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There’s Always Next Year: 2016 DSL Season in Review

This season went about as bad as possible for the Dominican Summer League Indians as they finished the season in last place in the DSL North with a 24-44 record and many players with the highest expectations turned in some incredibly disappointing seasons. The planet ultimately decided that their season should end as each of […]

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 27: Ian Desmond #20 of the Texas Rangers dives to tag up on third as third baseman Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians is unable to make the tag during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park on August 27, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

8/27 Recap: Indians Continue to Trade Blow Outs with Texas, Lose by 7

Player of the Game Andrew Miller doesn’t normally get recognized here because his performances are generally a small part of a greater team effort in a win. Today, however, he was a small bright spot in an otherwise dismal game as he struck out all three batters he faced in the 7th inning. He threw […]

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 26: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians throws in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 26, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

8/26 Recap: Indians Find Runs, Were in Almonte’s Pockets

Player of the Game With two doubles and a single accounting for 4 RBI and two runs scored, Abraham Almonte wins tonight’s Player of the Game. The doubles were #12 and #13 on the season, setting a new single season mark for the outfielder, surpassing the 12 he hit in 82 games last year. He […]

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A Complete List of Indians Catchers Who Have Batted Under .200

With a headline like this, you may expect a one sentence article that says: Roberto Perez .096 in 2016, Yan Gomes .165 in 2016, but there is a much more illustrious history than that. In fact, 52 players have batted under .200 for a season with the Tribe in the past 116 with a minimum […]


Throw Like a Woman – Susan Petrone

Last month’s book club subject was a biography of Satchel Paige and this month’s feature is similar in some ways. That being said, Throw Like a Woman, by Susan Petrone, is just the second fictional book in the Burning River Book Club after Shoeless Joe (the source material for the movie Field of Dreams). While […]

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 23:  Chris Gimenez #38 of the Cleveland Indians talks to Danny Salazar #31 on the pitchers mound during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on August 23, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Episode 8/23: The Athletics Strike Back

Player of the Game Like Obi-Wan to Vader, Chris Gimenez made his presence felt for the first time in ages tonight. He helped Danny Salazar complete one of his two scoreless innings by catching Coco Crisp stealing second, then walked in his first at bat and hit a solo home run in his second at […]

<> at Coliseum on August 22, 2016 in Oakland, California.

8/22 Recap: Carlos & Carlos Win Game 1 in Oakland

Player of the Game Carlos Carrasco has been good lately, but not great, but he went off the charts tonight. Needing a shut out to win, Carrasco pitched eight shut out innings and probably could have went another had Terry Francona not chosen to go with Andrew Miller. He struck out nine in those eight and […]

Gonzalez hits an opposite field home run during an AZL game in 2016. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

The Latest HR King in the AZL: Oscar Gonzalez

Normally, low level minor league teams play in small ballparks. They feature the youngest professional athletes, who are generally significantly less developed physically than they will be in just a few years and they are spared from playing on the massive fields that they will be capable of playing on in the future. The Arizona […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 20: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates as he returns to the dugout after hitting a three run home run against  the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning at Progressive Field on August 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

8/20 Recap: No Walk-Off Tonight

Roster Update: As expected, Josh Tomlin was activated from the family emergency medical list to make his start today and Shawn Armstrong was optioned back to AAA Columbus. Player of the Game For the second time in the last four games, Lonnie Chisenhall hit a home run, knocked in three runs and won the Player of […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: Abraham Almonte #35 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off starting pitcher Alfredo Simon #31 of the Detroit Tigers during the fourth inning at Progressive Field on September 10, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Why is Almonte Playing if he isn’t Play-Off Eligible?

This may be another of those articles that is for a very limited number of people, but there has been enough confusion in recent days that it is worth addressing. Because of his PED suspension to start the season, Abraham Almonte is in fact not eligible to play for the Indians in the play-offs. This […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 18:  Teammates mob Tyler Naquin #30 of the Cleveland Indians after he hit a game winning sacrifice fly against the Chicago White Sox in the ninth inning at Progressive Field on August 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the White Sox 5-4.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

8/19 Recap: Back-to-Back Jacks & Walk-Off Wins for Naquin

Roster Update: After needing a lengthy outing from the bullpen yesterday, Shawn Armstrong was recalled from AAA and Kyle Crockett sent back down. There will need to be another move made to bring back Josh Tomlin tomorrow so this could be an extremely short period with the team for Armstrong. Player of the Game Trevor Bauer […]