CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 17: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians singles to center field during the third inning of the interleague game against the Cincinnati Reds on May 17, 2016 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Raising Some Reds Flags

The Indians completed their first four game sweep this season (or their first two two game sweeps, depending on your point of view) against the Reds this week. Not only did the Indians get four wins, moving to within 2.5 games of the first place White Sox after the finale on Thursday night, but they […]

Mike Clevinger warms up before throwing a session on 2/17/16 in Goodyear, AZ. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Welcome To Cleveland Mr. Clevinger

The Indians made it official yesterday afternoon, Mike Clevinger will be making his big league debut against the Reds in tonight’s game. Clevinger is being called up to replace the struggling Cody Anderson who has been awful in nearly every one of his 7 outings this season. Through 7 games and 6 starts, Anderson posted […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 08:  Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians hits a run scoring triple in the 2nd inning against the Chicago White Sox during the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field on April 8, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Indians defeated the White Sox 7-1.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Indians Have a Center Field Problem

During the 2016 off-season, Cleveland Indians fans had dreams of the team putting together a prospect package and acquiring the likes of A.J. Pollock, Yasiel Puig or Marcell Ozuna. Entering the off-season, most agreed an outfield bat was the biggest of Cleveland’s needs. That need grew only more desperate when it was announced that Abraham Almonte […]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 30:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians fields a ground ball hit off the bat of Billy Burns (not pictured) of the Oakland Athletics for a single during the first inning at Coliseum on July 30, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Which Indians are Deserving of Your All-Star Vote?

Despite being just over a month into the Major League Baseball season, the online ballot for the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego’s PETCO Park was released just a short time ago. While arguably the Indians’ best player so far, Danny Salazar, is ineligible for voting since pitcher selections are still left up to the […]

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)

Who Is The Real Yan Gomes?

Since hitting homers in back-to-back games on April 23 and 25, Yan Gomes is in a 2-44 nosedive. In such slumps, it’s easy to start sitting around and asking what’s wrong with them? Whether something is ‘wrong’ with Gomes or he’s regressing or mightily struggling depends on a few different schools of thought. On one hand, you […]


How Good Were the 1995 Indians at Coming From Behind?

If you spend any time listening to Matt and Rick during the Indians broadcast on Fox Sports Ohio, you have doubtless heard the ramblings of nostalgia that ultimately end in something alone the lines of “it’s so hard to win if you don’t score first, except for the 1995 Indians who seemed to do it […]

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 26:  Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians hits a solo home run in the with inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 26, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Orioles won 4-3.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The Unconventional #LeadOffLos

It is no secret to anyone that’s talked baseball with me in the last year or so that I’ve been waiting patiently for Carlos Santana to lead off for the Cleveland Indians. The idea is a wee bit unorthodox, but with a team still feeling out its new dynamic at the plate, Los at the top […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20:  Francisco Lindor #12 and Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians warm up in the outfield  before the start of the game against the Chicago White Sox on September 20, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.   The Indians defeated the White Sox 6-3.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Why The Indians Season Isn’t Lost Or Over

Rational, luke-warm analysis doesn’t sell in Cleveland. Apparently neither does talking about the Indians on the radio, but it did evoke and interesting Twitter brouhaha. While some have been doom and gloom about the Indians since they decided to postpone Opening Day before fans even got into the stadium. One writer even declared the season […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 30: Catcher Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians tags out Odubel Herrera #37 of the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth inning during a game at Citizens Bank Park on April 30, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 4-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

A Recent History of One Run Affairs

In a complete reversal of the past few seasons, the Indians must have been so excited to see the Tigers come to town on May 3rd. In their previous three game series in late April, the Indians swept Detroit with a run differential of 18 to 5. After the first 2-1 win, the Indians scored […]

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Who Should be the Indians Fifth Starter?

Although it seems like we’ve already answered this question, an injury to Carlos Carrasco and control issues for Cody Anderson have brought back up a look into the Indians depth chart. Thanks to a pair of off-days, the Indians were able to navigate the past time through the rotation with a four man crew; Corey […]

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 ***

Comparing Aprils

Last season, the Indians finished 81-80, a largely disappointing season considering the lofty expectations they had entering the year. The poor showing was primarily due to the Indians’ very poor performance in April, a month that saw the Indians begin the season with a record of 7-14, and they spent the rest of the season […]

TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 1: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians slides safely into second base with a double in the eighth inning during MLB game action as he evades the tag by Ryan Goins #17 of the Toronto Blue Jays on September 1, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

April 2016 Cleveland Indians Player Power Rankings

One month of Indians baseball is now in the books and considering the injuries and early issues, it has to be considered a success. Instead of looking at the group as a team, however, we will now break them apart and rank them all according to their production in the first month. The first Power […]

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The Kid is Alright – Naquin Impressive in First Month

In any baseball game there are moments where you can look back and say, if this did not happen, the other team would have won or if one player was absent from the lineup that the results would have been different. In a one run game, this can be even more extreme. This line of […]

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.    (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Trevor Bauer And Changes To The Rotation

On April 9th, the newly renovated center-field scoreboard at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago received a christening. A drone, flown by one of the Cleveland Indians players, crashed into the new giant screen: With little effort, it’s easy to conclude that it was Trevor Bauer‘s drone that bombarded video board. The eccentric righty hopes that recording […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 13:  Cody Allen #37 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the ninth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 13, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Cody Allen Is Legit Trash – Indians Twitter Strikes

In lieu of our normal analysis, I thought we would take a look at the analysis of some Tribe fans on twitter yesterday, particularly considering the Indians closer Cody Allen. Since this is a G rated site, I had to do some sifting, but below are some good ones. When can we cut Cody Allen, […]