Akron’s Quack Attack

The Akron RubberDucks (16-22) currently sit in third place in the Eastern League West, seven games behind first-place Altoona. The AA affiliate of the Indians currently house four members of the Tribe’s 40-Man Roster. The 40-Man players that are playing in Akron right now are pitchers Cody Anderson and Ryan Merritt, catcher Tony Wolters, and […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 19: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians forces Adam LaRoche #25 of the Chicago White Sox and tries to turn a double play in the 6th inning at U.S. Cellular Field on May 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

5/19 Recap: BAUER CAN WIN WITHOUT PERFECTION

 Player of the Game Though not quite as dominating as Corey Kluber‘s last 2 outings, Trevor Bauer earned his paycheck today by throwing 7.1 innings and limiting the White Sox to just one run. Bauer gave up just 4 hits and punched out 7 in his solid performance. Feathers Up The Indians manufactured their first run early […]

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Catcher Yan Gomes #10 is examined by a trainer and Manager Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians after Gomes suffered an injury during the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Yan Gomes; Terry Francona

Burning River Infirmary: Yan Gomes Will Return To The House

The return of Yan Gomes is eminent, Indians fans. It’s been a long time coming and he is anxious to return. After a short rehab trip to Lake County and now in Columbus, he will certainly be ready by next week to rejoin the big league club. “It hasn’t felt like a month,” Gomes said […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 18: Adam Eaton #1 of the Chicago White Sox scores on a wild pitch as Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians tries to tag him during the sixth inning on May 18, 2015 at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

5/18 Recap: Kluber Still Can’t Win Without Perfection, Chicago Walks Off

Roster Updates: This will be a big week for roster moves as many more are expected shortly, but today the Indians got things started off with a bang. As expected, Mike Aviles returned from his family medical leave with Austin Adams returning after just two days to make room. Completely unexpectedly, Bruce Chen announced his […]

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Weekend Update 5/17: Winning Out the Season

This week on the Tribe Time Now Weekend Update, I was joined by Indian Baseball Insider’s Jim Berdysz to talk about the previous week in Indians baseball. As expected, Jason Kipnis’ hot streak was hit upon as was the Indians success in finally winning a series. Most importantly, there is an explanation of why Lonnie […]

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 17: Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers looks on as Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians react after striking out in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

5/17 Recap: Poor Showing In the Middle Leaves Top Stranded

Player of the Game The only player to come in when it counted today was Michael Brantley, whose RBI double scored the only Indians run in the game. Brantley also walked in the first inning, making him two of the many runners stranded listed below. His final Player of the Game score of 1.78 was […]

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 16:  Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians hits a sacrifice fly against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 16, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Is Michael Brantley the Next Joe Sewell?

Continuing on with an unplanned series comparing the players of today to the greats of the past in one small aspect, the time has come for the Indians All-Star and Silver Slugger, starting left fielder Michael Brantley. In the first two editions, I discussed whether Corey Kluber could pull a Luis Tiant and if Danny Salazar […]

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 16:  Austin Adams #49 of the Cleveland Indians throws against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 16, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

5/16 Recap: Kipnis Crushes Texas Sized Home Run to Lead Comeback Win

Roster Update: After making his second consecutive poor start last night, Bruce Chen was designated for assignment. In his place, Austin Adams was called up for the second time this year to aid the bedraggled bullpen. Adams allowed one run and just two hits in 4.2 innings during his first stint in Cleveland. Player of […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 13: Starter Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Progressive Field on May 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Corey’s Amazing, Spectacular & All Around Great Day

Rarely is a single game of so much interest that it deserves more than a single post game report, let alone an extra 1,000 words describing the improbability of it’s occurrence, but Corey Kluber was so amazing last Wednesday, he is going to get one more look at that historic game. This time, not of […]

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A Second Chance to Score

The Indians have many incredible pitchers in their history including five who made it into the Hall of Fame as Indians and nine more Hall of Famers who were enshrined as members of another team, but played for the Indians, but there is one pitcher who seemed an obvious choice after his first two seasons, […]

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Tribe Time Now Episode 14

In this, the most recent episode of Tribe Time Now, Ryan Thompson (@RThompAK13) is joined by Jime Pete (@JimPeteEHC) of Everybody Hates Cleveland and Stanford Crissey of It’s Pronounced Lajaway to discuss Corey Kluber’s wicked 18 K performance, the dichotomy of the top and middle portions of the lineup, Yan Gomes, the bullpens’ woes and […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 13: Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning on May 13, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Assessing the Best Starting Rotations in the MLB so Far

With the MLB season now well under way, we are beginning to get an idea as to which teams have the best starting rotations, or at least which teams’ pitching departments have started the year in the most encouraging form. Ahead of the season, one of the main storylines was how the Washington Nationals’ rotation, […]

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