When the Indians had Omar Vizquel at short stop for more than a decade, they didn’t feel inclined to worry about the position. From 1994 through 2004, the Indians took exactly one short stop in each of the first four rounds of the draft and no others before round eight. Of 88 players chosen in […]
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Roster Update: Ryan Raburn was placed on the bereavement list today for unspecified reasons. He can spend up to three days away from the team before further moves would need to be made. In his place, Zach Walters will be joining the Major League club for the third time this season. Player of the Game […]
Since his recall on July 30th, after more than a month and a half in AAA, Lonnie Chisenhall has been used exclusively in right field. One of the “advantages” of being out of the play-off race early is that a trial by fire at a new position (he played just four games there in AAA, […]
Caitlin Boron (@BRBBlog) on the Weekend Update. Topics covered are the new offense, the danger in optimism and colored shoes. In addition, they talk of the success of the front office and of Corey Kluber and the Indians fantastic four.
When the Cleveland Indians hit rock bottom and decided to trade away several veterans to get a look at what was available internally, most thought the team would struggle even more than it had. Instead, the moves to deal Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn, along with the non-waiver deadline deals involving Brandon Moss, David Murphy […]
Player of the Game Corey Kluber took his most recent no hitter attempt into the seventh inning, giving up his first safety of the game with two outs in that inning to Joe Mauer. That hit aside, Kluber allowed two more hits in the ninth and his first run of the game to lose the […]
The Minor League season comes to close nearly a month before the Major League season does, but with just about a month left, that doesn’t mean player promotions should end. In the recent past, the Indians have taken advantage of late season play-off pushes in the minors to advance players, like Francisco Lindor to Akron […]
Roster Update: Before the game the Indians placed pitcher Cody Anderson on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique. Reliever Shawn Armstrong was called up from Triple-A Columbus to take Anderson’s place. Outfielder Tyler Holt also was optioned to Columbus and outfielder Abraham Almonte was called up from Triple-A to take his […]
Occasionally you come across a ball player who stands out beyond anyone else on the field. Not everything he does is perfect, but is saved by the defensive instinct and raw talent to simply get his hands on the ball. From the seats, anyone can see he is at home in the dirt, between second […]
The Cleveland Indians trade Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher to the Atlanta Braves for Chris Johnson and a bunch of money. Special host Damien Bowman (@JimPeteEHC) and Michael Hattery (@stephanieliscio) of It’s Pronounced “Lajaway”, Mike Brandyberry (@MajorLeagueJake) of Indians Baseball Insider to discuss.
The Biggest Possible Roster Update: The trade Indians fans have been waiting two years for has finally taken place as Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn (along with $10M) were sent to Atlanta in exchange for Chris Johnson. For a more detailed breakdown on the trade, I wrote this synopsis earlier as well as a look into how […]
George Carlin had a bit once where he said: Leftovers make you feel good twice. First, when you put it away, you feel thrifty and intelligent: ‘I’m saving food!’ Then a month later when blue hair is growing out of the ham, and you throw it away, you feel really intelligent: ‘I’m saving my life!’ […]
Joe Coblitz (@DidTribeWin) helps him out. Discussed in with are the Indians current troubles thanks to their weak (and getting weaker) lineup. In addition, we get deep into whether or not Chris Antonetti & Mark Shapiro are good at their jobs and whether losing Terry Francona would be worth firing them. Finally, they get in […]
Not so long ago, a few weeks is all, I wrote about whether or not the Indians could expect a second half bump like they have had in previous seasons under Terry Francona. In it, I postulated that with a similar surge to 2013 and 2014 created by improved roster construction and better play from […]