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, […]

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Change Is Constant: More Renovations To Progressive Field

On Tuesday, the Indians announced that construction has begun on “Phase 2″ of a multi phase renovation of Progressive Field, the soon-to-be 22 year old crown jewel ballpark in downtown Cleveland. According to various press reports, the second phase this winter will mainly consist of the construction of a new club behind home plate on […]

Burning River Baseball 2015-16 Off-Season Primer

Just because the Indians are done for the season doesn’t mean we are here at As we do during the season, we will continue bringing you brand new Cleveland Indians based content every single day throughout the off-season. If you are looking for a respite from the constant barrage that is the NFL and […]

Indians Suddenly Back In Playoff Picture As Season Embarks On Final Month

Whatever happens, it looks like the Cleveland Indians are planning on going down swinging. Literally. Once looking like they had no shot at this year’s postseason, the Indians have roared back into the picture, rattling off six straight wins entering September, and with a series on tap against the red-hot Blue Jays, they’ll find out […]

Rookie of the Year Race Heats Up

In what has been a remarkable season so far for rookies, there have been a host of first-year professionals who have put themselves in contention to end the campaign as the MLB’s Rookie of the Year. While Carlos Correa looks set to top the AL rankings after pulling away from his nearest rivals, the battle between […]

DENVER, CO - MARCH 19:  Fans of the Richmond Spiders dressed as Spiderman hold up a sign reading "Go Spiders" during a game against the Morehead State Eagles in the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Pepsi Center on March 19, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Along Came a Spider…

Everybody hates the beginning. It’s necessary, but once you’ve seen it, you’re ready to move on. We’ve seen this in every movie franchise reboot of late from the new Fantastic Four to Superman, the Hulk and Spider-Man, each start over is met with general displeasure by the fans of the franchise who’s opinion is, we […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 6: Michael Brantley #23 celebrates with Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians after Kipnis scored during the sixth inning to take the lead over the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field on June 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Jason Kipnis Appreciation Day!

In honor of the Indians All-Star, second baseman Jason Kipnis, BurningRiverBaseball is taking the day before the All-Star game to recognize his efforts from this and previous seasons. Much like Nick Swisher Day from 2014 (only nothing like that), we will go back and look at some of the things said about Kipnis since he […]

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 24: Francisco Lindor #67 of the Cleveland Indians poses for a portrait at Goodyear Ballpark on February 24, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Welcome To Cleveland, Mr. Lindor!

The day has finally come, the day every Indians fan has been waiting for since the season began. That’s right, Francisco Lindor has finally been promoted from Columbus to the Cleveland Indians and is set to join to the team tomorrow for the rubber match game in Detroit! Lindor, the Indians’ top prospect since the […]

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Spring Stats Primer

As we enter the second week of spring training exhibition play, it is important to remind everybody how much statistics are meaningless in March. Too often, the casual fan gets either too upset or excited when glancing at the preseason numbers. There are simply too many variables to consider that would warrant making conclusions based […]


How to Get Free Stuff: 2015 Edition

Photo from Everyone loves free stuff and looking back at some research done internally this off-season, at least some fans base their visiting schedule almost entirely on when they can get a little something extra for the price of admission. Being one of those people, I empathize and now present you with the best, […]


An Insider’s Guide to Indians Spring Training

Pitchers and catchers will report within a few weeks and shortly after that the Spring season will begin, but for those planning on actually participating in the festivities, a little preparation is necessary. Already this off-season I’ve discussed things to do around the city when games are not on, but now it is time to […]

Best & Worst AL Central Off-Season Moves

As we prepare for the start of the new season, teams across the country are looking to assemble their squads ready to handle the pressures of a full MLB campaign. Whether it’s Joe Maddon’s move to the Chicago Cubs or the decision by the Toronto Blue Jays to hand Russell Martin a monster new deal, there have […]

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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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Cooperstown Hates Cleveland

This past August I took a much needed vacation to Cooperstown, New York to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame. I had previously visited Cooperstown in 2000 and 2001 when I was 11 and 12 years old, far too young to truly appreciate the awesomeness of the Hall of Fame. Needless to say, I […]

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 […]