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8/10 Recap: Tribe Splits Two Game Set in Washington

Player of the Game Francisco Lindor‘s two out, two run home run in the third was the Tribe’s biggest hit of the game, starting a rally that included two more doubles and a run after and with little else positive coming from the game, he is today’s Player of the Game. Feathers Up The Indians […]

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)

Carlos Santana: Lead-Off Hitter

I don’t know exactly when it happened, but we have passed the point where Matt Underwood and Rick Manning have stopped mentioning how “no one thought Carlos Santana could be a lead-off hitter” three times per game. Of course, that “no one thought” that about Santana was a view held purely by those who have […]

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 09:  Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 9, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

8/9 Recap: Scherzer Near Perfect, but Bauer Better

Player of the Game Trevor Bauer did his best tonight to make up for five straight lackluster starts as he was able to hang with and eventually outlast one of the best pitchers in baseball and one of the top offenses in the NL (albeit without their best hitter, Bryce Harper). Bauer pitched 6.1 shut […]

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08:  Hedvig Karakas of Hungary (white) competes against Chen-Ling Lien of Chinese Taipei in the Women's -57 kg Repechage Judo contest on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Why Baseball Doesn’t Need the Olympics

The Summer Olympics in Rio have been dominating the sporting news cycle of late as the once every four years event stared last week and also causing a slight blip was that the 2020 Olympics will include baseball (and softball) again for the first time since 2008. First, while baseball and softball have been lumped […]

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)

This Week in Tribe 8/8-14: Starters Look to Right Ship vs Nats, Angels

The Cleveland Indians season-long strength has been its starting pitching. However, a mostly disappointing week by the starters saw the team’s  strength turn into a weakness as the team struggled to a 2-5 finish. There were some bright spots though including a 3-2 loss in New York against the Yankees on August 7 that was highlighted […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07:  Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after a pitch during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 7, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

8/7 Recap: Tribe Drops Series to Yankees, but Hold Two Game Lead

Player of the Game With a double in his first at bat and an RBI single in his final plate appearance before being removed for a pinch runner, Roberto Perez had his first multi-hit game of the season and raised his season average from .050 to .093. Feathers Up Alex Rodriguez announced that he will […]

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 […]

Conor Marab

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 […]

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