CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 28: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches to Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on April 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

4/28 Recap: Bullpen Blows Bauer’s Beauty

Player of the Game Brandon Moss hit a 3-run bomb in the 6th inning to put the Indians up 5-3, it was his 4th of the season. This came after the Royals tacked on the go-ahead run in the top of the inning, and with the Royals’ bullpen set to take over for Guthrie, the […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 13:  Francisco Lindor of the World Team fields a ball against the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Pulling the Rip Cord

Hype can be a dangerous thing. After a solid 93 win 2005 campaign, the Indians won just 78 games during the highly anticipated 2006 season. With the expectations removed, the Indians were the best team in the American League during the regular season, but with the hype machine built up again, won just 81 games […]


This Week In Tribe 4/27-5/3: Changes to Come

High expectations heading into this season are starting to fade as the Cleveland Indians head into the week with the worst record in the American League at 6-11.   Perhaps it’s not quite yet time yet this season to panic for the last-place Indians, but as the old Yogi Berra saying goes “It gets late […]

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Tribe Time Now: Weekend Update 4/26

We’re back with another weekend update, this time covering the most recent series between the Tigers and Indians. Cody Slaybaugh (@CodySlaybaugh on twitter) from ESPN 970 joins myself (@BRBBlog) for an in depth discussion on the merits of walking a player every time he comes to bat and hitting a speedy player first or ninth. […]

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 26: Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning of the game game against the Detroit Tigers on April 26, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

4/26 Recap: Carrasco Struggles As Tigers Take Series

Player of the Game Carlos Santana went 2 for 3 with an RBI and 2 runs scored today. The 4-5-6 hitters (Santana, Raburn, & Moss) were the offensive catalysts for the Tribe today. Santana’s proven ability to get on base aided the Tribe’s success as he was on base  3 of the 5 innings the […]

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 25: Brandon Moss #44 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after striking out in the sixth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers on April 25, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. Both teams wore throwback uniforms from the Negro League.(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

4/25 Recap: Trevor Bauer Sick, Tribe Bats Hungover

Player of the Game Michael Brantley is starting to look like the Michael Brantley that finished 3rd place in the MVP voting last season. He had a four hit day today, which included an RBI single in the 3rd and two doubles. Brantley also had a very nice sliding catch in the bottom of the 4th. After […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 18: Home plate umpire Tom Woodring #75 listens to Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians argue after he struck out to end the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on May 18, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Righty Tighty, Lefty Lose-y

Over the years, the current incarnation of the Cleveland Indians has gathered a reputation that they cannot hit left handed pitching and they have done nothing to stem that so far in 2015 as they have began the season 1-4 against south paws with a more fair 4-4 record against right handers. In general, the […]

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 24:  Brandon Moss #44 of the Cleveland Indians, left, celebrates his three-run him run that scored Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians and Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians, right, against the Detroit Tigers during the fifth inning at Comerica Park on April 24, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

4/24 Recap: Moss Crushes Tigers Hopes & Dreams Into Right Field

Roster Update: Zach Walters was removed from the Major League disabled list today and optioned to AAA Columbus, where he was already playing as part of his rehab assignment. Player of the Game A low batting average has been hiding a fairly productive start to the season for Brandon Moss, but nothing could hide his […]

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Tribe Time Now: Minor League Report Episode #1

In the inaugural episode of the Tribe Time Now Minor League Report (a More Than A Fan production), Burning River Baseball’s own Kevin Gall (@KGall216 on twitter) lead a conversation on the state of the Indians farm system with Laurel Wilder (@laurelwilder) and Danny Madden (@Danny_Madden), both from Did The Tribe Win Last Night. Between […]

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Right fielder Jerry Sands #40 of the Cleveland Indians can't get to a fly ball hit by Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Jerry Sands

Versatility is the Key

The Indians have a problem. Well, they have many problems, but one can be spotted and rectified fairly easily. Despite officially having five outfielders on the roster (not including Brandon Moss, who has played nine of his twelve games in right field), the Indians have been forced to use an infielder, Mike Aviles, in the […]


Zack Meisel – 100 Things Indians Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

In this month’s installment of the Burning River Book Club, we will get back to the present date after focusing on the distant past for the past few months. For April, I will be reviewing Indians beat writer, Zack Meisel’s 100 Things Indians Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die which was first published just […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 22:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians forces out Melky Cabrera #53 of the Chicago White Sox during the third inning on April 22, 2015 at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

4/22 Recap: Chicago Clubs Kluber, Tribe Kept Scoreless

Player of the Game It only took two innings to win the Player of the Game today as Anthony Swarzak becomes the first bullpen recipient of 2015. He relieved Corey Kluber in the seventh inning with a runner on second and none out following a three run scoring binge and quickly put the Sox down […]


Columbus Clippers Update

The Columbus Clippers are 12 games into their 2015 season and are currently sitting at 6-6, having a season that has been eerily similar to their big brother up I-71 in Cleveland. Like the Indians, the Clippers are loaded with talent throughout their lineup. Like the Indians, the Clippers have been getting some outstanding performances […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 21: Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning on April 21, 2015 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

4/21 Recap: Raburn Rocks, Bullpen Recovers

Player of the Game Carlos Carrasco continues to show that last year’s success was no fluke. Other than the 1 bad pitch to Jose Abreu in the first inning which landed in the center field stands, Cookie was lights out! While he only pitched 5 innings (60 pitches), he still managed to strikeout 8 batters, […]