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INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Baseball Version of Indians SS Jose Ramirez is Quite Terrifying

After a horrific start to the season, the Cleveland Indians have won four of their last six games to get them to 17-23. Yes, they’re still dead last in the AL Central (nine games behind the first place Royals), but you have to start somewhere. Per Cut4, part of the Indians’ success may be due to some dark arts performed by pitcher Carlos Carrasco. As you can see below, Carrasco...
Via Busted Coverage
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shortstop prospect Erik Gonzalez finally heating up: Cleveland Indians Class AA Report

Shortstop prospect Erik Gonzalez beginning to heat up for Akron RubberDucks.
Via The Plain Dealer
11 hours ago

White Sox Lose Game, Series To Cleveland Indians

After coming off the high of sweeping the Athletics in Oakland for the first time since 1997, the White Sox lost the last game of a four game series against the Cleveland Indians tonight 5-2.  After winning six games in a row the White Sox have now lost three straight. Much of the excitement that has been building up over the last two weeks has suddenly vanished.  The White Sox...
Via Sports Mockery
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Gomes to return Sunday

According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Indians’ manager Terry Francona says that Yan Gomes will catch on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds in his return from the 15-day disabled list. Gomes was injured on April 11 against the Detroit Tigers in just the fifth game of the season. In the ninth inning of that affair, Tigers’ outfielder Rajai Davis slid...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Santana returns to Indians lineup

The Cleveland Indians will welcome back Carlos Santana to the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Santana, 29, had missed the last four games due to back spasms. Though 35 games this season he was hitting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI. The first game back for Santana will come against White Sox left hander John Danks.
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Third Baseman Taylor Murphy Adapting to New Surroundings

If there’s one thing the Indians have an abundance of, it’s outfielders. Fans know it, big league players seem to have taken notice, and 22 year-old Taylor Murphy knew it. Murphy played in the outfield last year for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, and spent much of his collegiate career in the outfield, as well. He didn’t do poorly in the outfield, either. In 46 games last season...

Gomes: 'I felt the best I've been feeling' in Wednesday's rehab game

Indians catcher Yan Gomes took another step towards rejoining the big league club on Wednesday, as he caught seven innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Columbus. "I felt the best I've been feeling," Gomes told reporters after the game. As the game goes on, it actually gets better. It was really a pretty positive day." Gomes went 1-for-2 with a walk and got to make his first throw...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gomes, Close to Tribe Return, Will Be Welcome Addition

The Cleveland Indians took a major hit on April 11 when their starting catcher, Yan Gomes, took a big hit in a home plate collision against the Detroit Tigers. The play left Gomes with a sprained right MCL and left the Tribe scrambling to replace one of the more valuable players on the roster. In 2014, after breaking out in Cleveland the prior year, Gomes showed how key he is to...

Today in Tribe History: May 21, 1902

1902 – In Snohomish, Washington, future Major League Hall of Famer Earl Averill is born. The left-handed hitting Averill started his professional career in the Pacific Coast League, spending three seasons with the San Francisco Seals. After a breakout .354 season with 36 home runs in 1928, he was sold to the Cleveland Indians for $50,000. A late debut by the standards of his day...

5/20 Recap: Marcum Tosses a Gem and The Tribe Holds On

Roster Update: Shaun Marcum needed to be promoted to make tonight’s start (he may make more as well depending on the health and ability of T.J. House) and in order to make room on the 25 man roster, Zach Walters was sent back to AAA. During his time with the team, Walters went just 1/17 with eight strike outs and no walks. Player of the Game Shaun Marcum gave the Indians a better...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 2002 Bruce Chen

2002 TOPPS BRUCE CHEN It is always bittersweet when a human time capsule like Bruce Chen retires. You look back at his first career start– a 21-year old lefty for the division-leading Braves facing a distant-second Mets squad in an essentially meaningless September game– and the names that float through the box score speak of a different era. Alfonzo, Olerud, Allensworth, Ordonez...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kipnis likes to lead off

On Monday (May 19th), Jason Kipnis 0/3 with a sacrifice bunt and officially ended one of the hottest streaks since Barry Bonds was destroying everyone in 2004. This night ended his streak of eight consecutive games where he reached base at least three times, a streak in which he had 20 hits (seven for extra bases), four walks and three time hit by pitch. While somehow he didn’t...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Burning River Infirmary: Yan Gomes Will Return To The House

