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Revisiting “Is Nick Haga-Done?”

Back in the middle of June, I wrote a piece describing the dire situation that Nick Hagadone was in. At 28, he was sent back to AAA yet again and it looked like he may be stuck there for good with Kyle Crockett replacing him at the Major League level. I highly recommend using the […]

Early Potential 2015 Indians Line-Up

Placing the 2014 Indians season fully into the rear view mirror, this will be the initial look at next year’s team. While this is likely to change many times throughout the off-season as trades are made and free agents are signed, a starting point is needed to notice any changes that are made. As there […]

A Game-by-Game Kluber Retrospective

If there is any player from the 2014 that deserves a little more recognition for his efforts, it is Corey Kluber. A Cy Young candidate, Kluber completed one of the top 30 seasons as an Indians starter ever, one of the top 15 since 1940 and unquestionably the best since 1974. We’ve already concluded tallying […]

Who Will Stay & Who Will Go: 2014 Edition

Whether you are Chris Antonetti, attempting to fill holes in the 2015 roster, someone in the Indians marketing department trying to decide which player to put on the 2015 Spring Training tickets or just a fan wondering whose jersey is going to be safe to buy, the first thing you need to know is which […]

Cleveland Indians Top 10 Defensive Plays for 2014

The Indians may have had the worst defense in all of baseball this season, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t moments of excellence. In fact, there were more than 80 plays designated as especially impressive and those plays have been whittled down to the best ten plays of the year. Of course, completely throwing away […]

Indians in the Play-Offs? Divisional Edition

The Cleveland Indians as a unit may have not made the play-offs in 2014, but thanks to the large amount of turnover in Major League rosters, plenty of former Indians have made it to October. For the sake of those fans who have not forgotten, we will bring you an Indians centric view of the […]

2014 Burning River Awards

With the expectation that somehow the players on the Cleveland Indians will be excluded from every single major national award, we have our own rewards to give exclusively to members of the Cleveland Indians franchise. Brought to you by BurningRiverBaseball.com, here are the 2014 Burning River Awards! “The Lee Award” for Most Improved Player – […]

Cleveland Indians Top 10 Offensive Plays for 2014

While not quite as dramatic as 2013, this season was still filled with walk-offs, big home runs and other exciting offensive plays. Even though the Indians scored just 636 runs overall, this just made each individual run that much more important. To keep things interesting, plays within the same game are included together and only […]

A Year for the Record Books: Changes in Career & Single Season Records

The past season has been something very special for quite a few players and there has been more movement than in any recent season in the Indians statistical leader boards. Of course, most of these changes are involved with Corey Kluber‘s incredible year, but there are a few stats of notes from the great bullpen […]

2014 Final Player of the Game Results

The Player of the Game stat is one unique thing about BurningRiverBaseball.com. It is a fluid number that includes hitting, pitching, defense and base running that I created in 2007. The stat is found by attributing points to every event on the baseball field (such as a single is worth 0.33), then adding them together. […]

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Final 2014 Player Power Rankings

Things didn’t work out quite as well as the Indians were hoping this year, but there were plenty of positives going forward. While the Indians didn’t have the depth to continue on to the play-offs, as can be seen by looking at almost every player outside of the top ten, the still had some great […]

What Went Wrong in 2014

After a short exit from the play-offs disappointed the Indians in 2013, nothing less was expected this year. Despite those expectations, the Indians were eliminated even earlier in 2014 than they were the season before, two days before the regular season’s end. While some of this is due to the maturing talent in Kansas City, where […]

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How Justin Masterson Cost the Indians the Play-Offs

When comparing the 2013 play-off Indians with 2014 team, there have been a surprising number of improvements considering the less successful outcome. Offensively, Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes, Lonnie Chisenhall and Carlos Santana all had better seasons than in 2013, while Jason Kipnis and Michael Bourn put up similar numbers. Cody Allen was significantly better than […]

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The Incredible Transformation of Carlos Carrasco

While Corey Kluber has grabbed most of the accolades for the Indians starting rotation this season, there has been another pitcher who has been even better than the Indians ace. Since rejoining the starting rotation on August 10th, Carrasco has posted a 5-2 record with an ERA of 1.32, a .183 BAA and 68 strike outs […]

Don’t Turn Off the Lights Quite Yet

We may have gotten ahead our selves here at Burning River Baseball. In post games over the past week, we have insinuated that the Indians have no chance at winning the division after losing four in a row to Detroit and Houston and almost no chance at winning the Wild Card. Thanks to a three […]

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