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DraftKings: Michael Brantley, Dustin Pedroia Make Tom Caron’s Lineup

The long weekend is almost over, but there’s still plenty of time to win big playing fantasy baseball. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows best. Here’s...
1 day 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

5/15 Recap: Kipnis, Brantley, and Swisher Lead Tribe in Rout of Rangers

Player of the Game Nick Swisher, Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley lead the Indians to victory in this one with their great performances at the plate. Swisher had 3 hits and 3 RBI on the night. Kipnis had 4 hits and reached base at least 3 times for the 6th straight game. He is proving everyday that he is the answer to the Indians’ woes from the leadoff spot. Brantley also collected...
Via Burning River Baseball
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brantley Giving Encore Performance to Last Season’s Breakout

If there were any lingering doubters after last year’s big, breakout campaign, Michael Brantley is quickly quieting them and showing that his rise to stardom in 2014 was no fluke. A season ago, Brantley, the Cleveland Indians outfielder who will turn 28-years old tomorrow, took the leap from solid contributor to All-Star, MVP candidate. He had, by far, his best statistical season...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley Continues to Excel at the Plate

Cleveland Indians’ Michael Brantley, right, celebrates with Carlos Santana (41) after Brantley hit a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Cleveland Indians’ left fielder Michael Brantley is showing everyone that last year’s breakout season was no fluke...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Burning River Infirmary 4/8: Michael Brantley Won’t Back Down

Michael Brantley – (Lower Back Stiffness) Day to Day. Michael Brantley was scratched from the lineup last night due to “lower back stiffness.” Brantley dealt with lower back stiffness during spring training as he didn’t take part in the agility test the first day and missed five games in late March. Lower back stiffness can also be termed “athletic low back pain.” The...
Via Burning River Baseball
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

SI predicts Indians title, 'cover jinx' feared

People are starting to believe in the Cleveland Indians, and it’s not just Tribe fans anymore. On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated tweeted a photo of a cover for their upcoming 2015 MLB preview issue. The cover featured Indians stars Michael Brantley and a smiling Corey Kluber, something that has become a rarity to see. Underneath the “Wait till this year” headline, the cover also...
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: What ever happened to Matt LaPorta?

Matt LaPorta was once a top prospect in the Cleveland Indians organization with an extremely bright future. He reached the majors quickly after being acquired by the Tribe in 2008, but his Major League career was less than stellar. After parts of four disappointing seasons with the Indians, LaPorta’s baseball days now seem to be over. The Milwaukee Brewers selected LaPorta with...
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Indians turn unconventional triple play

The Cleveland Indians turned one of the coolest and most unconventional triple plays you'll ever see in Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The triple play was so unique, it was challenged twice—first by the Indians, then by the Dodgers. At the end of the day, the Indians won the review, and the 7-2-4 triple play was officially in the books. Let's watch the magic...
Via The Sports Daily
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Ball Girl Makes Remarkable Leaping Catch On Michael Brantley Liner (Video)

The Boston Red Sox might have found the answer to their outfield woes in their ball girl. During Thursday’s night game against the Cleveland Indians, outfielder Michael Brantley sent a screaming line drive foul down the right field line that was headed right toward the seats. But the scorching liner never even reached the fans because the Red Sox ball girl made a web-gem worthy...
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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