CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 24: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two RBI double during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on June 24, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Optimizing the 2016 Indians Line-Up

It is no secret that the Indians needed to add some offensive muscle after the 2015 season ended. Fans cried out for a “right-handed power bat” like their lives depended on it, hoping some tweet or Facebook post would touch a nerve in the front office and inspire a game changer. To be honest, power […]

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All-Time Indians: Harry Bemis

Name: Harry Parker Bemis Position: Catcher Tribe Time: 1902-1910 DOB: 02/01/1874 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SB OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1902) 93 317 42 99 12 7 1 29 128 19 3 .366 .404 .312 .770 Indians Career 704 2229 214 569 92 29 5 234 […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 27: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning on July 27, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Avoiding Arbitration Works Best For Tribe

The Cleveland Indians have once again avoided proceeding to arbitration with any players on the roster. Reaching agreement on one-year contracts for 2016 were Cody Allen ($4.15M), Lonnie Chisenhall ($2.725M), Bryan Shaw ($2.75M), Josh Tomlin ($2.25M), Zach McAllister ($1.3M) and Jeff Manship ($760,000). In what is typical fashion for the front office, the Tribe was able […]

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 30:  Pitching coach Charles Nagy of the Arizona Diamondbacks talks with catcher Miguel Montero #26 in the dugout during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field on August 30, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks 1-0.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Where Are They Now? Former Tribesmen Coaching Around MLB

The Indians have been noted much lately for their prolific production of front office staff members (including Paul DePodesta now of the Cleveland Browns), but the success in leadership extends far beyond the top decision makers. Of course, Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins were recently acquired by Toronto to be their president and GM, but […]

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Top 10 Advanced A Indians 1990-2015

Advanced A is the newest level of the minor leagues as the first ever Indians affiliate was created in 1990, the Kinston (North Carolina) Indians. This level allows the Major League team to house another 25 minor leaguers and giving them an extra transitional step between single A and AA. From 1990 through 2011 the […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 15: Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians warms up in the fourth inning during MLB game action against the Minnesota Twins on August 15, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy Clayton-King/Getty Images)

The Value Of Roberto Perez And The Backup Backstop

Baseball writers often observe that the sport’s extended schedule more closely resembles a marathon than a sprint, but at least one position player on the field would be hard-pressed to compete in a race of any distance. Beginning in Little League, catchers are selected for their girth, arm strength, and tolerance for pain and discomfort, […]

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All-Time Indians: Addie Joss

Name: Adrian Joss Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1902-1910 DOB: 04/12/1880 Accolades: Hall of Fame (1978)   Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1908) 24 11 .686 1.16 42 35 29 9 325.0 232 42 2 30 130 0.81 .192 Indians Career […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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