Analysis

Yan Gomes is in a bad slump at the plate

Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes is in the midst of a bad, month-long slump at the plate. Can he snap out of it and get back to being one of the team's better hitters?

Indians pitchers on pace for MLB strikeout record

Cleveland Indians posted one of the highest strikeout totals in history in 2013. In 2014, they're whiffing batters at an even higher rate, and are on pace for the all-time MLB record.

Lonnie Chisenhall's hot start is the real deal

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Lonnie Chisenhall is hitting the ball about as well as anyone in baseball this season. An inflated BABIP may cause some to doubt him, but there are very real improvements underlying his scorching...

Corey Kluber joins Clemens the Big Unit, and Pedro

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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber was tremendous in the month of May, with 60 strikeouts and only 8 walks. Those figures put him in very elite company for MLB history.

If not T.J House, who can pitch for the Indians?

A look at the remaining starting pitchers still available via free agency, to see if any of them might be a fit for the Cleveland Indians, who could find themselves in the market for an arm.

Abort, retry, fail, repeat: Errors at third base

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Earlier this season, we documented Yan Gomes’ struggles behind the dish. Somehow we neglected to notice just how poorly our third baseman, Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall, have also been doing.

Asdrubal Cabrera and the first-pitch swing

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Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdubal Cabrera swing at the first pitch more than almost any other MLB regular. Does this pay off for him, or is he shooting himself (and the team) in the foot?

Indians hit lefties worse than any team in years

The Cleveland Indians are doing worse against left-handed pitchers than any other team in baseball this season... or any other season in many years.

Lonnie Chisenhall should be given the 3B job back

Lonnie Chisenhall has made quite an impact this season and has been one of the Tribe's best players. It's time he saw more playing time.

Justin Masterson's velocity is way down

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Cleveland Indians starter Justin Masterson has siffered a substantial drop in velocity this season, and his overall numbers have suffered.

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