CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 29: Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians dives back into first base as Jeff Keppinger #7 of the Chicago White Sox takes the pick-off attempt during the second inning on June 29, 2013 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

The Perfect Machine: Improving the Pace of Play in Baseball. Part III

It has been noted that Major League Baseball is making an effort to improve the pace of play of games this upcoming season. Incoming commissioner Rob Manfred is making it a mandate that players, managers and umpires speed up the game to make it more enticing to the younger fan. Although the new rule changes […]


All-Time Indians: Roger Peckinpaugh

Name: Roger Thorpe Peckinpaugh Position: Manager/SS Tribe Time: 1928-1933, 1941 / 1910, 1912-1913 DOB: 02/05/1891 As Manager W L W% Finish                     Best Season (1932) 87 65 0.572 4                     Career 490 481 0.505 4.4     […]


3/15 Spring Training Lindor Recap

With no new injuries to report, today was a great day for the Tribe as Trevor Bauer pushed through five innings without giving up three consecutive home runs (he just gave up one, for his only earned run allowed of the day) and Bryan Shaw, Marc Rzepczynski and C.C. Lee (all who have a chance at […]

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Top 10 Prospects To Watch

This is an incredibly exciting time to be an Indians fan, the big league team is a legitimate contender for the pennant and the minor league system is chock-full of talent.  While there may only be 2-3 players considered to be in the Top 100 prospects list, the Tribe system is filled with a slew […]


The Perfect Machine: Improving The Pace Of Play In Baseball. Part II

An idea has taken root among baseball fans in the last 40 years that baseball is a kind of “perfect machine” which maintains its form and balance through it’s own internal system of checks and balances. It is a form of nostalgia and delight in knowing that after 150 years of professional baseball, third-basemen are […]

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3/13 Spring Training Recaps & Injury Update

Injury Update Thursday was another tough day for the Tribe as far as injuries are concerned as Ryan Raburn suffered a minor set back and Zach Walters had something a little more major go wrong. Raburn caught a cleat running between first and second on a double in his first at bat and hurt the […]

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Why The Spring is Just Long Enough

With 29 games games scheduled for Spring Training this year, when a lineup featuring Ryan Raburn hitting third, Destin Hood playing left field and Jerry Sands on an almost daily basis comes up, it is understandable that some fans may think the Spring is just a little too long. If every game is important, why […]

CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 05:  Kenny Lofton #7 of the Cleveland Indians runs to first base against the New York Yankees during Game Two of the American League Divisional Series at Jacobs Field on October 5, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Top 10 Indians Comeback Kids

While much emphasis is placed on how players rarely stay with a single team over their entire career in the present era, this is not a new issue. Over the course of the history, most of the best players on the Tribe have spent at least a little time somewhere else. The following list denotes […]

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 05:  Starting pticher Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the San Diego Padres during the spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 5, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Central Showdown: Indians vs White Sox

After a second straight disappointing season in which they finished well below .500 (73-89), the Chicago White Sox were one of the most active teams in all of baseball this off-season, landing some of the biggest names in the process. The trade for Jeff Samardzija and the signings of David Robertson and Adam LaRoche will […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 28:  Tyler Holt #62 of the Cleveland Indians hits a double against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of their game on September 28, 2014 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Indians defeated the Rays 7-2. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

3/10 Spring Training Recap & Injury Update

Today was a dour day for the Tribe as the news came down that Gavin Floyd’s broken elbow has been reaggravated and he will miss significant time. The official word is indefinite, but he will definitely miss Opening Day and will almost certainly be placed on the 60 Day DL before the season starts. This […]


The perfect machine: Improving the pace of play in baseball. Part I

When Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred took over for the retiring Bud Selig this past off season, one aspect of the game he wanted to improve was the pace of play. In a February press conference, he stated: “The issue of attracting a younger audience and a pace of game is related… I have […]


All-Time Indians: Red Donahue

Name: Francis L. Donahue Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1903-1905 DOB: 01/23/73 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1904) 19 14 .576 2.40 35 32 30 6 277.0 281 74 2 49 127 1.19 .253 Career 32 35 .478 2.66 71 65 […]

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Can Zach Walters Play Third Base?

When the Indians traded for Zach Walters last year, it was a bit of a something for nothing trade. Asdrubal Cabrera was hurting the team through his defense more than he was helping offensively and Walters was the Nationals top power hitting prospect, so position didn’t really enter into it. During his short time during […]

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Spring Stats Primer

As we enter the second week of spring training exhibition play, it is important to remind everybody how much statistics are meaningless in March. Too often, the casual fan gets either too upset or excited when glancing at the preseason numbers. There are simply too many variables to consider that would warrant making conclusions based […]

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3/7 Spring Injury Update

The Indians are about a week into Spring games and there are a few notable players that have been conspicuously absent from action. To this point, Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher, Brandon Moss and Gavin Floyd have been yet to play in real game action, despite accounting for $29.5M in 2015 salaries, due to injuries sustained […]