NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the New York Yankees during their game at Yankee Stadium on August 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Analyzing The 2016 Cleveland Indians ZIPS Projections: What They Tell Us.

The big news in Cleveland sports Tuesday was the hiring of Paul Depodesta by the Cleveland Browns. As the Chief Strategy Officer, the former baseball executive will head the analytics department in hopes of contributing to the turnaround of the hapless franchise. Much like what the release of  Michael Lewis’ book Moneyball did for baseball, […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30:  Juan Uribe #2 of the New York Mets follows through on a sixth inning two run double against the Boston Red Sox at Citi Field on August 30, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tribe Targets: Juan Uribe

As the Indians continue to search for another right-handed bat to supplement the lineup, a name is brought up that might have fans rolling their eyes. However, a closer inspection would indicate that the Indians are on the verge of adding an above average player. It was reported the club is talking to free agent […]


All-Time Indians: Chris Perez

Name: Christopher Ralph Perez Position: Closer Nick Name: Pure Rage Number: 54 Tribe Time: 2009-2013 DOB: 07/01/1985 Accolades: 2 Time All-Star (2011-12) Stats W L W% ERA G Hld SV SVO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (2010) 2 2 .500 1.71 63 9 23 27 63.0 40 12 4 28 […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20:  Giovanny Urshela #39 of the Cleveland Indians watches from the dugout against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of their game on September 20, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.   The Indians defeated the White Sox 6-3.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

In Urshela We Trust?

There are some questions when discussing exactly who will regularly man third base for the Cleveland Indians in 2016. The most logical choice right now is the slick-fielding Giovanny Urshela, who at age 24 will most likely be given the opportunity to open the season at the position. Yes, a guy like Todd Frazier would have been […]

ST PETERSBURG, FL - OCTOBER 4:  Joey Butler #9 of the Tampa Bay Rays rounds third base after a home run during the fifth inning of game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on October 4, 2015 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Joey Butler: More Than Just a No Hit Spoiler

On July 1st, 2015, Carlos Carrasco pitched as well as any pitcher in Major League baseball history for eight innings. Unfortunately, he began the ninth with a walk and a hit batter before left fielder Joey Butler ended his no hitter with an RBI single to center that ended Carrasco’s day. The Indians still got […]

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Top Ten Hammy Calls To Warm Our TribeTown Hearts

Warning: this article has some serious baseball feels. Tom “Hammy” Hamilton is a staple for Cleveland baseball fans. If you do not know who he is than you clicked the right link. Hammy is THE voice of the Cleveland Indians and the literal heartbeat of Jacobs’ (or Progressive) Field. Since 1990, Hammy has added an […]


All-Time Indians: Charles Somers

There is an argument to be made that Charlie Somers is not only an All-Time Indian, but the first and possibly most important as if it weren’t for him, there would not have been a Cleveland based American League franchise in 1901. While baseball may have eventually returned, the years of history of the Cleveland […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Jim Thome #25 of the Cleveland Indians pinch hits against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of their game on September 25, 2011 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Twins defeated theIndians 6-4. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Jim Thome: Class of 2018?

Hall of Fame selections will be released today, not coincidentally, our most recent series analyzing potential Indians’ Hall of Famers wraps up with possibly the most deserving of any player from the mid-90’s teams. Jim Thome played  22 seasons in Major League Baseball, with his best years coming as a member of some of the […]

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Caitlin on Thoughts of R.S. Podcast

For those who missed it when it came out earlier this week, our own Caitlin Boron was on the Thoughts of R.S. Podcast on January 4th. During the show they talk a little about the Browns and Lonnie Chisenhall, but mostly about Caitlin’s Mahoning Valley Scrappers beat and the differences between minor league levels. You […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 29:  Tom Gorzelanny #32 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 29, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Tom Gorzelanny And The Importance Of Southpaws

A week after the Indians signed lefty reliever Joe Thatcher to a minor league contract, another southpaw signed on the “dotted line,” giving the club another option out of the bullpen. Tom Gorzelanny signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training back in December. The 33-year-old spent last season with the Tigers […]

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Do You Wahoo? Hutchison, Flagner & Guerrieri

The final regular season episode of Do You Wahoo? saw as much drama and intrigue as any of the previous episodes. Joe Coblitz (@JohnArthurHutch), also of Burning River, Josh Flagner (@vinceguerrieri) of Did the Tribe Win Last Night? as they compete for the final two play-off spots. Topics: Opening Round: Postseason Hits & Single Season […]


All-Time Indians: Tony Bernazard

Name: Antonio Garcia Bernazard Position: Second Base Tribe Time: 1984-1987 Number: 4 DOB: 08/24/1956 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG Best Season (1986) 146 562 88 169 28 4 17 73 53 77 17 8 68% .362 .456 .301 Indians Career 518 1794 244 […]


Wes Ferrell: The Tribe’s Forgotten Great

In our third installment of “Why They Should Be In The Hall,” I take a look at Wes Ferrell, one of the best pitchers to ever play for the Tribe. Ferrell played 15 professional seasons, 7 of them with the Indians, the most he’d play for any team. Unfortunately for Ferrell and his time with […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 26: Jesus Aguilar #36 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning of their game on July 26, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The White Sox defeated the Indians 2-1. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Indians In The Winter Leagues

Major League Baseball has had a heavy influx of Latin American taken over the past quarter century, which has translated into competitive winter league teams during baseball’s offseason. The Indians have players in nearly all of these leagues, including the Venezuelan, Dominican, and Puerto Rican leagues. This season, unlike some past years, however, they do […]