The return of Yan Gomes is eminent, Indians fans. It’s been a long time coming and he is anxious to return. After a short rehab trip to Lake County and now in Columbus, he will certainly be ready by next week to rejoin the big league club. “It hasn’t felt like a month,” Gomes said of his time on the DL with a MCL sprain. “It definitely feels faster than what it’s been...
Via Burning River Baseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Discussing Jason Kipnis

In Episode 198, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Dan Marcus (@DanMarcus3) discuss all the fantasy baseball news from Monday. Topics include: How Corey Dickerson’s foot injury will impact his value Discussing Jason Kipnis’ latest hot streak Neftali Feliz and the rest of the Rangers messy bullpen Interesting lineup slots for Josh Donaldson, Kolten Wong, and Kole Calhoun...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol. 6: AL Central Wrap Up

For the second consecutive week the Kansas City Royals find themselves in possession of first place in the American League Central.  The reigning AL East Champions keep finding ways to win series after series, and are starting to wipe away any doubts of being one hit wonders. While Royals still hold the lead, no team was hotter this week then the Chicago White Sox who won 5...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians' Yan Gomes, TJ House head to Columbus to continue rehab assignments

Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes and pitcher TJ House are one step closer to rejoining the big league club. Both Gomes and House will join Triple-A Columbus to continue their rehab assignments on Monday. Gomes is expected to start and Catch for the Clippers in their series opener against Buffalo Monday, while House is scheduled to start for Columbus on Wednesday. Gomes and House...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

C-Cap Recap: Hip to Be Kip(nis)

The Cleveland Indians took two out of three games from the Texas Rangers in Arlington over the weekend; their first outright series win since the opening week of the season. That’s objectively good news. So is the resurgence of Jason Kipnis, whose offensive performance over the past week has earned him a legitimate place in the all-time pantheon of hot streaks. Better still, catcher...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: The Resurgence of Jason Kipnis

Another week is in the books for the 2015 fantasy baseball season, and here’s hoping you had a successful week. Below are some players who could have led you to victory this weekend if you own them. Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE Fantasy owners were divided about Kipnis and where he fell among the top second basemen entering the season. After a slow April, Kipnis has turned it in on...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2007 Cleveland Indians: Where are they now?

If you were a Cleveland Indians fan in the mid-2000’s, then you remember 2007. The excitement. The thrill. The heartbreak. It was a wild and magical ride at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario, but they weren’t able to reach the ultimate goal. After winning the American League Central division crown by eight games with a record of 96-66, the Indians defeated the New York Yankees...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Michael Brantley the Next Joe Sewell?

Continuing on with an unplanned series comparing the players of today to the greats of the past in one small aspect, the time has come for the Indians All-Star and Silver Slugger, starting left fielder Michael Brantley. In the first two editions, I discussed whether Corey Kluber could pull a Luis Tiant and if Danny Salazar could be what Herb Score could have been had he not be devastatingly...
Via Burning River Baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Kluber pitched the greatest eight-inning game in MLB history

Corey Kluber may have been searching for his first win of the season, but the reigning Cy Young winner certainly made his first one count. In striking out 18 batters in just eight innings of work. Kluber managed to not only tie Bob Feller’s longstanding record, but he lofted his name into the mix with some of the best to ever play the game. According to NumberFire, Kluber’s one...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Kluber rides the high strike into history

Corey Kluber just regressed very quickly. After a high-profile winless start to his post-Cy Young-winning campaign that had many wondering what was wrong with him, the Cleveland right-hander struck out 18 Cardinals yesterday over eight innings, allowing only one hit and no walks along the way. In reality, there was nothing wrong with Kluber; his […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Kluber strikes out 18 in dominating performance

Reigning American League Cy Young winner Corey Kluber struck out 18 batters in a dominating performance against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The Cleveland Indians ace threw an absolute gem in an eight-inning outing, giving up just one hit and zero walks while throwing 113 pitches. Kluber didn’t yield a hit until Jhonny Peralta nailed a single up the middle with two...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Jason Kipnis Taking Ball the Other Way

A little over a year ago, the Cleveland Indians locked up much of their future core, signing Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, and Yan Gomes to contract extensions. Kipnis received double the guarantees of his teammates after a great, five-win 2013 season, but last year the fortunes reversed, as Brantley and Gomes both had breakout years […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bode Plots: Analyzing Indians starters

The 2015 Cleveland Indians season has been frustrating to follow thus far. The season began with lofty expectations propped up by the team becoming the national darlings of the now analytic-friendly media. The Indians even managed to win their opening series against the Houston Astros who have unexpectedly been one of the best teams in baseball. Since that time, the Indians have...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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