8/15 Recap: Kluber Does It Again, But Tribe Needs Walk-Off To Win

Roster Update: The Indians allowed the Pittsburgh Pirates to claim John Axford off waivers yesterday, saving the team the final month and a half of his contract. The move was made possible by the success of young pitchers like Kyle Crockett and Nick Hagadone along with the undependable nature of Axford. In his place, Michael […]

Worst Defense Since…?

The Indians defense has put up some impressive numbers this season. They are last in all of baseball in fielding percent (.980), while being first in errors committed (92) despite the pitching staff being second in the Majors in strike outs (1,046) meaning they have had to make fewer plays than almost any other Major […]

Who’s On The Mound?

There have been few steady parts of the Indians roster this season (the back end of the bullpen and Michael Brantley), but perhaps the least consistent has been the starting rotation. Corey Kluber has done his job as the ace, making 25 starts on pace for 34 by the end of the year, but the […]


Top Ten Prospects for August 2014

The minor league season is coming to a close with just one month left to play and so it is becoming more obvious which players have improved in the 2014 and which have not. There are a few of the more familiar names on this months rankings, one being a new addition at the trade […]


8/14 Game 2 Recap: Zero Not Enough Runs As Tribe Loses In 12th

Player of the Game Josh Tomlin only left the starting rotation for the bullpen a week ago, but already was forced back into a starting role due to the rain out. He apparently didn’t lose much over the transition as he threw his third best game of the season, striking out four in 5.1 shut […]


8/13 Game 1 Recap: Walters Walks-Off After Bauer’s Brilliance

Player of the Game Trevor Bauer set a new career high by pitching eight innings for the first time. This was huge for the Tribe, who lost a turn of T.J. House through the rotation due to last night’s debacle. It is also a good stepping point for Bauer, who had pitched less than five […]

BRR 2.23: Why We’ll Never Be Royals

In this very offensive version of Burning River Radio, Joe and Mike talk about why the Royals are the top team in the AL Central and the Tigers and Indians aren’t. Included in this extensive talk about pitching are our choices of who should fill out the Tribe rotation for the rest of the season, […]

This Week in Tribe 8/11-17

As has seemed a microcosm of the Indians season, the Indians ended a four game winning streak with a four game losing streak. The upcoming week in Indians baseball should be a little easier however, as they play just five games in the next seven days. This should be incredibly useful as the team is […]

August Can Be A Pain

Win/Loss record aside, the Indians have had some major problems with injuries over the first half of August. The outfield has been the site for most of these and Terry Francona has been scrambling all month to field three men who can run and provide at least a little offense. In all, Chris Dickerson, Nick […]


8/8 Recap: Walks & Errors Lead to More Tribe Terrors

Player of the Game Carlos Santana was right in the middle of all the Indians scoring tonight, starting in the first with an RBI single to knock in Jason Kipnis and give the Indians an early (and short lived) 1-0 lead. He doubled in another two runs in the seventh, then singled in the ninth […]

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Jose Ramirez’s WAR on Asdrubal Cabrera’s UZR

It has been just over a week since Asdrubal Cabrera was traded to the Washington Nationals and already, there are those who miss him. After his first error of the season, the Tribe fans that base their point of view on whatever happened last were calling for Francisco Lindor, disregarding Lindor’s development and being willing […]


8/7 Recap: Lack of Runs, Extraneous Errors Cost Cleveland Again

Roster Updates & More: In addition to a couple roster moves today, the Indians announced a major renovation to Progressive Field that will take place during the Winter in time for the 2015 season. An abbreviated version is that the Indians will be removing over 5,000 seats and adding more enrichment areas like a larger […]


The Indians Dodged A $25 Million Bullet

Let’s flash back to spring training. The word was that Justin Masterson was asking for a three-year deal valued at less than the $17.5 million Homer Bailey received. What’s more, that he was willing to take a 2-3 year contract too. Which, for a front-line starter, was insanely reasonable. But the Indians weren’t willing to […]