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Potential 25 Man Roster of the Future (3/26/15)

We are ever closer to reducing to 25 men in camp as the most recent set of cuts brought the Indians to just 37 players left in Goodyear. There were definitely some surprises this time around as two players who were considered possibilities, Bruce Chen and C.C. Lee, were reassigned to minor league camp. There […]


Top 10 Indians Starting Rotations

If the Indians have had one aspect of their team to be proud of over their 114 year history, it is the starting pitching. Of the 12 players in the Hall of Fame as a member of the Cleveland Indians, five are starting pitchers and among the 30 Hall of Famers who played for the […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 16:  Jerry Sands #19 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a two-run home run in front of catcher Caleb Joseph #36 of the Baltimore Orioles during the eighth inning of a game on June 16, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

3/24 Spring Training Recap & Roster Update

There was quite a bit of Indians news that came out today prior to an eventful and exciting night game for the Tribe. To begin, four players were told today that they will not make the 25 man roster, but will remain in Major League camp for the time being to help cover some innings. […]

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 24: Nick Swisher #33 of the Cleveland Indians poses for a portrait at Goodyear Ballpark on February 24, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Plan B for Bro: What Will the Indians Do Without Nick Swisher?

Through three full weeks of Spring Training there has been one notable absence from the Cleveland Indians daily line-up. Fans with good seats have been missing the bros and those in the berm have been missing the souvenirs as Nick Swisher is yet to see action in a single game. During practice he has participated […]


All-Time Indians: Larry Brown

Name: Larry Leslie Brown Position: Short Stop Tribe Time: 1963-1971 Number: 16     DOB: 03/01/1940 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1965) 124 438 52 111 22 2 8 40 38 62 5 7 .315 .368 .253 .683 Career 941 3014 […]


Dealing – Terry Pluto

Terry Pluto has been Cleveland’s go to reporter for the Cleveland Indians for decades and he continues to write for the Plain Dealer today. To go with this, he has been one of the best historians for the team in book form including three books in particular that detail the years from 1960 through 2006. […]


3/20 Spring Training Recap & Second Cuts

For those Indians fans who didn’t feel it was necessary to stay up all night to watch a game featuring the likes of Jerry Sands and Michael Martinez that the Indians were losing by a lot early on, Burning River Baseball is here to help you out. Second Cuts To start, four more camp invitees […]

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 14:  T.J. House #58 of the Cleveland Indians throws against the Boston Red Sox throws in the first inning  at Fenway Park on June 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Saved From Forclosure, House Gets Second Chance

While the news that Gavin Floyd will be out for most or all of the 2015 season is bad for the Indians as a team and as a business (he was guaranteed $4M), it did have a positive effect on one player, T.J. House. House was an integral part of the Indians rotation by the […]

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First Cut 2015

One of the fun (for the fans) and valuable (for the players) aspects of Spring Training is that all members of the 40 man roster and many other minor leaguers are invited to Major League camp where they get to work with Major League trainers and coaches and play along side Major League players in […]

Gavin Floyd

First Cuts: Potential 25 Man Roster Update 3/18

The most recent update on the Indians 25 man roster includes two big losses due to injuries and ten lesser deletions due to the first round of cuts. From the original massive group, things are slightly more simple now with just 52 players left in camp. New additions and promotions are marked in green while […]


All-Time Indians: Roger Peckinpaugh

Name: Roger Thorpe Peckinpaugh Position: Manager/SS Tribe Time: 1928-1933, 1941 / 1910, 1912-1913 DOB: 02/05/1891 As Manager W L W% Finish                     Best Season (1932) 87 65 0.572 4                     Career 490 481 0.505 4.4     […]


3/15 Spring Training Lindor Recap

With no new injuries to report, today was a great day for the Tribe as Trevor Bauer pushed through five innings without giving up three consecutive home runs (he just gave up one, for his only earned run allowed of the day) and Bryan Shaw, Marc Rzepczynski and C.C. Lee (all who have a chance at […]

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3/13 Spring Training Recaps & Injury Update

Injury Update Thursday was another tough day for the Tribe as far as injuries are concerned as Ryan Raburn suffered a minor set back and Zach Walters had something a little more major go wrong. Raburn caught a cleat running between first and second on a double in his first at bat and hurt the […]

McAllister - Kluber - Floyd

Why The Spring is Just Long Enough

With 29 games games scheduled for Spring Training this year, when a lineup featuring Ryan Raburn hitting third, Destin Hood playing left field and Jerry Sands on an almost daily basis comes up, it is understandable that some fans may think the Spring is just a little too long. If every game is important, why […]

CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 05:  Kenny Lofton #7 of the Cleveland Indians runs to first base against the New York Yankees during Game Two of the American League Divisional Series at Jacobs Field on October 5, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Top 10 Indians Comeback Kids

While much emphasis is placed on how players rarely stay with a single team over their entire career in the present era, this is not a new issue. Over the course of the history, most of the best players on the Tribe have spent at least a little time somewhere else. The following list denotes […]