Caitlin Boron (@BRBBlog) on the Weekend Update. Topics covered are the new offense, the danger in optimism and colored shoes. In addition, they talk of the success of the front office and of Corey Kluber and the Indians fantastic four.
When the Cleveland Indians hit rock bottom and decided to trade away several veterans to get a look at what was available internally, most thought the team would struggle even more than it had. Instead, the moves to deal Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn, along with the non-waiver deadline deals involving Brandon Moss, David Murphy […]
Player of the Game Corey Kluber took his most recent no hitter attempt into the seventh inning, giving up his first safety of the game with two outs in that inning to Joe Mauer. That hit aside, Kluber allowed two more hits in the ninth and his first run of the game to lose the […]
The Minor League season comes to close nearly a month before the Major League season does, but with just about a month left, that doesn’t mean player promotions should end. In the recent past, the Indians have taken advantage of late season play-off pushes in the minors to advance players, like Francisco Lindor to Akron […]
Roster Update: Before the game the Indians placed pitcher Cody Anderson on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique. Reliever Shawn Armstrong was called up from Triple-A Columbus to take Anderson’s place. Outfielder Tyler Holt also was optioned to Columbus and outfielder Abraham Almonte was called up from Triple-A to take his […]
Occasionally you come across a ball player who stands out beyond anyone else on the field. Not everything he does is perfect, but is saved by the defensive instinct and raw talent to simply get his hands on the ball. From the seats, anyone can see he is at home in the dirt, between second […]
The Cleveland Indians trade Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher to the Atlanta Braves for Chris Johnson and a bunch of money. Special host Damien Bowman (@JimPeteEHC) and Michael Hattery (@stephanieliscio) of It’s Pronounced “Lajaway”, Mike Brandyberry (@MajorLeagueJake) of Indians Baseball Insider to discuss.
The Biggest Possible Roster Update: The trade Indians fans have been waiting two years for has finally taken place as Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn (along with $10M) were sent to Atlanta in exchange for Chris Johnson. For a more detailed breakdown on the trade, I wrote this synopsis earlier as well as a look into how […]
George Carlin had a bit once where he said: Leftovers make you feel good twice. First, when you put it away, you feel thrifty and intelligent: ‘I’m saving food!’ Then a month later when blue hair is growing out of the ham, and you throw it away, you feel really intelligent: ‘I’m saving my life!’ […]
Joe Coblitz (@DidTribeWin) helps him out. Discussed in with are the Indians current troubles thanks to their weak (and getting weaker) lineup. In addition, we get deep into whether or not Chris Antonetti & Mark Shapiro are good at their jobs and whether losing Terry Francona would be worth firing them. Finally, they get in […]
Not so long ago, a few weeks is all, I wrote about whether or not the Indians could expect a second half bump like they have had in previous seasons under Terry Francona. In it, I postulated that with a similar surge to 2013 and 2014 created by improved roster construction and better play from […]
Name: Paul Andre Assenmacher Position: Relief Pitcher Tribe Time: 1995-1999 Number: 45 DOB: 12/10/1960 Stats W L W% ERA G Hld SV SVO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1995) 6 2 .750 2.83 47 – 0 1 38.1 32 12 12 12 40 1.15 .219 Indians Career 19 […]
Roster Update: The Indians designated Michael Roth for assignment today (he was optioned to AAA two days ago after making no appearances in six games) to make room for another relief pitcher claimed off waivers, right hander Deolis Guerra. Guerra comes from the Pirates, where he pitched 10 games in the Majors this year for […]
Death and taxes. Those are the only two things in life that are absolutely certain. Well, at least they used to be, now there’s a third certainty in life, the anemic Cleveland Indians’ offense. The Indians’ offense has been the biggest letdown in a season that started with extremely high expectations. The Tribe has played […]
Player of the Game For the second game in a row, Carlos Carrasco threw nine innings, although this time, it wasn’t enough to earn him the win. In those nine he allowed no runs, one hit and struck out seven. He walked one and hit one, but thanks to a runner caught stealing, ended up […]