CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 2:  Nick Swisher #33 of the Cleveland Indians hits an RBI single to score Carlos Santana #41 (not pictured)  against the Texas Rangers during the sixth inning of their game on August 2, 2014 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

5/9 Recap: Tribe Rally Falls Short

Roster Update: Mike Aviles was placed on the family medical emergency list and Zach Walters was called up in his stead. Anthony Swarzak was designated for assignment to make room for Bruce Chen, who made his first appearance and first start in an Indians uniform. Player of the Game Nick Swisher had himself a game. Swish […]

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A Closer Look at the Defense of Jose Ramirez

Since pleading for the promotion of Francisco Lindor doesn’t appear to be getting him to the Majors any quicker, it may be time to see what we really have now instead of focusing on the future. Jose Ramirez has had things tough so far this year, possibly at an even greater level than Jhonny Peralta […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 8: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches to Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at Progressive Field on May 8, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

5/8 Recap: Twins Double Their Way To Victory

Roster Update: There were two moves made today before the game. First, the Indians have signed former Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol to a minor league deal. Marmol missed all of 2014 and last pitched in the Majors with Miami in 2013 (8.10 ERA in 13.1 innings). He is 32 years old and had his last […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 1: Brandon Moss #44 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two RBI double during the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field on May 1, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.   (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Moss Grows In Damp, Dark Places, Like Right Field

As much as the lineup change that pushed Jason Kipnis to the lead-off spot and Michael Bourn to the bottom or even the bench against left handers has precipitated the recent success of the Indians offense (3.6 RPG before the move on 4/26, 5.7 RPG after [all stats accurate from 5/6]), the build up of […]

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Tribe Time Now Episode 13

Despite previous transgressions, I was invited back to on the Tribe Time Now podcast last Wednesday with Ryan Thompson (@RthompAK13 on twitter) and one of the biggest guests yet, Tony Lastoria (@TonyIBI), the creator of Indians Baseball Insider. Many topics were discussed including the upcoming roster move to add Bruce Chen, leading into who is the […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 7:  Rain drops roll the   Kauffman Stadium press box window during a rain delay between the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals on May 7, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

5/7 Recap: More Bullpen Blunders Botch Attempt At Series Win

Player of the Game Playing his game the best way he knows how, Carlos Santana was responsible for both some early scoring and a late attempt at a comeback. In his second at bat, Santana was the first batter to walk during the carousel mentioned later, then in his final at bat, he hit a […]

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 27: Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Kansas City Royals during the fifth inning of their game on April 27, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Royals defeated the Indians 6-2. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

The Changes One Lineup Spot Can Make

On Sunday, April 26th Terry Francona finally made the leap that many have been clamoring for since late 2013 by moving Michael Bourn out of the lead-off spot in the lineup. Without the traditional speedy outfielder who bats near .300 and steals a lot of bases available, Francona saddled Jason Kipnis into that lead-off role […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 6:  Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians singles in the second inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 6, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

5/6 Recap: One Through Nine, Tribe Rolls Over Duffy

Future Roster Update: The Indians announced today that they will recall the veteran left hander, Bruce Chen, to make the start against the Twins Saturday. As normal, the player to be demoted is yet to be announced. Player of the Game Although everyone had a piece in tonight’s win, it was Brandon Moss‘ two run double […]

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Tribe Time Now Minor League Report: Now With Pitch Clocks

In this, the second episode of the Tribe Time Now Minor League Report, your host Kevin Gall is back again with Rob McLamb from Indians Baseball Insider as his guest. Rather than a more general overview of the entire system, like last week, this episode is more of a focus on the Indians top minor […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 15: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on April 15, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Trevor Bauer

April By The Numbers: What Did The Month Tell Us?

It is widely known that the Cleveland Indians did not have the April that was expected of them going into the season. It was a month that left fans and pundits scratching their heads and asking “what is wrong with the Indians?” After a week of mediocre baseball, the prudent fan resulted to the old […]

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How ‘Bout Them Hillcats

The Lynchburg Hillcats, the Indians’ newest minor league affiliate, is ,in my opinion, the most exciting minor team in the entire organization. There are a number of intriguing prospects at this level, many of whom have the potential to find themselves in a big league uniform at some point in their career. Despite all their […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 05:  Starting pitcher Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 5, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

5/5 Recap: Swisher’s Return Not Enough, Vargas Dominates

Roster Update: As mentioned earlier today, Nick Swisher has returned to the Cleveland Indians and was in the starting lineup today, hitting sixth and playing DH. To make room, Tyler Holt was sent to AAA. In addition, Jerry Sands cleared waivers yesterday and accepted his minor league assignment in Columbus. Player of the Game There […]

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 26:  Nick Swisher #33 poses during Cleveland Indians Photo Day on February 26, 2015 in Goodyear, Arizona.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Welcome Home, Bro! The Triumphant Return of Nick Swisher

After spending Spring Break in Goodyear, Arizona and gallivanting around his old haunts in Columbus for the past few weeks, Nick Swisher is finally ready to return to the Cleveland Indians. The Indians announced early yesterday that the $48M man will finally be coming off the disabled list after originally landing there on August 10th, […]

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All-Time Indians: George Kahler

Name: George Runnells Kahler Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1910-1914 DOB: 09/06/1889 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1911) 9 8 .529 3.27 30 17 10 0 154.1 153 56 1 66 97 1.42 .249 Career 32 43 .427 3.17 109 77 […]

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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 […]

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