May 25, 2014 (10 comments)
Hopefully everyone is enjoying a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend. All four Indians full season affiliates were in action on Saturday and Adam Plutko put up another outstanding effort for Low-A Lake County. The IBI's Tony Lastoria goes into detail about Plutko's great outing and much more as he takes us Around the Farm....
May 24, 2014 (2 comments)
Man, is Corey Kluber fun to watch pitch or what? 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 updates on Cleveland's injury situation, a possible destination for Kendrys Morales, and more.
May 24, 2014 (1 comments)
Whether he is staring down a 90 mph fastball or raucously rooting for his Cleveland sports teams, Anthony Gallas has always taken things pitch-by-pitch and day-by-day. While his path to greatness hasn’t always been clear, this approach has taken him and his Carolina Mudcats to new heights. The IBI's Daniel Kale recently caught up with Gallas and talked to him about his big season, his return from injury and more.
May 24, 2014 (5 comments)
Faced with a tired bullpen, the Cleveland Indians called up lefty T.J. House for his first major league start. While House put in a crucial six-inning performance, offense was the order of the day, with the Orioles posting 14 hits in an 8-4 defeat of the Indians. The IBI's John Grimm reflects on the performance, both as it relates to the rookie starter's use and to left-fielder Michael Brantley.
May 24, 2014 (5 comments)
Offensive was at a premium on Friday night throughout the entire Cleveland Indians organization as every Indians affiliate had a tough time scoring - though Carolina had a solid night at the plate. The IBI's Tony Lastoria takes us on a trip Around the Farm and recaps the highlights and some lowlights from the night.
May 24, 2014 (2 comments)
Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend! 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 update in the search for the next MLB commissioner, a potential trading partner for Jeff Samardzija, and more.
May 23, 2014 (1 comments)
In today's massive-sized Minor Happenings that is well over 5000 words, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at how outfielder Tyler Naquin continues to improve every area of his game and really has just one question mark remaining and how he is working to answer that. He also provides a ton of quotes from Ross Atkins on players like Adam Plutko, Anthony Gallas, Francisco Lindor and others, takes a look at second baseman Claudio Bautista and why he is a prospect to keep an eye on, provides details into Robbie Aviles’ turnaround this season, and provides lots of news, insight and analysis on players like Frank Herrmann, Gabriel Arias, LeVon Washington, Dorssys Paulino and others.
May 23, 2014 (8 comments)
Maybe 13 has become a new lucky number for the Indians. On Thursday, they racked up their fourth straight victory an their second consecutive win in 13 innings of play as they overcame more poor defense to defeat the Orioles 8-7. Carlos Santana, Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall were among the key contributors in the win. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the victory.
May 23, 2014 (4 comments)
The Columbus Clippers were on national television Thursday night, but the best story on the farm came from Ryan Merritt. The left-hander continued to impress in 2014 as he dominated in a unique way given the trends of today's game. In addition to Merritt, Lake County starter Dace Kime furthered his case that his early struggles are behind him, the Columbus bullpen essentially had open tryouts for the majors, Anthony Santander got two-thirds of Lake County's hits (not in a good way), and much more. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks it all down and takes you Around the Farm.
May 23, 2014 (0 comments)
The Indians continued their winning streak on Thursday in another extra inning thriller! 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 Prince Fielder's injury, how long Cliff Lee could potentially be out for, an update on Miguel Olivio, and more.
May 22, 2014 (2 comments)
Clint Frazier knows he has young, gifted talent. He also knows he has something unique -- his own identity. He is working through his first full season and managing all of the expectations that come when you are a first round pick, but through it all he is just focusing on being himself. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently caught up with him to get his thoughts on several things related to his pro career to date.
May 22, 2014 (6 comments)
Perhaps it was the warm weather, or perhaps things are just starting to click, but last week seemed to be a nice improvement for the Lake County Captains. The team went 5-2, stringing together a three-game win streak the past three days. The bullpen has offered some nice outings and the offense has collectively picked itself up. Here's what happened during the Captains' previous week.
May 22, 2014 (9 comments)
A walk-off balk is one of the rarest occasions in baseball. From some cursory research, it appears this has only happened about 15 times in HISTORY. While the way the game was won on Wednesday is certainly the most unbelievable event that occurred, the game featured three separate comebacks by the Indians and is without a doubt the biggest (and most improbable) win of the year. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his "second thoughts" on the amazing win...
May 22, 2014 (4 comments)
Things were not as crazy down on the farm Wednesday as they were at Progressive Field, but there were still plenty of interesting things goings on. Headlining the night was outfielder -- which is still a little weird to write -- Dorssys Paulino, who has returned to Lake County swinging well. He was joined by Tyler Naquin continuing his hot streak, Clayton Cook's first game in 25 months, and much more. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks it all down and takes you Around the Farm.
May 21, 2014 (0 comments)
Wednesday's roller coaster game against Detroit ended just how we all expected it would - with a balk-off. 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 shocking and unbelievable injury to Dodgers' infielder Alex Guerrero, the Indians need for a new Thursday starter, and more.
May 21, 2014 (8 comments)
They never flinched. "I don't even know where to start with that game," Tribe outfielder David Murphy said. "I don't know if that was a baseball game or a marathon combined with a circus." Scoring 11 runs on 17 hits, the Indians edged Detroit, 11-10, winning with game a walk-off balk in the bottom of the 13th inning. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a wild win from the ballpark.
May 21, 2014 (1 comments)
Since last season, Jimmy Stokes has picked up some velocity on his fastball. He also picked up a college diploma. The tall right-handed pitcher is currently in Arizona out in extended spring training and the IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently caught up with him to see how things are going and how his new throwing program is coming along.
May 21, 2014 (12 comments)
There may be no player on the Cleveland Indians that draws the same sustained levels of disdain from the fanbase as Asdrubal Cabrera. In the big picture, however, the IBI's John Grimm asserts that Cabrera's diverse offensive portfolio and improved defense is a net positive for Cleveland, and he reflects on how Cabrera's widely-panned contract, counter-intuitively, demonstrates the effectiveness of contract extensions as a team-building strategy.
May 21, 2014 (4 comments)
The Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night by a score of 6-2. The Indians received most of their offense in a four-run second inning thanks to five consecutive batters getting a hit or walk with just one out. While the Indians offense pulled together a great inning to account for a decent night, Trevor Bauer’s most-recent call-up was the real story. The IBI's Charlie Adams provides his second thoughts on the big win for the Indians...
May 21, 2014 (2 comments)
The normal comforts of home were not had by the Carolina Mudcats this past week as they struggled to just a 1-4 record before traveling to Wilmington for the start of a three game set and dropped the first game. The IBI's Zachary Francis recaps the week that was for the Carolina Mudcats, gets us caught up with Ryan Merritt's nice season to date, and highlights all of the important news and notes for the team.