Sept 17: The day Cleveland Indians still had a 99.7% chance at winning the Central

Editors note: The first part of this article is 100% fictitious satire. All quotes are completely made up. None of these players were interviewed for this piece and did not make any of these comments. It’s just one man’s attempt at some humor. When Cleveland Indians’ starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco took a liner from Detroit Tigers second basemen Ian […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 18:Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases on a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning at Progressive Field on September 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Carlos Santana

9/18 Recap: Tribe Offense Can’t Overcome Bauer’s Erratic Start

Player of the Game On a day where Trevor Bauer struggled to keep Detroit off of the board, the Indians needed all the offense they could get. Carlos Santana did his best to keep Cleveland in the game, going 2-4 with a double and a home run. Santana’s home run – his 32nd this year […]

Conor Marab

Akron Finishes Roller Coaster Season with Eastern League Title

2016 was a very peculiar season that saw the Akron RubberDucks look like one of professional baseball’s best teams and also one of its worst. Specifically, Akron stormed to a 37-15 record through the end of May, but went a woeful 8-22 in June and 10-18 in July. As a result, it appeared Akron wouldn’t […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13: Mike Clevinger #52 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the first inning at Progressive Field on August 13, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Clevinger

Next Man Up: The New Look Tribe Rotation

Another win but another damaging injury Saturday for the Indians. Carlos Carrasco, the Indians’ No. 2 starting pitcher, will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right hand when hit by a line drive off the bat of Detroit’s Ian Kinsler on the second pitch of a 1-0, 10-inning victory over the Tigers. The […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 17: Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after being hit by a line drive by Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers in the first inning at Progressive Field on September 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

9/17 Recap: Tribe Bullpen Pitches Shut Out as Indians Walk Off in 11

Player of the Game With two innings pitched, three strike outs and no batters reaching base, Andrew Miller will accept this award on behalf of the entire Indians bullpen. Feathers Up The worst thing that could have possibly happened in this game, Carlos Carrasco getting hurt before an out was recorded, happened and the Indians […]

Haase works out pitchers during minor league Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona 2016. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

RubberDucks Sweep Trenton to Win Eastern League Title

Sports fans everywhere know that peaking at the right time is essential to winning championships. After The Akron RubberDucks started their season 37-15 but went on to combine for just 18 wins between June and July, it had appeared the Ducks had played their best baseball at the wrong part of the season. However, Akron […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 16: Jason Kipnis #22 celebrates with Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians after both scored on a homer by Napoli during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on September 16, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

9/16 Recap: Sloppy Defense & Mike Napoli Move Magic Number to 9

Injury Updates: As mentioned in the post-game last night, Yan Gomes was hit by a pitch in the hand during the AA Akron Rubberducks play-off game on Wednesday. His x-rays came back positive and he has a broken wrist. While the Indians haven’t announced a recovery time table, the normal the recovery time for a […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 31: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on August 31, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Corey Kluber

Series Preview: CLE vs DET 9/16-18: It’s Time to End This

The upcoming three-game series against Detroit could provide the Cleveland Indians the opportunity to drive the proverbial nail into the coffin to clinch the American Central Division title. Although the Cleveland Indians just dropped three of out four to the Chicago White Sox on the road, the Tribe maintains a six-game lead over the Tigers […]

Otero has not impressed to this point in Spring Training. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Dan Otero Has Been The Indians Bullpen O-Hero

When the Indians traded for Andrew Miller he was billed as the bullpen’s savior. Miller’s presence has made the entire bullpen better, the bullpen’s savior has been with the team all season and his name is Dan Otero. Before the White Sox bled the Indians to death with paper cuts on Tuesday, Otero was 15th among […]

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 15:  Michael Martinez #1 of the Cleveland Indians slides into second base beating a tag by Tim Anderson #12 of the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a game at U.S. Cellular Field on September 15, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

9/15 Recap: Tribe Drops Series To Chicago With Walk-Off Loss

Player of the Game Mike Clevinger had his second straight solid start and, in fact, it was almost identical to his last appearance. He went four innings, struck out three, allowed just three hits and a walk and his only run allowed was a solo home run by Jose Abreu. He has increased his pitch […]

Conor Marab

New And Old Names Breakout In Lynchburg

The Lynchburg Hillcats had quite the collection of talented prospects this year. Plenty of them saw their stock go up, some all the way to AA while others that were promoted to the Carolina League during the season helped lead the team into the Carolina League Championship Series. The Hillcats were able to stave off […]

Diaz participating in the 2015 Arizona Fall League with the Scottsdale Scorpions. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Yandy Diaz Snub Indefensible by Tribe

As the Cleveland Indians grow ever-nearer to a postseason appearance, it seems the team is missing out on a clear opportunity to improve. As it stands, one of the team’s few weak points lies in their platoon-heavy outfield. The Indians do not have a single outfielder who can be defined as a clear everyday player, […]

Baseball & Brews

Baseball & Brews: Magic Numbers Are Back!

It was all Brad (@bradwojdyla) and me this week, a good old best friends show! The two of us talked about the last four winning seasons under Francona, but how this is the first of those with an ACTUAL magic number! We also went into the acquisition of Coco Crisp and what his return to […]