INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Clint Frazier and Bradley Zimmer are part of a promising future in Cleveland

The Cleveland Indians are red hot. The have an exciting young pitching staff, with an exciting double-play combo lighting things up atop their batting order. As they currently sit at 46-30 — amid an 11-game winning streak — with a commanding lead in the American League Central with the All-Star Break in sight, the best may actually be yet to come. Centerfielder Tyler Naquin has...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 hours ago

Which Indians Could Be Making the Trip to San Diego As All-Stars?

The last time an Indians player started the All-Star game at any position was 2011 when Asdrubal Cabrera manned shorstop only because the voted-in Derek Jeter was injured. Barring a suddenly interested group of fans getting out to vote or a few catastrophic injuries, Cabrera will likely remain the last position player to start the game. And you’d have to go back to 2007 the last...
Via Burning River Baseball
5 hours ago

Salazar, Tribe eye 12th straight, sweep vs. Braves

In search of their 12th straight win, the Indians will give the ball to Danny Salazar, who enters Wednesday's game with a winning streak of his own.
Via Indians.com
14 hours ago

11 takeaways on Indians' 11-game win streak

These Indians go to 11… wins in a row. That's the longest win streak in the Majors this year and the longest by an Indians club within a single season since 1982. Most importantly, it has turned a dead-even American League Central race with the Royals into a six-game Tribe lead near the midway mark.
Via Indians.com
14 hours ago

Cleveland Rocks! Tribe On a Roll

When it comes to magic teams, Indians manager Terry Francona is a wizard, but only without the hat, the robe, the magic wand and the total belief that his pixie dust actually works. He has the Tribe on an 11-game winning streak.
Via Sports On Earth
14 hours ago

Kluber flirts with no-no in oustanding outing

Corey Kluber took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and while it ended, he still dominated the Braves, leading the Indians to their 11th straight win.
Via Indians.com
14 hours ago

6/28 Recap: Tribe Tested, But Streak Extends to 11

Player of the Game Corey Kluber certainly had dominating stuff tonight as well as near perfect command as he needed just 87 pitches to go eight innings. He walked one and struck out seven, allowing just three hits, all in the sixth. Those three hits did lead to two runs and it was because of this that he was removed from the game for a pinch hitter in the top of the ninth, but the...
Via Burning River Baseball
17 hours ago

The Francisco Lindor Effect Is Ridiculous

The Indians have won 10 games in a row! That’s really good, and it’s allowed them to storm out in front in the American League Central. Sure, things can change in a hurry — 10 games ago, the Indians and the Royals were tied. But there’s no sense in just dismissing whole hot streaks, and the Indians now have one of the better records in baseball. For a few years, they’ve...
Via Fangraphs
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Q&A with Indians Minor Leaguer Sam Hentges

Sam Hentges is living the dream of so many children throughout the country. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the fourth round of the 2014 draft right out of high school and signed his first pro contract just moments after his high school team won the state championship. He currently plays for the Indians’ Single-A team, the Lake County Captains, where he is 2-4 with...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

6/27 Recap: Bauer & Chisenhall Extend Win Streak to 10

Player of the Game For the second game in a row, your top player is Lonnie Chisenhall as he repeated his line yesterday with another home run and three more RBI. This time, they all came at the same time with a three run home run to right against long reliever Tyrell Jenkins. He added a single later to go 2 for 3 on the day. This supplants Trevor Bauer’s four game Player of the...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago

DPD: Thor, Ross, and a Red-Hot Bauer

We come off the weekend with a strong Monday slate. We’ve got a duel, one of the game’s best aces and a couple nice secondary considerations. Check ’em out! Noah Syndergaard (NYM) versus Joe Ross (WAS) 7:05 p.m. ET Thor’s last start was a bit abbreviated as he left after six innings and 91 pitches with a possible elbow injury. The MRI came back clean, but it’s no surprise...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians complete an amazing week; sweep Detroit and take commanding lead in AL Central

