INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tribe hits 4 triples in 1 game for first time since '01

The Indians picked up their seventh straight win Friday night, beating the Tigers, 7-4, in a game that was sealed by a circus catch in right-center field by Rajai Davis. His game-ending play was nearly enough to overshadow Cleveland's offensive onslaught at the plate.
Via Indians.com
6 hours ago

Back in Detroit, Carrasco eyes Indians' 8th straight

Carlos Carrasco has had a bit of a rough time since returning from a hamstring injury, going 0-2 with a 3.96 ERA in four June starts. He returns to the site of his injury Saturday as the Indians face Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers in Detroit.
Via Indians.com
8 hours ago

Rotation driving Indians, giving bullpen a break

While the city of Cleveland is still celebrating its first major sports championship in 52 years, its baseball team is enjoying a streak of hot starting pitching. Indians starters threw back-to-back complete games to bring the club's winning streak to six games heading into a 10-game road trip.
Via Indians.com
11 hours ago

I’d Buy Bauer As Far As He Can Throw Me

Trevor Bauer has a long history of not being great like he has long toss, which is to say he has it.  Was that clear?  Good.  I'd hate to start us behind the eight ball for understanding one another.  Unless it's a Magic Eight Ball, then we'd be finishing each other's sentences.  But since you didn't finish that sentence maybe our Magic Eight Ball says 'Outlook:  Cloudy.'...
Via Razzball
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reevaluating the Indians’ Outfield with Almonte on the Way

Entering the 2016 season, everyone and their mother knew the Cleveland Indians’ biggest weakness: their outfield. It was clear the Indians had holes to fill even before Michael Brantley was seriously injured and Abraham Almonte was suspended 80 games for testing positive for PEDs. Yet, even after losing Brantley and Almonte, the Indians front office did very little to ease the...
Via Burning River Baseball
21 hours ago

Trevor Bauer should be owned in all standard leagues

Just like baseball fans have been waiting for the Cleveland Indians to return to the postseason since the disappointing one-game wild card loss at home in 2013, fantasy owners are still awaiting for a true breakout season from Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer. It’s probably not a coincidence that both could happen in the same year. Bauer has been spectacular as a starter since...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Indians create shrine to Jobu straight out of ‘Major League’

The Cleveland Indians have found a new idol to worship within their clubhouse, and it’s one that is familiar to many sports fans: Jobu. Yes, the Indians have made a shrine for Jobu in their locker room between the lockers of Mike Napoli and Jason Kipnis. Paul Hoynes snapped a picture of the beautiful scene: Shrine to Jobu erected between Mike Napoli and Jason Kipnis' locker....
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Indians Made It Into First Place

The Indians lead the Royals by two games in the Central. They lead the Tigers by a little more than that, and they lead the White Sox by a little more than that. The Twins are also a baseball team. These things have a tendency to shuffle, and it’s not like the Indians are guaranteed to remain where they are all season, but this is what anyone would want. They’re right where they...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians have created a shrine to Jobu

The sports scene in Cleveland is looking a bit more optimistic this week after the Cavaliers brought home a championship to the title-starved sports city. Looking to create some good vibes of their own, Mike Napoli and Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians are hoping Jobu’s return to the Indians' clubhouse will help them out. Jobu was the voodoo statue Pedro Cerrano, portrayed...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kluber's 3-hitter leads Indians past Rays 6-0

CLEVELAND (AP) Corey Kluber threw a three-hitter and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Kluber (7-7) took a one-hitter into the ninth before Brad Miller and Evan Longoria singled with one out. Kluber retired the final two hitters for his third career shutout. Kluber bounced back from allowing a career-high eight...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Brantley diagnosed with biceps tendinitis

CLEVELAND (AP) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has been diagnosed with right biceps tendinitis and has been given a cortisone shot. Brantley, who had surgery on his right shoulder in November, was examined by Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas on Tuesday. Indians manager Terry Francona said the exam showed Brantley's shoulder is structurally sound. Brantley is on the 15-day disabled...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians hitting more home runs than they have in years

Through 69 games, Santana and Napoli are each on pace to hit 35 home runs. Nice. The Cleveland Indians hit three home runs during Monday's victory over Tampa Bay. It's the eleventh time they've hit three home runs in a game this season, matching their total for 2015, and more than doubling their total from 2014. The Indians have hit 83 home runs as a team so far this season, an average...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Surprise Meeting of Corey Kluber Society

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Surprise...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is having his best season yet

The third overall pick in the 2011 draft seems to have "figured out" his approach on the mound. Trevor Bauer began the 2016 season in the bullpen after losing a Mexican Standoff for the final two spots in the Indians' starting rotation. For most fans it was clear that the move wasn't exactly a demotion -- in 2014, the Indians did something similar when they sent Carlos Carrasco...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Minor League Player of the Week (6/12-6/18)

Who were the top Tribe prospect performers the past seven days? Top catching prospect Francisco Mejia took firm grasp of last week with 71 percent of the vote and due to his current 20-game hitting streak, he made it again this time around. Overall, Tribe minor league affiliates had a rough week, especially in the pitching department as no one who pitched deserved a nomination and...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians catcher Yan Gomes is wearing Kevlar-coated cup after testicular contusion

Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes would rather be safe than sorry. And who could blame him?Gomes suffered a testicular contusion June 7, when Mariners first baseman Dae-Ho Lee fouled a ball off the Indians catcher.Gomes missed the next two games to nurse the injury. When he came back, it appears he made sure he doubled-down on protection.For those who don't know, Kevlar is the...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Crawford, Jason Kipnis and the Flip Side of the Coin

Like any baseball stat, Wins Above Replacement provides the answer to a question. The question, in this case? Something like this: accounting for all the main ways (hitting, running, defense, etc.) in which a player can produce value for his team, how many wins has this particular player been worth? There are, of course, criticisms of WAR. Some valid, others less so. One prominent...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Uribe says they don’t make cups big enough for his junk

Cleveland Indians third baseman Juan Uribe sat out Monday’s game with a testicular contusion. He suffered the injury during a win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday when a Mike Trout grounder took a bad hop and caught him between the legs. Had Uribe been wearing a cup, it would have hurt a lot less. But when you’re as blessed as he is, sometimes that just isn’t an option...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Uribe suffers testicular contusion on 106-mph Mike Trout groundball

Cleveland Indians third baseman Juan Uribe was carted off the field Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium, after taking a Mike Trout rocket groundball in a horrible place to take a rocket groundball… especially if you’re not wearing a cup. We don’t know if Uribe had a cup on, but if he did, it still didn’t get the job done. Trout ripped a one-hop groundball that had an exit...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Indians fans wear awesome ‘Major League' jerseys

Four Cleveland Indians fans showed some love to Major League on Friday night traveling to Anaheim to watch the Tribe take on the Angels in specialized character jerseys. A fan named Bill, his sons Liam, Logan and Jared sported custom Major League jerseys at Angel Stadium celebrating their favorite characters from the hit 1989 baseball comedy. If you’re not familiar, the jerseys...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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