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Top 10 Indians Short Season A Players 1976-2015

Probably the least thought of level of the minor leagues, the Short Season A level is generally the first stop for college age draft picks and the second for those out of high school after they hit the Rookie level. Currently, the Short Season club is located in Niles, Ohio and are known as the […]

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Tribe Time Now: Heating a Cold Stove

Free flowing discussion of the off-season be it where to target for improvement, who to target or what assets the Indians should use. Hosts: Mike Hattery | Everybody Hates Cleveland | Twitter Jeff Ellis | |


All-Time Indians: Duster Mails

Name: John Walter Mails Position: Starting Pitcher Nick Name: Duster     Tribe Time: 1920-1922 DOB: 10/01/1894 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1920) 7 0 1.000 1.85 9 8 6 2 63.1 54 13 1 18 25 1.14 .222 Indians Career […]

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Tribe Time Now: Do You Wahoo Episode 2

In the second episode of Do You Wahoo? Joe Coblitz (@Eebs2k) of Did the Tribe Win Last Night, Jeff Rich (@CMB1979) of It’s Pronounced Lajaway as they vie for the title of Tribe Know it All. Games: Top career home runs & single season wins leaders Who’s Got More? Line-Up Card: 1954 & 1948 Where […]


Mid-Season AFL 2015 Update

This year, the Indians sent a handful of prospects to the Scottsdale Scorpions for the Arizona Fall League after a year of association with the Peoria Javelinas and one with the Surprise Saguaros. In the past three seasons, this is probably the best group of athletes sent to join with four other teams, despite the […]


All-Time Indians: Willie Kamm

Name: William Edward Kamm Position: Third Baseman Tribe Time: 1931-1935 Number: 5 Accolades: Top 21 MVP 1933 DOB: 02/02/1900 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1932) 148 524 76 150 34 9 3 83 75 36 6 3 .379 .403 .286 .782 […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 24: Cody Allen #37 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the game on September 24, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 6-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Should the Indians Extend Cody Allen?

Before looking into the individual case of the current Indians closer, Cody Allen, I have to say that my general rule with relief pitcher extensions is never. Relief pitchers have a unique tendency in baseball to come on quickly and disappear just as quickly. There are hundreds of examples of this and very limited examples […]

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Tribe Time Now: Ryan Raburn, Key to World Series Victory?

Joe Coblitz (@zank17) of More Than A Fan early for some World Series talk then later on by regular guests Bob Toth (@cle_ItIsGone) also of Burning River stop by to chat about the removal of Ryan Raburn, the front office war of words and some possible free agent upgrades for the Tribe. Topics: Royals v. […]


All-Time Indians: Lou Boudreau

Name: Louis Boudreau Position: SS/Manager Tribe Time: 1938-50 (Player)/1942-50 (Manager) Number: 5 Accolades: Hall of Fame (1970), Retired #5 DOB: 07/17/17 Accolades: 7 Time All-Star (1940-44, 1947-48), 1948 MVP, 2 Top 5 MVP (1940, 1947) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS ISOP […]

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Do You Wahoo? Episode 1

Joe Coblitz (@StephanieLiscio) of It’s Pronounced Lajaway, Mike Melaragno (@sportsnom) of Everybody Hates Cleveland. No hints on who won or lost, but a word of warning, lower you expectations. Rounds: Top career ERA & single season runs leaders Spelling Bee Line-Up Card: 1994 & 2004 Odd Man Out: Power Hitters & Short Term Closers Remember When? […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 05:  Starting pitcher Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 5, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

GM Gossip: The Prospect of Overvaluing Prospects

After Alex Anthopoulos didn’t accept a contract extension largely because of a conversation with new Blue Jays president, Mark Shapiro, much has been said about the former Tribe GM and president. While most of that coming from sports writers and fans can be ignored, there was an interesting comment that deserves discussion told to Bob […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01:  Salvador Perez (R) #13 of the Kansas City Royals reacts in the clubhouse as manager Ned Yost (L) #3 of the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Royals owner David D. Glass look on after the Kansas City Royals defeat the New York Mets to win Game Five of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on November 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets with a score of 7 to 2 to win the World Series.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Royals World Series Champs! Congrats?

The 2016 season has come to a close and it is hard to say the best team didn’t win. From day one this year, the Royals seemed the top team in baseball and they never lost that mantle, winning each of the final two series without playing a game with elimination on the line. Realistically, […]


All-Time Indians: Dave Burba

Name: David Allen Burba Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1998-2002 Number: 34     DOB: 07/07/1966 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1999) 15 9 .625 4.25 34 34 1 220.0 211 104 30 96 174 1.40 .242 Indians Career 57 35 .620 […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 22: Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians makes the running catch to retire Jean Segura of the Milwaukee Brewers in the third inning during the Interleague game at Miller Park on July 22, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Possible Indians Award Winners in 2015 (Not Including Lindor)

The 2014 season provided a decent haul for the Tribe when it came to awards and recognition with Corey Kluber taking the Cy Young and Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes grabbing Silver Sluggers for their respective positions. While as a team, the Indians had less success this year, they still had plenty of individual success. […]

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Top 10 Indians Rookie Leaguers 1967-2015

For the Burning River Baseball top ten lists this year, we will be taking a look at some of the best minor leaguers in Indians history. This is a useful exercise if for no other reason than to put some current minor leaguers into perspective. Not all these players eventually made it to the majors […]