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MICHAEL BRANTLEY RUMORS

7/22 Recap: Indians Mix Hits In With Double Plays, Score Runs

Player of the Game Michael Brantley has been close enough to aflame since the All-Star break to make everyone forget about his aching back Today, he crushed a three run home run to tie the game in the third and added the go ahead RBI on a single in the fifth as well. In his fourth at bat he added a double to right for good measure, scoring on a two out Yan Gomes single. Finally...
Via Burning River Baseball
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Brantley, Kluber’s blank expression blanks Astros

Corey Kluber getting left off of the American League All-Star team has left many analysts who favor advanced statistics baffled, as he is having another strong season when looking at stats like FIP, WAR, K%, SIERA, among others1 . Of course, when looking at his record (4-9 personal record or 5-13 team record when he starts) and ERA (3.45) an old-school analyst can wonder why there...
Via Waiting For Next Year
27 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?
May 14, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
March 25, 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

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?
July 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...
Via NESN.com
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox ballgirl flashes glove on Brantley liner

It was already a foul ball, otherwise Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley would have felt robbed. Not a Boston Red Sox player but a ballgirl spectacularly snared a scorcher down the line off Brantley's bat during Thursday night's game. If there were a gold glove awarded for ballboys and ballgirls, this lady would have to be a top candidate. The Indians were stymied too...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Evolution of Michael Brantley

As I have discussed in this space before, my estimation of Michael Brantley has not often aligned with those around me.  Where I saw a player failing to live up to his on-base pedigree, others saw someone with innate clutchiness.1   Where I saw a player who seemed to lose his base-stealing ability upon meeting better opponents, others saw a gritty gamer whose presence made the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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