CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20:  Francisco Lindor #12 and Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians warm up in the outfield  before the start of the game against the Chicago White Sox on September 20, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.   The Indians defeated the White Sox 6-3.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Why The Indians Season Isn’t Lost Or Over

Rational, luke-warm analysis doesn’t sell in Cleveland. Apparently neither does talking about the Indians on the radio, but it did evoke and interesting Twitter brouhaha. While some have been doom and gloom about the Indians since they decided to postpone Opening Day before fans even got into the stadium. One writer even declared the season […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 5: Mike Napoli #26 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run off starting pitcher Michael Fulmer #32 of the Detroit Tigers during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on May 5, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/5 Recap: Detroit Rock City

Player of the Game Mike Napoli (.015 WPA) is this evenings player of the game. Feathers Up The Indians started the scoring of Tigers rookie starter Michael Fulmer in the top of the first inning. After retiring the first batter, the bats erupted. Back-to-back singles from Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor allowed Michael Brantley to […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 30: Catcher Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians tags out Odubel Herrera #37 of the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth inning during a game at Citizens Bank Park on April 30, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 4-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

A Recent History of One Run Affairs

In a complete reversal of the past few seasons, the Indians must have been so excited to see the Tigers come to town on May 3rd. In their previous three game series in late April, the Indians swept Detroit with a run differential of 18 to 5. After the first 2-1 win, the Indians scored […]

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Tribe Time Now Weekend Update: No Love in Philly

Kevin Gall and Danny Madden ask a few questions about the Indians moving forward from the first month of the season. Has Cody Allen’s heavy workload over the past few years caused his struggles? Will the bullpen be a strength for the Indians moving forward? Can the Indians actually rely on Trevor Bauer in the […]

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 3: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field on October 3, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/4 Recap: Kluber Shuts Out Tigers 4-0, Indians Move to 5-0 vs Detroit

Roster Update: For the third time 2004, the Indians have acquired catcher Chris Gimenez, the second time from the Rangers. He was purchased from Texas, where he has spent the entire 2016 season in AAA, for cash and immediately added to the Indians Major League roster as the back-up catcher. In a corresponding move, Adam […]

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Who Should be the Indians Fifth Starter?

Although it seems like we’ve already answered this question, an injury to Carlos Carrasco and control issues for Cody Anderson have brought back up a look into the Indians depth chart. Thanks to a pair of off-days, the Indians were able to navigate the past time through the rotation with a four man crew; Corey […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 7: The Cleveland Indians grounds crew preps the field for inclement weather after the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians was postponed at Progressive Field on April 7, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***

Comparing Aprils

Last season, the Indians finished 81-80, a largely disappointing season considering the lofty expectations they had entering the year. The poor showing was primarily due to the Indians’ very poor performance in April, a month that saw the Indians begin the season with a record of 7-14, and they spent the rest of the season […]

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Cleveland Baseball and Brews: Tribe Feels

This week on Cleveland Baseball And Brews Brad Wojdyla and I weigh in on the Tribe feels after month number one. Is there cause for concern? Are there things to smile about? Is it all frustrating? Yes, yes and yes. This season is different from the last few, yet Cleveland fans are stuck in their […]

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 5: Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians warms up prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Tigers on September 5, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

5/1 Recap: Philadelphia Freedom, I (Don’t) Love You

Roster Update: Prior to the start of the game, the Indians placed back-up catcher Roberto Perez on the DL with a fractured right thumb. He suffered the injury during last nights loss in Philadelphia. Catcher Adam Moore took his place on the roster. In Columbus, he was batting .156/.269/.289 in 45 at-bats in 2016. Moore did […]

TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 1: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians slides safely into second base with a double in the eighth inning during MLB game action as he evades the tag by Ryan Goins #17 of the Toronto Blue Jays on September 1, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

April 2016 Cleveland Indians Player Power Rankings

One month of Indians baseball is now in the books and considering the injuries and early issues, it has to be considered a success. Instead of looking at the group as a team, however, we will now break them apart and rank them all according to their production in the first month. The first Power […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 30: Freddy Galvis #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Citizens Bank Park on April 30, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

4/30 Recap: No Walk Off, but Indians Lose Late Yet Again

Player of the Game For getting out of a particularly difficult situation and pitching another scoreless inning afterward, Joba Chamberlain is your Indians co-Player of the Game. His WPA of 1.87 was almost completely derived from his two outs in the fifth, which will be further expounded upon later on. Lonnie Chisenhall earned an identical […]

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This Is Next Year: Continued Success

The Indians farm teams continue to play well! Here is a recap below: Lake County Captains (15-7) by Justin Lada The Lake County Captains road trip last week started out poorly at Lansing, but they came back to out slug the Lugnuts, who are right behind them in the standings. The Captains posted a 12-0 […]