How would a lost 2020 change the course of Cleveland Baseball?
In 2019, the Indians offense was a below-average unit. In 2020, there are real questions about whether the Indians improved that lineup in any material sense. The offense was 9th of 15 […]
In the fall of 2018, on the front end of the Indians efforts to radically decrease payroll during a contention window, they traded Yan Gomes for Daniel Johnson, Jefry Rodriguez, and Andrew […]
Aaron Civale took fans, prospectors, analysts, and well, perhaps the Cleveland Indians by surprise in 2019. In 57 big league innings, the uncomfortably poised Civale posted a 2.34 ERA, 3.40 FIP, and […]
Franmil Reyes’ initial tenure with the Indians was not a good one, his bat was pedestrian for a bat first player, and perhaps that has clouded what an exciting offensive ceiling he […]
The Indians are asking for final offers in the Francisco Lindor sweepstakes. On why it makes sense to push those involved to a decision point.
The Indians landed a stud relief prospect in exchange for Corey Kluber, but why is a middling outfielder coming over as part of the deal?
Adding lineup depth is key, and Kole Calhoun may be the Indians best option.
The Indians 2020 bullpen will be constructed around James Karinchak.
One of the questions one is pressed into considering is whether there is more in Luplow than simply an executioner of left-handed pitching.
Steamer projections were too low on Oscar Mercado in 2019. They are again too low in 2020. The young outfielder is pulling his way to relevancy.
In Major League Baseball the state of one’s franchise is often discussed around the concept of windows. That is, how long will this one last? Is a continuous window feasible in a […]
Francisco Lindor carried the weight of a weak offense in 2019 and it showed within his plate results.
What does the offseason free agent market look like for second baseman?
Tyler Clippard stepped up and bridged the gap into extra innings, allowing the Indians to take Game 1 over the Twins. His takedown of Max Kepler in the 9th proved monumental.
The All-Star Game MVP has a slider and a curve to add to his pinpoint command. Spin rate and velocity gains on the two benders have launched them into dominant repertoire pieces.
Have the Indians unlocked another ceiling in Aaron Civale?
Zach Plesac has had success this season. For it to be sustainable, he has to make a pitch optimization leap. That leap has already started.
Adam Plutko has dipped, dodged, and ducked his way through over 70 innings. His adequacy has been a surprising storyline.
The Indians and Twins begin a key series in the quest for the AL Central. Here’s what you need to know.