INDIANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Like Him or Not, Francona Gets Things Done

Terry Francona is a very divisive figure among Indians fans. Many in the more emotional crowd follow his every move blindly as the works of the genius who brought Boston their first World Championship in nearly 100 years. Other, more statistically inclined fans find fault in the Tribe’s manager daily. In particular, his love of at least tolerance of sacrifice bunts, his favoritism...
Via Burning River Baseball
39 minutes ago

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
1 hour 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!
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carrasco's return to form strengthens deep staff

Heading into his start Saturday at Comerica Park, Carlos Carrasco was still trying to get back on the right track after returning from a strained hamstring earlier this month.
Via Indians.com
13 hours ago

Lindor's HRs, Carrasco's shutout help 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 51-17. It was the first career multihomer game for the 22-year-old Lindor, and Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes also...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Is Next Year: Hot Fun In The Summer Time

As the Indians continue to roll this summer, their minor league counterparts continue to do the same. Here is a brief summary of what tool place down on the farm this past week: Dominican Summer League Indians (DSL) by Joe Coblitz The DSL Indians continued their hot streak to end last week into this one, ultimately winning six in a row from June 15th through the 21st. Overall, since...
Via Burning River Baseball
21 hours ago

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
1 day 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
3 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
3 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
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
4 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!
4 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
5 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!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How long will the Cleveland Indians remain in first place?

The Cleveland Indians took over the top spot in the American League Central Division on June 4. They have remained atop the division ever since. After getting swept by the Kansas City Royals this past week, the Indians sit just above the Royals with a half-game lead in the AL Central. How long will they be able to hold on to first place in the division? Don’t be surprised if...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians bullpen struggles

The Cleveland Indians are in first place. I suppose one could say you can’t complain when you have a first place club, but with that in mind, as well as the team has played, I do have one complaint with them this year. What is up with the bullpen? More specifically what is up with Bryan Shaw? While I don’t want to rain on the Tribe’s parade–they’ve had a great season to...
Via isportsweb.com
7 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
10 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
12 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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