CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 14:  Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians is tagged out between third base and home plate by Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals in a run down during the first inning of their game on May 14, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

5/14 Recap: Lack of Fundamentals Cost Bauer Another Win

Player of the Game While he didn’t near the dominance of Corey Kluber yesterday, Trevor Bauer still had a pretty nice start against the best team in baseball this afternoon. Bauer walked three and allowed four hits, but only the double by Mark Reynolds (the only Cardinals hitter to hit safely twice) was hit hard. His […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 13:  Francisco Lindor of the World Team fields a ball against the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Lindor & the Predictive Nature of AAA Performances on Future Results

While it is almost certainly the super 2 deadline that has kept Francisco Lindor in AAA longer than necessary, there have been some claiming that his current numbers at that level are further proof that he still belongs there. While not a true predictor, the Indians do have some idea how the offensive numbers of […]

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Burning River Infirmary: The Coming Return Of Gomes and House

Yan Gomes, who sprained his MCL on a dirty slide at the plate on April 11th, will begin a rehab assignment with the Lake County Captains on Friday, May 15th; Gomes isn’t ready to catch yet, but he will DH until he can regain flexibility in that knee. For Gomes, the test will be whether […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 13: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Progressive Field on May 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Corey Kluber

5/13 Recap: Kluber K’s the World

Player of the Game It is very difficult to put in words what Corey Kluber did tonight, so we’ll start with a general outline, then get into things more specifically. Tonight, the man who was the best pitcher in the AL in 2014 pitched the best game of his life. A high pitch count held […]


Get A Little Captains in You

2015 Lake County Captains Midwest League, 3rd in the Eastern Division, 3 games behind the Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 16-15 (.516 Winning Percentage) 120 Runs Scored, 129 Runs Against (14-17 Pythagorean Record) -9 Run Differential   The Lake County Captains are a young team and so far the age has shown in the team’s […]


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 […]


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 […]