ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 03:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians dives for a ball off the bat of Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels during the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 3, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  The play resulted in a single and an RBI for Trout.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

8/3 Recap: #LateNightTribeDead

Roster Update: As expected, Jason Kipnis has been placed on the 15 day DL with right shoulder soreness. The severity of the injury is unknown, but we do know that he attempted to play through the pain for a few games (played DH on 7/31 and 8/1) and took one game off (8/2) before resigning […]

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Minor League Profile: Micah Miniard

The Arizona Summer League is generally dominated by hitters, particularly those with line drive strokes that can take advantage of the Major League size playing field and the high school sized defenders, but the AZL Indians’ ace has found a way to be dominant despite the hot, dry weather and general offensive performance around the […]

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 01:  Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians swings and watches the flight of his ball as he hits a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the fifth inning at Coliseum on August 1, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

8/1 Recap: Offense Still Struggling as Win Streak Ends

Player of the Game With no great pitching to speak of and only one run scored, Lonnie Chisenhall won his first Player of the Game since May 2nd tonight, his second of the year. His solo home run to right center scored the Indians only run and his assist from right field to nab Max […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 12: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians hits a single during the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on July 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Francisco Lindor

July 2015 Player Power Rankings

July was the Indians worst month so far this season, not necessarily in winning percent, but in momentum as it was the final one where the dream of 2015 contention still existed. With a clear vision, the Indians became total sellers at the deadline and will look to build towards 2016 with a still promising […]

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7/31 Recap: Salazar Sizzles & Bourn Backs Him Up

Roster Update: The Indians made a few roster moves today on the final day of non-waiver trades. First, Marc Rzepczynski was traded to the Padres for Adbraham Almonte, a light hitting, but speedy outfielder. This was more of a move to eliminate cost and allow the current crop of relievers to prove themselves. Immediately taking […]

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 25:  Starting pitcher Esmil Rogers #32 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 25, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

An Analysis of Trade Results from the Shapiro/Antonetti Era

Today is the non-waiver trade deadline and while the Indians may or may not continue to be active, we won’t know the real results of those deals until well in the future. Instead, it is a great time to look into the past and see how the current administration has rated in their previous dealings. […]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 30:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians fields a ground ball hit off the bat of Billy Burns (not pictured) of the Oakland Athletics for a single during the first inning at Coliseum on July 30, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

7/30 Recap: Carrasco Cooks Up 3rd Consecutive Complete Game

Roster Updates: Early this morning, the Indians sent Brandon Moss to St. Louis in exchange to Advanced A left hander, Rob Kaminsky. For more on this deal check out my analysis from this morning. Raminsky has been assigned to the Lynchburg Hillcats. In place of Moss on the 25 man roster, Lonnie Chisenhall has been recalled. […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 28: Right fielder Brandon Moss #44 of the Cleveland Indians catches a fly ball hit by Omar Infante #14 of the Kansas City Royals during the third inning at Progressive Field on July 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Brandon Moss

Holliday Injury Provides Opportunity, Moss Traded to Cardinals

The Indians made few external improvements to their roster this off-season. The starting rotation, bullpen and defense were all generally the same players brought back from 2013 and 2014 with a few minor league upgrades. The biggest upgrade anywhere was Brandon Moss, the 2014 All-Star, added for AA second baseman Joey Wendle, a position that […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 29: Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians tries to duck under a leaping Third baseman Mike Moustakas #8 while shortstop Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals tries to help on the run down during the second inning at Progressive Field on July 29, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/29 Recap: Don’t Hand the Royals the World Series Yet

Roster Updates: Filling David Murphy‘s spot on the 25 man roster, Tyler Holt has been recalled from Columbus. He started in left field today so Michael Brantley could DH and will likely be platooning with Michael Bourn in center field against left handed pitchers. Player of the Game Corey Kluber was perfect through he first four […]

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 28: Toru Murata #61 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in his major league debut in the first inning during game two of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The Indians Columbus Storage Facility

Every Major League baseball team’s AAA farm club is there to serve two purposes. Primarily, it is the final step for prospects before they hit the Major Leagues. It is the separator for borderline prospects as many players on AAA rosters have at least some Major League experience. The secondary reason is to store these […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 28: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians steals second after shortstop Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals dropped the throw during the first inning at Progressive Field on July 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/28 Recap: With Murphy Gone, Indians Run

Roster Updates: The Indians finally put their toe in the trade deadline waters today as they sent DH and clean-up hitter, David Murphy, to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for 23 year old, AA short stop Eric Stamets. Murphy was still on the roster for tonight’s game, not leaving until the fourth inning. His […]

NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Grady Sizemore #24 of the Cleveland Indians dives for a ball hit by Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 19, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Center Field Career Arcs: When & Why to Go Young

There are two ways of thinking about players with similar abilities, but differing ages. For the veteran, with his decreasing ability level, there is that incalculable advantage of “experience” and “leadership.” For the youngster on the rise, he brings a similar talent level, but the promise of greater abilities in the future. Knowing when to […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 27: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians watch a three run home run clear the right field fence during the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on July 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/27 Recap: Anderson’s Luck Runs Out, Royals Keep Winning

Player of the Game Francisco Lindor gave the Indians a small sign of hope by taking advantage of some late wildness from starter Edinson Volquez. The Royals righty walked Giovanny Urshela and Jason Kipnis to start the seventh and was replaced by Joe Blanton. Lindor took the first pitch from Blanton out of the ballpark […]

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Weekend Update 7/26: Everybody Hates Carlos

Joe Coblitz (@HatmanEHC) of Everybody Hates Cleveland fame to discuss a little controversy in Cleveland. How should you react to the Johnny Cueto trade? Is it ok to root for the Royals if the Indians are out of it? Did Jason Kipnis just call out Carlos Santana for his bear like lack of hustle? Was Jesus Aguilar […]