1. MLB Trade Speculation: Why the Cleveland Indians Shouldn't Trade Grady Sizemore

    Since the 2010 season ended, Cleveland Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore has been the subject of many trade rumors and much speculation. Oh, how the mighty have fallen...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,739 reads 18 comments

  2. Cleveland Indians: Ranking the Roster at the 2011 MLB All-Star Break

    The Cleveland Indians may have fallen out of first place in MLB 's AL Central Division going into the 2011 All-Star break, but their 47-42 record is nothing to sneeze at...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,919 reads 18 comments

  3. MLB Trade Speculation: Cleveland Indians Should Acquire Chad Billingsley

    As the calendar turns to July and the pennant races heat up, we enter my favorite time of the baseball season: the countdown to the trading deadline...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,748 reads 32 comments

  4. Cleveland Indians: What Lonnie Chisenhall's Call-Up Means for the Rest of 2011

    Numerous sources, including MLB .com's Jordan Bastian, have reported that Adam Everett has been designated for assignment, and Lonnie Chisenhall is in Arizona to join the Cleveland Indians ...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,015 reads 2 comments

  5. Shin-Soo Choo Breaks Thumb: 5 Possible Fill-Ins the Cleveland Indians Can Use

    While there has been no official word from the team, Jordan Bastian of MLB .com reports that Shin-Soo Choo broke his thumb in the fourth inning of last night's Indians - Giants game...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,999 reads 11 comments

  6. Cleveland Indians: Fixing the Batting Order by Moving Grady Sizemore Down

    Since the calendar changed to June, the Indians have struggled to an 8-13 record and a pitiful 3.4 runs scored per game. This power outage has been one of the main culprits of the Tribe's division lead shrinking from five games to one...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 900 reads 9 comments

  7. Cleveland Indians: Nick Johnson Could Help the Tribe Stop Their June Swoon

    There's no doubt anymore that the Indians are suffering from a June swoon. There's nothing like a 2-9 record to destroy the momentum and division lead the Tribe built up in the first two months of the season...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,157 reads 14 comments

  8. MLB Trade Speculation: Dan Haren and the Cleveland Indians Are a Perfect Match

    I know the offense has been dragging as of late, but the biggest thing the Cleveland Indians need is better starting pitching. Justin Masterson is the only pitcher who has been consistently good this year (3...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 2,221 reads 39 comments

  9. Cleveland Indians: 10 Ways the Tribe Can Improve and Stop Their Recent Skid

    On the morning of May 18th, the Cleveland Indians were 26-13, owned the best record in baseball and seemed invincible. In those two short weeks since then, the Tribe have gone 7-10 and come crashing down to earth...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,512 reads 10 comments

  10. Cleveland Indians: Grady Sizemore and 10 of the Worst Injuries in Tribe History

    Championships are won with talent, hard work and luck. No team has gotten to the top without dodging some major obstacles. One of those problems is injures...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 2,030 reads 13 comments

  11. MLB Power Rankings: Re-Ranking the Cleveland Indians Roster Through 40 Games

    Way back in the beginning of April when I ranked every player on the Indians roster (which you can see here: http://bleacherreport...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,718 reads 10 comments

  12. MLB Power Rankings: Why the Indians and Braves Are the Best Teams in Baseball

    It may not be a popular notion, but judging a team solely based off of their current win-loss record isn't the best way to judge a team...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 495 reads 0 comments

  13. Cleveland Indians: Orlando Cabrera Shouldn't Be a Roadblock for Jason Kipnis

    If you haven’t seen the movie Juno or just want to miss my awesome metaphor, feel free to skip the next four paragraphs. If you have, then let’s go for a ride...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,162 reads 19 comments

  14. MLB Power Rankings: How Far the Rays Rose, the White Sox Fell, and a New No. 1

    It's been a good week for the Tampa Rays, a horrible one for the Chicago White Sox and a great one for the Cleveland Indians. As we hit the month of May, how each team in baseball is playing is starting to become clear...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 369 reads 3 comments

  15. Cleveland Indians: Is Fausto Carmona's Star Starting to Fade Away?

    Quick Note: Kaela Bishop beat me to the punch posting a Fausto Carmona piece this week. You can read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/678799-cleveland-indians-why-fans-cant-expect-a-win-with-fausto-carmona-on-the-moun ...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 289 reads 0 comments

  16. MLB Power Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams to This Point in the Season

    Score more runs than the other team; it's just that simple. The team that scores more than they give up will win games and vice versa. Even at this early juncture, the teams scoring more runs - regardless of their record right now - are better off...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,556 reads 10 comments

  17. Cleveland Indians: There's Still Time to Jump Aboard the Matt LaPorta Bandwagon

    Quick! Time's running out to jump on the Matt LaPorta bandwagon. It was pretty empty here for a while, but a trickle of people are finally starting to find their way aboard...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 1,489 reads 15 comments

  18. MLB: Which 5 Managers Are Starting to Feel the Heat in the Early Going?

    It may still be really early in the season, but as the weather heats up, so does the proverbial seat that each manager sits on...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about 3 years ago 310 reads 0 comments

  19. Cleveland Indians: Grady Sizemore's Well on His Way Down the Comeback Trail

    Remember when Grady Sizemore was one of the perennial elite players in all of baseball? Remember when he was posting these stat lines? 2005 (age 22): .289 BA, .348 OBP, .484 SLG, 123 OPS+, 22 HR, 22 SB, 5...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about over 3 years ago 1,307 reads 4 comments

  20. MLB: Can We Have a Do-Over on 10 Offseason Moves That Have Backfired So Far?

    The best part of the offseason is trying to add the final piece of the puzzle to a championship team. Sometimes those moves backfire, however...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about over 3 years ago 2,522 reads 21 comments

  21. MLB Power Rankings: Ranking the 2011 Cleveland Indians Roster

    The 2011 season is under way, and like normal, there are plenty of questions about the Tribe's roster. Another cheap offseason has left plenty of outcasts and also-rans filling key ...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about over 3 years ago 121 reads 14 comments

  22. MLB Opening Day 2011: 10 Things We Learned About the Cleveland Indians

    The Indians honored the memory of Bob Feller before their Opening Day game today. If only they had honored it with their play as well. It was a rough game for Tribe fans, as the Indians fell to the White Sox 15-10 on a frigid Opening Day...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about over 3 years ago 1,504 reads 8 comments

  23. Cleveland Indians: Time to Put Up or Shut Up for Manny Acta and the 2011 Tribe

    “The development was done last year... It’s time to play to win every day. That’s our mentality, and our expectations are that: building on the way we played in the second half of the season...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about over 3 years ago 521 reads 6 comments

  24. MLB Trade Speculation: 12 Players To Help the 2011 Cleveland Indians Contend

    Let's take a trip through the looking glass and leave our cynicism behind. Let's pretend for a second that the Cleveland Indians are the San Diego Padres of 2010, contending in late July but starting to show signs of fading...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about over 3 years ago 2,064 reads 10 comments

  25. MLB Preview 2011: 5 Under-24 Minor Leaguers Who Can Help the Indians This Year

    For the past three years, Indians fans have been told over and over again that the team was rebuilding for the future...

    Jim Piascik Written by Jim Piascik about over 3 years ago 443 reads 4 comments