Future of the Tribe Shines Today on National Stage

Before the Indians send three of their best to San Diego for the All-Star Game Tuesday night, they sent three of their top minor leaguers to the Futures Game on Sunday. Separate from each league’s individual All-Star games, the Futures Game takes players from all levels A and above, combining some of the most exciting […]

Carlos Carrasco

7/10 Recap: First Half Ends On A Slide

Feathers Up: Carlos Santana extended his hit streak to 11 games with a single in the first. Tyler Naquin now has a team-high .716 SLG since June 1st.  Josh Donaldson entered today with a .705 SLG over the same time period. Feathers Down: The Achilles heel for the Indians this afternoon defense. They committed four […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 23: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on September 23, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

In No Way is Josh Tomlin better than Corey Kluber

The statement in the title should be an easily accepted truism for anyone who has access to the stats of the Cleveland Indians pitching staff over the past few years or who has viewed any three starts over that same span for each pitcher. If you are one of these people with access to the […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 4: Starting pitcher Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on July 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/9 Recap: Salazar’s Struggles, Base Running Cost Indians in Loss to Yankees

Player of the Game Jose Ramirez was 3-for-5 with three RBI including a two-out, two-strike single that tied the game in the seventh inning off of super reliever Dellin Betances. Ramirez’s single took the Indians from a 35.3% win expectancy after Carlos Santana‘s strikeout to 58.7% once the game was tied. Ramirez did miss a […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Developing Players Through the Midway Points

DSL Indians bu Joseph Coblitz The Indians Dominican Summer League team played just five games this week,  missing one to rain. During those, however, Ronny Dominguez started to separate himself from the pack with a double and a home run, raising his season line to .316/.341/.418. The 19 year old Dominican outfielder has been batting […]

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)

7/8 Recap: Santana Starts HR Barrage as Tribe Blows Out New York

Roster Update: Michael Martinez was sold to the Red Sox today for cash. He was designated for assignment on July 2nd. Tom Gorzelanny, who was DFA’d the following day, has cleared waivers and reported to AAA Columbus. Player of the Game Five Indians had a Player of the Game score above 4.00 today (the average per […]

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 17:  Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits an RBI double in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: Lucroy a Top Trade Option for Indians

For the first time in years, the Cleveland Indians have an obvious position at the trade deadline. With the best record by a wide margin in the AL Central, Cleveland appears to be primed to make a deep playoff run in 2016. Like any team serious about contending, the Indians will most certainly look to […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 22: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field on June 22, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Trevor Bauer

7/7 Recap: Tribe Comes Close, But Drops First Against New York

Roster Update: After allowing seven runs in his last two innings, Zach McAllister was placed on the 15 Day DL today with right hip discomfort. It’s possible that this injury effected his control in his past few outings as it was far worse than his normal. In addition, Mike Clevinger was sent back to AAA […]

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 14: American League All-Star Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox, American League All-Star Wade Davis #17 of the Kansas City Royals, American League All-Star Glen Perkins #15 of the Mennesota Twins, and American League All-Star Hector Santiago #53 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walk in the outfield during the 86th MLB All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Your Guide to MLB All-Star Week

There are only a few more days until the 2016 edition of MLB All-Star Week is upon us. The 87th All-Star game and the exciting events surrounding it are set to take place at Petco Park in San Diego from July 10 through July 12. Check out our exclusive All-Star Week guide below and enjoy […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 29:  Danny Valencia #26 of the Oakland Athletics gets the put out at third while avoiding the slide of Mac Williamson #51 of the San Francisco Giants in the top of the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum on June 29, 2016 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game 7-1. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: Danny Valencia

With the possible exception of Zach McAllister, the Indians aren’t going to give up pitching to augment their offense. As we have seen with past acquisitions, the organization has a reputation for keeping its payroll low and avoiding big-money acquisitions, which could take them out of the running to pick up a well-compensated trade chip. Athletics […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 6: Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on July 6, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/6 Recap: Tigers Finally Beat Indians in Big Fashion

Player of the Game In a 12-2 loss, the Indians didn’t have many bright spots. If there was a player of the game, it would probably be Jose Ramirez. He went 1-2 with a double, a walk, a hit-by-pitch and also scored one of the Indians two runs. His hit brought his current hitting streak […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 5: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after he is thrown out at first on a ground ball to third during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on July 5, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/5 Recap: Indians Roar, Send Kitties into Hiding

Player of the Game With a 4-5 performance tonight, Lonnie Chisenhall raised his batting average over .300 to a respectable .311. Since mid-June, Chisenhall has recorded double-digit RBI and has been a contributing factor to the hot-hitting Tribe offense. Feathers Up Carlos Carrasco only pitched six innings tonight, but they were strong as he struck […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 23:  Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics pitches during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 23, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: Hawking for a LOOGY

With many possible trade targets for the Indians, they need a lefty specialist first and foremost so let’s examine some possibilities. So far this year, the Indians have used Ross Detwiler, Kyle Crockett, Ryan Merritt and Tom Gorzelanny out of the bullpen as left handers, but combined they have pitched just 9.2 innings. Currently, the […]