Bobby Bradley

This Is Next Year: Bobby Bradley Scouting Report

One of the most prolific hitters in the Cleveland farm system is Bobby Bradley, who is currently a first-baseman for the Lake County Captains, Low-A affiliate of the Indians. The sky is the limit for Bradley as he was named the Rookie-level Arizona League’s Most Valuable Player and was the circuit’s choice at first base […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 19: T.J. House #58 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 19, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

House Of Cards: Was Last Season A Fluke For TJ?

The 2015 season has not started well for T.J. House who, after losing his first two starts, is struggling to regain his 2014 momentum. So far this young season, he has a 14.14 ERA and 6.71 FIP while walking 6.43 batters per game. In his first start against Detroit at home, he only lasted 1.1 […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 25:  Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the first inning at AT&T Park on April 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

4/14 Recap: Same Old Song And Dance

Roster Update: On Monday, the Indians signed AAA reliever Ryan Webb, who had been released by the Dodgers. Because of some odd moves, the Dodgers will receive the 74th pick in the 2015 draft from the Orioles for Webb and will pay his $2.75M salary for the year, making anything he does for the Clippers or […]

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Catcher Yan Gomes #10 is examined by a trainer and Manager Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians after Gomes suffered an injury during the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Yan Gomes; Terry Francona

Burning River Infirmary 3: Yan Gone

Indians catcher Yan Gomes will miss significant time with a “moderate” sprain in the tibial (medial) collateral ligament which was suffered when the Tigers Rajai Davis slid into his right leg on a play at home plate during Saturday’s loss. A sprain is a joint injury that causes a stretch in a ligament, a strong […]

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 09:  Nick Hagadone #50 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 9, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Indians Arguments: To Go For The No-No Or Not

The Indians nearly accomplished something on Thursday afternoon they had not in 34 years: throw a no-hitter. It would have been a combined no-hitter using four pitchers but one nonetheless. The last team no-hitter? Lenny Barkers perfect game. It would not come to pass, however. A solo home-run from Jed Lowrie with one out off […]

against the Cleveland Indians on March 13, 2015 in Goodyear, Arizona.

Burning River Infirmary 4/8: Michael Brantley Won’t Back Down

Michael Brantley – (Lower Back Stiffness) Day to Day. Michael Brantley was scratched from the lineup last night due to “lower back stiffness.” Brantley dealt with lower back stiffness during spring training as he didn’t take part in the agility test the first day and missed five games in late March. Lower back stiffness can […]


Leading Off An Incredible Summer: Opening Night In 1995

As the Indians prepare to play their 114th opening night in it’s history, they will do so in the same state they opened the 1995 season: Texas. With big expectations placed upon the club from the media, it’s fitting they start the season in a state where everything is bigger. It is a miracle the […]


Keep ‘Em Rolling: Tribe Signs Another Starter To An Extension

The Indians have locked up another starting pitcher returning from last season. According to various sources, the team has signed RHP Carlos Carrasco to a contract extension. It is a four-year contract valued around $38 million and includes Carrasco’s 2015 salary of around $2.55 million and tacks on three more seasons, running through his first […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 27: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning on July 27, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Burning River Infirmary: Leaving Goodyear On A Positive Note

Welcome to the first edition of the Burning River Infirmary. Throughout the season, I will chronicle player injuries and how it impacts the Indians. Every time a player is impacted with an ailment, I will provide in-depth coverage on the type of injury, how the injury occurred,  what part of the body is affected, what […]

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 18:  Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians throws a pitch during the second inning against the Houston Astros during their game at Minute Maid Park on September 18, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Pitching Aplenty: A Dream Come True

When I dream about what a division winning Major League Baseball team looks like, I envision a club with a deep starting rotation and bullpen. After all, there is a good chance there will be multiple pitchers with injuries over the course of a 162 game schedule. A long season takes it toll on men […]

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Finding A Scorebook Number For Jason Kipnis

There is an impending dilemma the Indians front office will face at some point before the All-Star break this season. It’s one that 29 other clubs wish they had and while the Tribe’s decision makers aren’t complaining, they are embracing the difficult decision ahead: What to do with second-baseman Jason Kipnis when prospect Fransisco Lindor […]

Miguel Cabrera (left) and Justin Verlander look to continue the team's success in 2015.

Central Showdown: Detroit Tigers

Few, if any, major league teams could deal with the loses that have hit the Tigers and still remain competitive. They might not be the best team in baseball this season-not after losing key players like Max Scherzer, Torii Hunter and Rick Porcello– but they are still going to be competitive. Here’s why. Detroit still […]

photo courtesy of the Detroit Free Press

Central Show Down: Minnesota Twins

When Torii Hunter last played for the Twins, they were a Central Division heavyweight and opposing teams dreaded playing the scrappy team, particularly in the Metrodome. When he returns to the team he broke in with as a 21-year old outfielder this season, he’ll discover much has changed. The Twins have since relocated to Target […]

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 29: Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians dives back into first base as Jeff Keppinger #7 of the Chicago White Sox takes the pick-off attempt during the second inning on June 29, 2013 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

The Perfect Machine: Improving the Pace of Play in Baseball. Part III

It has been noted that Major League Baseball is making an effort to improve the pace of play of games this upcoming season. Incoming commissioner Rob Manfred is making it a mandate that players, managers and umpires speed up the game to make it more enticing to the younger fan. Although the new rule changes […]