CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13: Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of their game on August 13, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Yankees defeated the Indians 8-6.   (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

What Happened to the Quality Start & Why It Shouldn’t Disappear

In the current war between traditionalists and sabrmetricians, there have been a few casualties. Families have been driven apart by the usefulness of OBP over AVG and severe insults are hurled every day on twitter against and in defense of WAR. One of the casualties rarely noticed has been the quality start. The Quality Start […]


Eight Men Out – Eliot Asinof

One of the oldest and most important stories in baseball history is that of the Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series, found in written form by Eliot Asinof in his 1963 telling and in movie form Eight Men Out from 1988. To begin, know that this is a novel and not necessarily an […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 26: Starting pitcher Cody Anderson #56 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Progressive Field on August 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8/26 Recap: Anderson Solid in Return, Bats Keep Heating Up

Roster Update: Rather than try to go with a four man rotation or reduced bullpen for the next five games, Carlos Carrasco has officially been placed on the 15 Day DL with right shoulder soreness. It doesn’t appear to be too series, as nothing came up in the MRI and the Indians will try to […]

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Ryan Perez & The Scrappers Are Switching Things Up

Do you know what “hustle” is? Last night as I struggled to perfect this article, I found a piece of writing explaining it through the mind of a ball player.  Hustle is not just an action of going from one base to the other, but a state of mind and an attitude that brings together […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 25: Francisco Lindor #12 celebrates with Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians after Brantley hit his second two run home run of the game during the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Progressive Field on August 25, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Francisco Lindor; Michael Brantley

9/25 Recap: Tomlin Deals While Tribe Bats Heat Up in Win Over Milwaukee

Player of the Game Without a doubt, the star of the show tonight was Indians’ left fielder Michael Brantley and his pair of two-run bombs in the fourth and eighth innings.  Brantley has always been a player that creates hope for the fans once he steps into the box and tonight he lit up the place. […]

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Is Tyler Naquin The Indians Center Fielder of the Future?

Over the last few years, the Indians have slowly been building a very solid farm system stocked with MLB-caliber talent at multiple positions. One of the Indians deepest positions is the outfield, which has 5-6 potential major league players that could help the Indians or be used as a valuable trade chip. One of the […]

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 24: Jerry Sands #40 of the Cleveland Indians can't catch a RBI triple hit by Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning on August 24, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

8/24 Recap: Cubs Walk-Off As Tribe Wastes Kluber Gem

Player of the Game Yet again, Corey Kluber was magnificent in interleague play today, keeping the Cubs from scoring though the first six innings. He flirted with perfection for the third time this year, not allowing a base runner through the first 5.1 when David Ross hit a solid single to left. While it was […]

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Weekend Update 8/23: The Trouble With Umpiring

RyanThompson (@BRBBlog) of Burning River Baseball to discuss Trevor Bauer, the problems of umpiring, and the tossing of Tito in Saturday’s loss to the Yankees. To continue the streak. I will be hosting Tribe Time Now this Thursday with Jim Pete and Jim Berdysz.

Rookie of the Year Race Heats Up

In what has been a remarkable season so far for rookies, there have been a host of first-year professionals who have put themselves in contention to end the campaign as the MLB’s Rookie of the Year. While Carlos Correa looks set to top the AL rankings after pulling away from his nearest rivals, the battle between […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians hits a ome run in the eigth inning against the New York Yankees during their game at Yankee Stadium on August 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

5/23 Recap: Lindor Rescues Tribe With Big Day

Player of the Game Francisco Lindor had a 3-hit game today, including a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the 8th inning of the always tough Dellin Betances. This was Lindor’s second straight 3-hit game. Feathers Up Carlos Santana hit his first home run from the right side of the plate since September […]

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DSL Indians Finish Season Strong

The Indians of the Dominican Summer League wrapped up their season yesterday on an overall high note. They had struggled through the first part of the season in June, but in early July the Indians of the Dominican began to turn things around beginning with a seven game winning streak that began on July 8th, […]

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8/22 Recap: Jittery Salazar Settles Down Too Late

Player of the Game Continuing his success in non-bunting situations, Francisco Lindor‘s first inning home run gave the Indians the early lead, then his eighth inning double allowed the Indians to score their only other run on a Lonnie Chisenhall single. He added a single in between for his third career three hits game. It […]