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Bradley Zimmer Taking the Next Step

After months and months of waiting for Francisco Lindor to be called up to the big leagues, Tribe fans just may have a new prisoner they would like to free from the minor league system sooner than later. Bradley Zimmer was recently promoted High-A Lynchburg to AA Akron. The 2014 first round pick seems to […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 25: Cleveland Indians fan Nick Putnam, 8, of San Diego poses for a photo with a new statue honoring Indians great Larry Doby outside the gates at Progressive Field prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox on July 25, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Doby was the second African American to play in the major leagues and the first in the American League when he was hired by the Indians on July 5, 1947.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/25 Recap: More of the Same, White Sox Crush Indians

Player of the Game Rarely does a reliever actually deserve the player of the game (they usually just steal one in a poorly pitched, poorly hit game like yesterday), but Jeff Manship was fantastic tonight, allowing just one hit in 2.1 innings. Although this one runner did score, he came in against Austin Adams after […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 13: Bryan Shaw #27 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the seventh inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers on June 13, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Never Fall in Love with a Reliever

In similar reasoning to why Mama’s shouldn’t let their babies grow up to be Cowboys, baseball fans should never fall in love with relievers. They are all a little wacky and they will either leave you or disappointment in the end. While it may be tempting when they are playing well, it’s always a trap, […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 24: Alexei Ramirez #10 of the Chicago White Sox signals safe after second baseman Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians dropped the throw on a stolen base during the third inning at Progressive Field on July 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/24 Recap: Surprise!!! No Run Support for Kluber

Roster Update: Prior to the game, Jesus Aguilar was called up from AAA for the first time this season. To make room, Kyle Crockett was sent back to Columbus. Crockett allowed a home run in one inning last night and has retired just four of his last seven batters faced, allowing two to score. Aguilar […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 7: Nick Swisher #33 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after being hit by a pitch during the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field on June 7, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Nick Swisher

BrOhio Takes on the Minor Leagues

Indians’ 1B/OF/DH Nick Swisher began his rehab assignment in Low-A Lake County on Monday and performed well going 2-3 with two singles and crossed the plate once helping the Captains defeat the Bowling Green Hot Rods 4-3. Swisher seemed to be very excited to be back into his rehab when meeting with reporters prior to […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 14: Nick Hagadone #50 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the seventh inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers on June 14, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Burning River Infirmary: Nick Hagadone Would Rather Have a Bad Back

The All-Star break was not quite over when the Indians received devastating news: Lefty Nick Hagadone will be done for the season after breaking a bone in his elbow in a rehab appearance with Mahoning Valley on Wednesday (7/15). This was not a typical pitching elbow injury, although there was another recent example as Gavin Floyd had the same issue. […]

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Tribe Time Now: The Pre-Trade Deadline Episode

Stephanie Liscio (@RThompAK13) of More Than a Fan: Cleveland for the 23rd episode of Tribe Time Now! Stephanie and Ryan discuss the Milwaukee series in review, potential trade ideas from IPL, interest in Santana and Mike Aviles, the AL Central’s vast starting pitching marketplace, the shady PR area of announcing why the Indians aren’t trading Mike Aviles, Larry […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 23: Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of their game on August 23, 2013 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Twins defeated the Indians 5-1. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

7/23 Recap: Indians Add To Samardzija’s Trade Value

Player of the Game Michael Bourn takes a lot of grief from this site and pretty much every Indians fan in the world but today he had a solid game. He was 2 for 3 including a double and a run scored. Feathers Up The Indians had 4 hits tonight. Two of them came from […]

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Faster than the Naked Eye: Gabriel Mejia

Currently, there are four Mejia’s in Cleveland’s minor league system from the Dominican Summer League to Lake County (including the DSL Indians manager) and since one of our goals here at BurningRiverBaseball is to clarify an often murky farm system, I’ll highlight the most exciting one here, the speedy Gabriel Mejia. This particular Mejia jumped […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 22: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with Michael Brantley #23 after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during the Interleague game at Miller Park on July 22, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

7/22 Recap: Indians Mix Hits In With Double Plays, Score Runs

Player of the Game Michael Brantley has been close enough to aflame since the All-Star break to make everyone forget about his aching back Today, he crushed a three run home run to tie the game in the third and added the go ahead RBI on a single in the fifth as well. In his […]


Moneyball – Michael Lewis

The most controversial baseball book since Ball Four, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis doesn’t have the most extreme statistical takes in it, but it did open up that world for the regular baseball fan. More than any other individual brought out into the open that baseball teams were using more […]

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Connor Marabell Profile

Almost every player has had their bad days in the minors. From those bad days came guys like Jason Kipnis, Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera. They were put in situations they had to learn to work around and became better ball players because of it and the Cleveland Indians low-A affiliate, Mahoning Valley Scrapper’s right […]

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Weekend Update 7/19: The Good, The Bad & The Extremely Ugly

Joe Coblitz (@BirdmanCLE) of Indians Baseball Insider chat about the horrors that have befallen the Indians since the All-Star break and some good stuff as well. In addition, what to do with Swisher and who, what and when to buy, sell or both at the trade deadline. Make sure to tune in again next week when my […]

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 18:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians congratulates Yan Gomes #10 after hitting a three run home run in the top of the seventh inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 18, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cleveland defeated Cincinnati 9-4. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Is There Hope in the Second Half Surge?

Since Terry Francona took over the helm in 2013, the Indians have had an odd tendency to play better after the All-Star break than before. It is this kind of late season magic that the Indians are depending on this season to return to the postseason. Below are the Indians records in each half over […]