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A Potentially Optimized Indians 2nd Half Roster

The Indians are beginning the second half tonight in first place and with a commanding lead, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. The largest reason for the Indians improvement has been the starting rotation, which shouldn’t be touched, but there have been questions in the bullpen and the line-up with some players […]

Erik Gonzalez bats in front of the festive looking Devin Mesoraco of Cincinnati. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Erik Gonzalez Finally Promoted After 8 Years in Minors

A day before embarking on the second half of the season, Mike Chernoff and the Indians have promoted infielder Erik Gonzalez while reducing the bullpen to a more manageable seven with T.J. House returning to AAA. This will have strategic ramifications including leaving the team without a left handed reliever, but the primary focus should […]

Baseball & Brews

CLE Baseball & Brews: An Attempt At The First Half Wrap Up

This week was a weird one, where Brad “The Red Ranger” (@BradWojdyla), surprise guest “Best Friend Steph Who’s Here To Drink” and I go completely off track of the normal show topics. Do we talk about baseball and beer? Of course, but the All-Star Break mindset was already on the brain. As we navigated through […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 25:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians after hitting a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Comerica Park on June 25, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

This Week in Tribe 7/15-24: Road Trip Starts Second Half

With the All-Star game behind us and Corey Kluber getting the scorer’s credit for the American League’s 4-2 win, it’s time for the Cleveland Indians to move forward and begin the season’s second half. To recap, the Indians sit alone in first place with a 52-36 record and enjoy a 6.5-game lead over Detroit (46-43) and […]


Perez Joins Brantley In Lake Country For A Rehab Assignment

As Major League Baseball returns to action after the lengthy all-star break, the Indians hope to soon return two much needed bats to the offense. Until then, OF Michael Brantley and C Roberto Perez must continue to put in work on “the farm” to prepare themselves for Major League action. On Wednesday evening, both Brantley and […]


All-Time Indians: Grady Sizemore

Name: Grady Sizemore Position: Center Field Tribe Time: 2004-2011 Number: 24 Accolades: Top 12 MVP (2006-08), Top 25 MVP 2005 DOB: 08/02/1982 Accolades: 3 Time All-Star (2006-08), 2 Time Gold Glove (2007-08), Silver Slugger (2008) Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 10: Danny Salazar #31 Corey Kluber #28 and Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians show off their All Star jerseys prior to the game against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field on July 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Yankees defeated the Indians 11-7. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Danny Salazar; Corey Kluber; Francisco Lindor

2016 All-Star Game Recap: Kluber For The Win

The Indians were among the most well represented teams this year for the All-Star Game as Corey Kluber, Danny Salazar and Francisco Lindor were all selected as reserves. While Salazar was kept out of the game due to some discomfort in his throwing elbow, the other two played. Salazar’s injury was not serious enough for […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 26: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians makes the running catch on the pop fly from Justin Upton #8 (not in photo) during the fourth inning of the game on June 26, 2016 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Indians Mid-Season Review: First Place Feels fantastic

We are here at the All-Star break and the Cleveland Indians are sitting in first place in the American League Central Division. Just like we thought, right? All kidding aside, it sure feels good that the Tribe is 52-36 after 88 games and has a nice 6.5 games lead over Detroit, with Kansas City and Chicago […]


Michael Brantley Starts His Rehab In Mahoning Valley

On a hot and steamy night in Niles, Ohio a familiar sight to Indians fans appeared in left-field for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Michael Brantley made his first rehab start in hopes of soon returning to Major League action. “It’s just good playing baseball again.” In his first plate appearance, Brantley never saw a pitch […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 15:  Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the 5th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 15, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Best & Worst of the First Half 2016

Best Offensive Play  May 18th, Rajai Davis Walk off home runs are fun, but at any given point from the 9th or beyond in a tie game, the home team has greater than a 50% chance of winning anyway. Much more impressive was this two run home run from Davis that tied the game at […]


Future of the Tribe Shines Today on National Stage

Before the Indians send three of their best to San Diego for the All-Star Game Tuesday night, they sent three of their top minor leaguers to the Futures Game on Sunday. Separate from each league’s individual All-Star games, the Futures Game takes players from all levels A and above, combining some of the most exciting […]

Carlos Carrasco

7/10 Recap: First Half Ends On A Slide

Feathers Up: Carlos Santana extended his hit streak to 11 games with a single in the first. Tyler Naquin now has a team-high .716 SLG since June 1st.  Josh Donaldson entered today with a .705 SLG over the same time period. Feathers Down: The Achilles heel for the Indians this afternoon defense. They committed four […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 23: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on September 23, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

In No Way is Josh Tomlin better than Corey Kluber

The statement in the title should be an easily accepted truism for anyone who has access to the stats of the Cleveland Indians pitching staff over the past few years or who has viewed any three starts over that same span for each pitcher. If you are one of these people with access to the […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 4: Starting pitcher Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on July 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/9 Recap: Salazar’s Struggles, Base Running Cost Indians in Loss to Yankees

Player of the Game Jose Ramirez was 3-for-5 with three RBI including a two-out, two-strike single that tied the game in the seventh inning off of super reliever Dellin Betances. Ramirez’s single took the Indians from a 35.3% win expectancy after Carlos Santana‘s strikeout to 58.7% once the game was tied. Ramirez did miss a […]

Conor Marab

This Is Next Year: Developing Players Through the Midway Points

DSL Indians bu Joseph Coblitz The Indians Dominican Summer League team played just five games this week,  missing one to rain. During those, however, Ronny Dominguez started to separate himself from the pack with a double and a home run, raising his season line to .316/.341/.418. The 19 year old Dominican outfielder has been batting […]