MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 17: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on July 17, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

7/17 Recap: When Twins Cry

The Indians finally win a series against the Minnesota Twins in 2016. The Tribe’s 28-13 (.675) record & 3.15 ERA since June 1st are both best in the Majors; record-wise,  the next-closest team is Houston at 25-13 (.658). The Indians 28-12 (.692) record within the A.L. Central is the best intra-division record of any team […]

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Burning River baseball on Baseball PHD Podcast

This week I was on the Baseball PHD podcast with Ed Kasputis talking about what the Indians needed to do to go all the way and a little bit about Ashtabula for some reason. Make sure to check out Ed’s site at BaseballPHD.net as he comes out with a new podcast each week.

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Brady Aiken Impressing Beyond Stats

If you look at the Arizona Rookie League numbers of the Indians 2015 first round pick, Brady Aiken, it would be easy to get disappointed. Their comp pick from 2015, Triston McKenzie, dominated in his first run in the AZL with a 0.75 ERA and 17 K’s in 12 innings and has already been promoted […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 16: Chris Gimenez #38 of the Cleveland Indians tags out Kennys Vargas #19 of the Minnesota Twins at home plate during the fourth inning of the game on July 16, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

7/16: Twins Walk-off in Wet, Wild One

Player of the Game With three hits including a double, two RBI and a run scored, Carlos Santana was the Indians top performer tonight. There will be quite a bit more upcoming on Santana, including his defense, which detracted heavily from his value tonight. Feathers Up Santana started the game with a single up the […]

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This Is Next Year: Hey Now, You’re An All Star

As the Indians coasted into the All Star break, so did the Rubber Ducks and Clippers. In fact, both teams had representatives at each game and one even made an appearance at the Major League futures game. What’s better than being named to the Eastern League All-Star team when it’s played in your hometown? Being named […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15: Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates scoring against the Minnesota Twins on a wild pitch during the sixth inning of the game on July 15, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

7/15 Recap: Rested Tribe Start Second Half on Top

Roster Update: Yesterday, the Indians announced that Erik Gonzalez would be joining the 25 man roster for the first time in his career. You can read more about that here.  To make room, T.J. House was sent back to AAA Columbus. Player of the Game Technically, Mike Napoli reached base in each of his four at […]

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A Potentially Optimized Indians 2nd Half Roster

The Indians are beginning the second half tonight in first place and with a commanding lead, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. The largest reason for the Indians improvement has been the starting rotation, which shouldn’t be touched, but there have been questions in the bullpen and the line-up with some players […]

Erik Gonzalez bats in front of the festive looking Devin Mesoraco of Cincinnati. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Erik Gonzalez Finally Promoted After 8 Years in Minors

A day before embarking on the second half of the season, Mike Chernoff and the Indians have promoted infielder Erik Gonzalez while reducing the bullpen to a more manageable seven with T.J. House returning to AAA. This will have strategic ramifications including leaving the team without a left handed reliever, but the primary focus should […]

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CLE Baseball & Brews: An Attempt At The First Half Wrap Up

This week was a weird one, where Brad “The Red Ranger” (@BradWojdyla), surprise guest “Best Friend Steph Who’s Here To Drink” and I go completely off track of the normal show topics. Do we talk about baseball and beer? Of course, but the All-Star Break mindset was already on the brain. As we navigated through […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 25:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians after hitting a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Comerica Park on June 25, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

This Week in Tribe 7/15-24: Road Trip Starts Second Half

With the All-Star game behind us and Corey Kluber getting the scorer’s credit for the American League’s 4-2 win, it’s time for the Cleveland Indians to move forward and begin the season’s second half. To recap, the Indians sit alone in first place with a 52-36 record and enjoy a 6.5-game lead over Detroit (46-43) and […]

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Perez Joins Brantley In Lake Country For A Rehab Assignment

As Major League Baseball returns to action after the lengthy all-star break, the Indians hope to soon return two much needed bats to the offense. Until then, OF Michael Brantley and C Roberto Perez must continue to put in work on “the farm” to prepare themselves for Major League action. On Wednesday evening, both Brantley and […]

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All-Time Indians: Grady Sizemore

Name: Grady Sizemore Position: Center Field Tribe Time: 2004-2011 Number: 24 Accolades: Top 12 MVP (2006-08), Top 25 MVP 2005 DOB: 08/02/1982 Accolades: 3 Time All-Star (2006-08), 2 Time Gold Glove (2007-08), Silver Slugger (2008) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 10: Danny Salazar #31 Corey Kluber #28 and Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians show off their All Star jerseys prior to the game against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field on July 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Yankees defeated the Indians 11-7. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Danny Salazar; Corey Kluber; Francisco Lindor

2016 All-Star Game Recap: Kluber For The Win

The Indians were among the most well represented teams this year for the All-Star Game as Corey Kluber, Danny Salazar and Francisco Lindor were all selected as reserves. While Salazar was kept out of the game due to some discomfort in his throwing elbow, the other two played. Salazar’s injury was not serious enough for […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 26: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians makes the running catch on the pop fly from Justin Upton #8 (not in photo) during the fourth inning of the game on June 26, 2016 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Indians Mid-Season Review: First Place Feels fantastic

We are here at the All-Star break and the Cleveland Indians are sitting in first place in the American League Central Division. Just like we thought, right? All kidding aside, it sure feels good that the Tribe is 52-36 after 88 games and has a nice 6.5 games lead over Detroit, with Kansas City and Chicago […]

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