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Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley climbing in All-Star voting (but still need help)

One of the hottest teams in baseball, the Cleveland Indians are not only playing very well, but now some of their players are always gaining ground in the All-Star voting. On Monday, the MLB released their first update in the All-Star voting. The two Indians who have the best shot of making the All-Star Game, at least at this point, look to be second baseman Jason Kipnis and outfielder...
Via Waiting For Next Year
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley Needs Help Converting on Scoring Chances

Cleveland Indians Michael Brantley hits a single off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Last night the Cleveland Indians lost to the Texas Rangers 4-3. The Indians had just five hits and went 0-7 when runners were in scoring position. “We had some opportunities, that...
Via The Sports Journal
May 27, 2015  |  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
May 17, 2015  |  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?
May 14, 2015  |  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
May 12, 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

Michael Brantley Breaks Out – WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 9

It feels a bit odd to classify Michael Brantley’s 2014 season as a “story”. Stories have ups and downs. Stories have adversity and resilience. Stories aren’t boringly consistent and, excepting Herman Mehlville, they don’t last for six months. There are a few ways to explain to you how maddeningly consistent Brantley was in 2014. On April 8th, about a week into the season...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 16, 2014  |  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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