5/24 Recap: Bittersweet Victory

Player of the Game Jose Ramirez posted a .167 WPA and is today’s “Player of the Game.” Feathers Up The Indians offense continues to make pitchers “labor.” Although Tigers starter Shane Greene allowed two singles in the 1st inning and threw 26 pitches, the offense could not score. The Indians broke the 0-0 tie in […]

Allen warms during MiLB Spring Training in Goodyear, AZ. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Greg Allen: The Indians Outfield Prospect You’re Not Hearing Enough About

As recently as last week, former Indians first round picks Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer shared a lineup card and an outfield with Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall. It gave something Cleveland fans to dream on as a potential outfield as soon as 2017, maybe 2018. While dreams of Brantley, Zimmer and Frazier invoke excitement […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Off And Rolling

The Indians farm system continues to thrive as both team records and individual statistics are giving credence to a bright future for the franchise. Extended Spring Training by Joseph Coblitz A very misnamed league, extended Spring Training is really just an extenuation of the same group of players who make up the short season A […]

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 22:  Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians reaches out to catch a foul fly ball hit by Jose Iglesias of the Detroit Tigers for an out during the sixth inning at Comerica Park on April 22, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

4/22 Recap: Tomlin Celebrates Earth Day by Cleaning Up Detroit

Player of the Game You may have thought Josh Tomlin looked good in his last outing, when he pitched five innings and allowed just one run on a solo home run, but he was even better tonight. It took him just 85 pitchers to go 6.2 innings, allowing only four hits. The only runs scored […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 13:  Cody Allen #37 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the ninth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 13, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Cody Allen Is Legit Trash – Indians Twitter Strikes

In lieu of our normal analysis, I thought we would take a look at the analysis of some Tribe fans on twitter yesterday, particularly considering the Indians closer Cody Allen. Since this is a G rated site, I had to do some sifting, but below are some good ones. When can we cut Cody Allen, […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 21: Starting pitcher Cody Anderson #56 of the Cleveland Indians pitches to Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Progressive Field on April 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Cody Anderson; Robinson Cano

4/21 Recap: Napoli Provides Hope, But Indians Lose Series in 10

Player of the Game Things looked dreary (both in the skies and on the field) until Mike Napoli came into the game as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning. Batting for Roberto Perez against Joaquin Benoit with Marlon Byrd on first, Napoli crushed a 2-0 slider into the bleachers in left to tie the […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 6: Left fielder Jose Ramirez #11 and center fielder Tyler Naquin #30 of the Cleveland Indians drop a fly ball hit by Chris Young #30 of the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on April 6, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Jose Ramirez; Tyler Naquin

An Early Look at Jose Ramirez, Outfielder

Jose Ramirez is the kind of baseball player everyone should love. He’s enthusiastic, talented, fast, has a good glove and is only 23 years old and already in his fourth MLB season. He has been willing to do everything the team has asked him to do from being a pinch runner to being the starting […]


4/20 Recap: Indians Bats Are Blazed By Mariners Pitching

(photo courtesy of Player of the Game Danny Salazar (.118 WPA) is the Player of the Game. He pitched well but not well enough. Feathers Up Salazar pitched a solid game as his split/change-up was working to his advantage especially ahead in the count. He only made one mistake in the top of the […]

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 01:  Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians swings and watches the flight of his ball as he hits a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the fifth inning at Coliseum on August 1, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Lonnie Baseball’s Comeback

The Akron Rubberducks’ Canal park isn’t my normal home field and the same can be said for Cleveland Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall. Even so, in the last week we both had made our way to the gorgeous AA field and again both accomplished something new. I talked to my favorite Indians player, and Chisenhall […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 19: Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Progressive Field on April 19, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

4/19 Recap: Cleveland Captures Win Behind Carrasco

Player of the Game As Tribe fans have grown accustomed to, Francisco Lindor put on an all-around show on Tuesday night in Cleveland. He was a perfect 3-3 with a double at the plate, scored a run, and even collected an RBI on a bases-loaded walk in the 4th inning. Later in the game, he […]

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 26:  Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians hits a solo home run in the with inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 26, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Orioles won 4-3.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Fangraphs New Shift Data Shows What the Expected About Santana and Success for Napoli

In additional to several of the great things provides fans (imagine that), they’ve added offensive and defensive numbers against different shifts to their data base. For example, in 39 plate appearances through April 16, the Indians are hitting .256 against the traditional shift (24th in baseball). See the explanation below of traditional vs. non-traditional […]

Baseball & Brews

CLE Baseball and Brews: Is Kluber Malfunctioning?

This week on episode 6 of Cleveland Baseball and Brews, we had out first guest! Your own Joe Coblitz hung out with us all the way from hot and sunny Goodyear, Arizona to talk some Tribe! While it seemed I had completely lost my mind and the ability to form words, Brad and Joe took the reigns […]