The lefty Hillman will likely pitch in Mahoning Valley later this year - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball.com

Get Ready to Scrap with Mahoning Valley

In baseball you have the big dogs, the major league team, and those working at becoming big dogs, the minor league teams and one of those teams always seems to get lost in the fight. Trust me, the short season single-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers are nothing to underestimate, and they’re about to show you why. […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 13: Bryan Shaw #27 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the seventh inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers on June 13, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

How To Talk To Your Friends and Family About The Indians Bullpen

Before you keep reading, know that this is a safe place. Everybody here is understanding. Nobody here will judge you. Really, because everybody is just as terrified as you are. Nothing ruins postseason dreams and deflates teams like a leaky bullpen. Ask the 2004 or 2006 Indians. Let’s stay away from the disaster that was Wednesday […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 5: Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians runs out an RBI single during the fourth inning of the opening day game against the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field on April 5, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

A Partial Solution to a Partially Known Problem: Yan Gomes

Yan Gomes has been the Indians single most disappointing player this year and, considering his injury, possibly the last two seasons. Currently batting .167/.204/.339, there have been quite a few situations, especially in recent weeks, when the Indians have an important situation with Gomes at bat and things haven’t turned out very well. Early on […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 15:  Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the 5th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 15, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

6/15 Recap: Royals Return The “Favor.”

Before the game, Chris Antonetti spoke with MLB Network. According to MLB Network Radio’s twitter account, he stated that Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier have become potential trade options “whether that becomes the latter part of this year we’ll see.” Antonetti says that Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier have become options “whether that becomes the latter […]

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All-Time Indians: George Strickland

Name: George Bevan Strickland Position: Short Stop/Manager Tribe Time: 1952-57, 1959-60/1964, 1966 Number: 2   DOB: 01/10/1926 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1953) 123 419 43 119 17 4 5 47 159 51 52 0 0 .362 .379 .284 .741 […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 14:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians slides into home plate to score during the 5th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 14, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

6/14 Recap: Shaw Blows Another as Indians Drop 2nd in KC

Player of the Game Josh Tomlin pitched seven innings, struck out five and allowed seven hits without walking any. He allowed just one run on a solo home run which we will go into detail about later on. Feathers Up The Indians didn’t knock around Chris Young like they did last time around, but despite […]

Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley and Francisco Lindor hanging out on Pitchers and Catchers Day 2016 - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

The Difference a Defense Makes

For those who don’t remember (shame on you) today is the one year anniversary of Francisco Lindor‘s promotion and debut in Major League Baseball. In his one calendar year, he has played in 161 games, batted .308/.355/.468 with 34 doubles, five triples, 19 home runs, 90 runs scored, 84 RBI and 22 steals to three […]

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 7: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after a throwing error on first baseman Carlos Santana allowed Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds to score a run in the first inning of the game at Great American Ball Park on August 7, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

6/13 Recap: Royals Get One Back Thanks to Poor Defense

Player of the Game Francisco Lindor had a good game yesterday after having most of the game off the day before and Jason Kipnis did the same tonight after taking off the finale against LA. Today, he walked in his first at bat, hit a double in his second and smashed a home run to […]

during the MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 12, 2016 in Anaheim, California.

6/12 Recap: Cleveland Pounds Angels Early to Win Series

Player of the Game Carlos Santana went deep twice tonight for a total of three RBI out of the Indians eight runs scored. Francisco Lindor also had a terrific game with one home run and three RBI of his own to go with two singles for a 3 for 5 night. Feathers Up There is […]

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 19: at U.S. Cellular Field on May 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Indians defeated the White Sox 3-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

The Decline Of The White Sox: Where It All Began

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mat Latos called his start Tuesday night “absolutely pathetic” as the Sox lost to the Nationals 10-5 to continue their descent from 13 games over .500 on May 9 to 30-30 less than one month later. Latos’ worst start of the season and a bad sixth inning from the Sox bullpen added […]

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Indians 2016 Draft Results Day 3

After taking three players on day one and ten on day two, the Indians chose players for the final thirty rounds of the draft on Saturday. While no team is forced to choose forty players, all thirty teams did so this year and it is a continuation on the Indians part of drafting and signing […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 11:  Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 11, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

6/11 Recap: Starters Brilliant, But the Bullpen Decides It

Player of the Game Trevor Bauer continues to pitch at an exceptional level although the results tonight weren’t quite as good as he would have hoped. For the fourth straight game he pitched at least six innings while allowing three or fewer runs and until the seventh, he had allowed just one unearned run. He […]

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This Is Next Year: Winning, Winning and Winning

As the 2016 season marches on, so do the minor league teams. Every franchise in the Indians system has a winning record; a testament to the great young talent that the Indians have assembled. Lake County Captains (36-25) by Justin Lada A 5-2 week got the Captains back into the playoff picture, briefly. Their 7-4 […]

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