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7/19 Recap Game 2: Corey Dickerson Powers Tribe to Series Win

Roster Update: The Indians activated Zach McAllister prior to tonight’s game as their 26th man allowed during a double header. This will not restart the clock on his return eligibility and he will still be able to come back in time to make his next start. Player of the Game Chris Dickerson has been an […]

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7/19 Game 1 Recap: Indians Win, On Pace for 68-0 in Second Half

Player of the Game Whether it is because the other team starts pressing or if Corey Kluber actually improves as the game goes on, there is no question that he takes his game to another level in the late innings. He allowed just one run on five hits though seven innings, but his most impressive […]

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7/18 Recap: Indians Use 7 in the 7th to Win First Game in Second Half

Roster Update: Zach McAllister was demoted during the All-Star break to give the Indians a ten man bullpen again, but he is scheduled to be the Indians 26th man tomorrow night and could be back with the team permanently by his next turn in the rotation after that. C.C. Lee was brought up for the […]

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Do the 25 Man Roster Shuffle

Chris Antonetti and Terry Francona are at it again, finding ways to turn their 25 man active roster into at least a 30 man. This is something the Indians started doing actively in 2013, but like the use of a shift against every batter, this form of taking advantage has really blown up in 2014. […]

This Week In Tribe 7/18-27: Starting off Central

Starting after the All-Star break, Burning River Baseball will no longer be doing previews for every single series, describing every pitching match up. Instead, there will be a single preview article posted each week on Sunday night that covers the most important topics of the upcoming week. This first edition will come out on a […]

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Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues & The Story of African-American Baseball

Burning River Baseball has a general focus on the current edition of the Cleveland Indians, but it is really about glorifying the entire history of baseball in the city of Cleveland. The least remembered of those teams was likely the Cleveland Buckeyes and other members of Negro League Baseball. While the Lawrence D. Hogan book, […]

2014 All-Star Game (Indians Centric) Recap

Player of the Game Despite Harold Reynolds trying to give Derek Jeter the All-Star Game MVP before the game even started, it was Mike Trout who was most deserving of the award. Trout hit a triple in his first at bat, then a double later in the game, knocking in two of the AL’s five […]

BRR 2.22: Burning River Radio Goes Number 2

In an unforeseen twist, Joe & Mike discuss the greatness of the Yankee captain and why it matters to the Indians. That leads into a discussion of another all time great, who may, or may not be worthy of an equal amount of honor. We debate, we decide. Sorry for the abrupt ending, but we […]

Indians Increase Expectations for Second Half

“With us, we’re in a different position. We have guys already in those roles that are capable of contributing,” Antonetti said. “For us to improve, we need to improve upon a higher standard. In some cases, we’re counting on guys we’ve already made commitments to rebounding.” That statement was part of an interview Indians’ GM […]

Michael Brantley, More than an All-Star

Michael Brantley is slated to be the only Indians player in tomorrow’s All-Star Game in Minnseota. The first thing that makes this special is that the Indians have sent multiple players to the game in the past three years and many times those players (like Justin Masterson in 2013 and Asdrubal Cabrera in 2012), made […]

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What Have You Done For Me Lately: The Vinnie Pestano Edition

The Cleveland Indians are an organization that prides itself of giving people second chances. In the most recent version of the team, they have done so with many people including Ryan Raburn, signing the below average utility infielder to a minor league deal after his worst career season in 2012 when he batted .171 and […]

7/13 Recap: Bauer & Gomes Power Tribe to Close, Comeback Win

Roster Update: As if there weren’t enough obstacles in Jason Giambi’s way to return to the Majors (like the fact that the Indians have about 40 players better than him in their minor league system), there is now another. The aged slugger has been moved to the 60 Day DL, presumably because he is not […]

7/12 Recap: Carroll Puts Indians Bats to Sleep

Roster Update: Victim of the numbers and the options game, Vinnie Pestano was sent back to AAA today in order to make room for starting pitcher, Zach McAllister. While Pestano’s season numbers don’t look very impressive, he has been great since his most recent call-up with a 1.42 ERA in 6.1 innings through ten appearances. […]

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Top Ten Prospects for July 2014

This is the first month that Rookie and Short Season players will be considered for the rankings, immediately adding about 100 players into the mix. This year’s draft picks will not be included, however, instead being featured at the end of the season as an entire group. After a mediocre June, there were more than […]

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