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6/20 Recap: Rick Porcello Had The Indians Bats Playing The Cello.

(Photo courtesy of mj.com) Player of the Game Carlos Santana earns tonight’s honors as he was one of three Indians hitters that had three hits on the night, one of them being a homerun which cut the Tigers lead to just one run. He hit several balls hard tonight including a few he hit down […]

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Kyle Crockett Made Josh Outman the Out-Man.

(Photo courtesy of foxsports.com) Before Wednesday evenings rain out, the Indians activated pitcher Zach McAllister from the disabled list, two days before his scheduled start. To make roster space, the club designated lefty reliever Josh Outman for assignment. The team has 10 days to trade him, release him or try to pass him through waivers. […]

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Michael Brantley’s All Star Season

You earn the nickname “Dr. Smooth” for a reason. For both Michael Brantley and the Indians, that reason is clear: Being the best all-around position player on a contending team. Being the best all-around player on any team, let alone a contending team, should merit an All Star appearance. If anything, last season should have […]

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It’s Tribe Time Now (To Mirror The Twins.)

While the Minnesota Twins’ signing of Kendrys Morales probably won’t make them a contender , it indicates to fans and general managers of the American League Central that every team in the division believes that they are only one or two pieces away from winning it. If the Twins, who are 31-33 at the time […]

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See Ya In Cooperstown: A Closer Look At Chisenhall’s Historic Performance.

When Lonnie Chisenhall arrived at Kauffman Stadium Tuesday afternoon, he learned that the Baseball Hall Of Fame requested a bat of his. Not just any ordinary bat but rather one similar to Roy Hobbs’ “Wonderboy” from the movie The Natural. In case you haven’t read or heard by now, here was Chisenhall’s line from Monday […]

This Is Next Year: A 2014 Cleveland Indians Draft Recap.

After months of mock drafts and many road-weary scouts, the 2014 Major League Baseball first year player draft came to a close this past weekend. For the Indians, it was a draft in which they had three first round picks along with one supplemental round pick (in which they received from the Baltimore Orioles for […]

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 […]

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