What’s in a Name?: Reliving the Heartbreak of Jim Thome Leaving Cleveland


While the Indians’ playoff odds are spiraling into oblivion, at least one thing is right in Cleveland: Jim Thome is back where he belongs. The 1990′s team hero and fan favorite returned to The Cleve last month to an energized […]

Indians’ Playoff Odds Fall to New Low After Loss to Tigers


The Cleveland Indians entered Monday’s action 6.5 games back in the AL Central with 25 games left to play. It was a tall order, but it definitely didn’t look insurmountable, especially since they were about to open the first of […]

Grady Sizemore Returns to Indians: Why He Won’t Be a Star


Monday was a rough day for the Cleveland Indians. The Tribe’s 4-2 loss to the Tigers was as demoralizing as it was damaging to their playoff hopes—they’re now 7.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central with just […]

What Should Indians Expect in Final Showdown with Kansas City Royals?


It seems like the Indians and Royals have met up every other week this season. Cleveland and Kansas City (57-81, 18.5 GB) have already met five times in 2011 and played 15 games—the Indians haven’t played any other team more […]

Indians Regain Second Place: What Are Their Playoff Odds Now?


The Cleveland Indians have been playing good baseball lately. After taking two of three from the Kansas City Royals last weekend, they’ve won three straight against the Oakland A’s and could sweep with another win today. This is exactly how […]

Why Cord Phelps is Better Than You Think

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Last night’s baserunning heroics aside, it’s safe to say that Cord Phelps has been a disappointment for the Cleveland Indians this season. Phelps, 24, had looked intriguing at times since the Indians took him in the third round of the […]

Indians Fans Ranked 11th-Most Biased in Baseball


Today at Beyond the Box Score, I unveiled the 2011 BIAS scores (a measure of how much each fanbase’s homerism impacted the All-Star vote) for each MLB team. The Cleveland Indians ranked 11th, with Tribe fans weighing in as 9 […]

Dear Cleveland Fans: Forgive Jim Thome for Leaving in 2002


Jim Thome’s return has prompted near-unanimous jubilee in Cleveland. Just as Kenny Lofton was hailed as a conquering hero when he came back to the Indians in 2007, Tribe fans have embraced Thome like he’d never left. Regardless of the […]

Series Preview: What Should Indians Expect in Rematch with Oakland A’s?


It was an exciting weekend for Cleveland Indians baseball. Progressive Field was bustling Friday night for Jim Thome’s return home and the place exploded when he launched his 602nd career home run into the left-field bleachers Saturday night. The Tribe […]

Cleveland Indians Call Up Jerad Head: How Much Impact Will He Have?

The Cleveland Indians got some very bad news this weekend: Michael Brantley’s hand injury has turned out to be more serious than the team had initially thought, and he will undergo surgery to remove part of a bone in his […]

What Should Indians Expect in Rematch with Kansas City Royals?


This is a huge weekend for the Cleveland Indians. Down 6.5 games in the division with just 35 to play, the Indians have to start making up ground quickly. Adding even more excitement is the return of former longtime Tribe […]

Indians Acquire Jim Thome: How Much Difference Will He Make in Cleveland?


The Cleveland Indians showed that they’re not giving up on this season yet Thursday night when they acquired designated hitter Jim Thome from the Minnesota Twins. The move is obviously a feel-good story for Tribe fans. In addition to the […]