May 1, 2014 (4 comments)
This April for the Tribe has been reminiscent of the 2005 season. Let's just hope they find a way to finish with the same win total. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the market for free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan, Matt Garza leaves his start early, and more.
April 30, 2014 (0 comments)
Committing to anything is tough when one spends six months of the year on the road, but Jordan Smith is managing a dual commitment between baseball and marriage. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently caught up with Smith and sat down to talk to him and Akron manager Dave Wallace about those commitments and what he is working on this season.
April 30, 2014 (0 comments)
The Carolina Mudcats found an opponent they could not defeat this week: Mother Nature. Four of the team’s seven games were either postponed or cancelled due to rain. Otherwise, Carolina managed a .500 record for the week, earning one win against both Wilmington and Frederick, while also dropping a contest to both clubs. The IBI's Zachary Francis chimes in with his weekly Mudcats notebook...
April 30, 2014 (25 comments)
The Indians continue to play bad defense, execute poorly on offense and fail to keep the opposition off the board after they score the half inning prior. All of that leads to a five-game losing streak and poor 11-16 start so far this season. The IBI's Charlie Adams reviews last night's 6-4 loss to the Angels and analyzes key moments in the game where had the Indians gotten just one clutch hit or key pitch they actually may have won the game.
April 30, 2014 (12 comments)
Carolina was washed out again on Tuesday but the Indians had a full slate of games on the day thanks to a doubleheader for Columbus. The good performances were few and far in between on the night, and the IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the night Around the Farm with all of the notable performances from Columbus to Lake County.
April 30, 2014 (6 comments)
Could we be seeing both Trevor Bauer and Jose Ramirez in Cleveland next homestand? In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a DL stint for Archie Bradley, A.J. Griffin officially joining the list of Tommy John surgery recipients, and more.
April 29, 2014 (3 comments)
A day late but never a dollar short, it is time to recap all of the hot and cold performances in the Indians minor league system over the past week. The Hot List showcases the Top 15 performances from the previous seven days as well as the Bottom 5 performances over the past seven days, and includes insight, information and more on each player listed. Today’s listing includes 20 players and over 2000 words, and highlights players such as Roberto Perez, Jordan Milbrath, Carlos Moncrief, Michael Peoples and more.
April 29, 2014 (2 comments)
In episode two of this season's new TV program here at IBI, host Hayden Grove goes "on site" to Akron and talks with the IBI's Jim Piascik about several noteworthy Akron players, conducts an on-air interview with top prospect Francisco Lindor and gets a tour from owner Ken Babby on all of the new amenities and other things to enjoy at a RubberDucks game this season.
April 29, 2014 (13 comments)
After being swept in San Francisco, the Indians traveled down the California coast and turned to their number one in game number one of three against the Angels. If you have paid even mild interest to the team's first 25 games, what unfolded in this one should come as no surprise. The IBI's Kevin Dean shares his second thoughts....
April 29, 2014 (26 comments)
Indians manager Terry Francona informed the media on Monday night that right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been removed from the starting rotation. The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides some quick thoughts on how things may shake out over the next few days and who fills the vacated fifth spot in the rotation.
April 29, 2014 (11 comments)
Columbus and Carolina were washed out on Monday, but Akron and Lake County played and came through with victories and some impressive performances in the process. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps the night Around the Farm and takes a look at the nice games from Will Roberts, Anthony Santander and more.
April 29, 2014 (4 comments)
A rainy week is in store for Northeast Ohio. Will the Indians alleviate the gloomy weather? In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on an injury update for Bryce Harper, some staggering numbers from the Indians weekend series in San Francisco, a Cubs pitcher could be moved, and more.
April 28, 2014 (26 comments)
The Indians were swept right out of San Francisco on Sunday and with that their short six-game West Coast trip is off to a rough start. They actually pitched well overall, but some key mistakes in the field and one or two bad pitches did them in. The IBI's Tony Lastoria chimes in with his weekly Happenings column on the Indians and talks about how much longer the Indians can afford to stick with Carlos Carrasco, who comes up to replace Yan Gomes when he leaves for the birth of his child, some concerns with Masterson and more.
April 28, 2014 (0 comments)
Coming up on the one month mark and after a rocky start, Columbus has begun to even things out. The Clippers' record has yet to reach the .500 mark, but after winning five of the last seven they are inching closer (.455). The IBI's Adrienne Robbins reviews the week that was for the Clippers.
April 28, 2014 (4 comments)
There's no use sugarcoating it. The Indians headed west with a nice little hot streak under their belts winning four out of their last five games and three straight in a key division battle against Kansas City. Unfortunately, that momentum fell flat once they set foot in AT&T Park. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps a frustrating end to a disappointing weekend in San Francisco.
April 28, 2014 (13 comments)
Triple-A Columbus continues to be the affiliate with some of the most exceptional early season performances, and the IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about them in his trip Around the Farm. He talks about the surprising performance of Roberto Perez and the red hot Trevor Bauer, plus rolls through the rest of the system highlighting the good and some bad performances from Sunday.
April 28, 2014 (6 comments)
Danny Salazar finally showed what he is capable of on Sunday, but the Tribe offense is still scuffling. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on Matt Garza giving advice to Jeff Samardzija, a new foreign player for teams to bid on this offseason, and more.
April 27, 2014 (21 comments)
In this week's Inside the Wigwam, "The Birdman" IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz wonders if Carlos Carrasco would benefit with a role change to the Tribe bullpen. He also shares some news and notes surrounding a struggling Cleveland team, and gives his "Final Call" on Carrasco and an ugly three-game sweep by the Giants this weekend.
April 27, 2014 (0 comments)
To start off The WAR Room, Jim Piascik will be going back to 2013 and going over last year's performances. Since we are nearly to the point of having enough minor league games in the books to have useful stats, he will be finishing the 2013 retrospective early (to get to 2014 sooner), bringing you all of the Akron, Carolina, and Lake County pitching stats today. Join Jim as he analyzes Cody Anderson, Cleveland's best minor league pitcher in 2013, other impressive starters like Joe Colon and Shawn Morimando, and much more.
April 27, 2014 (2 comments)
The Indians got off to a good start and Zach McAllister was crusing through four innings, and the Indians were up 3-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning. That is when things went haywire as the Giants plated four runs and took control of the game and eventually won 5-3. The IBI's John Grimm chimes in with his Second Thoughts on the game....