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Tribe Time Now Weekend Update 5/3

The Weekend Update is back and after thanking our guest from last week, Cody Slaybaugh (@CodySlaybaugh), we’d like to welcome in a new guest, this time Chris Burham (@CMB1979) from It’s Pronounced Lajaway. In our short pre-game podcast from Sunday we discussed many topics including Lonnie Chisenhall‘s incredible turn around defensively at third base and […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 3: Jason Kipnis #22 celebrates with Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians after both scored to tie the game during the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field on May 3, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/3 Recap: “Comeback City, Yeah We Back On The Map.”

Player of the Game Lead-off hitter Jason Kipnis had a fantastic day adding to his solid production as the lead-off hitter for the last week. During several times this game, he was the spark the Indians offense needed to climb back into the game and eventually win it. Feathers Up The obvious takeaway from this […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 02:  First baseman Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians flips the ball to first to get Clint Robinson #41 of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the third out of the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Carlos Santana; All Around The Diamond

It is no secret the Cleveland Indians’ manager Terry Francona loves versatility on his team. Tito prefers players like Mike Aviles and Jose Ramirez that can play multiple positions without skipping a beat. Over the past three seasons this has been tried with Tribe first baseman Carlos Santana. Although Santana has seemed to have found a […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 2: Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians hits an RBI single during the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field on May 2, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Michael Brantley

5/2 Recap: A Few Close Plays Turn Close Game Into Blowout

Player of the Game Unlike the three relievers who stumbled through the sixth inning, Ryan Webb was able to get batters out tonight without allowing other batters to reach base. Webb pitched two innings, the seventh and eighth, and they (along with the third) were two of the only three runnerless innings for Indians pitching […]

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 26: Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum #38 of the New York Mets dleivers the ball against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on June 26, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

How To Replace Your House

If you didn’t catch it yesterday, T.J. House has been placed on the 15-day DL due to inflammation in his throwing shoulder. This is another disappointing turn in what has been a very disappointing season for House so far this year. After winning the fifth spot in the Indians’ rotation out of spring training, House […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 1: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 Ryan Raburn #9 and Michael Bourn #24 celebrate with Brett Hayes #12 of the Cleveland Indians after Hayes hit a three run home run during the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field on May 1, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.   (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/1 Recap: Missing Offense Found, But How to Keep It?

Roster Update: After a poor start yesterday, T.J. House has been conveniently placed on the 15 day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. Such a basic injury description could cover a wide variety of ailments from extreme pain to every day stress. In his place, the Indians have brought up outfielder Tyler Holt from AAA for […]

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 26:  Pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 poses during Cleveland Indians Photo Day on February 26, 2015 in Goodyear, Arizona.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

April 2015 Player Power Rankings

Much more important than wins and losses are the individual successes by each player on the team. The opposite of this may be true, but you can’t have the whole without the parts and this is the time to break those parts down into bite sized pieces. The original, predictive pre-season player power rankings came out in […]

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Tribe Time Now Ep. 12

The joint venture podcast, Tribe Time Now, has a brand new website and all should check it out. As simple as possible, it’s just Up currently there is yesterday’s recording of the Tribe Time Now flagship show with Ryan Thompson (@RthompAK13) that took place with one of the enemy, Craig Brown from the Royals […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 19: T.J. House #58 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 19, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)


Player of the Game Ryan Webb was solid in his Indians debut as he pitched three innings in relief of T.J. House and gave up just two hits. Webb also did not issue a walk in his appearance. Webb was recently released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, signed by the Indians and sent to Columbus. […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 27: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on April 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Corey Kluber

Could Corey Kluber Be the Next Luis Tiant?

Luis Tiant was one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, a borderline Hall of Famer (received a 31% vote in support in 1980) with 229 career wins, three All-Star appearances and three top six Cy Young finishes. He is also the pitcher to own the distinction of the greatest separation in wins and losses […]


4/29 Recap: Two Headed Monster of Perez & Kipnis Save Salazar

Roster Update: In order to shore up a weakening bullpen, one of many issues on the current Indians team, Cleveland has promoted newly acquired reliever Ryan Webb. Further information about his acquisition can be found here. To make room on both the 25 and 40 man roster, Jerry Sands was designated for assignment. Player of […]

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This Is Next Year: Bobby Bradley Scouting Report

One of the most prolific hitters in the Cleveland farm system is Bobby Bradley, who is currently a first-baseman for the Lake County Captains, Low-A affiliate of the Indians. The sky is the limit for Bradley as he was named the Rookie-level Arizona League’s Most Valuable Player and was the circuit’s choice at first base […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 28: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches to Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on April 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

4/28 Recap: Bullpen Blows Bauer’s Beauty

Player of the Game Brandon Moss hit a 3-run bomb in the 6th inning to put the Indians up 5-3, it was his 4th of the season. This came after the Royals tacked on the go-ahead run in the top of the inning, and with the Royals’ bullpen set to take over for Guthrie, the […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 13:  Francisco Lindor of the World Team fields a ball against the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Pulling the Rip Cord

Hype can be a dangerous thing. After a solid 93 win 2005 campaign, the Indians won just 78 games during the highly anticipated 2006 season. With the expectations removed, the Indians were the best team in the American League during the regular season, but with the hype machine built up again, won just 81 games […]