Gabriel Mejia

‘Fast Mejia’ Adds Bite To Baseball

Have you ever turned on Animal Planet and sat in awe at how fast a cheetah is? Or stumbled upon Shark Week and can’t even fathom how quick a Great White shoots from the water? When either is on the move, all eyes are on them, waiting for the inevitable teeth to sink in to […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 16: Third baseman Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians throws out Omar Narvaez #38 of the Chicago White Sox at first to end the top of the fourth inning at Progressive Field on August 16, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8/16 Recap: Kluber Strong, Tribe gets the W

Player of the Game Corey Kluber threw five shut out innings tonight before giving up one run on a solo home run for Justin Morneau in the sixth. He struck out seven while allowing seven hits and two walks and earning the win. Feathers Up With the impressive power numbers the Indians have put up […]

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Baseball and Who? (Glenn!)

This week on CLEbaseball&brews Brad (@BradWojdyla) and I are joined by WTAM 1100’s own Glenn Forbes (@GlennForbes1)! The three of us chat about Michael Brantley being out for the rest of the season and why it’s a good thing (and why Gomes should be sat too). Also, Josh Tomlin and Abraham Almonte: what do they […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 17: Tyler Naquin #30 of the Cleveland Indians watches after hitting a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of the game on July 17, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 6-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tyler Naquin’s Success Depends On Trouble With The Heater

Trouble? What trouble? Tyler Naquin is hitting .314 with a .972 OPS on the season. He just had three hits, including a game tying double helping to finish off the sweep of the Los Angeles Angels over the weekend. What could he possibly need to fix This piece was planned before Naquin’s three-hit Sunday performance. […]

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8/15 Recap: Tribe Drops Make-Up with Boston 3-2

Player of the Game In the fourth inning, Rajai Davis got the Indians on the board with a lead-off double that gave the Tribe a short lived 1-0 lead. He added to that with a two out double in the 8th to knock in the Indians second run. Both hits went the opposite way as […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 14:  A hot dog mustard mascot dances in the bleachers during a rain delay before the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Progressive Field on August 14, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

8/14 Recap: Tribe Comes Back to Sweep LA

Player of the Game Jered Weaver was the perfect opponent for the Tribe’s Tyler Naquin, who has recently been struggling with Major League heat. Against the much slower veteran, Naquin went 3 for 3 with two doubles, a run and the RBI that chased Miller from the game in the sixth. He had a double […]

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All-Time Indians: John Clarkson

Name: John Gibson Clarkson Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1892-1894 DOB: 07/01/1861 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP Best Season (1892) 17 10 .630 2.55 29 28 27 1 243.1 235 69 4 72 91 1.26 Spiders Career 41 37 .526 3.78 87 81 71 […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13: Mike Clevinger #52 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the first inning at Progressive Field on August 13, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Clevinger

8/13 Recap: Clevinger & Friends One Hit Angels

Player of the Game Aided by some really fantastic defense, Mike Clevinger put together his best game of his short Major League career. The rookie right hander walked four and allowed just one hit through 5.2 innings with just one run coming across to score. Clevinger struck out three despite what was an incredibly small strike zone. […]

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This Is Next Year: The Fallout From The Trade Deadline

DSL Indians by Joe Coblitz It was another poor week for the DSL Indians and, while record is not particularly important at this or any other minor league level, their 1-5 week and 23-36 season have been indicative of their performance as a team. There were few players of note as the top DSL pitcher, […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 12: Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians dives back to first base on a pickoff attempt during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Progressive Field on August 12, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8/12 Recap: Indians Run Wild On Skaggs

Player of the Game On a night filled with offense, Jose Ramirez stood out from the pack as he continues to have a breakout year. He ended the night going 3-5 with a home run, two RBI’s and three stolen bases. The diminutive Dominican extended his hitting streak to 16 games, while also raising his […]

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Top 10 Cleveland Indians MiLB RP of 2016

It’s incredibly difficult to judge relievers in the minors for the same reasons they can be judge in the Majors (limited innings can make one poor appearance look much worse than it actually is) and some others, like the fact that there are a lot more ways to get minor leaguers to swing and miss. […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 11: Shortstop Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks off the field during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians as the game goes into a rain delay at Progressive Field on August 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8/11 Recap: Tribe Pour on Runs While it Pours

Player of the Game Much of the Indians prolific offense will be detailed below, but Mike Napoli was the super hero of the day, hitting a single, two doubles and a home run to score three runs and knock in four. He was pulled from the game in the top of the seventh to allow […]

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Tribe Time Now: Bye-Bye Lonnie

The Tribe Time Now round table is reconvened to discuss the Indians recent struggles. Is it really time for fans to worry, or are the Indians built to make the playoffs? Jim Pete (

CLEVELAND, OH -  AUGUST 1: Relief pitcher Andrew Miller #24 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on August 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Andrew Miller

It’s the 9th Inning, Do You Know Where Your Best Reliever Is?

Goose Gossage hates a lot of about baseball these days, including Bryce Harper and his selfish desire to “make baseball fun again.” One thing to side with the nine time All-star over is the use of relievers, specifically a team’s best reliever. The Cleveland Indians gave up some pretty good prospects (I’m still trying not to […]

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