GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 05:  Starting pticher Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the San Diego Padres during the spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 5, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Central Showdown: Indians vs White Sox

After a second straight disappointing season in which they finished well below .500 (73-89), the Chicago White Sox were one of the most active teams in all of baseball this off-season, landing some of the biggest names in the process. The trade for Jeff Samardzija and the signings of David Robertson and Adam LaRoche will […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 28:  Tyler Holt #62 of the Cleveland Indians hits a double against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of their game on September 28, 2014 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Indians defeated the Rays 7-2. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

3/10 Spring Training Recap & Injury Update

Today was a dour day for the Tribe as the news came down that Gavin Floyd’s broken elbow has been reaggravated and he will miss significant time. The official word is indefinite, but he will definitely miss Opening Day and will almost certainly be placed on the 60 Day DL before the season starts. This […]

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The perfect machine: Improving the pace of play in baseball. Part I

When Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred took over for the retiring Bud Selig this past off season, one aspect of the game he wanted to improve was the pace of play. In a February press conference, he stated: “The issue of attracting a younger audience and a pace of game is related… I have […]

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All-Time Indians: Red Donahue

Name: Francis L. Donahue Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1903-1905 DOB: 01/23/73 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1904) 19 14 .576 2.40 35 32 30 6 277.0 281 74 2 49 127 1.19 .253 Career 32 35 .478 2.66 71 65 […]

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Can Zach Walters Play Third Base?

When the Indians traded for Zach Walters last year, it was a bit of a something for nothing trade. Asdrubal Cabrera was hurting the team through his defense more than he was helping offensively and Walters was the Nationals top power hitting prospect, so position didn’t really enter into it. During his short time during […]

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Spring Stats Primer

As we enter the second week of spring training exhibition play, it is important to remind everybody how much statistics are meaningless in March. Too often, the casual fan gets either too upset or excited when glancing at the preseason numbers. There are simply too many variables to consider that would warrant making conclusions based […]

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3/7 Spring Injury Update

The Indians are about a week into Spring games and there are a few notable players that have been conspicuously absent from action. To this point, Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher, Brandon Moss and Gavin Floyd have been yet to play in real game action, despite accounting for $29.5M in 2015 salaries, due to injuries sustained […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28:  Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals reacts against the San Francisco Giants during Game Six of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Central Showdown: Indians vs Royals

The Royals have been the stomping mat of the American League Central since it’s inception in 1994, finishing third or worst every season from 1996 through 2014 including eight last place finishes. During that span, Kansas City finished above Cleveland just two times (2012 and 2003) prior to 2014. Of course, things changed finally in […]

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3/5 Spring Training Recap

Another injured Indians star returned to the lineup today in what was generally an uneventful Spring Training game as Michael Brantley started in left field and went 0-3 at the plate. Brantley strained his back a few days ago and had been held out of practice, but seemed to be moving fine on the field […]

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 7: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after a throwing error on first baseman Carlos Santana allowed Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds to score a run in the first inning of the game at Great American Ball Park on August 7, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Where Does Lonnie Fit In?

Of all the Indians’ young players, no one’s future is more uncertain than Lonnie Chisenhall‘s. Despite coming off of a very productive 2014 season in which he hit .280/.343/.427, 13 home runs and drove in 59 RBI for a 121 wRC+, Chisenhall has found himself in a situation where 2015 could be his last as the […]

3/4 Spring Training Recap

Today was a chance for Tribe fans to see a few future Indians as the only expected 2015 starter to play was Michael Bourn with just Ryan Raburn and Roberto Perez joining him in the lineup as probable 25 man roster players for Opening Day. Of other players searching for a job this Spring, Zach […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 19: Aaron Hicks #32 of the Minnesota Twins makes a catch in center field of the ball hit by Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of the game on September 19, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Argument for Flipping the Michaels

With most of the roster decided before pitchers and catchers even reported and few real new additions to talk about, relatively unimportant positional debates can begun earlier than normal. In this particular case, it is the argument that Michael Bourn and Michael Brantley should be flipped in the outfield, despite Brantley’s “comfort level” and Bourn’s […]

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Spring Training Opening Day Recap

It was a fairly big day in the Cleveland Indians season today as single game tickets for the regular season went on sale (and sold out in ten minutes) and the team played it’s first game since last September. While the team lost 10-0, that will likely be the least important score of any Indians […]

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Spring Training Opening Day!

Another milestone in the race for the regular season will be passed today as the Cleveland Indians will play their first official Spring Training game against the Cincinnati Reds. Since the two teams share the stadium, they will play the entire first series against each other, despite the fact that no other team will play […]

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Potential 25 Man Roster 3/3 Update

Keeping things updated as training progresses, the latest group looks a lot like the original published last month. While the expected starters haven’t generally changed, there have been quite a few more contenders added including a large group of minor leaguers already within the system who have garnered invites and a few more free agent […]

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