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July 18, 2014   (5 comments)
Around the Farm: July 17, 2014
Major League Baseball decided to take Thursday off, but that was not the case in the minors. Every Cleveland affiliate was in action Thursday, filling the baseball gap in our lives very well. Jim Piascik recaps all the action, featuring this year's 10th round pick, Steven Patterson, reaching base seven (seven!) times, Danny Salazar's latest Columbus start, and much more. Join Jim as he takes you Around the Farm
July 18, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Zobrist, Price trade has been discussed
The All-Star break is officially over and we have baseball again! 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 a trade that has been discussed involving Ben Zobrist and David Price, injury updates involving the Cleveland Indians, the front runner for the GM job in San Diego, and more.
July 17, 2014   (2 comments)
2014 IBI Midseason Top 30 Prospects, part two
Welcome to IBI's midseason top 30 prospect rankings. Now that we are at the All-Star break and more than half of the way through the minor league season, Jim Piascik is re-ranking the top prospects in Cleveland's system, including the risers, the fallers, those who stayed steady, and the newly drafted. Join Jim in part two of his rankings, where he breaks down #15 through #1.
July 17, 2014   (1 comments)
Captains notebook: Bautista making noise in Lake County
Claudio Bautista isn't a high-profile ballplayer. Signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2011, Bautista isn't a big name infielder -- not when guys by the names of Francisco Lindor, Joe Wendle and Jose Ramirez are around. That said, Bautista has quietly crafted a solid season with the Lake County Captains. Join Stephanie Metzger as she profiles Bautista and recaps the week for the Captains in her weekly notebook.
July 17, 2014   (10 comments)
Around the Farm: July 16, 2014
The organization had a few All-Stars in action Wednesday night, though none really had a stellar performance that stood out. The same could be said for Carolina third baseman Yandy Diaz, though the bigger picture is much more encouraging when it comes to the 22-year-old. Join Jim Piascik as he recaps Diaz's debut season to date, updates you on a few rehabbing players in Arizona, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 17, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Mike Trout wins first MVP as AL All-Stars win
In today's storylines, the MLB All-Star game takes center stage. This year’s all-star game was all about the retirement of Derek Jeter as he moves on to the next chapter of his life. However what was possibly overlooked was the progression of Los Angeles Angels outfielder, Mike Trout.
July 16, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI on Site 1.12
Here is episode number 12 this season of "IBI on Site", a new exciting project here at the IBI.
In this week's show, we head to Cleveland, where host Hayden Grove welcomes home LeBron James, takes us into the All-Star break and talks to the Indians, including new outfielder Chris Dickerson, pitcher Corey Kluber and the ever-energized Nick Swisher. He also talks again to August Fagerstrom of...
July 16, 2014   (2 comments)
2014 IBI Midseason Top 30 Prospects, part one
Welcome to IBI's midseason top 30 prospect rankings. Now that we are at the All-Star break and more than half of the way through the minor league season, Jim Piascik is re-ranking the top prospects in Cleveland's system, including the risers, the fallers, those who stayed steady, and the newly drafted. Join Jim in part one of his rankings, where he breaks down those who fell just short in addition to #30 through #16.
July 16, 2014   (2 comments)
2014 Key Players: Midseason Review
For a second year in a row this spring, Michael Goodman profiled five players he thought were keys to the Indians’ playoff hopes. These were individuals whose performance, for better or worse, would go a long way toward determining the team’s ultimate fate in the 2014 season. With the All-Star Break upon us, Michael reviews those five players and looks at how they’ve done thus far.
July 16, 2014   (1 comments)
Mudcats Notebook: Gonzalez making necessary strides
The Carolina Mudcats had one of their best weeks of the season this week, reeling off five wins in six games. At week’s end, Carolina sits atop the second-half Southern Division standings at 16-10, two games ahead of first-half champion Myrtle Beach. Join Zachary Francis as he recaps the past week for the Mudcats in his weekly notebook and profiles Erik Gonzalez, who is making the necessary strides to become a top prospect.
July 16, 2014   (0 comments)
Around The Farm: July 15, 2014
Most of Cleveland's minor league affiliates were off Tuesday night, with only the Dominican Summer League team in action. That's where Arthur Kinney takes you as he recaps the only non-All-Star game in town, breaking down Gabriel Mejia's season to date and much more. Join Arthur as he takes you on a shorter-than-usual trip Around the Farm.
July 15, 2014   (20 comments)
Ranking the 2014 roster at the All-Star Break, part two
There have been plenty of ups and downs for Cleveland so far in 2014, yet the team is entering the All-Star break at a perfectly average 47-47. There have been a few notable breakout stars and players performing above their true talent, but given the number of disappointments Cleveland's gone through, .500 actually feels pretty good right now. Join Jim Piascik as he brings you part two of his All-Star break roster rankings, listing players #21 through #1.
July 15, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks Notebook: A first-half season review
The RubberDucks stand at 56-41 and are currently one game behind the first-place Richmond Flying Squirrels in the Eastern League Western division race. Akron has had an interesting season thus far, from rehab assignment stints to hitting streaks to the injury bug, but the team has kept its focus well. Join Spencer Davies as he recaps the RubberDucks' first half.
July 15, 2014   (4 comments)
Around The Farm: July 14, 2014
Though the major league teams are all on break for the All-Star game, that is not the case in the minors. Arthur Kinney recaps Monday's night's action throughout the system, including Alex Lavisky possibly snapping out of his recent funk and Jesus Aguilar's performance at the Triple-A home run derby. For all that and more, join Arthur as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 15, 2014   (18 comments)
Storylines: Could the Rays, Indians revisit trade talks?
The Mid-Summer Classic is tonight! Will you be watching? 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 a rumor circulating between the Rays and Indians, the likelihood Houston Street gets traded, Bartolo Colon being made available for a trade, and more.
July 14, 2014   (4 comments)
Ranking the 2014 roster at the All-Star Break, part one
There have been plenty of ups and downs for Cleveland so far in 2014, yet the team is entering the All-Star break at a perfectly average 47-47. There have been a few notable breakout stars and players performing above their true talent, but given the number of disappointments Cleveland's gone through, .500 actually feels pretty good right now. Join Jim Piascik as he brings you part one of his All-Star break roster rankings, listing players #42 through #22.
July 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers: A week of ups and downs
The Columbus Clippers had a long week full of ups and downs. They started the week tied for first with Indy. The Clippers dropped three to Pawtucket and the first two to Indy before winning four straight to end the week exactly how they began it – tied for first. Join Michael Rich as he recaps the strange week the Clippers had and looks ahead to what's to come.
July 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #94: White Sox 2, Indians 3
The Indians head into the All-Star Break on a high note earning a game and series win over the White Sox. After 94 games, the Tribe sits in third place at an even 47-47 and seven and a half games behind first place Detroit. Considering the inconsistency this team has battled through so far, that's not the worst spot to be in. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the victory.
July 14, 2014   (12 comments)
Around The Farm: July 13, 2014
It was a big night for some of the top prospects in the system, with Francisco Lindor representing the organization in the Futures Game and Jesus Aguilar and Clint Frazier staying hot. As we head into the All-Star break, Arthur Kinney has you covered, recapping the performances of those top prospects and everyone else throughout the system. Join Arthur as he takes you Around the Farm.
July 13, 2014   (14 comments)
Storylines: Antonetti speaks about Indians' plans
The Indians head into the All-Star break just 3.5 games out of the second Wildcard spot. 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 what Cleveland could look to do before the trade deadline, Miami receiving calls on Giancarlo Stanton, and more.

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