CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 28: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on September 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

9/28 Recap: Twins End Tribe’s Play-Off Hopes

Player of the Game Francisco Lindor added another argument to his Rookie of the Year case with a nice defensive play for the first out of the game, then a solo home run shortly after in the bottom of the inning. He added another RBI in the sixth, scoring Jason Kipnis from third after a […]

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Weekend Update 9/25: How to Not Throw a No-No

Joe Coblitz (@TheBobToth) from Did the Tribe Win Last Night? and Noah Gross of It’s Pronounced Lajaway to discuss their collective superfandom of Lonnie Chisenhall, the Indians play-off chances (not good) and what a playa’s gotta do to get a no hitter around here.

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 26:  Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians runs home to score on a wild pitch by Kris Medlen #39 of the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Indians vs Twins 9/28-10/1: It’s Not Over ’til It’s Over

Do the Cleveland Indians have a miracle that will let them sneak into the playoff as the American League’s second wild card team? The Indians’ (77-77) devastating 3-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals on September 27th meant the Tribe missed a chance to keep pace with the Houston Astros (82-74) who defeated the Texas […]


The Ship Didn’t Sink: The Case For Francona To Be AL Manager Of The Year

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”- Martin Luther King Jr. For the better half of the 2015 regular season, the Cleveland Indians underachieved during what was supposed to be playoff-contending summer. They were the […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 27:  Giovanni Soto #65 of the Cleveland Indians throws in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

9/27 Recap: Tribe Bats Fall Asleep as Playoff Hopes Dwindle

Player of the Game All things considered, Danny Salazar pitched a pretty decent game today save for one inning. Had he gotten some support this could have been a very different outing. Feathers Up There are no silver linings in two-hit losses at the end of the season in the middle of a playoff push. […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 26:  Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians hits a RBI double in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

9/26 Recap: Indians Offense Lights Up Behind Ramirez

Player of the Game Of all the guys to be player of the game, I assume it would surprise many that Jose Ramirez would be it.  A home run short of the cycle, Ramirez’s€™ bat caught fire and stayed hot. When batting 2nd in the order, he seems to do his best with a .286 […]


The Devil Wears Pinstripes – Jim Caple

Taking a break from baseball history, in depth statistical analysis and the Cleveland Indians in general, thanks to the Yankees unexpected success this season, the Burning River Book Club entry for September is Jim Caple’s, The Devil Wears Pinstripes. This is an older book, but still relevant particularly as it is meant as a comedy. […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 24: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two-run single against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on September 24, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

9/24 Recap: Offense Ignites Early En Route To Win

 Player of the Game Cody Anderson was key to the Indians’ success tonight. The offense spotted him an early lead and it was far more than he needed. Feathers Up After dropping the first two games of the series, the Indians needed to come out strong right out of the gates and they did just […]

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Governor’s Cup Champions

The Columbus Clippers are 2015 International League champions! While team performance is rarely an accurate measure of how well the prospects on the team will perform at the next level, it does prove that the Clippers have some pretty good baseball players on their roster regardless of their major league potential. The roster that finished […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 4: (L-R) Kurt Suzuki #8, Glen Perkins #15, Joe Mauer #7 and Torii Hunter #48 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate a win of the game against the Oakland Athletics on May 4, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Athletics 8-7. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

9/23 Recap: Playoff Hopes Now On Life Support- Indians Drop Game 2

Player of the Game Carlos Santana is credited with providing the only runs the Indians scored on the night and is thus tonight’s player of the game. Feathers Up Other than a rough fourth inning, Corey Kluber kept the Twins bats in check as he only allowed one hit through the first three innings. Bryan […]

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Minor League Report: Season in Review

Todd Paquette (@KGall216) discuss how 2015 went for the Indians’ entire farm system. Topics: Season in review: who surprised us and who fell short of expectations Players to look out for next year Top 5 prospects after this season