Baseball & Brews

Cleveland Baseball and Burge

This week on Cleveland Baseball and Brews, Brad and I were joined by WTAM1100’s Will Burge (@WillBurge) for the first half of the show. Naturally, we talked about baseball; how Tyler Naquin might be the defensive second coming of Grady Sizemore (not in a good way), and beer; Willoughby’s PeanutButter Chocolate Porter being one of […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 17: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians singles to center field during the third inning of the interleague game against the Cincinnati Reds on May 17, 2016 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

5/17 Recap: Indians Walk All Over Reds in 2 Game Sweep

Roster Update: Lonnie Chisenhall has returned from the bereavement list and to make room, starting pitcher Cody Anderson has been optioned back to AAA. Replacing him in the rotation will be Mike Clevinger making his MLB debut tomorrow, but another move will need to be made before then to add the right hander to the […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 08:  Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians hits a run scoring triple in the 2nd inning against the Chicago White Sox during the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field on April 8, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Indians defeated the White Sox 7-1.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Indians Have a Center Field Problem

During the 2016 off-season, Cleveland Indians fans had dreams of the team putting together a prospect package and acquiring the likes of A.J. Pollock, Yasiel Puig or Marcell Ozuna. Entering the off-season, most agreed an outfield bat was the biggest of Cleveland’s needs. That need grew only more desperate when it was announced that Abraham Almonte […]

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5/16 Recap: The Ohio Cup Game One

Player of the Game Player of the game tonight is without a doubt Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis, and his aggressive slide into home is what put him there. Bottom of the fourth, Davis and Jose Ramirez both on base, Jason Kipnis hits a single to center field, and the runners take off! Ramirez scores […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 15: Starting pitcher Tyler Duffey #56 of the Minnesota Twins pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on May 15, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/15 Recap: Twins Beat Indians (Episode 4)

Player of the Game The Indians were nearly kept off the board completely today, but Jason Kipnis came through with a solo home run in the eighth inning to make a rather tedious game slightly more interesting. It was his fifth home run of the season. Feathers Up For the third straight game, Trevor Bauer […]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 30:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians fields a ground ball hit off the bat of Billy Burns (not pictured) of the Oakland Athletics for a single during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on July 30, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Which Indians are Deserving of Your All-Star Vote?

Despite being just over a month into the Major League Baseball season, the online ballot for the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego’s PETCO Park was released just a short time ago. While arguably the Indians’ best player so far, Danny Salazar, is ineligible for voting since pitcher selections are still left up to the […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 14: Starting pitcher Ervin Santana #54 of the Minnesota Twins pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on May 14, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/14 Recap: Indians And Twins Play in the Rain, Only Tribe Gets Wet

Roster Update: The pain in Michael Brantley‘s shoulder was severe enough to warrant a second trip to the DL today and it is unknown how long it will be until he can return, although the move is retroactive to 5/10. For more information, John Hutchison covered the story earlier today, but in short form, Michael Martinez […]

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Michael Brantley put on 15-day DL

The Cleveland Indians have placed Michael Brantley on the 15-day disabled list due to lingering inflammation to his right shoulder. Brantley will be eligible to return to the active roster on May 25 because his DL stint was retroactive to May 10. To replace Brantley on the roster, the Indians purchased the contract of Michael Martinez, 33, […]

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This Is Next Year: April Showers Bring May Wins

The wins keep coming for the Indians farm teams. Here are this week’s recaps. Extended Spring by Joe Coblitz Since it’s he’s probably the only player most people would be interested in that is participating in Extended Spring Training, I’ll take a moment to get in depth on Triston McKenzie‘s start on Tuesday. He ended the […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 13: Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on May 13, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/13 Recap: Tribe Tickle Twins To Take Tonight’s Tough Test

Roster Update: Tyler Naquin was called up to replaced Lonnie Chisenhall who was placed on the bereavement list after a loss in his family. No word on how long Naquin will be up in Lonnie’s place at this time. Player of the Game Marlon Byrd‘s 2-run double in the bottom of the 8th put the Tribe […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 5: Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians runs out an RBI single during the fourth inning of the opening day game against the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field on April 5, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Who Is The Real Yan Gomes?

Since hitting homers in back-to-back games on April 23 and 25, Yan Gomes is in a 2-44 nosedive. In such slumps, it’s easy to start sitting around and asking what’s wrong with them? Whether something is ‘wrong’ with Gomes or he’s regressing or mightily struggling depends on a few different schools of thought. On one hand, you […]

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All-Time Indians: Frank Lane

The depression in Cleveland baseball that occurred between 1960 and the early 1990’s is often referred to as the Curse of Rocky Colavito, but this is blaming the victim and not the cause. Instead, full blame of the Indians failure as a team from 1960 through at least 1970 should fall on the shoulders of […]

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