Cleveland Indians Analysis

2018 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

Dec 26, 2018 5:34 PM

The Red Sox, Astros and Dodgers comprise this year's top-3 with the Yankees and Cubs right behind them. Read more »

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Grading The Deal Roundup: The Search For Reliever Relief

by John Watson

Jul 24, 2018 3:43 PM

The Indians, Cubs and A's have traded for relievers. Read more »

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Down And Out In The AL Central: Cleveland And Flotsam

by John Watson

Jul 12, 2018 2:59 PM

Whether it's something silly like trading for Manny Machado or something slightly more sensible like upgrading the bullpen, the Indians will surely do something to improve their October odds. Read more »

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Predictions For The 2018 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Predicting the regular season awards, division winners and what will happen in the always unpredictable October. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL Central

by John Watson

On how the Indians, White Sox, Twins, Tigers and Royals tackled their winter business. Read more »
2017 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Astros, Dodgers, Yankees, Indians and Cubs comprise our top-5 as we enter 2018. Read more »
Can't Stop, Won't Stop: On The Indians' Ridiculous Streak

by John Watson

The Indians have have outscored their opponents 142-37, for a run differential of +105. In. Three. Weeks. Read more »
The Hangover: Checking In On The Indians' Pitching

by John Watson

The Indians are a .500 team after nearly winning the World Series. We check in on how Andrew Miller, Cody Allen, Corey Kluber and company. Read more »
Predictions For The 2017 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Here are some predictions for the 2017 season, organized by team. If we make enough; some safe, some crazy, surely, we'll get some right, right? Cue: the rumbling laughter of the baseball gods. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL Central

by John Watson

On how the Indians spent wisely after nearly winning the World Series, rough winters for Detroit, Kansas City and Minnesota, as well as a good start to the White Sox rebuild. Read more »
2016 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Cubs won the 2016 World Series but they rank behind the Dodgers and Red Sox in terms of the value of their collective assets. Read more »
Lessons From The 2016 World Series

by John Watson

On how the Cubs are a testament to what happens when you combine such new-school thinking about baseball with big market pockets, the Indians rewrote the rules for the postseason and Baseball always gonna Baseball. Read more »
World Series Preview: The Case For The Indians

by Andrew Perna

A hot streak, home field (Cleveland tied for the second-best home record in baseball) and less pressure aside, the Indians are really, really good. Read more »
World Series Preview: The Case For The Cubs

by John Watson

The Cubs are here for a reason: they were the the best team in the regular season and they still have the best team. Small-sample-size shenanigans aside, there's every reason to believe that the Cubs are going to win this series and the longest championship drought in professional sports. Read more »
Andrew Miller: The 2016 Trade Deadline MVP

by John Watson

While it's way, way too early to say that we're going to see teams change how bullpens are managed and move away from tradition there, you know the idea is there now with what Andrew Miller is doing in these playoffs. Read more »
ALCS Preview: The Case For The Indians

by John Watson

The Indians can't match Toronto's starting pitching but they have an excellent bullpen and can also manufacture runs. Read more »
ALCS Preview: The Case For The Blue Jays

by Andrew Perna

Timing is every in the postseason and much like the offense; the Blue Jaysí rotation is rounding into form at the perfect time. Read more »
Rookie Rankings: Who's Number One (AL Edition)

by John Watson

Michael Fulmer, Chris Devenski, Tyler Naquin and Gary Sanchez headline the American League's best rookies. Read more »
Grading The Deals: On The AL Trade Deadline

by John Watson

On the moves by the Rangers, Astros, A's, Yankees and Indians at the deadline, headlined by Jonathan Lucroy. Read more »
Halfway To Home: Midseason Meanderings On AL Contenders

by John Watson

With a few more teams being little more than a sweep of a fellow Wild Card wannabe away from a playoff spot, there's more intrigue in the standings in the AL (eight teams fighting for two spots!!!), even if it means less excitement in the form of bodies on the block before the trade deadline. Read more »

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