HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 09:  Nick Hagadone #50 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 9, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Indians Arguments: To Go For The No-No Or Not

The Indians nearly accomplished something on Thursday afternoon they had not in 34 years: throw a no-hitter. It would have been a combined no-hitter using four pitchers but one nonetheless. The last team no-hitter? Lenny Barkers perfect game. It would not come to pass, however. A solo home-run from Jed Lowrie with one out off […]

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Tribe Time Now Ep. 9

We’re back again as I joined Ryan Thompson again on Wednesday night for another hour of Tribe talk. Topics covered include what the BurningRiverBaseball twitter handle is (it’s @BRBBlog), the value of Ryan Raburn and what should be done about him and whether mini-Carlos is the official Tribe Time Now mascot or not. Of course, […]

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Guide to the Indians’ Farm System 2015

A few weeks ago we gave you a list of our top ten prospects that may see action with the big league ball club, but there is much more to the Indians’ minor league system than just those ten, in fact, much more. While not considered one of the elite farm systems like the Chicago Cubs […]

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Burning River Infirmary 4/8: Michael Brantley Won’t Back Down

Michael Brantley – (Lower Back Stiffness) Day to Day. Michael Brantley was scratched from the lineup last night due to “lower back stiffness.” Brantley dealt with lower back stiffness during spring training as he didn’t take part in the agility test the first day and missed five games in late March. Lower back stiffness can […]


4/8 Recap: This Cookie Doesn’t Crumble; Carrasco K’s 10

Player of the Game Carlos Carrasco took where Corey Kluber left off on Monday and added to it as he struck out ten in 6.1 shut out innings. Until the sixth inning, the only two hits Carrasco had allowed were infield singles up the middle, one of which took a terrible hop off second base, bouncing […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 25:  Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the first inning at AT&T Park on April 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Cleveland Indians Contracts Update 4/8

Here are the Indians color coded contractual considerations. From top to bottom, players that have signed long term contracts are listed first, followed by the arbitration eligible players in order of experience, ending with pre-arbitration eligible players. Players not listed are pre-arb. In general it can be assumed that pre-arb players will make between $500 […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 3:  Cody Allen #37 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning on June 3, 2014 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  Cleveland defeated Boston 5-3.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

You Kan’t Spell ReKord BreaKing Without K

Well, maybe you can, but that’s not the point. Last season, the Indians set a new Major League record with 1,450 as a pitching staff. While this likely had a lot to do with the over 500 innings pitched by the bullpen, particularly by the top three pitchers, it had even more to do with […]

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 06:  Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on April 6, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

4/6 Recap: Indians Begin Where They Left Off, Lose Pitchers’ Duel

Player of the Game Corey Kluber was near mid-season form tonight, although he did show signs of tiring as he neared 100 pitches. On the night, he threw 7.1 innings, striking out seven and allowing just three hits, two walks and two runs. His second run allowed came after a walk and hit in the […]


Leading Off An Incredible Summer: Opening Night In 1995

As the Indians prepare to play their 114th opening night in it’s history, they will do so in the same state they opened the 1995 season: Texas. With big expectations placed upon the club from the media, it’s fitting they start the season in a state where everything is bigger. It is a miracle the […]


Keep ‘Em Rolling: Tribe Signs Another Starter To An Extension

The Indians have locked up another starting pitcher returning from last season. According to various sources, the team has signed RHP Carlos Carrasco to a contract extension. It is a four-year contract valued around $38 million and includes Carrasco’s 2015 salary of around $2.55 million and tacks on three more seasons, running through his first […]


Preliminary 2015 Player Power Rankings

While the Indians will be best suited to play as a team, it doesn’t mean we can’t break them down for a little internal competition to see who is the most important to the team for the upcoming season. The following list is a break down of the 25 man roster, ranking the players from […]