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A new addition to Burning River Baseball in 2013 is the Top Ten Offensive Play list. This season we have kept track of every walk-off hit, every last at bat win and any other offensive play that seemed exceptional so we could rank them at the end of the year. Only 32 plays made the final cut, including eleven walk off hits, two inside-the-park-home runs, two mammoth home run shots and a plethora of other situations of importance or great interest. Jason Kipnis and Mark Reynolds lead team with five a piece, but Jason Giambi outshone everyone with four that all made it into the top 15. These were whittled down to just the very best, but there were so many amazing plays that we had to cheat a little. Plays that were very similar were put together so that there are actually 21 plays listed in the top 15. Just enjoy them, these are good.
Five that Almost Made It:
Jason Giambi & Carlos Santana Beat the Twins in 10
Drew Stubbs Just Wants to Go Home
Jason Kipnis & Carlos S...
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What a season for Cleveland Indians starters. After posting the American League’s 13th best staff ERA back in 2012, the Tribe turned it around magically this year en route to the playoffs, jumping all the way to the AL’s sixth best ERA.
Not many could have predicted that success, probably not even much-applauded pitching coach Mickey Callaway. Yet, after the team’s season ended...
The season is over.
It’s still hard for me to decompress from that statement and the 2013 season, but it’s time to close the doors on a fantastic run to the playoffs. I’ll focus my next Corner of Carnegie and Ontario on this 2013 team, but it’s time to move the power poll forward, and start taking a look at the 2014 season and beyond.
Last week’s question was ‘What...
The “AFL Spotlight” is a weekly feature piece on a player from the Cleveland Indians farm system that is participating in the Arizona Fall League. Today’s piece is not a feature on a player but instead an overview on all of the Indians players participating. The league starts today October 8th and runs through November 16th.
The 22nd season of the Arizona Fall League (AFL)...
Things did not quite go as planned for the majority of fans in attendance for Wednesday night’s AL Wild Card Game in Cleveland, as the Cleveland Indians were blanked by the Tampa Bay Rays in a 4-0 loss. Rays starter Alex Cob - who has been on a tear since returning to action in mid-August, following a stint on the disabled list that was induced by a scary line drive to the head...
Playoff baseball returned to Cleveland this year as Terry Francona and company surged to a 92-70 record and a berth in the wild card playoff game. That berth makes 2013 a success for Cleveland, even though the team lost in the one-game playoff. Given where this team was at the end of last year, the turnaround is just tremendous.
As I do at the end of every year, here is part two...
The Indians season ended last Wednesday with a 4-0 whimper in the AL Wild Card game against Tampa Bay. Five days later, we have our first piece of Cleveland baseball news of the offseason, according to multiple media reports.
Three members of manager Terry Francona’s coaching staff will see their responsibilities change for the 2014 season. Overall, all six of Francona’s coaches...
The Indians wild ride has come to an end. The 2013 season was one that nobody expected. A 96 loss team turned into a 92 win club that advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. GM Chris Antonetti and Manager Terry Francona helped changed the culture of the organization and has our baseball team on the rise. There is a buzz in the city about the Indians again. It was...
If manager Terry Francona could push rewind and replay Cleveland's riveting 2013 season, he would in a second.
With one minor change.
''I'd like to go through next year with the same people,'' Francona said. ''Just play longer.''
With the sting from last week's wild-card loss to Tampa Bay finally bearable, Francona and Indians general...
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Arizona Fall League and the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.
Welcome to the first ATF of the offseason covering...
Over the past few years a lot has been made of the Indians draft record of late. I have heard many fans lament the bad drafts and wish for the good old days of John Hart when the organization was loaded with talent and seemed to always produce new players to fill a hole or to be trade bait to fill a need.
This led me down the rabbit hole of drafts and I looked at every draft...
While the season came to an end earlier than many of us had hoped, it's impossible to not look back at the year the 2013 Cleveland Indians had and not be incredibly impressed with the team's performance.
The Tribe finished 92-70, which was a 24-game improvement from the 68-94 record they posted in 2012. For their efforts, the Indians were able to host the American League...
The Indians faced off against the Reds in Instructional League action on Saturday coming away with a 5-4 victory at the Goodyear complex. The game featured the return to the mound of right-hander Tyler Sturdevant, a nice performance at the plate from catcher Eric Haase and a position change from catcher to pitcher for a pretty high profile Latin player. Tony shares those details...
He’s gone now, but looking back at Tyler Cloyd’s tenure with the Phillies, I’m sure he’d be upset with how his time in Phiadelphia ended.
It began with a bit of promise; a kid who tore up minor league hitting in 2012 would be summoned to the majors late last year. No one thought of Cloyd as a heralded prospect, more of a stopgap for a team hoping to get a few innings from...
Instructional League action continued in Arizona on Monday as the Indians took on the Dodgers at the Goodyear facility and the game ended in a 2-2 tie. The game featured another dominating performance by lefty Elvis Araujo who has been sensational this fall. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about that and also shares all of the stats from the game and provides up-to-date fall stats...
Back in February, in the inaugural month of Padres Public, my third post to the site since our launch was a comparison piece about the offseasons of the Padres and the Cleveland Indians called A Tale Of Two Offseasons. Being a Cleveland area resident, I noted the similarities in the franchises, from market size to revenue to the inability of sports teams to win championships for...