CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 17: Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds catches a fly ball near the center field wall in the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Great American Ball Park on July 17, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

7/17 Recap: Reds Pitching Outhits Indians Offense, Rain Still Wet

Roster Update: On Thursday, the Indians reactivated Mike Aviles from emergency medical leave and sent Jose Ramirez back to Columbus. Ramirez didn’t get into a game while in Cleveland. Not really a roster update, but Nick Hagadone (on the DL with a strained back) seriously injured his left elbow during his rehab appearance in Mahoning Valley […]

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Tribe Time Now All-Star Round Table: The Bourn Trajectory

Joe Coblitz (@stephanieliscio) of It’s Pronounced “Lajaway”, Hayden Grove (@JimPeteEHC) of Everybody Hates Cleveland, and Mike Brandyberry (@RThompAK13) of More Than a Fan: Cleveland  are together again for the mid-season round table of Tribe Time Now. In this edition, the crew discusses the All-Star Game, The Home Run Derby, the first half in review, potential […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 7: Michael Brantley #23 celebrates with Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians After Brantley hit a solo home run during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field on July 7, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Where Should the Indians Front Office Focus Now?

In the past week on BurningRiverBaseball.com, we’ve talked about the Indians results the first half and whether they should be buyers or sellers, but before they can decide that, they need to look at their legitimate play-off odds. You don’t need to visit FanGraphs.com to see that the Indians have a very limited chance to […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 10: Francisco Lindor #12 starting pitcher Danny Salazar #31 Yan Gomes #10 and Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians celebrate after the Indians defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-1 at Progressive Field on July 10, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

An Optimistic Outlook

The 2015 season began with very, very lofty expectations for the Cleveland Indians. Thanks, SI. Up until this point, the team has done anything but fulfill those expectations. The Indians got off to an all too familiar poor showing out of the gate. Through 21 games, the Indians were 7-14 but since then they are […]

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 16:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two-run homerun in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 16, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Best & Worst of the First Half 2015

Best Offensive Play  May 16th, Jason Kipnis On this night in Texas, the Indians and Rangers kept going back and forth, scoring runs in 12 of 18 frames. In the ninth, the Indians came to bat down one, but tied the game with a Jose Ramirez fielder’s choice. That was when Jason Kipnis came to […]

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 27: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians is removed from the game by Manager Terry Francona #17 against the Kansas City Royals during the seventh 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)

Why the Indians Won’t Have to Sell the Farm This Time

It is too early in the year to tell for sure whether the Indians could be legitimate contenders for one of the ever growing number of play-off spots, but one way or the other, there won’t likely be a large destruction of the franchise rebuilding towards the future anytime soon. While this has been an […]

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 12:  Bradley Zimmer #5 of the U.S. Team bats against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at the Great American Ball Park on July 12, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bradley Zimmer: The Indians’ Next Star?

Five-Tool baseball players are almost mythic creatures that only seem to come around once in a generation. By definition, a Five-Tool player is one who can hit for average, power, possesses great speed and baserunning abilities, plays great defense and has a great arm. A player who can do it all is revered by fans […]

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All-Time Indians: Lew Fonseca

Name: Lewis Albert Fonseca Position: First Base Tribe Time: 1927-1930 Number: 6, 5 Accolades: Top 25 MVP 1928 DOB: 01/21/1899 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1929) 148 566 97 209 44 15 6 103 50 23 19 11 63% .427 […]

Indians Hoping Electric Young Arms Can Lead Them Back Into Postseason

The Cleveland Indians have been a fun team to watch in the first half of the 2015 MLB season, as they’ve sported some of the best starting pitching in baseball, and also have an offense that can run very hot. The aforementioned inconsistency has been contagious throughout the roster, though, and Cleveland enters the All-Star […]

during the 86th MLB All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

2015 All-Star Game Recap Indians Edition

Player of the Game The only batter for either team to get four at bats, Mike Trout did a bit of everything today. In his first at bat he hit a home run to lead off the game, then was safe on a fielder’s choice and scored a run in his third. In his final […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 29:  Manager Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians talks with Michael Brantley #23 in the dugout before the start of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 29, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Cleveland Indians Earn a Disappointing Mid-Season Report Card

After 88 games, the Cleveland Indians season so far can only be described as disappointing after many thought the Tribe would be a World Series contender (mlb baseball lines) in the thick of a division race with a possible wild card as a consolation prize. A record of 42-46 at the All-Star break reflects the […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 11: Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians hits a triple to left during the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on July 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Jason Kipnis

The Great Jason Kipnis

We have spent the whole day looking back at Jason Kipnis‘ past few years, but since he is an All-Star in 2015, it is about time we looked into what he is doing right now. The primary reason there was so much internet outrage over Omar Infante leading the second base vote for so long […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 19:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians gestures against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 19, 2013 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Best of BRB: Should the Indians Extend Jason Kipnis?

This is the third of three Jason Kipnis centered Best of Burning River Baseball articles to come out on 7/13/15. It features an article written by Joseph Coblitz from October of 2013. The original article is repeated in its entirety below, in black italics, with new commentary from Danny Cunningham in red.  The Indians have an interesting […]

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