Morning news and notes for Monday, June 27, 2016 What a week. From the unreal game 7 victory, to the craziness of the parades and celebrations, and now the Indians amazing winning streak. As a born and raised Clevelander, this is not normal and I really don’t know how to react to such nice things. It can’t be a horrible misunderstanding, can it? Here’s hoping for another...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland's Santana a different kind of leadoff hitter

As a 210-pound power hitter, Carlos Santana doesn't exactly fit the prototype of the traditional leadoff man. But Cleveland manager Terry Francona has become comfortable topping the lineup with his slugging designated hitter. ''Speed's always good, but at the top of the order, you want guys on base,'' Francona said. ''You don't want to clog the bases, but you want guys on base for...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Cleveland Indians have found themselves in first place

Everything is going right for Cleveland sports right now. Well, except for the Browns. But even they haven’t lost a game this season yet! With the Cleveland Cavaliers bringing home a championship to the 216 for the first time in 52 years, the feeling of depression for sports teams in the area has flipped to hope. And the Cleveland Indians are looking to build off of that feeling...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians win 9th straight for longest win streak this season

Terry Francona did something Sunday at Comerica Park that he rarely gets to do. He relaxed while sitting in the visiting manager's office.The Cleveland Indians had just beaten the Tigers 9-3, winning their ninth straight game and improving to 9-0 against Detroit this season."I've spent a lot of long nights in this office, trying to figure how to regroup after getting beat up yet...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians mock Ayesha Curry on Twitter

The city of Cleveland is still in a euphoric state following their first major sports championship in 52 years, which might explain why the person running the Cleveland Indians' Twitter account thought it would be a good idea to take a random swipe at Ayesha Curry. The Indians will finish up a series against Detroit Sunday, then move on to play series with Atlanta and Toronto. The...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians minor league recap: Matt Esparza whiffs 12 in career-best start

Also, Bradley Zimmer, Giovanny Urshela and Jesus Aguilar go yard. Nearly every Tribe affiliate picked up a win yesterday, except for the stubborn Akron Rubberducks, who decided to get swept in a double-header. The story of the day was great pitching as Will Roberts, Matt Esparza, Brady Aiken and Jhonneyver Gutierrez were all brilliant, giving up a combined one run over 20 innings...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians news and notes: Tribe wins eighth straight, now five up in AL Central

I don't want this ride to end. Yesterday's Game: Indians 6, Tigers 0 Carrasco, Indians blank Tigers in 8th straight | MLB.com Carlos Santana gets Carlos Carrasco, Indians off to quick start in 6-0 win over Tigers | cleveland.com Cleveland Indians continue dominance over Tigers in 6-0 victory - Let's Go Tribe If the key to winning the division is to play well against against...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindor hits 2 HRs, Carrasco shutout, Indians win 8th in row

DETROIT (AP) Francisco Lindor homered twice and Carlos Carrasco pitched a four-hitter to lead the Cleveland Indians to their eighth consecutive win, 6-0 over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Cleveland also improved to 8-0 against the Tigers this year, outscoring them 51-16. It was the first career multihomer game for the 22-year-old Lindor, and Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes also...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bauer Looks Like a Completely Different Pitcher

Eno Sarris is going to be publishing an article about Brian Dozier later today, and within that article, there’s a quote about Trevor Bauer. Dozier mentions Bauer as someone who “lives up in the zone” and who won’t go away from his strengths to attack Dozier, a high-ball hitter. And while it’s technically still true that Bauer often throws his fastballs high in the zone...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Indians have built a spectacular Jobu shrine in their clubhouse

The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians are riding a six-game winning streak and are 15-6 this month, including 11-0 at home. So, to what should they attribute their success?Perhaps to the same higher power that famed Indians slugger Pedro Cerrano once credited for his power.Yes, the Indians have constructed a shrine to Jobu, one that would make the "Major League" cast proud. It...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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