DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 13:  Pitcher Bryan Shaw #27 of the Cleveland Indians watches a two-run home run hit by Alex Avila of the Detroit Tigers during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on September 13, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

What’s Wrong With Our Bullpen?

Last season, the Indians bullpen was a source of strength and one of the best relief corps in all of baseball. This year the bullpen has been far from the shutdown crew that Indians fans expected. Last season the bullpen sported the league’s 7th best ERA at 3.12, while throwing the 5th most innings in […]

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Tribe Time Now Ep #15:

Hayden Grove (@RThompAK13) of More Than A Fan: Cleveland. In this edition, Hayden and Ryan discuss the series finale against Chicago, Jason Kipnis’ fantastic May thus far, when the Indians would consider throwing in the towel, Team building philosophy, the bullpen and much much more! I hope you like Ryan as much as I do, because […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 21: Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians makes a catch for an out against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning on May 21, 2015 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

5/21 Recap: It’s Called A Winning Streak, It Has Happened Before

Roster Update: T.J. House was activated from the 15 Day DL today, but will stay in Columbus on a minor league option. Shaun Marcum will remain on the 25 man roster as the fifth starter for the foreseeable future. Player of the Game Danny Salazar followed up a less than stellar performance in his last […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 22: Zach Walters #6 of the Cleveland Indians hits a solo home run during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field on August 22, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

How Nick Swisher Could Ruin Zach Walters’ Career

Zach Walters is an interesting individual. The only return from the loss of Asdrubal Cabrera has no real defensive position, terrible plate discipline and a swing full of holes yet is the Indians top power opportunity since Travis Hafner was blasting home runs into Pronkville. The problem is that, while Hafner was a career .273 […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 20:  Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum #38 of the Cleveland Indians delivers the ball against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on May 20, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

5/20 Recap: Marcum Tosses a Gem and The Tribe Holds On

Roster Update: Shaun Marcum needed to be promoted to make tonight’s start (he may make more as well depending on the health and ability of T.J. House) and in order to make room on the 25 man roster, Zach Walters was sent back to AAA. During his time with the team, Walters went just 1/17 […]

Akron’s Quack Attack

The Akron RubberDucks (16-22) currently sit in third place in the Eastern League West, seven games behind first-place Altoona. The AA affiliate of the Indians currently house four members of the Tribe’s 40-Man Roster. The 40-Man players that are playing in Akron right now are pitchers Cody Anderson and Ryan Merritt, catcher Tony Wolters, and […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 19: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians forces Adam LaRoche #25 of the Chicago White Sox and tries to turn a double play in the 6th inning at U.S. Cellular Field on May 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)


 Player of the Game Though not quite as dominating as Corey Kluber‘s last 2 outings, Trevor Bauer earned his paycheck today by throwing 7.1 innings and limiting the White Sox to just one run. Bauer gave up just 4 hits and punched out 7 in his solid performance. Feathers Up The Indians manufactured their first run early […]

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Catcher Yan Gomes #10 is examined by a trainer and Manager Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians after Gomes suffered an injury during the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Yan Gomes; Terry Francona

Burning River Infirmary: Yan Gomes Will Return To The House

The return of Yan Gomes is eminent, Indians fans. It’s been a long time coming and he is anxious to return. After a short rehab trip to Lake County and now in Columbus, he will certainly be ready by next week to rejoin the big league club. “It hasn’t felt like a month,” Gomes said […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 18: Adam Eaton #1 of the Chicago White Sox scores on a wild pitch as Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians tries to tag him during the sixth inning on May 18, 2015 at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

5/18 Recap: Kluber Still Can’t Win Without Perfection, Chicago Walks Off

Roster Updates: This will be a big week for roster moves as many more are expected shortly, but today the Indians got things started off with a bang. As expected, Mike Aviles returned from his family medical leave with Austin Adams returning after just two days to make room. Completely unexpectedly, Bruce Chen announced his […]

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Weekend Update 5/17: Winning Out the Season

This week on the Tribe Time Now Weekend Update, I was joined by Indian Baseball Insider’s Jim Berdysz to talk about the previous week in Indians baseball. As expected, Jason Kipnis’ hot streak was hit upon as was the Indians success in finally winning a series. Most importantly, there is an explanation of why Lonnie […]

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 17: Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers looks on as Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians react after striking out in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

5/17 Recap: Poor Showing In the Middle Leaves Top Stranded

Player of the Game The only player to come in when it counted today was Michael Brantley, whose RBI double scored the only Indians run in the game. Brantley also walked in the first inning, making him two of the many runners stranded listed below. His final Player of the Game score of 1.78 was […]

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 16:  Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians hits a sacrifice fly against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 16, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Is Michael Brantley the Next Joe Sewell?

Continuing on with an unplanned series comparing the players of today to the greats of the past in one small aspect, the time has come for the Indians All-Star and Silver Slugger, starting left fielder Michael Brantley. In the first two editions, I discussed whether Corey Kluber could pull a Luis Tiant and if Danny Salazar […]

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 16:  Austin Adams #49 of the Cleveland Indians throws against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 16, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

5/16 Recap: Kipnis Crushes Texas Sized Home Run to Lead Comeback Win

Roster Update: After making his second consecutive poor start last night, Bruce Chen was designated for assignment. In his place, Austin Adams was called up for the second time this year to aid the bedraggled bullpen. Adams allowed one run and just two hits in 4.2 innings during his first stint in Cleveland. Player of […]