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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
9 days 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
12 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?
15 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
15 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
16 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brantley honored to be a first time All-Star

CLEVELAND -- What many have thought for most of the season became official on Sunday night -- Michael Brantley is an All-Star. Brantley became the 106th player in Indians history to be named to the All-Star Game as he was voted in by the players to participate in the July 15 game at Target Field in Minneapolis. He was sixth in the final fan voting. "I don't know if you can...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
24 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
29 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
June 30, 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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