CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 12: Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians dives back to first base on a pickoff attempt during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Progressive Field on August 12, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8/12 Recap: Indians Run Wild On Skaggs

Player of the Game On a night filled with offense, Jose Ramirez stood out from the pack as he continues to have a breakout year. He ended the night going 3-5 with a home run, two RBI’s and three stolen bases. The diminutive Dominican extended his hitting streak to 16 games, while also raising his […]


Top 10 Cleveland Indians MiLB RP of 2016

It’s incredibly difficult to judge relievers in the minors for the same reasons they can be judge in the Majors (limited innings can make one poor appearance look much worse than it actually is) and some others, like the fact that there are a lot more ways to get minor leaguers to swing and miss. […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 11: Shortstop Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks off the field during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians as the game goes into a rain delay at Progressive Field on August 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8/11 Recap: Tribe Pour on Runs While it Pours

Player of the Game Much of the Indians prolific offense will be detailed below, but Mike Napoli was the super hero of the day, hitting a single, two doubles and a home run to score three runs and knock in four. He was pulled from the game in the top of the seventh to allow […]

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Tribe Time Now: Bye-Bye Lonnie

The Tribe Time Now round table is reconvened to discuss the Indians recent struggles. Is it really time for fans to worry, or are the Indians built to make the playoffs? Jim Pete (

CLEVELAND, OH -  AUGUST 1: Relief pitcher Andrew Miller #24 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on August 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Andrew Miller

It’s the 9th Inning, Do You Know Where Your Best Reliever Is?

Goose Gossage hates a lot of about baseball these days, including Bryce Harper and his selfish desire to “make baseball fun again.” One thing to side with the nine time All-star over is the use of relievers, specifically a team’s best reliever. The Cleveland Indians gave up some pretty good prospects (I’m still trying not to […]


8/10 Recap: Tribe Splits Two Game Set in Washington

Player of the Game Francisco Lindor‘s two out, two run home run in the third was the Tribe’s biggest hit of the game, starting a rally that included two more doubles and a run after and with little else positive coming from the game, he is today’s Player of the Game. Feathers Up The Indians […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 8: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field on July 8, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Carlos Santana: Lead-Off Hitter

I don’t know exactly when it happened, but we have passed the point where Matt Underwood and Rick Manning have stopped mentioning how “no one thought Carlos Santana could be a lead-off hitter” three times per game. Of course, that “no one thought” that about Santana was a view held purely by those who have […]

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 09:  Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 9, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

8/9 Recap: Scherzer Near Perfect, but Bauer Better

Player of the Game Trevor Bauer did his best tonight to make up for five straight lackluster starts as he was able to hang with and eventually outlast one of the best pitchers in baseball and one of the top offenses in the NL (albeit without their best hitter, Bryce Harper). Bauer pitched 6.1 shut […]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08:  Hedvig Karakas of Hungary (white) competes against Chen-Ling Lien of Chinese Taipei in the Women's -57 kg Repechage Judo contest on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Why Baseball Doesn’t Need the Olympics

The Summer Olympics in Rio have been dominating the sporting news cycle of late as the once every four years event stared last week and also causing a slight blip was that the 2020 Olympics will include baseball (and softball) again for the first time since 2008. First, while baseball and softball have been lumped […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 04: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with teammates Mike Napoli #26 and Francisco Lindor #12 after hitting a three run home run aganst the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field in the third inning on August 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

This Week in Tribe 8/8-14: Starters Look to Right Ship vs Nats, Angels

The Cleveland Indians season-long strength has been its starting pitching. However, a mostly disappointing week by the starters saw the team’s  strength turn into a weakness as the team struggled to a 2-5 finish. There were some bright spots though including a 3-2 loss in New York against the Yankees on August 7 that was highlighted […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07:  Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after a pitch during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 7, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

8/7 Recap: Tribe Drops Series to Yankees, but Hold Two Game Lead

Player of the Game With a double in his first at bat and an RBI single in his final plate appearance before being removed for a pinch runner, Roberto Perez had his first multi-hit game of the season and raised his season average from .050 to .093. Feathers Up Alex Rodriguez announced that he will […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 25:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians after hitting a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Comerica Park on June 25, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tribe Still Heavy Favorites Despite Recent Downturn

A look into nearly anything Indians related over the past few weeks will reveal quite the doom and gloom. After winning 14 in a row culminating in a 19 inning win against Toronto, the Indians have went 13-16 and taken a seven game lead in the division going into July 2nd (peaking at 7.5 on […]

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This Is Next Year: One month left in an unpredictable season

Dominican Summer League Indians by Joseph Coblitz August has been a general disappointment to this point for the DSL Tribe as they lost five in a row to start the month after winning last Saturday. As they were shut out in three of five losses and scored just once in another, there is little to […]