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This is Next Year: The Unstoppable & the Completely Forgettable

DSL Indians By Joe Coblitz The Indians of the Dominican had a rough week, sandwiching a five game losing streak with a win on either end. Offense was the primary part of the struggle as they scored just 12 runs during the first six games before bringing across five in their win on Friday. It […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20:  Cody Allen #37 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the ninth inning of their game on September 20, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Indians defeated the White Sox 6-3.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

7/29 Recap: Bullpen Steps Up as Tribe Wins Late

Roster Update: Prior to tonight’s game, the Indians announced that Jeff Manship would be placed on the 15 day DL with a right wrist injury. This is convenient as Zach McAllister was set to return from the DL himself and he did so today. Manship was easily the weakest member of the bullpen and the […]


Satchel – Larry Tye

Sometimes it takes many years to get a story right and the truth isn’t available until long after a person has passed on. This is one of those cases as in 2009, Larry Tye looked back at the life and times of Satchel Paige in his book Satchel. While many books have been written about […]

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)

Could a 3 Pitcher Per Game Strategy Ever Work in the Majors?

When watching games that matter more for readiness and development than winning, an interesting strategy takes place. In Spring Training at the Major League level as well as Instructional League in the Winter, Extended Spring in April and May and the Arizona Rookie League, roster moves are made more based on a script created pregame […]


7/26 Recap: Lindor Singles, Indians Walk Off

Player of the Game Dan Otero has been arguably the Indians most dominant reliever this season, but until this point had yet to win a Player of the Game award. After two perfect innings tonight, however, that is no longer the case. Otero struck out one and turned an incredible double play on a ball […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 17: Tyler Naquin #30 of the Cleveland Indians watches after hitting a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of the game on July 17, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 6-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Why Naquin Might Not Regress After All

There may not be a word more overused by proponents of advanced baseball statistics than regression. If you don’t know what that means, it is short for regression to the mean, a statistical term that is essentially predicting that everything ultimately comes back to average. In baseball, that average is league average and the stat […]

at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 23, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

7/23 Recap: Offense Slumbers as Tribe Lose Second to the Birds

Player of the Game The Indians waited until the last possible moment to score tonight, very literally as there were two outs in the ninth inning before a run crossed the plate. When it did so, it was courtesy of Lonnie Chisenhall, who doubled home Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis who had singled to start […]

at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 22, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

7/22 Recap: Orioles Power Beats Bauer

Roster Update: Joseph Colon was placed on the 15 Day DL prior to today’s game with right shoulder inflammation. With Zach McAllister not quite ready to return from the DL himself, Cody Anderson was brought back after just four days in AAA. Player of the Game Who knows how much longer he’ll be around, but […]

Mejia behind the plate during the 2016 Futures Game.  - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Top 10 Cleveland Indians MiLB Catchers of 2016

Easily the weakest position of depth in the Indians farm system, the catching ranks have come under greater scrutiny recently with Francisco Mejia going to the Futures Game, Yan Gomes struggling and getting hurt and a whole list of players switching levels or getting cut altogether. A catcher heavy draft in 2016 factored into this […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 19:  Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two-run home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 19, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Napoli

7/19 Recap: Shaw’s Redemption

Player of the Game Francisco Lindor hit a home run in his second straight game to give the Indians a little cushion in the top of the ninth and give him his third run scored in the game. Lindor also knocked in two thanks to a his league best ninth sacrifice fly earlier in the […]