OAKLAND, CA - JULY 31:  Manager Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians looks on from the end of the dugout against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the six inning at O.co Coliseum on July 31, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Reviewing the Replay Reviews

In the second half of the season in particular, much of Terry Francona‘s management style has come under criticism. From his small ball tendencies to his obvious favoritism in the clubhouse, there have been obvious faults, but most of these are quantifiable. It is nearly impossible to tell how much a manager effects the game, […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians rounds first on an RBI double to right during the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on September 14, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Yan Gomes

Yan Gomes: Mr. Clutch?

Stats accurate from prior to 9/15. Gomes added two more late and close hits last night as well in two at bats. Probably the most disappointing player in 2015, Yan Gomes came into the year with lofty expectations only to have them shattered by a knee injury that kept him out of the game for […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 16: Starting pitcher Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on September 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

9/16 Recap: Lindor Shines as Tribe Takes Two from KC

Player of the Game From his first at bat, Francisco Lindor made this game his own as he homered in the first inning. In his second at bat in the second, he knocked a two out, two run single then he added another, more authoritative single in the fourth to score one more. Of course, […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians hits an RBI double during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on September 14, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

9/14 Recap: Improved Offense Continues Growth in Win

Player of the Game After his early mistake, Carlos Carrasco really starting to set things down. He took advantage of the Royals aggressiveness by pitching out of the strike zone, starting his great breaking pitches within the zone, before the moved to unhittable locations. This lead to nine strike outs across six innings and he […]

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Weekend Update 9/13: And Finally There Was Baseball

The Cleveland Indians had rolled into their “Doubleheader Day.” With a chance to shake things up, the Indians dominated the Tigers in Game One, and jumped out to a 2-0 lead in Game 2, before getting shellacked, falling to 4 ½ games back in the wildcard, with Minnesota and the Angels still in the lead. […]

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 09:  Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians hits the ground after fouling a pitch off of his leg in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on September 0, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Indians defeated the White Sox 6-4.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

This Week in Tribe 9/14-9/20: Indians Approaching Must-Win Mode

The Cleveland Indians finally reached the sacred plateau of being a .500 ball club this past week, but it was short-lived and left the Tribe missing a golden opportunity to gain vital ground in the American League Wild Card race. It was good news that the Indians were series winners against the Chicago White Sox […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 13: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two RBI single during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers during game one of a double header at Progressive Field on September 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

9/13 Game 1 Recap: Tribe Terrorize Tigers

Player of the Game Francisco Lindor continues to impress everyone with his all around play. Today he went 2 for 4 with 2 runs batted in. Notable mentions: Abraham Almonte (2 for 3, 2 runs scored, 1 stolen base) and Chris Johnson (3 for 4, 2 runs batted in). Feathers Up Cody Anderson wasn’t as sharp […]

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2015 Lynchburg Hillcats: A Star Is Born

The Cleveland Indians’ newest affiliate, the Lynchburg Hillcats, wrapped up a successful first season under the Tribe banner. The season began with lofty expectations for a number of the Hillcats players. Some of them far exceeded those expectations, some met them, and others fell far short of the season they hoped they’d have. The Hillcats […]

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 6: Abraham Almonte #35 of the Cleveland Indians slides into third base with a triple during the fifth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers on September 6, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

How Abraham Almonte Turned the Tribe Around

On August 7th, the Cleveland Indians traded Michael Bourn to the Atlanta Braves in a salary dump that included Nick Swisher and netted the team Chris Johnson. One day later, Abraham Almonte, who had himself been picked up in the much smaller salary dump of Marc Rzepczynski to San Diego, made his Cleveland debut. Through […]

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Tribe Time Now: Babip-ing Our Way Through the Day

Mike Hattery (@BRBBlog) from Burning River Baseball for a nice talk about the Tribe’s play-off chances in 2015. Since that doesn’t take very long, they also chat about how Josh Tomlin is and isn’t like Trevor Bauer, how Lonnie Chisenhall is and isn’t a good baseball player and how we’ll never know what kind of man Jesus […]

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RubberDucks Season in Review

An exciting summer in Akron only led to a final stretch of disappointment for RubberDucks fans. The Ducks failed to make the playoffs while in contention down the final stretch of the season. Not all was lost, however. This season can still be deemed a success in Akron due to how well the players developed, playoffs or […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: Abraham Almonte #35 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off starting pitcher Alfredo Simon #31 of the Detroit Tigers during the fourth inning at Progressive Field on September 10, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

9/10 Recap: Tribe Prevails Thanks to Brantley’s Theatrics

Player of the Game As much as Terry Francona and the Indians bullpen tried to blow this game, Michael Brantley wouldn’t let them. After the first blown save in the seventh, Brantley’s lead off solo home run to right gave the Tribe a one run lead. After that lead was blown away as well in […]