Tyler Naquin

The Kid is Alright – Naquin Impressive in First Month

In any baseball game there are moments where you can look back and say, if this did not happen, the other team would have won or if one player was absent from the lineup that the results would have been different. In a one run game, this can be even more extreme. This line of […]


Burning River Book Club: 1954 – Bill Madden

The year of 1954 should be one held in reverence to all Indians fans, but just for those who don’t know their history it was the year the team broke the all time single season wins record by going 111-43 and lost in four games to the Giants in the World Series. Of course, much […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 27: Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two-run double against the Minnesota Twins during the fifth inning of the game on April 27, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

4/27 Recap: Santana Leads Way in Tribe Win

Roster Update: The Indians third roster change of the season was as unsurprising as the first two. After Cody Anderson struggled with command for his third consecutive start (of four this season), he has been demoted to AAA Columbus in exchange for Kyle Crockett. Aiding this move is the fact that the Indians are off […]

Gabriel Mejia1

Cleveland Indians Top 10 MiLB Outfielders 2016

In a new segment for Burning River Baseball, we will break down the Indians minor league system by position, covering one each month throughout the season. To start, we’ll look at the location of the Indians top two prospects and arguably the deepest position in the minor league system, the outfield. Rankings were decided by […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 26: Manager Terry Francona #17 and Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians congratulate Juan Uribe #4 on a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of the game on April 26, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

4/26 Recap: Twins Double their Pleasure with Second Walk-Off Win

Player of the Game Things looked desperate again late tonight, but the most recent goat, Mike Napoli, turned hero with a game tying home run in the top of the ninth. Napoli had struck out twice earlier in the game and K’d 12 times in his last five games, but he had no trouble with […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13:  Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of their game on August 13, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.    (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Trevor Bauer And Changes To The Rotation

On April 9th, the newly renovated center-field scoreboard at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago received a christening. A drone, flown by one of the Cleveland Indians players, crashed into the new giant screen: With little effort, it’s easy to conclude that it was Trevor Bauer‘s drone that bombarded video board. The eccentric righty hopes that recording […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 25: Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians reacts as umpire Doug Eddings #88 calls Danny Santana #39 of the Minnesota Twins safe after a dive back to first base during the fifth inning of the game on April 25, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians challenged the call and the call stood. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

4/25 Recap: Game Full of Oddities Ends in Walk Off T-Win

Roster Update: Prior to tonight’s game, Michael Brantley was activated off the disabled list after his rehab assignment in Columbus. In order to make room for Brantley, the Indians placed Carlos Carrasco on the 15 Day DL with a hamstring strain. He sustained the injury on Sunday and is expected to miss four to six […]

Baseball & Brews

CLE Baseball And Brews: The Hangover Show

Episode Seven, The Hangover Show! Went out Saturday night? A little groggy but love baseball? This is the episode for you! We did not have a bar of the week this week, but went into the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s event they do on the second Wednesday of the month called Think and Drinks. […]


5/24 Recap: Bittersweet Victory

Player of the Game Jose Ramirez posted a .167 WPA and is today’s “Player of the Game.” Feathers Up The Indians offense continues to make pitchers “labor.” Although Tigers starter Shane Greene allowed two singles in the 1st inning and threw 26 pitches, the offense could not score. The Indians broke the 0-0 tie in […]

Allen warms during MiLB Spring Training in Goodyear, AZ. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Greg Allen: The Indians Outfield Prospect You’re Not Hearing Enough About

As recently as last week, former Indians first round picks Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer shared a lineup card and an outfield with Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall. It gave something Cleveland fans to dream on as a potential outfield as soon as 2017, maybe 2018. While dreams of Brantley, Zimmer and Frazier invoke excitement […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Off And Rolling

The Indians farm system continues to thrive as both team records and individual statistics are giving credence to a bright future for the franchise. Extended Spring Training by Joseph Coblitz A very misnamed league, extended Spring Training is really just an extenuation of the same group of players who make up the short season A […]

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 22:  Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians reaches out to catch a foul fly ball hit by Jose Iglesias of the Detroit Tigers for an out during the sixth inning at Comerica Park on April 22, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

4/22 Recap: Tomlin Celebrates Earth Day by Cleaning Up Detroit

Player of the Game You may have thought Josh Tomlin looked good in his last outing, when he pitched five innings and allowed just one run on a solo home run, but he was even better tonight. It took him just 85 pitchers to go 6.2 innings, allowing only four hits. The only runs scored […]