7/7 Recap: Swisher Bombs the Bombers, but Tribe Falls

Roster Update: More news has come out on the Michael Bourn front and it isn’t getting better. Bourn is now expected to miss at least three weeks and with Nyjer Morgan also out for the foreseeable future, the Indians have brought in some help. Chris Dickerson was obtained through trade this morning and added to […]

Best of BRB: The Remarkable Consistency of Nick Swisher

This is the second edition of Best of Burning River Baseball and it features an article written by Mike Melaragno back in February of this year. The original article is repeated in its entirety below, in italics, with new commentary in red.  Throughout Major League Baseball, Nick Swisher has been underrated for much of his […]

Best-Of BRB: Swishalicious, the Nick Swisher Debacle

The first Best of Burning River Baseball article for Nick Swisher Day has to be the first ever written about Swisher in the history of the site. I wrote this prior to him actually signing and it came out on December 12th, 2012. In addition to a reprinting of the original article, in italics, there […]

Series Preview: Yankees at Indians, Nick Swisher Day Special

It’s Nick Swisher Day here at BroningRiverBaseball.com as his old team, the New York Yankees come into town. The Yankees are playing about .500 baseball and are stuck in third in the East (essentially the same position the Indians are at in the Central), but this series will feature a few high points in addition to […]

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NICK SWISHER DAY! An Introduction

The creator of BrOhio, Nick Swisher was the biggest free agent signing in total money in Cleveland Indians history. While he has taken a lot of negativity, his attitude has never changed as he remains the ultimate bro. In honor of this unrelenting positiveness, Burning River Baseball (or Broning River Baseball for the day), will […]

7/6 Recap: Kluber Adds to All-Star Bid by Beating Royals

Roster Update: Michael Bourn’s leg injury was as serious as it seemed last night and he has since been placed on the 15 Day DL with a left hamstring strain. This is a very safe time to place someone on the DL as it includes the All-Star break, meaning he won’t miss as many games […]

7/5 Recap: Indians, House, Win at Home

Player of the Game Although their were many contributors, there can be only one Player of the Game and tonight, it was Michael Bourn. Bourn hit a solo home run to tie the game in the third, walked and scored in the eighth and had a great outfield assist to nab Brett Butler at third […]

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7/4 Recap: Baby, You’re Not A Firework…

Player of the Game Michael Brantley was the team’s only firework on the 4th, adding two hits in which included the Indians only run in the bottom of the 9th, when he blasted a solo homerun. Feathers Up Um, there was a sellout crowd of 39,020 at Progressive Field! Joe would be proud! Feathers Down […]

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All-Time Indians: Johnny Burnett

Name: John Henderson Burnett Position: SS, 3B, 2B   Number: 1 Tribe Time: 1927-1934 DOB: 11/01/1904 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1932) 129 512 81 152 23 5 4 53 46 27 2 5 .359 .385 .297 .744 Career 488 1629 […]

Series Preview: Royals at Indians 7/4-6

Happy Independence Day as the Indians will celebrate with fire works after the opening game against Kansas City. Whether they will have any thing to cheer about during the game, however, is yet to be seen. Major difficulties on offense and defense over the road trip brought back little but more questions about how to […]

Which Indians Stars Should Be All-Stars?

Every year we predict the Indians who we at BurningRiverBaseball.com think will make the All-Star team and those who are deserving but will not make it and there has never been such a clear cut answer. Even so, we will still go over the two players who almost certainly make the team and a couple […]

7/1 Recap: Tribe Offense Returns As Indians Win Bullpen Battle

Player of the Game Yan Gomes was a huge part of the Indians offense and defense tonight, catching both Yasiel Puig and Dee Gordon on the bases while using some nifty base running of his own to grab two doubles and two RBI. Gomes scored after each double, giving him a POG score of 5.38 […]

June 2014 Player Power Rankings

The Indians started off June in impressive fashion, taking a six game winning streak through the first week. After getting back to within two games of the Central Division lead on June 10th, things went back the other way for the Tribe, going 6-12 and moving back into third place. As far as the Power […]

6/30 Recap: One Hit History As Tribe Drops Second in a Row

Player of the Game While he couldn’t quite match Dan Haren, Corey Kluber was fantastic again tonight, striking out five while allowing just a single earned run in 6.2 innings. He gave up just six hits to the Dodgers normally explosive offense and his only walk was intentional. After a slow start to June, Kluber […]

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