All-Time Indians: Larry Brown

Name: Larry Leslie Brown Position: Short Stop Tribe Time: 1963-1971 Number: 16     DOB: 03/01/1940 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1965) 124 438 52 111 22 2 8 40 38 62 5 7 .315 .368 .253 .683 Career 941 3014 […]

Miguel Cabrera (left) and Justin Verlander look to continue the team's success in 2015.

Central Showdown: Detroit Tigers

Few, if any, major league teams could deal with the loses that have hit the Tigers and still remain competitive. They might not be the best team in baseball this season-not after losing key players like Max Scherzer, Torii Hunter and Rick Porcello- but they are still going to be competitive. Here’s why. Detroit still […]


Dealing – Terry Pluto

Terry Pluto has been Cleveland’s go to reporter for the Cleveland Indians for decades and he continues to write for the Plain Dealer today. To go with this, he has been one of the best historians for the team in book form including three books in particular that detail the years from 1960 through 2006. […]


3/20 Spring Training Recap & Second Cuts

For those Indians fans who didn’t feel it was necessary to stay up all night to watch a game featuring the likes of Jerry Sands and Michael Martinez that the Indians were losing by a lot early on, Burning River Baseball is here to help you out. Second Cuts To start, four more camp invitees […]

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 14:  T.J. House #58 of the Cleveland Indians throws against the Boston Red Sox throws in the first inning  at Fenway Park on June 14, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Saved From Forclosure, House Gets Second Chance

While the news that Gavin Floyd will be out for most or all of the 2015 season is bad for the Indians as a team and as a business (he was guaranteed $4M), it did have a positive effect on one player, T.J. House. House was an integral part of the Indians rotation by the […]

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Central Show Down: Minnesota Twins

When Torii Hunter last played for the Twins, they were a Central Division heavyweight and opposing teams dreaded playing the scrappy team, particularly in the Metrodome. When he returns to the team he broke in with as a 21-year old outfielder this season, he’ll discover much has changed. The Twins have since relocated to Target […]

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First Cut 2015

One of the fun (for the fans) and valuable (for the players) aspects of Spring Training is that all members of the 40 man roster and many other minor leaguers are invited to Major League camp where they get to work with Major League trainers and coaches and play along side Major League players in […]

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First Cuts: Potential 25 Man Roster Update 3/18

The most recent update on the Indians 25 man roster includes two big losses due to injuries and ten lesser deletions due to the first round of cuts. From the original massive group, things are slightly more simple now with just 52 players left in camp. New additions and promotions are marked in green while […]

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 […]