And the losing streak continues. After being swept by the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals this past week, the Indians dropped their seventh game in a row to Detroit on Friday night, 10-2. It marked just the third time the team was defeated by the Tigers in 10 games this season.
The Indians went down early, fought back, then found a way to lose in the end. Just another day in the life for Cleveland fans. There were some good moments, like Carlos Santana's continued resurgence and Corey Kluber's ability to dig deep after a rough 1st, but that's little consolation. Join Jason Ruggiero as he gives his second thoughts on a tough loss last night in Kansas City.
Well, that just might do it. The Indians lost for the fifth time in a row last night on their current road trip 5-2 to the Royals, losses to teams they should be beating if they want to stay in the playoff race. They are now seven games out of first place and the season is quickly transitioning from contention to evaluation for next season. Adam McGavin gives his second thoughts on another tough loss last night...
A lot of the focus on improving the Indians current roster has focused on offensive upgrades, specifically regarding left field and the corner infield positions. However, the Tribe’s starting rotation is as much or more of a concern, and that concern has more than shown itself during the Indians current road trip through Minnesota and Kansas City. Adam McGavin runs through the starting pitching performances to date and looks at what options - if any - the Indians have to fill the holes internally.
What an awful day for the Indians on Tuesday. First they stand pat and do very little to improve the team at the trade deadline, and then their team put up another poor showing on the field with Derek Lowe maybe putting the final nail in his coffin for his career and the offense continued to sputter. It all added up to an 8-3 loss to the Royals. New IPI writer William Biggar gives his second thoughts on the game...
It might not be the blockbuster deal many fans were hoping for, but the Cleveland Indians were able to make some noise (more like a whisper) before Tuesday's trade deadline. The Indians acquired first baseman/outfielder Lars Anderson from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Double-A starting pitcher Steven Wright.
Will the Indians be buyers or sellers? All of us should know that for certain in the next few hours as the 4:00pm EST trade deadline passes today. For some quick notes and thoughts on some players tied to the Indians or may be tied to them, check them out in Tony's latest Indians rumor update.
The Twins completed a sweep of the Indians on Sunday and outscored the Indians in the series 28-6. With the trade deadline looming, the Indians have way more questions than answers at this point. Was this series the beginning of the end for Cleveland's playoff hopes, or should the upcoming deadline inspire some hope? With an off day on Monday and the Indians not playing again until after the deadline, things could get very interesting the next several hours. Andy Nichols chimes in with his second thoughts...
The rise to the big leagues is a tough, tumultuous trail at times, but Cleveland Indians’ relief pitcher Cody Allen was fortunate enough to fast-forward the process. Cody Allen started the 2012 season at High-A Carolina then breezed through Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus before getting his first ever big league call on July 20th. Stephanie Metzger recently sat down with the talented righty to try and bring into focus what has been a crazy, exciting year for him.
The Indians have proven to be a mediocre team this season. They are too inconsistent with their starting pitching and offense to win as a consistent pace, have flaws with their roster and are fading in the AL Central as the calendar gets set to flip to August. But Tony believes the Indians should be buyers and look for ways to improve the roster, and also says they need to take more risks and work to restore the faith in the fans.
Coming into the game having just beaten the American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner in Justin Verlander, the Indians made Twins left-hander Scott Diamond look like a Cy Young candidate himself, getting embarrassed and losing to Minnesota 11-0 on last night. Jim Berdysz does his best to sift through the carnage in today's Second Thoughts.
No one ever said it was easy to be the general manager of a Major League ball club. Just days before the 2012 MLB trade deadline, Indians general manager Chris Antonetti finds himself the subject of major scrutiny as he tried to acquire and arm and bat. But what about the internal options to improve the club that have largely gone ignored? Steve Orbanek opines...
Wow, what a game and what a series. The Indians and Tigers finished off a crucial three-game series between AL Central contenders in what was a playoff atmosphere at Progressive Field. The Indians stunned the Tigers and their ace Justin Verlander with a four-run 7th to come back and win 5-3, and Adam McGavin shares his second thoughts on the big series win for the Tribe.
The Indians rollercoaster ride of a season and inconsistent play showed up again last night as the offense was held to three runs on five hits, Derek Lowe was ineffective, and Asdrubal Cabrera made two crucial errors on the night In the end it all added up to a 5-3 loss to the Tigers, which means they have to beat Verlander today to salvage a series victory. Charlie Adams provides his second thoughts...
Ubaldo Jimenez came up big in one of the most important games of the year for the Indians last night, and the offense gave him and the bullpen just enough to "squeeze" out a 3-2 win over the first place Tigers. It was a much needed win to start off an all important three-game series against the rival Tigers, and Charlie Adams provides his second thoughts on the game.
Every winter, Tony Lastoria produces the preeminent Indians prospect rankings each winter. With the season in full swing, and our massive website being Tony's major focus, Jim Pete has modified the top 22, taking into account performance, the draft, and several other criteria over the course of the first 2/3rds of the season. You must have a subscription to view #16-#22, but #15 is free! Here's a look at #15, after the jump.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!