ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 1:  Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 1, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

4/13 Recap: Rays Felt The Heat From Carlos Carrasco (Again)

Player of the Game Indians’ starter Carlos Carrasco continues to be thorn in the Rays side, especially pitching at Tropicana Field. He was able to keep the Rays from scoring through 7 2/3 innings as gave the Indians a much needed victory. He allowed four hits while striking out eight and walking one. He allowed […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 7: The Cleveland Indians grounds crew preps the field for inclement weather after the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians was postponed at Progressive Field on April 7, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***

Is There a Better Way to Schedule April Play?

The Indians have played fewer games through the first two weeks of the season than any other team and it has reached the point where it seems like the Indians began their slate of game just yesterday, against Tampa. After the Home Opener was called for cold and made up the following day, the final […]

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 26:  Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the second inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 26, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

4/12 Recap: Doomed In The Dome

Player of the Game The player of the game tonight would have to be Tampa Bay Rays second baseman, Logan Forsythe and his two-run homer off of Corey Kluber in the 8th that helped his squad ignite some fire under their asses and take the lead. Posting a .309 WPA, Forsythe went only 1-4, though […]

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 28:  Zach Walters #6 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with Tyler Holt #62 after hitting a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of their game on September 28, 2014 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Indians defeated the Rays 7-2. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Trade Retrospective: James Ramsey and Zach Walters

Over the last few years, the Cleveland Indians’ small trades seemed to have the same feeling you get when you find a $20 bill in your jeans in the laundry. Unless you’re still living in 2008-09 and don’t realize that Carlos Carrasco and Michael Brantley are pretty good, the Indians have been pretty good at […]

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Cleveland Baseball And Brews: The Trevor Stories

Oh what a first week it has been. With a serious lack of baseball weather but no lack of awesome talent, us at Cleveland Baseball and Brews along with the rest of you hope that this could be the tone for the season. But because it’s baseball and said sport has a mind of its […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 08:  Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Chicago White Sox during the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field on April 8, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Indians defeated the White Sox 7-1.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

This Week in Tribe 4/11-17: Let’s Play Ball, Please

With Mother Nature throwing a curveball in the Midwest, it’s been tough for the Cleveland Indians to get into a rhythm on the field with cold, snow and rain postponing three games during the opening week. The Tribe managed to play four of the six scheduled games to compile a 2-2 record. However, there is […]

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All-Time Indians: Art Houtteman

Name: Arthur Joseph Houtteman Position: Pitcher Tribe Time: 1953-1957 Number: 11   DOB: 08/07/1927 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP Best Season (1954) 15 7 .682 3.35 32 25 11 1 188.0 198 70 14 59 68 1.37 Indians Career 34 22 .607 3.97 114 […]

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4/9 Recap: Chicago (Isn’t) My Kind Of Town

Player of the Game Jose Abreu is today’s Player of the Game as he posted a .204 WPA. He went 2-2 with two walks (one intentional) and a solo home-run. This comes as no surprise as Abreu has been a “thorn in the side” of the Indians since his Major League debut in 2014. He […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 7: The Cleveland Indians grounds crew preps the field for inclement weather after the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians was postponed at Progressive Field on April 7, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption ***

Why Is April So Cruel?

We often hear about players who start slowly attributing it to the colder weather. Science gives us good reasons to believe that offense should rise as the temperature does. Robert K. Adair’s great book The Physics Of Baseball has a good explanation of why balls carry farther in warm air than in cold, for example. […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 26: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians hits an RBI single during the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Progressive Field on August 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Outfield Updates & Roster Expectations

The Indians have only played two games so far this season thanks to two rain/cold/snow outs, but there has been at least a little good news on the injury front. Michael Brantley has been working out with the team in Cleveland and is expected to work out with the Columbus Clippers while the Indians are […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 28: Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Progressive Field on August 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Trevor Bauer

Trevor Bauer & Two Kinds of Flex Pitchers

Probably the most controversial decision made in this year’s Indians roster construction was the inclusion of Cody Anderson in the starting rotation above Trevor Bauer and, rather than sending him to AAA, Bauer’s inclusion in the bullpen. While he did end the 2015 season in a similar role, the exact purpose of his placement has […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  APRIL 5: Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians runs out an RBI single during the fourth inning of the opening day game against the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field on April 5, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

4/6 Recap: Indians Outlast Boston in Marathon

Player of the Game Reaching base in three of four at bats, Carlos Santana earned his first Player of the Game in 2016 in the second game of the season. In the first, he hit a three run home run, then he added a double and a walk later in the game for a WPA […]

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