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Here at BurningRiverBaseball.com, we have been pretty tough on Jason Giambi all season, mostly for batting under .200 while being unable to play in the field and striking out in more than 25% of his at bats. This is only slightly unfair and with the advent of his 2,000th career hit on Sunday, it is about time to say something nice about the gray haired slugger.
Giambi is currently in his 19th season at the age of 42 and even as the elder statesman of the league, he has been able to add to some of his prodigious power numbers. His eight home runs and 29 RBI have moved him up 40th all time in home runs and 63rd in RBI in Major League history. Every single player ahead of him in home runs is either in the Hall of Fame, played during the unfairly stigmatized "Steroid Era" or is named Dave Kingman. In RBI the same is almost is true with just two more players added to the list in Rusty Staub and Dave Parker. Even his career low .278 OBP hasn't hurt him that much in that ...
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Jason Giambi who collected the 2000th hit of his career Sunday says he'd like to stick around and get a few more in 2014.
"I would love to play next year" said Giambi 42. "Hopefully it will be here. I love it here. I love the direction the team is going and the things we've got going here."
Giambi is hitting .186 (32-for-172) with eight doubles eight...
The Cleveland Indians are in search of a wild card spot, they lost last night to the Kansas City Royals 6-3 and they blew a golden opportunity to move up in the race to reach post season play. They went into the game trailing in the wild card race by 1-1/2 games. They finished the night still behind by 1-1/2 games. The team in the race for the spot lost too. If the Indians could...
Not so E-Z-Mac
As good as the starting pitching has been in the second half, Zach McAllister has not been able to join the party as much as he or the Indians would like. In 10 starts since returning from the disabled list, the right-hander has gone 3-4 with a 4.96 ERA. Unfortunately, Tuesday was more of the same story as McAllister allowed four runs in five innings. He...
It is time for another IBI Inbox to talk about some of the questions from the minors to the big leagues that Indians fans have asked of late. The Indians are set to begin a key three game series tonight with the visiting Royals and will actually play them six times in their next ten games. These next few days will be big in helping iron out the wildcard chase as while the Indians...
The Cleveland Indians couldn’t get the sweep against the New York Mets. The Tribes offense could only put one run on the board in yesterdays game. Daisuke Matsuzaka (Dice K) did a good job of holding the Indians to one run in the 5-2/3′s innings he pitched. The Indians started Danny Salazar and he did a great job of holding the Mets to only one run in the 4 innings he pitched...
The patience the Cleveland Indians have shown with Ubaldo Jimenez is starting to pay off. The big man earned win number 11 on the season with an outstanding performance against the Kansas City Royals. He struck out 10 and only gave up one run. He walked none and his performance was very strong to help the Indians win number 77. The Indians scored 4 runs in the game and 3 of those...
An article by Seth Pae, a hopelessly optimistic die hard Cleveland sports fan
Six months ago when the season started, many "experts " predicted that the Cleveland Indians would finish no higher than third place in the division if they were lucky. They had no shot a wildcard. Not with Oakland, Texas, Baltimore, Tampa Bay, and the big bad New York Yankees all...
After gaining ground in the playoff hunt, the Cleveland Indians are looking for more.
The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, are hoping to avoid falling even farther behind.
The Indians go for a seventh straight home win over the Royals when these playoff hopefuls continue a three-game set Tuesday night.
Asdrubal Cabrera, Yan Gomes and Carlos Santana all homered and Cleveland (77...
Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
A serious disconnect
The Cleveland Browns kickoff their season today.
I’m a huge Browns fan and will certainly be watching their game (I have season tickets), but you better believe that I will be paying just as much attention to the happenings down the street at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario. These are the days where...
"The Radar Report" is a premium feature that lists fastball velocities and other notes for several pitchers in the Indians' system which Tony has recorded during his visits to see the teams/players. Today's listing has almost 20 radar readings for pitchers in the Indians' minor league system, and he includes some scouting notes on all of them and where available...
While the Indians were able to win their series against the lowly Mets, they were unable to maintain the one game distance between them and the Wild Card leading Rays when they lost the final game. A sweep was well within reach, but things slipped away in the final inning Sunday afternoon.
The Indians will stay in Cleveland for one more series as they move on to face the Kansas...
Cleveland just doesn't seem to believe in their Indians this year.
Is there any other conclusion to draw after Progressive Field drew just 9,794 fans on Monday for the game between the Tribe and the Royals? In recent seasons, a September series between Cleveland and Kansas City might not have much sizzle to it. But this matchup is arguably between two playoff contenders. ...
After Yusmeiro Petit‘s dominant one-hitter for the San Francisco Giants this week, I was planning on putting the spotlight on him for this week’s time machine. However, Scott Kazmir faced the organization that drafted him for the first time in his career, and looked pretty good. He won for the first time since August 4th, allowing just four hits, no walks, and 12 strikeouts in...
We have been talking about it for weeks, pointing towards it even. Some would even say counting on it. The soft September schedule arrived just in the nick of time. After taking the final two of the three-game set with Baltimore, the scheduling Gods smiled on your Cleveland Indians as the dead-end New York Mets came to town with their AAA lineup in tow. With 20 games to go and the...
Wild card fever is beginning to descend upon Cleveland.
Two of the contenders for the AL's second wild-card spot meet Monday night as the Cleveland Indians open a critical three-game series with the Kansas City Royals.
Kansas City (75-68) moved within 1 1/2 games of Cleveland and 3 1/2 behind Tampa Bay for the final postseason position with a 5-2 victory over Detroit Sunday...