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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 4: Catcher Blake Swihart #23 of the Boston Red Sox catches the throw as Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians scores during the second inning at Progressive Field on October 4, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Line-Up Maximization and Roberto Perez

Going into the season,  the Indians had a last second worry when Roberto Perez showed some concussion symptoms after one of the final Spring Training games in Texas. It wasn’t until the last second that they were able to make sure he passed the concussion protocol and were able to add Joba Chamberlain to the […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 15: Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets pithes during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 15, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

4/15 Recap: Colon Pitches Like It’s 1999; Mets Take Game 1

Player of the Game Juan Uribe came into the game with one hit in 19 at bats, but he won the battle of the veterans tonight as he went 3 for 3 against Bartolo Colon. The rest of the team had just five hits against the 42 year old, but Uribe certainly looked comfortable, ultimately […]

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WE & You: How to be a Less Reactive Baseball Fan

Baseball is an emotional game. This is true on the field, in the stands and for those watching at home, often to an extreme level. In many cases, the reality of the situation doesn’t enter into the equation and it has been this way since the beginning of the game. A pitcher has a better […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 7: The Cleveland Indians grounds crew preps the field for inclement weather after the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians was postponed at Progressive Field on April 7, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***

Is There a Better Way to Schedule April Play?

The Indians have played fewer games through the first two weeks of the season than any other team and it has reached the point where it seems like the Indians began their slate of game just yesterday, against Tampa. After the Home Opener was called for cold and made up the following day, the final […]

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All-Time Indians: Art Houtteman

Name: Arthur Joseph Houtteman Position: Pitcher Tribe Time: 1953-1957 Number: 11   DOB: 08/07/1927 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP Best Season (1954) 15 7 .682 3.35 32 25 11 1 188.0 198 70 14 59 68 1.37 Indians Career 34 22 .607 3.97 114 […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 26: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians hits an RBI single during the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Progressive Field on August 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Outfield Updates & Roster Expectations

The Indians have only played two games so far this season thanks to two rain/cold/snow outs, but there has been at least a little good news on the injury front. Michael Brantley has been working out with the team in Cleveland and is expected to work out with the Columbus Clippers while the Indians are […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 28: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Progressive Field on August 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Trevor Bauer

Trevor Bauer & Two Kinds of Flex Pitchers

Probably the most controversial decision made in this year’s Indians roster construction was the inclusion of Cody Anderson in the starting rotation above Trevor Bauer and, rather than sending him to AAA, Bauer’s inclusion in the bullpen. While he did end the 2015 season in a similar role, the exact purpose of his placement has […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 5: Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians runs out an RBI single during the fourth inning of the opening day game against the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field on April 5, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

4/6 Recap: Indians Outlast Boston in Marathon

Player of the Game Reaching base in three of four at bats, Carlos Santana earned his first Player of the Game in 2016 in the second game of the season. In the first, he hit a three run home run, then he added a double and a walk later in the game for a WPA […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13: Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of their game on August 13, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Yankees defeated the Indians 8-6.   (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

The Misadventures of the 8 Man Bullpen

For as much as Terry Francona appears to love his bullpen, he historically hasn’t treated it very well. It was a topic of discussion for much of last year and the year before as Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen have pitched constantly with few others being given the responsibility of late inning work. We’ll have […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 5: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox during the opening day game at Progressive Field on April 5, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

4/5 Recap: Indians Finally Play Opener, but Tribe Bats Still Frozen

Roster Update: Since the Indians waited until the last moment to adjust their roster for the regular season, we haven’t yet covered their most recent moves. In order to add Ross Detwiler and Marlon Byrd to the 40 man roster, Zach Walters and Giovanni Soto were each designated for assignment on Sunday. James Ramsey was […]

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