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)

Tribe Still Heavy Favorites Despite Recent Downturn

A look into nearly anything Indians related over the past few weeks will reveal quite the doom and gloom. After winning 14 in a row culminating in a 19 inning win against Toronto, the Indians have went 13-16 and taken a seven game lead in the division going into July 2nd (peaking at 7.5 on […]

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This Is Next Year: One month left in an unpredictable season

Dominican Summer League Indians by Joseph Coblitz August has been a general disappointment to this point for the DSL Tribe as they lost five in a row to start the month after winning last Saturday. As they were shut out in three of five losses and scored just once in another, there is little to […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 8: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field on July 8, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8/5 Recap: Bronx Bombers Take Down Tribe

  Roster Update: Indians recalled LHP Shawn Morimando, who made his major league debut this year on July 2nd in Toronto. They also recalled (and regained) OF defensive stud Michael Martinez after he was released by the Boston Redsox this week. To make room for these two, LHP Ryan Merritt and IN Erik Gonzales were […]

Terry Francona, Chris Antonetti

Front Office’s Patient Approach Paying Dividends for Tribe

Limited payroll is an objective reality for the Cleveland Indians. Whether the problem is the market size, the owners, or both – the Indians have and will continue to rank among the league’s lowest payrolls for the foreseeable future. For several years, that reality was a glaring hindrance to the Indians’ on field success. Specifically, […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 04: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with teammates Mike Napoli #26 and Francisco Lindor #12 after hitting a three run home run aganst the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field in the third inning on August 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

8/4 Recap: Tribe Thumpers Turns Things Twisted vs Twins

Roster Update: After pitching multiple innings last night, both Cody Anderson and Shawn Armstrong were sent back to AAA for a couple of fresh arm. This included both today’s starting pitcher, Mike Clevinger, who is taking the spot of Danny Salazar, and Ryan Merritt, who will be joining the bullpen. After going much of the year […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 13: Second baseman Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians jumps to catch the throw as Eduardo Nunez #9 of the Minnesota Twins is safe at second on a stolen base during the eighth inning at Progressive Field on May 13, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Twins 7-6. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Jason Kipnis Putting It All Together

Jason Kipnis is having a really nice year for a change rather than just a really incredible 4-6 weeks that generally carries his season stats. It’s being overlooked, however, because Mike Napoli keeps partying and hitting balls at the new giant Progressive Field scoreboard. So let’s look at Kipnis’ season and why he’s becoming a more […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 3: Manager Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after umpires ruled that left fielder Lonnie Chisenhall #8 did not make a diving of catch on a fly ball hit by Max Kepler #26 of the Minnesota Twins during the third inning at Progressive Field on August 3, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Terry Francona

8/3 Recap: Bauer Not the Answer as Twins Score Double Digits Again

Roster Update: After his less than exceptional appearance last night, Austin Adams was sent back to AAA Columbus. In return, the Indians brought back a reliever who could very possibly be a regular member of the team for the rest of the season in Shawn Armstrong. Player of the Game While the game was already out […]

Baseball & Brews

Baseball & Brews: Trades & Non Trades

This week on baseball and brews, Best Friend Brad (@BradWojdyla) and I (@cle_itisgone) weigh in on the pick-up of LHP Andrew Miller from the Yankees, and the “loss” of Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. What both of these moves say about where the Indians’ heads are at going into the final stretch of the season, and […]

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Nice Guys Finish First?

When the Indians were looking to trade for Jonathan Lucroy of the Brewers, Milwaukee asked for one of three players in return, Clint Frazier, Bradley Zimmer or Francisco Mejia. Given the Indians current depth situation both in the Majors and at the minors, the obvious one name to keep was Mejia, yet he was the […]

Sheffield pitches in the AZL in 2015. - Joseph Coblitz, BurningRiverBaseball

Withstanding the Loss of Top Prospects

On Sunday, the Indians made the kind of strong handed move to improve the team for this year that they have been historically known not to do. In snatching up the top left handed reliever off the trade market in Adam Miller, the Indians cost themselves a few players that we have been covering for […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  AUGUST 1: Max Kepler #26 of the Minnesota Twins hits his third two run home run for the night during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Max Kepler

8/1 Recap: Kepler Lays Down the Laws

Roster Update: On deadline day, the Indians made one more move, acquiring Brandon Guyer from Tampa Bay for Advanced A outfielder Nathan Lukes and Rookie level pitcher Jhonleider Salinas. To make room for Guyer on the 40 man roster, Juan Uribe was designated for assignment. This move also made room on the 25 man roster for […]

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Indians Acquire Brandon Guyer from Tampa for Prospects

When I was watching Jhonleider Salinas pitch last night against the A’s in the Arizona Rookie League, I had no idea it would be his final start in an Indians uniform. Just hours before the trade deadline passed at 4:00 PM Monday, the Indians traded Salinas and Lynchburg outfielder Nathan Lukes to the Tampa Bay […]