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Tribe Happenings: Brantley should be in MVP talk

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… Brantley for MVP? The Indians lone All Star representative outfielder Michael Brantley is having a season to remember in his breakout campaign with the Indians. Long considered a player who many felt would be a solid third outfielder and long time pro, Brantley is changing that perception as a solid everyday guy into a legit...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

The emergence of Michael Brantley

Written by numberFire (@numberFire) Michael Brantley: From Player to Be Name Later to All-Star Game Participant The Indians acquired Michael Brantley when they traded CC Sabathia to the Milwaukee Brewers, but Brantley was not the centerpiece of the deal. Rather, Matt LaPorta, a highly touted first baseman, was. My how things have changed. LaPorta last played in the Mexican League...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona expresses pride of seeing Brantley at All-Star Game

DETROIT -- While a lot of the focus during the All-Star Game was on Derek Jeter, the highlight for Indians manager Terry Francona was getting to see Michael Brantley make his first appearance. Francona said during Monday's workout he was going to talk with Brantley out in center field until he realized that Brantley was actually taking fly balls. "So I went out and stood...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brantley Robbed of Hit in AL All-Star Win

Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley made his All-Star Game debut on Tuesday night as the American League defeated the National League by a 5-3 final from Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Brantley took over in center field for the AL team in the top of the sixth inning, joining former Indians starting pitcher Scott Kazmir, who replaced Detroit starter Max Scherzer...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon gets revenge on Brantley

Dee Gordon got a measure of revenge over Michael Brantley during Tuesday's All-Star Game. Brantley appeared to have a single in the sixth inning but the Dodgers' second baseman made a diving stop and fired it to Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman for the final out of the inning. In the fifth inning of the July 1 Indians game against the Dodgers, Brantley threw out Gordon...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brantley Smooth First Half in All-Star Season

A throw-in to the deal that sent C.C. Sabathia to Milwaukee in 2008, Michael Brantley has made the All-Star Game for the first time in his career in his sixth season in Cleveland. What is most shocking about Brantley’s ascension to elite status is the combination of average and power he has shown at the plate. With an already career-best 15 homers this season, along with 63 RBIs...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Week in Review: Brantley carries momentum into first All-Star Game

CLEVELAND -- As he takes part in his first All-Star Game, Michael Brantley is looking to take it all in and enjoy it as much as we can. "I'm going to be at every event, play the game and enjoy having family and friends there," said Brantley over the weekend. "I think it is going to be phenomenal. I'm glad I'm going to be there to experience it." Going...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brantley continues to show why All-Star bid was much deserved

CLEVELAND -- Michael Brantley has been the Indians most consistent player the entire season, but the All-Star outfielder has been their most productive player for the past month. Going into Tuesday night's game against the Yankees, Brantley has a hit in 18 of his past 23 games and is batting .391 during that span. He went 2 for 4 Monday night, which was his 13th multi-hit game...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  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...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brantley is carrying on the family legacy on the mound

Baseball bloodlines have become an integral part of the game. The Alomars, the Ripkens, the Molinas. The Niekro knuckleball danced its way through generations. Ken Griffey Jr. once played alongside his father, solidifying one of baseball’s greatest father-son moments. Baseball seems to be a genetic trait, and the Brantley family is no different. Michael Brantley has taken the...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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