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It was a disappointing and tumultuous season for the Cleveland Indians in 2012. It was a season that began with high hopes of contending for a division title but ended with an epic second-half collapse -- climaxed by a managerial firing, a record of 68-94 and uncertainty regarding several players as the offseason begins. Indians officials felt the team was capable of contending in 2012, and, indeed, the club was in first place as late as June 23. However, the team's season fell apart shortly after the All-Star break. Thanks to losing streaks of 11 and nine games, the Indians stumbled to a record of 5-24 in the month of August, setting a team record for most losses in a month. It was a complete collapse, with the pitching, hitting and defense all disappearing. Pitching coach Scott Radinsky was fired at midseason, and that was followed by the firing of manager Manny Acta on Sept. 27. So the first order of business in the offseason will be to hire a new manager. Bench coach S...
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The Indians had just two games left entering last night’s tilt. You know how on those day games before a team hits the road for a long trip, they usually swing the bats as if they can’t wait to get out of town? Well both the Indians and the White Sox spent last night playing like it was one of those times. “Getaway Day At-bats” littered this game.
The Sox starter Jake Peavy...
Closer Chris Perez wants the Indians' next manager to match his passion and intensity.
Perez said Tuesday that while he personally likes Manny Acta, he disagreed with the fired manager's laid-back approach.
The right-hander thinks both leading candidates for the permanent job, interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr., and former Boston Red Sox skipper Terry Francona would be a...
CLEVELAND -- Looking for something dramatic from the Cleveland Indians this offseason as they try to rebound from a 68-win season?
General Manager Chris Antonetti said it's already started.
"In my view we've made a significant change," Antonetti said Thursday at the post-mortem to 2012. "We're changing one of the leadership positions within the organization...
I had an opportunity to watch a few games of the double-A Eastern League playoff series between the Akron Aeros (Indians) and Trenton Thunder (Yankees). The series featured some interesting Grade B and C prospects who could possibly see time in the major leagues in the not-too-distant future.The notes below come from a small-sample size observation so they should be taken with a...
The Cleveland Indians have had an Interim Manager since last Thursday, the team has shown signs of life again. If Mark Shapiro was smart he would just hire Sandy Alomar Jr. as the Indians full time manager. Alomar was put in charge of the team with just 6 games left on the schedule. He has taken the team to extra innings 2 times and last night they beat the White Sox in extra innings...
Travis Hafner likely will play his last game in a Cleveland Indians uniform Wednesday night. On Tuesday night, Hafner hit what might be his last home run for Cleveland, making him one of the heroes in the Indians' 4-3, 12-inning win over the Chicago White Sox. With the Indians trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Hafner, entering the game as a pinch hitter, hit...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Sandy Alomar Jr. dropped the interim manager's tag and simply became a candidate.
Alomar, who guided Cleveland in its final six games after Manny Acta was fired, interviewed Thursday to become the Indians' next full-time manager. Alomar spent most of the day meeting with owner Paul Dolan, general manager Chris Antonetti and other front office members at...
The Indians (68-94) season has come to a woeful, merciless end. In a game as fitting as possible for this entire season, the White Sox (85-77) poured on 16 hits, led by three homers from backup first baseman Dan Johnson (his first HRs of the season), in a complete thrashing of the Tribe.
The next time you see Cleveland baseball, there likely will be plenty of changes to the lineup...
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The Cleveland Indians began their expected renovations early on Thursday, firing manager Manny Acta with just six games left in the season. Acta was at the helm of a team that currently holds a 67-93 record, and more simply, a mess.
Acta, who managed the Washington Nationals for three years (2007-2009), also managed Cleveland for nearly three years as well...
One of the things that separates Burning River Baseball from any of those other Cleveland Indians blogs is my Player of the Game stat. It's an all inclusive equation that can be used to compare different players using offense, defense and pitching. The original purpose of the equation was to figure out which player should be called the Player of the Game in any individual game...
Player of the Game
How fitting that a middle reliever wins the Player of the Game in the final game of the year. Tony Sipp took his third award of the season after pitching an inning and a third as well as anyone could. Sipp struck out three and stranded two runners when he first came into the game for a score of 2.06. Final Player of the Game standings for the year will be announced...
Jason Donald got the game-winning hit.
He was more excited about Travis Hafner's home run that sent Cleveland into extra innings.
Donald singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning, lifting the Indians over the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Tuesday night. Hafner tied it with a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth.
''I'm happy to win it, but how about...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Dan Johnson hit his first three homers of the season and Chicago added two more in the game as the White Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 9-0 on Wednesday night.
Gavin Floyd (12-11) gave up three hits over seven innings. He struck out six, one short of getting 145 strikeouts for the fifth straight season despite being on the disabled list twice this year.
Game 162. Regarding our beloved Cleveland Indians, it seems like this last two months has taken two full years, hasn’t it? I can’t remember a season that I wanted to end more than this one. Its crazy to think that I feel that way, considering as of July 26th, the Indians were right there in the race for the AL Central crown.
On the same day the Indians were finishing out the...
Things did not go the way the Indians would have liked in 2012 to say the least. The same core of talented players that has been together since the Indians were the best team in the AL in 2007 was finally healthy all at the same time and looked poised to take a run at another Central Division title. Travis Hafner, Grady Sizemore, Rafael Perez, Fausto Carmona, Shin-Soo Choo and...