2014 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Indians defeated the Rays 7-2. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

The Anatomy Of A Good Swap: A Primer For The Trade Deadline

With the trade season beginning, it is important to understand the rationality behind why teams make decisions that will affect the trajectory of their organization for this season and seasons to come. The goal in any mid season trade is to maximize value between contending and rebuilding teams. In this article, I am going to take […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 18: Starting pitcher Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on June 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Danny Salazar

6/18 Recap: Starting The Party Early In Cleveland

Player of the Game Taylor Naquin earns tonight’s honors as he was a double away from the cycle. Feathers Up The Indians scored quickly off James Shields, as was expected given his frivolous track record since joining the Chicago White Sox. After several games on the road where runs were hard to come by, they […]

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This Is Next Year: All Star Breaks Are Near

Dominican Summer League (DSL) Indians by Joseph Coblitz The Dominican Summer League Indians started up on June 4th and have since went 5-6. While this may look unimpressive, they have won their last three in a row by a margin of 17-2, mostly due to a 6/17 victory of 12-0 against the DSL Yankees. In […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 15:  Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the 5th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 15, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

6/15 Recap: Royals Return The “Favor.”

Before the game, Chris Antonetti spoke with MLB Network. According to MLB Network Radio’s twitter account, he stated that Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier have become potential trade options “whether that becomes the latter part of this year we’ll see.” Antonetti says that Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier have become options “whether that becomes the latter […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 19: at U.S. Cellular Field on May 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Indians defeated the White Sox 3-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

The Decline Of The White Sox: Where It All Began

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mat Latos called his start Tuesday night “absolutely pathetic” as the Sox lost to the Nationals 10-5 to continue their descent from 13 games over .500 on May 9 to 30-30 less than one month later. Latos’ worst start of the season and a bad sixth inning from the Sox bullpen added […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Winning, Winning and Winning

As the 2016 season marches on, so do the minor league teams. Every franchise in the Indians system has a winning record; a testament to the great young talent that the Indians have assembled. Lake County Captains (36-25) by Justin Lada A 5-2 week got the Captains back into the playoff picture, briefly. Their 7-4 […]

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How James Shields Impacts the Central Race

If the best time to make a trade is when you’re buying low, the Chicago White Sox picked the perfect time to acquire James Shields from the San Diego Padres. On Saturday afternoon, the Padres traded the veteran righty to the White Sox, the clubs announced. Shields is due $56 million through the 2017-18 seasons and has been a […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Continuing Their Winning Ways

The farm teams continue to win; just like their Major League counterpart. Extended Spring Training by Joseph Coblitz Extended Spring Training is wrapping up with just one more week left until players break camp to head to either Mahoning Valley or stay in Goodyear for the Arizona Rookie League. There were some big names playing […]

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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 […]

Conor Marab

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. […]

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