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Brady Aiken Impressing Beyond Stats

If you look at the Arizona Rookie League numbers of the Indians 2015 first round pick, Brady Aiken, it would be easy to get disappointed. Their comp pick from 2015, Triston McKenzie, dominated in his first run in the AZL with a 0.75 ERA and 17 K’s in 12 innings and has already been promoted […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 16: Chris Gimenez #38 of the Cleveland Indians tags out Kennys Vargas #19 of the Minnesota Twins at home plate during the fourth inning of the game on July 16, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

7/16: Twins Walk-off in Wet, Wild One

Player of the Game With three hits including a double, two RBI and a run scored, Carlos Santana was the Indians top performer tonight. There will be quite a bit more upcoming on Santana, including his defense, which detracted heavily from his value tonight. Feathers Up Santana started the game with a single up the […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15: Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates scoring against the Minnesota Twins on a wild pitch during the sixth inning of the game on July 15, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

7/15 Recap: Rested Tribe Start Second Half on Top

Roster Update: Yesterday, the Indians announced that Erik Gonzalez would be joining the 25 man roster for the first time in his career. You can read more about that here.  To make room, T.J. House was sent back to AAA Columbus. Player of the Game Technically, Mike Napoli reached base in each of his four at […]

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A Potentially Optimized Indians 2nd Half Roster

The Indians are beginning the second half tonight in first place and with a commanding lead, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. The largest reason for the Indians improvement has been the starting rotation, which shouldn’t be touched, but there have been questions in the bullpen and the line-up with some players […]

Erik Gonzalez bats in front of the festive looking Devin Mesoraco of Cincinnati. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Erik Gonzalez Finally Promoted After 8 Years in Minors

A day before embarking on the second half of the season, Mike Chernoff and the Indians have promoted infielder Erik Gonzalez while reducing the bullpen to a more manageable seven with T.J. House returning to AAA. This will have strategic ramifications including leaving the team without a left handed reliever, but the primary focus should […]


All-Time Indians: Grady Sizemore

Name: Grady Sizemore Position: Center Field Tribe Time: 2004-2011 Number: 24 Accolades: Top 12 MVP (2006-08), Top 25 MVP 2005 DOB: 08/02/1982 Accolades: 3 Time All-Star (2006-08), 2 Time Gold Glove (2007-08), Silver Slugger (2008) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 10: Danny Salazar #31 Corey Kluber #28 and Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians show off their All Star jerseys prior to the game against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field on July 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Yankees defeated the Indians 11-7. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Danny Salazar; Corey Kluber; Francisco Lindor

2016 All-Star Game Recap: Kluber For The Win

The Indians were among the most well represented teams this year for the All-Star Game as Corey Kluber, Danny Salazar and Francisco Lindor were all selected as reserves. While Salazar was kept out of the game due to some discomfort in his throwing elbow, the other two played. Salazar’s injury was not serious enough for […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 15:  Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the 5th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 15, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Best & Worst of the First Half 2016

Best Offensive Play  May 18th, Rajai Davis Walk off home runs are fun, but at any given point from the 9th or beyond in a tie game, the home team has greater than a 50% chance of winning anyway. Much more impressive was this two run home run from Davis that tied the game at […]


Future of the Tribe Shines Today on National Stage

Before the Indians send three of their best to San Diego for the All-Star Game Tuesday night, they sent three of their top minor leaguers to the Futures Game on Sunday. Separate from each league’s individual All-Star games, the Futures Game takes players from all levels A and above, combining some of the most exciting […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 23: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on September 23, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

In No Way is Josh Tomlin better than Corey Kluber

The statement in the title should be an easily accepted truism for anyone who has access to the stats of the Cleveland Indians pitching staff over the past few years or who has viewed any three starts over that same span for each pitcher. If you are one of these people with access to the […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 8: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field on July 8, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/8 Recap: Santana Starts HR Barrage as Tribe Blows Out New York

Roster Update: Michael Martinez was sold to the Red Sox today for cash. He was designated for assignment on July 2nd. Tom Gorzelanny, who was DFA’d the following day, has cleared waivers and reported to AAA Columbus. Player of the Game Five Indians had a Player of the Game score above 4.00 today (the average per […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 22: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field on June 22, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Trevor Bauer

7/7 Recap: Tribe Comes Close, But Drops First Against New York

Roster Update: After allowing seven runs in his last two innings, Zach McAllister was placed on the 15 Day DL today with right hip discomfort. It’s possible that this injury effected his control in his past few outings as it was far worse than his normal. In addition, Mike Clevinger was sent back to AAA […]

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)

Your 2016 Cleveland Indians All-Stars: Francisco Lindor & Danny Salazar

Francisco Lindor Lindor has been the Indians best offensive and defensive player since his call-up last June and after being snubbed for the Gold Glove, Silver Slugger and Rookie of the Year last year (all three most likely because the team waited too long to bring him up), he is finally being recognized on the […]