Baseball & Brews

Cleveland Baseball and Brews: Hangover Show II

Over the last few weeks, Baseball and Brews has been a bit all over the place. Boobs, butts, and all the “Netflix and chill” talk you could want. But this week, because it was a literal Hangover Show (early Sunday show, and I was actually hungover) there was no guest joining us, there wasn’t a […]

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 29:  Left fielder Dustin Ackley #13 of the Seattle Mariners makes a running catch of a deep fly ball off the bat of Michael Brantley of the Cleveland Indians  in the seventh inning at Safeco Field on May 29, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

How Hard are West Coast Road Trips?

The Indians will be heading to Seattle for the first time this season today and with it, the stigma of the ominous West Coast road trip. Because of the unbalanced nature of Major League Baseball (only two teams lie between Kansas and California with six more on the West Coast), most of the Indians games […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 29: Francisco Lindor #12 celebrates with Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians after both scored on a home run by Napoli during the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field on May 29, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

This Week in Tribe 6/6-12: Indians Make Central Statement

It might not be time yet to anoint a new king of the American League Central Division, but the Cleveland Indians made a strong statement last week that they aren’t backing down from the fight to win the crown from the defending World Series champions. After finishing a 5-2 week that included an impressive four-game sweep of […]

6/5 Recap: Tribe Home Runs Pour in Cleveland

Player of the Game Corey Kluber once again has a solid start. He pitched 6 innings in his outing today, only being stopped by a 3 hour rain delay. In those 6 shutout innings, Kluber allowed just 2 singles and struck out 6. Feathers Up It wasn’t quite the immaculate inning as he threw five […]

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How James Shields Impacts the Central Race

If the best time to make a trade is when you’re buying low, the Chicago White Sox picked the perfect time to acquire James Shields from the San Diego Padres. On Saturday afternoon, the Padres traded the veteran righty to the White Sox, the clubs announced. Shields is due $56 million through the 2017-18 seasons and has been a […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 4: Staring pitcher Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on June 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Josh Tomlin

6/4 Recap: Tribe Powers Through KC to Get Back into First

Player of the Game The Indians hit three home runs tonight, two for bonus points, but Francisco Lindor was the only batter with multiple extra base hits in the game. He had three in total after doubles in his first two at bats, then a two run homer in his fourth to push Feathers Up […]

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This Is Next Year: Continuing Their Winning Ways

The farm teams continue to win; just like their Major League counterpart. Extended Spring Training by Joseph Coblitz Extended Spring Training is wrapping up with just one more week left until players break camp to head to either Mahoning Valley or stay in Goodyear for the Arizona Rookie League. There were some big names playing […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 2: A general stadium shot during the sixth inning of the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***

6/3 Recap: Salazar K’s 9 in 8, Moves Indians to 0.5 Games Back

Player of the Game Danny Salazar had a little trouble with control tonight, but no matter where he threw it, he was nearly unhittable. Through eight innings he allowed just three hits (one a solo home run to Drew Butera) while walking five (one intentional) and striking out nine. In addition, one base runner was […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 03:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians dives for a ball off the bat of Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels during the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 3, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  The play resulted in a single and an RBI for Trout.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Looking Back at the 2011 Draft: Five Year Review

The 2016 MLB amateur draft will begin within the next week, but even once we know who the Indians picks, we won’t really know what they have in them for quite some time. Rather than try to predict who they will pick and what will become of them, it’s more useful to look at the […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 2: Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the second inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on June 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

6/2 Recap: Tribe Walks Off Second in a Row Against Less than Perfect Bullpen

Roster Update: Carlos Carrasco has finally returned to the starting rotation after missing more than a month with a strained hamstring. He made tonight’s start after making one rehab appearance in Akron. To make room, Mike Clevinger was optioned back to AAA. Player of the Game While it was Carlos Santana‘s single and aggressive base running […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 14:  Marlon Byrd #6 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with Roberto Perez #55 after hitting a two-run home run off of pitcher Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning of a game on April 14, 2016 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

On This Episode Of ‘As The Indians Outfield Turns’, What’s Next?

The fact that the Indians spent a day in first place and have continued to compete without Michael Brantley in the lineup the majority of the season (and not himself in the 11 games he played) means they’ve either built a strong supporting cast or they’ve overachieved. Before games on June 1st, the Indians OF […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 1: Jason Kipnis #22 celebrates with Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians after both scored on a home run by Napoli during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field on June 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

6/1 Recap: Napoli’s Power Run Continues, Tribe Walks Off

Roster Update: This morning it was announced that Marlon Byrd tested positive for a growth hormone and since it was his second positive test, he was suspended for 162 games. Given his age and contract status, it appears that the suspension will end his career and will certainly end his time in Cleveland. Taking his place […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shakes hands with Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors after the Warriors defeated the Cavs 105 to 97 to win Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NBA Finals Ticket Prices Up for Warriors, Down for Cavaliers

Leading up to the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have breezed their way through the playoffs, sweeping their opponents in the first and second rounds, and beating the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals in six games. In the West, the Golden State Warriors, who were down three games to one to the Oklahoma […]

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 18:  Rajai Davis #20 of the Cleveland Indians is congratulated by Francisco Lindor #12 after defeating the Cincinnati Reds 8-7 in twelve innings at Great American Ball Park on May 18, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

May 2016 Cleveland Indians Player Power Rankings

Below follow the Indians Player Power Rankings for the month of May. As always, players are ranked by their full season’s output, but judged on only their performance for the month. Every player will receive a rating of “Above,” “Even” or “Below” comparing their actual results to what we thought would happen. In addition, each player […]

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