What To Do About Rzepczynski & Shaw

While the Indians entire roster could be set going into 2015 by simply keeping all those currently under contract around, this is likely not the greatest way to improve the team for another attempt at winning the World Series. Two players in interesting situations this off-season are Marc Rzepczynski and Bryan Shaw. Both pitchers are […]

The Difference Between Adding a Slugger and a Gold Glover

Yesterday, we looked at the Indians optimal line-up and we already have a grasp on where their primary goals are. Today, we will take a look at what the Indians could possibly gain by adding a couple different players through free agency or trade that would help fill those gaps. While it is obvious that […]

Optimizing the Indians Line-Up

With the finish of the World Series, open season on free agents is about to begin and we have already prepared you with reports on which Indians are signed through 2015, the most likely Indians line-up and where their biggest holes are. While those articles were all based on what the Indians are most likely […]

An Exercise In Foresight: Qualifying Masterson & Cabrera

For all the insults that are thrown at the current management team of Chris Antonetti and Mark Shapiro by the Indians fan base, they have actually done an incredible job considering the current monetary situation with the team and around the league. The great long term signings of Yan Gomes, Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis […]

All That Glitters Is Not A Gold Glove

While the Indians were shut out of Gold Gloves just the day before, despite Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes finishing among the top in voting at their positions, they were able to take home two Silver Sluggers last night. This was the first time since 2011 that an Indian won the award and with both […]

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All-Time Indians: Jack O’Connor

Name: John Joseph O’Connor Position: Catcher/Outfielder Nick Name: Peach Pie     Tribe Time: 1892-1898 DOB: 06/02/66 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1893) 96 384 72 110 23 1 4 75 29 12 29 .341 .383 .286 .724 Career 714 2760 402 […]

What the Francona Extension Means to You

The Indians have just announced a two year extension for Terry Francona, despite the fact that he was still under contract through 2016. The exact financial details of the deal are not available, but it can expected to be similar to his last contract signed with Cleveland. In addition to covering the 2017 and 2018 […]

Play-Offs That Could Have Been

The Indians have had varied degrees of success and failure during their long history and most fans know the big years (1920, 1948, 1954, 1995-1999, 2001 and 2007) and readily assume that the years in between were all disappointments. While the Indians were unable to make the post-season in 2014 despite more play-off teams than […]

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All-Time Indians: David Riske

Name: David Richard Riske Position: Relief Pitcher Tribe Time: 1999, 2001-2005 Number: 54 Stats W L W% ERA G Hld SV SVO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (2003) 2 2 .500 2.30 68 17 8 13 74.2 52 19 9 20 82 0.97 .189 Career 17 12 .586 3.55 287 […]

Cleveland’s Forgotten Championship

With the World Series come and gone again, it brings up memories of the Indians past great contests. Of these, the Indians have won just two 1948 and 1920 of which Tribe fans should be well versed. It is often commented on the city’s tragic lack of world titles with the last coming in 1964 […]

The Ramifications of Bringing Back Mike Aviles

The Cleveland Indians decided yesterday to accept the $3.5M option of Mike Aviles, bringing back the utility infielder for the 2015 season. There was a $250K buyout, so it was a real cost of just $3.25M as the first quarter million was already sunk. While in the initial look at the situation, it looked as […]

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Top Ten Indians Batteries

There are no players on the baseball field that touch the ball more often than the pitcher and the catcher as the battery is the center of the entire game. Every once in awhile, a superior pitcher matches up with an incredible catcher and the results are magical. Listed below are the best combinations of […]

Circling the Central: Free Agent Edition

With the World Series ended and the Central Division still without a title since 2005 it is just about time for free agency. Already, thanks to the new rule that makes formal filing for free agency irrelevant, we know exactly which players (barring those with options) are going to be available for purchase this Winter. […]

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All-Time Indians: Dick Porter

Name: Richard Twilley Porter Position: Right Field Nick Name: Wiggles Number: 2 Tribe Time: 1929-1934 DOB: 12/30/1901 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1930) 119 480 100 168 43 8 4 57 55 31 3 3 50% .420 .498 .350 .918 […]

Not Quite Royalty, Giants Reign

Thanks to quite possibly the greatest post-season by a single pitcher in baseball history, the Giants have won their third World Series in the past five years. The MVP, Madison Bumgarner pitched in three of the seven games, throwing 21 innings and allowing just a single run. When he finished Tim Hudson’s game seven start, […]

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