Cleveland Indians Analysis

RIYL: A Cinematic Rooting Guide To The 2019 MLB Playoffs

by John Watson

Sep 27, 2019 3:16 PM

Before we dig deep into the statistics, let's help out the fans who are not fortunate enough to have their team playing past this weekend make up their minds about who to cheer for in the coming weeks. Read more »

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2019 Trade Deadline: Winners, Losers And WTFers

by John Watson

Aug 1, 2019 7:30 PM

The first consolidated trade deadline came and went, and it couldn’t have happened during a weirder year. Read more »

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Favorite Things: An American League Midseason Baseball Revue

by John Watson

Jul 6, 2019 5:45 PM

The Yankees, Astros and Twins will enter the All-Star break as our top-3 in the American League. Read more »

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Raking Bad: On Cleveland And Bad Decisions

by John Watson

The Indians are far from out of the running, but their offense has been entirely offensive to watch. There were plenty of ways to prevent this situation from happening, they just would have been too expensive. Read more »
Predictions For The 2019 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Some rankings, thoughts and predictions for the 2019 season, all of which will certainly come to pass and which we will in no way regret in the future. Read more »
Grading The 2019 Offseason: AL Central

by John Watson

While the White Sox pursued Manny Machado and Bryce Harper and the Indians were rumored to be shopping Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer, the Twins signing Nelson Cruz was the biggest actual transaction of the winter. Read more »
2018 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Red Sox, Astros and Dodgers comprise this year's top-3 with the Yankees and Cubs right behind them. Read more »
Grading The Deal Roundup: The Search For Reliever Relief

by John Watson

The Indians, Cubs and A's have traded for relievers. Read more »
Down And Out In The AL Central: Cleveland And Flotsam

by John Watson

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 »
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 »

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