BookClub

Men At Work – George Will

The June 2015 entry into the Burning River Book Club is actually one from Spring of 1990. Not just the greatest pop band of the 1980’s, Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball by George F. Will is a thorough look at the on the field and off the field effort put out by four particular exemplary […]

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Halfway to its Destination: Lake County Captains Midseason’s Review.

34-30 (.531 Winning Percentage) 292 Runs Scored, 276 Runs Against (34-30 Pythagorean Record) +16 Run Differential One Year Park Factor: 92 Three Year Park Factor: 97 The Midwest League all star game was played on June 23rd in Peoria, Illinois and with it marked the unofficial mid-way point of the Captains season. The summer is treading on […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 24: Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on June 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

6/24 Recap: Lindor Hits 1st Home Run As Tribe Pounds Clawless Cats

Player of the Game From May 10th through June 6th it seemed like every starter made an excellent start each time his turn came to take the mound. Since then, things have been a little more sporadic, but Carlos Carrasco appeared to be back in line today and combined with a great debut from Cody […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 23: Starting pitcher Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on June 23, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

6/23 Recap: Breaking News: Indians Lose to Tigers

Roster Update: The Indians youth movement continues as the average age of the club dropped an unconfirmed amount when Scott Atchison was designated for assignment. In his place, Austin Adams has been recalled from AAA for the fifth time this season. In those turns, Adams has pitched well with a 2.38 ERA and .200 BAA […]

This Is Next Year 2015

Meet the 2015 Arizona League Indians

Both the league with the most potential and least general interest, the Arizona League is the home to all Cactus League teams’ high school draft picks and rehabbing players from higher levels. Generally, players who stand out in Goodyear are quickly advanced to Mahoning Valley as more rookies from the current year’s draft sign and […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 22: David Murphy #7 of the Cleveland Indians hits a solo home run during the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on June 22, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

6/22 Recap: Murphy Pinches…Hard

Player of the Game A couple of late inning home runs by David Murphy and Roberto Perez weren’t quite enough support to bring the Indians victory over the Tigers. Perez contributed the most to the Tribe’s offense tonight with 2 extra base hits, 2 runs scored, and an RBI. Feathers Up Trevor Bauer and the […]

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Weekend Update 6/22: The Will To Win

In order to get an outside perspective on the Indians offensive struggles, Joe (@TWTWSports) for the Weekend Update. The truth may hurt, but it needed to be said. Among the various topics covered in this very special episode were the Indians leader in TWTW (The Will to Win), why Carlos Santana doesn’t have it, what […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 21: Starting pitcher Cody Anderson #56 is taken out of the game by Manager Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field on June 21, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Cody Anderson; Terry Francona

This Week In Tribe 6/22-28: Turn On the Offense

When it comes to batting and scoring runs the Cleveland Indians aren’t exactly a juggernaut. If it seems like the team just can’t quite get a hit in the clutch, there’s a simple stat they proves it’s true. The Indians lead the Major Leagues in an unwanted category – runners left on base at 7.57 […]

Indians Host Detroit Tigers, Visit Red Hot Baltimore Orioles To End June

After dropping two out of three games to the Detroit Tigers last week (June 12-14), the highlight of the Cleveland Indians’ upcoming slate is when they get another chance to make up ground on their deficit in the American League Central division. The Indians are eight games back of the Kansas City Royals, who sit […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 21: Starting pitcher Cody Anderson #56 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field on June 21, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Cody Anderson

6/21 Recap: Anderson Pitches a Gem as Indians Walk-Off

Roster Update: Indians’ prospect Cody Anderson made his major league debut today. Anderson began the season in AA Akron and has dominant through 10 starts, allowing just a 1.73 ERA. He was recently promoted to Columbus where he had similar success. In 3 starts he posted just a 2.33 ERA. Anderson was the Indians’ top pitching […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 11:  Brett Lawrie #15 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on June 11, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Trade Prospectus: Brett Lawrie

As I wrote last week, the Indians are in the need for a bat at the trade deadline. If possible, it would be most beneficial to pick up a right-handed hitter that can play on the left-side of the infield. With Francisco Lindor called up and presumed to be the new everyday shortstop, the Indians […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 20: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field on June 20, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Corey Kluber

6/20 Recap: Corey Kluber Remains Unsupported

Player of the Game As the only really positive offensive performer, Jason Kipnis takes home his second consecutive Player of the Game and his fifth of the season. Kipnis singled, doubled and walked, the last of which lead to the Indians only run. Feathers Up Turning a negative into a positive, Kipnis continued his hot […]

This Is Next Year 2015

Meet The 2015 Mahoning Valley Scrappers

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers, the Indians Class A short season affiliate, began their 2015 season yesterday. The Scrappers, members of the New York-Penn League, are typically home to recently drafted players, international free agent signees and the youngest players in the organization in general with this year’s team being no different. So if you’re interested […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 19: Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches to Joey Butler #9 of the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field on June 19, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

6/19 Recap: Deja Vu Strikes Out Again

Roster Update: The Indians announced today that they have signed their first round draft pick, Brady Aiken. They have now signed nine of their first 11 picks with the biggest name missing so far being their second pick, Triston McKenzie and he is expected to sign soon. In closer to Major League news, Cody Anderson has […]

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