Series 3 Preview: Indians at Rays

By:  Brian Endicott Mother Nature has not been an ally of the Cleveland Indians early in this 2016 season as they’ve already postponed two games due to inclement weather.  As if that’s not bad enough, they also had to move Opening Day and had another game start following a 45-mintue rain delay.   The Indians now travel south, visiting the dome of Tropicana Field and will … Continue reading Series 3 Preview: Indians at Rays

Santana, Napoli Combine to Defeat Boston

By:  Brian Endicott An off-season goal of the Cleveland Indians may have been to reduce pressure on Carlos Santana by bringing in an experienced middle-of-the-order bat.  Last night, that goal saw some positive results. Santana launched a 3-run blast to the deepest part of Progressive Field in the 3rd inning last night and Mike Napoli added a game winning homer in the 7th to defeat … Continue reading Santana, Napoli Combine to Defeat Boston

Tribe Opener Serves as 2015 Reminder

By:  Brian Endicott The 2016 opening day Cleveland Indians had 6 position players different from opening day last season.  Along with starting pitcher Corey Kluber, only catcher Yan Gomes and 2B Jason Kipnis were on the diamond in last year’s opener. The Indians are lacking starting LF Michael Brantly (shoulder) and RF Lonnie Chisenhall (wrist). Chisenhall is set for a rehab assignment in AAA-Columbus beginning … Continue reading Tribe Opener Serves as 2015 Reminder

2016 MLB Preview: Cleveland Indians

2015 Record: 81-80 | 3rd in AL Central 2015 Recap:  The 2015 Cleveland Indians were a huge disappointment thanks in large part to an offense that scored 3 or fewer runs in 71 games, winning only 19 of those.  But there were plenty of bright spots too.  Long-awaited rookie sensation Francisco Lindor exceeded all expectations when he was called up in June, earning him 2nd place … Continue reading 2016 MLB Preview: Cleveland Indians

10 Days That Changed The Course Of The NL East – Part 2

By: Paul DiSclafani In a span of 10 days, from July 24th to August 2nd, the course of the 2015 season for the Mets and Nationals in the NL East changed dramatically. In Part 1, we took a look at the events leading up to the season altering decisions made by Mets GM Sandy Alderson and the early results of the promotion of Michael Conforto … Continue reading 10 Days That Changed The Course Of The NL East – Part 2

10 Days That Changed The Course Of the NL East – Part 1

By: Paul DiSclafani So what happened? How did the Mets, predicted by most baseball pundits to finish third at best, win the National League Eastern  Division Title? The turnaround was swift and devastating to the Washington Nationals, who to this day still don’t know what happened. It’s easy to point to the trades the Mets made at the deadline which obviously vitalized a moribund offense … Continue reading 10 Days That Changed The Course Of the NL East – Part 1