CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 11: Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians hits a triple to left during the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on July 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Jason Kipnis

The Great Jason Kipnis

We have spent the whole day looking back at Jason Kipnis‘ past few years, but since he is an All-Star in 2015, it is about time we looked into what he is doing right now. The primary reason there was so much internet outrage over Omar Infante leading the second base vote for so long […]

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 19:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians gestures against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 19, 2013 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Best of BRB: Should the Indians Extend Jason Kipnis?

This is the third of three Jason Kipnis centered Best of Burning River Baseball articles to come out on 7/13/15. It features an article written by Joseph Coblitz from October of 2013. The original article is repeated in its entirety below, in black italics, with new commentary from Danny Cunningham in red.  The Indians have an interesting […]

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 17:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after hiting a walk-off three-run home run in the tenth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Progressive Field on May 17, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Mariners 6-3. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Best of BRB: It’s A Kipnystery!

This is the second of three Jason Kipnis centered Best of Burning River Baseball articles to come out on 7/13/15. It features an article written by Joseph Coblitz from April of 2013. The original article is repeated in its entirety below, in black italics, with new commentary from Kevin Gall in red.  Going into the season, Jason Kipnis was […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 10:  U.S. Futures All-Star Jason Kipnis #9 of the Cleveland Indians rounds third base as he shakes hands with third base coach Tony Beasley after Kipnis hits a first inning home run during the 2011 XM All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field on July 10, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Best of BRB: The Team is Ready for Kipnis

This is the first of three Jason Kipnis centered Best of Burning River Baseball articles to come out on 7/13/15. It features an article written by Mike Melaragno from July of 2011. The original article is repeated in its entirety below, in black italics, with new commentary from Joseph Coblitz in red.  Before the season, most members […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 6: Michael Brantley #23 celebrates with Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians after Kipnis scored during the sixth inning to take the lead over the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field on June 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Jason Kipnis Appreciation Day!

In honor of the Indians All-Star, second baseman Jason Kipnis, BurningRiverBaseball is taking the day before the All-Star game to recognize his efforts from this and previous seasons. Much like Nick Swisher Day from 2014 (only nothing like that), we will go back and look at some of the things said about Kipnis since he […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 12:  Giovanny Urshela #39 of the Cleveland Indians hits a single in the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on July 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/12 Recap: Indians Lose On A Sonny, Gray Day In Cleveland

Player of the Game Without any offensive fireworks, David Murphy robbed Steven Vogt of a home run and thus wins the POG. It was a close call between Murphy and starter Corey Kluber but the sure joy of watching an outfielder rob an All-Star of a home run is more than worth giving Murphy the […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Carlos Gomez #27 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a three run double during the third inning of the baseball game July 11, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Over The Top: Carlos Gomez To Cleveland?

As the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline looms on the horizon, the Indians are once again in the need of a significant upgrade offensively in order to be serious contenders for a post-season spot. Between now and July 31st, there will be many rumors surrounding teams that are competing for the chance to play […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 11: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two run home run during the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on July 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/11 Recap: Santana Slam Not Enough as A’s Tie Series

Roster Update: Mike Aviles has been placed on the family emergency medical leave for the second time this year. In his stead, Jose Ramirez will be the Indians utility man, at least until they return from the All-Star break. Player of the Game Carlos Santana has really been turning things around of late and today’s […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 9: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians hits an RBI triple during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field on July 9, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Indians May Be Reluctant Traders This July

The trading season is upon us, or at least nearing, with just a little less than three weeks left to buy your loved ones that closer, starter or right handed power bat they have always wanted. Some joking aside, with so many teams in contention this year (essentially the entire American League could make an […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 10: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians dives back to first base during the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field on July 10, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

7/10 Recap: Salazar Spectacular, Tribe Beats A’s 5-1

Player of the Game Danny Salazar was dynamic tonight, striking out eight and allowing just a single, unearned run thanks to a couple poor defensive plays in the first. After that, he allowed just four more hits through 8.2 total innings, with just two other runners getting as far as second base. This was the […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JUNE 21: David Murphy #7 celebrates with teammates after he hit a walk-off sacrifice fly scoring Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians during the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 at Progressive Field on June 21, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Rays 1-0. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** David Murphy

A Dual All-Star: On Murphy and Raburn’s Production

In 2015,  the Indians have struggled to score enough runs to win on a consistent basis. Through Wednesday, July 8th, the Indians are 22nd worst in Major League Baseball with 335 runs scored in 84 games. Although there are several contenders that have scored fewer (such as the Cubs, 331, and the Rays, 319), the Tribe would welcome a jolt […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 9: Manager Terry Francona #17 Mike Aviles #4 and Jason Kipnis #22 celebrate with Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians after Lindor hit a solo home run during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on July 9, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Terry Francona; Mike Aviles; Jason Kipnis; Francisco Lindor

7/9 Recap: Outstanding Anderson, Sixth Inning Hit Parade Carry Tribe

Player of the Game Cody Anderson continued to pitch extremely well at the MLB level. The Tribe rookie turned in 6.2 innings only allowing one run and three hits. Houston’s lone run came on a solo home run from Hank Conger in the third inning. Since being promoted to the big leagues, the right hander […]

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Dominican Summer League Update

The Dominican Summer League is well underway for the 2015 season and so far the Indians’ affiliate has played a bit like their namesake, exhibiting very poor hitting and defense, while pitching well. The Dominican Summer League consists of 38 teams, with many of the major league ball clubs having more than one team. Of […]

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