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Does a Rolling Tribe Gather Moss?

The Indians are obviously looking for an upgrade at the DH spot in the lineup, first kicking the tires on Chase Headley, then Kendrys Morales and they are now rumored to be interested in the Oakland Athletics Brandon Moss. It won’t be hard to improve over the Indians performance at DH in 2014 as Nick […]

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The Ten Worst Cleveland Indians Tragedies

Over their history, the Cleveland Indians franchise has been one of the least successful, winning just two World Series titles, but more importantly, have been one of the most tragic. More than any other team in any other sport (or at least is would seem so), the Indians have had to deal with terrible events […]

2015 Goodyear

Good Times in Goodyear

With single game Spring Training tickets going on sale December 6th, there is no better time to start planning your trip to sunny Goodyear, Arizona. With Ohio sitting under a blanket of snow since mid-November, there is no place better for the Ohio native to go than the Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians […]

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All-Time Indians: Eddie Murray

Name: Eddie Clarence Murray Position: Designated Hitter Nick Name: Steady Eddie Number: 33 Tribe Time: 1994-1996 DOB: 02/24/1956 Accolades: Hall of Fame (2003) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1995) 113 436 68 141 21 0 21 82 39 65 5 […]

Circling The Central: November 2014 Edition

After a full month of off-season, things certainly have been busy in the American League Central Division. For those who missed it, we’ll get you caught up in the roster moves of each of the AL Central teams starting with your Cleveland Indians. Cleveland Indians The Indians have been relatively silent to this point, not […]

Tribe Targets: Justin Masterson

If Chris Antonetti’s career could be described in one term it would be bargain shopper. Since becoming the Indians’ GM, Antonetti has been scouring the free agent market and making deals at every turn in an effort to make the Indians the best possible team at the lowest possible price. One of these decisions came back […]

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All-Time Indians: Allie Reynolds

Name: Allie Pierce Reynolds Position: Starting Pitcher     Number: 21 Tribe Time: 1942-1946 DOB: 02/10/1917 Stats W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1943) 11 12 3.00 34 21 11 3 198.2 140 66 3 109 151 1.26 .191 Career 51 47 3.31 139 […]

Analyzing the Indians 2015 Schedule

While Opening Day is still more than four months away, the Indians are already selling season tickets with Home Opener tickets going on sale soon. While some game times are yet to be announced, we now know the schedule and can give it a deeper look to see what the Indians will have in store […]

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The Physics of Baseball – Robert Adair, Ph.D.

We head back to the lab for this edition of the Burning River Book Club as we take a look into The Physics of Baseball by Robert K. Adair, Ph.D. While this is an older book, originally penned in 1990, it has since been updated multiple times as can be seen by references to some players if […]

Trading Junk Bonds: Swisher for Jimenez & Other Options

There are times when two teams exchange top talent, like last week when the Braves sent Jason Heyward to St. Louis in exchange for Shelby Miller. A move like that can help one team win now (the Cardinals) and another win in a few years (the Braves). In recent days, however, there have been rumors that […]

Did the Indians Miss Out on Billy Butler

Despite a never ending quest for more offense, the Cleveland Indians are generally considered non-competitors for landing the biggest names on the market. With Pablo Sandoval, Chase Headley and Nelson Cruz far above the Indians spending level, it is necessary to look at those players who could be overlooked by the rest of the market. In […]

Welcome Three New Writers to Burning River Baseball

The Burning River Baseball family is growing this off-season as we are bringing on three more writers for the 2015 season. Without any further ado, let’s get to know our new writers: Kevin Gall grew up in Brook Park on Cleveland’s west side and has been following the Indians since their magical 1995 season. he […]

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All-Time Indians: Al Smith (OF)

Name: Alphonse Eugene Smith Position: Right Field, Third Base Nick Name: Fuzzy Number 32, 16 Tribe Time: 1953-1957, 1964 (Buckeyes 1946-1948) DOB: 02/07/1928 Accolades: 1955 All-Star, Top 3 MVP (1955) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1955) 154 607 123 186 27 4 […]

Tribe Targets: Yosmani Tomas

Most of the players on the current free agent market are known around baseball as the average free agent is at least 30 and has played many years in the Majors, there are a few new names on the list this year. One of the more interesting of these is a hitter that is not […]

Should the Indians Extend Cody Allen?

To begin, reliever extensions almost never work out and closers even less often, but Winter is coming and rumors are abound. The general reasoning behind not keeping relievers around for a long time is that they benefit greatly from the unknown. There are so many minor league relievers that teams cannot focus scouts on each […]

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