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5/12 Recap: K’s, RISPLOB’s & E’s KO CLE vs StL

Player of the Game The Indians only had two really positive performances tonight on the entire team and the best of these belonged to Jason Kipnis (Michael Brantley was the other bright spot going 2/4 with a walk, double, RBI and run). Kipnis maintained an opposite field approach all night and it worked for two […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 7:  Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians throws in the first inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 7, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

What’s Eating Corey Kluber?

To say this has been a tough start to the season is a gross understatement. The Indians came into the year with the highest expectations of any season since 2008 and perhaps that was an omen of things to come as that year’s squad also failed to live up to their lofty expectations. Unfortunately there […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 9: Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians scores on a single by Michael Brantley #23 during the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on May 9, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Jason Kipnis

This Week In Tribe 5/12-17: The Road Only Gets Harder

As each week of the 2015 season progresses, the hope is that this will finally be the time that the Indians turn the corner and start winning on a consistent basis.   That objective will prove to be a tough task to start the upcoming week as the Tribe will begin a three-game series starting […]

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Weekend Update #5: The Twins Don’t Suck

Another weekend has come and gone and with it, another weekend update. This time, I was joined by Bob Toth (@TheBobToth on twitter) from Did the Tribe Win Last Night. The discussion began with some analysis of recent performances including Danny Salazar‘s tremendous start, Jason Kipnis‘ turnaround and Zach Walters‘ falters. The title itself stems […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 10: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians hits a three run home run during the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on May 10, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/10 Recap: Chisenhulk Smash! Indians New Lineup Creates New Results

Player of the Game While he had some issues with the first batter of the game, Danny Salazar was literally perfect afterward. After giving up a lead-off home run, Salazar didn’t allow another hit or walk over the next six innings and struck out a career high 11 including each of his last six batters […]

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 27: David Murphy #7 of the Cleveland Indians walks to the dugout after striking out against the Kansas City Royals during the eighth inning of their game on April 27, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Royals defeated the Indians 6-2.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** David Murphy

Trash Collector: Who Would Take the Indians Bad Contracts?

There is no hiding the Indians struggles right now and while a suddenly not so reliable starting rotation, a bullpen that hasn’t been reliable all season and the sub-optimal offense are all partly to blame, not having the team’s best players in Cleveland is another big part of the issue. While everyone already knows and […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 2:  Nick Swisher #33 of the Cleveland Indians hits an RBI single to score Carlos Santana #41 (not pictured)  against the Texas Rangers during the sixth inning of their game on August 2, 2014 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

5/9 Recap: Tribe Rally Falls Short

Roster Update: Mike Aviles was placed on the family medical emergency list and Zach Walters was called up in his stead. Anthony Swarzak was designated for assignment to make room for Bruce Chen, who made his first appearance and first start in an Indians uniform. Player of the Game Nick Swisher had himself a game. Swish […]

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A Closer Look at the Defense of Jose Ramirez

Since pleading for the promotion of Francisco Lindor doesn’t appear to be getting him to the Majors any quicker, it may be time to see what we really have now instead of focusing on the future. Jose Ramirez has had things tough so far this year, possibly at an even greater level than Jhonny Peralta […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 8: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches to Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at Progressive Field on May 8, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/8 Recap: Twins Double Their Way To Victory

Roster Update: There were two moves made today before the game. First, the Indians have signed former Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol to a minor league deal. Marmol missed all of 2014 and last pitched in the Majors with Miami in 2013 (8.10 ERA in 13.1 innings). He is 32 years old and had his last […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 1: Brandon Moss #44 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two RBI double during the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field on May 1, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.   (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Moss Grows In Damp, Dark Places, Like Right Field

As much as the lineup change that pushed Jason Kipnis to the lead-off spot and Michael Bourn to the bottom or even the bench against left handers has precipitated the recent success of the Indians offense (3.6 RPG before the move on 4/26, 5.7 RPG after [all stats accurate from 5/6]), the build up of […]

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Tribe Time Now Episode 13

Despite previous transgressions, I was invited back to on the Tribe Time Now podcast last Wednesday with Ryan Thompson (@RthompAK13 on twitter) and one of the biggest guests yet, Tony Lastoria (@TonyIBI), the creator of Indians Baseball Insider. Many topics were discussed including the upcoming roster move to add Bruce Chen, leading into who is the […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 7:  Rain drops roll the   Kauffman Stadium press box window during a rain delay between the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals on May 7, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

5/7 Recap: More Bullpen Blunders Botch Attempt At Series Win

Player of the Game Playing his game the best way he knows how, Carlos Santana was responsible for both some early scoring and a late attempt at a comeback. In his second at bat, Santana was the first batter to walk during the carousel mentioned later, then in his final at bat, he hit a […]

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 27: Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Kansas City Royals during the fifth inning of their game on April 27, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Royals defeated the Indians 6-2. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

The Changes One Lineup Spot Can Make

On Sunday, April 26th Terry Francona finally made the leap that many have been clamoring for since late 2013 by moving Michael Bourn out of the lead-off spot in the lineup. Without the traditional speedy outfielder who bats near .300 and steals a lot of bases available, Francona saddled Jason Kipnis into that lead-off role […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 6:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians singles in the second inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 6, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

5/6 Recap: One Through Nine, Tribe Rolls Over Duffy

Future Roster Update: The Indians announced today that they will recall the veteran left hander, Bruce Chen, to make the start against the Twins Saturday. As normal, the player to be demoted is yet to be announced. Player of the Game Although everyone had a piece in tonight’s win, it was Brandon Moss‘ two run double […]

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Tribe Time Now Minor League Report: Now With Pitch Clocks

In this, the second episode of the Tribe Time Now Minor League Report, your host Kevin Gall is back again with Rob McLamb from Indians Baseball Insider as his guest. Rather than a more general overview of the entire system, like last week, this episode is more of a focus on the Indians top minor […]

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