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This Week in Tribe 6/15-21: It’s Lindor Time!

The future is now for the Cleveland Indians as it was a week of change when the team’s two most prized prospects were finally promoted to the Major Leagues. Third baseman Giovanny Urshela and shortstop Francisco Lindor immediately bring a new look to the left side and likely a significant upgrade in the team’s defense. […]

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All-Time Indians: Joe Azcue

Name: Jose Joaquin Lopez Azcue Position: Catcher Tribe Time: 1963-1969 Number: 6 Accolades: 1968 All-Star DOB: 08/18/1939 Stats G AB R H 2B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1963) 94 324 26 91 16 14 46 15 46 1 1 .314 .460 .281 .774 Career 594 1904 141 […]

Weekend Update 6/14: Defensive Prodigies

The weekend update went on without me this week as Jake Altman (@JimPeteEHC) from Everybody Hates Cleveland discuss the Indians’ lousy relationship with Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers. We followed this up with a lively discussion about the two newest Indians, Giovanny Urshela and Francisco Lindor. Enjoy the show! Make sure to next week’s show on […]

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6/14 Recap: Tigers Pound Lifeless Tribe

Roster Update: Francisco Lindor is finally here, but he was not placed into the starting lineup for today’s game. Nick Swisher was placed on the 15-day DL, a move that could potentially be the final nail in the Nick Swisher coffin. He’s been battling knee issues for the last few days and it’s progressed to the […]

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Introducing The Dominican Summer League Indians

Over the past quarter century the Dominican Republic has been one of the most fertile breeding grounds for future MLB players. The DSL is a rookie-level minor league and the Indians’ affiliate is the unimaginatively named DSL Indians. As of this writing (June 13), the Indians have played just 12 games having started their season […]

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 24: Francisco Lindor #67 of the Cleveland Indians poses for a portrait at Goodyear Ballpark on February 24, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Welcome To Cleveland, Mr. Lindor!

The day has finally come, the day every Indians fan has been waiting for since the season began. That’s right, Francisco Lindor has finally been promoted from Columbus to the Cleveland Indians and is set to join to the team tomorrow for the rubber match game in Detroit! Lindor, the Indians’ top prospect since the […]

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 13: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run to right field during the fourth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers on June 13, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

6/13 Recap: Tribe battles to earn 5-4 win against Detroit

Roster Update: Reliever Scott Atchison was activated from the disabled list prior to the game as the Indians optioned right-hander C.C. Lee back to Triple-A Columbus. Lee was on the Indians roster for two days and pitched on June 12 against four Detroit batters. He allowed two hits and one run in 0.2 innings. Atchison […]

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 6: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds doubles to center field to drive in two runs in the first inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park on June 6, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Trade Prospectus: Todd Frazier

Believe it or not, the non-waiver trade deadline in Major League Baseball is quickly approaching and the Indians are, once again,  in the market for an impact bat. This season specifically, the front office needs to make a move to bolster an average offense on a team that hopes to reach the postseason. There are […]

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 16:  Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians throws against the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 16, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

6/12 Recap: Same old, same old.

Player of the Game Danny Salazar takes tonight’s player of the game through a combination of two reasons. First, he pitched very well tonight, and second, and most upsettingly, there was no one else who contributed a single positive thing to tonight’s game. Feathers Up Danny Salazar more than held his own in tonight’s pitching […]

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 29:  Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians strikes out against the Seattle Mariners in the ninth inning at Safeco Field on May 29, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners defeated Cleveland 2-0.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Stop it! The Indians Don’t Need a Right Handed Power Bat

It has been a mantra on Indians social networks for years now that the team would only be complete when they added a right handed power bat. It has lead to many jokes and memes, including one where Brandon Moss was flipped to the opposite side of the plate:   @JoeyAShwartz

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06/11 Recap: Very HAPP-y with today’s win.

Player of the Game Shawn Marcum has battled back from adversity in his career and thus I will give the award to today’s tribe starter; partly because he earned it and partly because I’m simply a nicer guy than Joe. In facing 21 batters he only gave up 2 hits and struck out 5 on […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 02:  Scott Atchison #48 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning of their game on August 2, 2014 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Indians defeated the Rangers 2-0.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Could the Indians Rob the Yankees Again?

Last week, Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman made it clear that the club is seeking right handed pitching and, while there were some options available on the free agent market including former Yankee Rafael Soriano (sign by the Cubs) and David Aardsma (signed by Atlanta), the market is getting thin and the Indians may be in a position […]

MLB Draft Day 3: Indians Finish Out Draft Class

The third and final day of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft was yesterday, covering rounds 11-40. There’s far too many selections to be able to provide any detailed information on all of them, but here’s the Indians final 30 picks: 11. (334) Chandler Newman RHP (HS) 12. (364) Ryan Perez SHP (HS): Perez is a […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 6: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after taking strike three during the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field on June 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Is It Time To Give Up On Lonnie?

Sunday night, the Indians finally were so fed up with the lack of production from the left side of the infield that they sent the whole thing down to AAA, promoting Giovanny Urshela and Zach Walters in their stead. Even more than Francisco Lindor, proponents of the advancement of Urshela have a primary motivation of making an […]

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