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IBI Scoreboard for April 19, 2014
MLB
TOR 5 Recap
CLE 0 Box
Triple-A
TOL 7 Recap
COL 6 Box
Double-A
AKR 3 Recap
BOW 1 Box
High-A
FRE 0
CAR 0 PPD
Low-A
BUR 6 Recap
LC 1 Box
November 11, 2013   (0 comments)
Tribe Madness: Quicken Loans Region Round 1 results
The IBI Tribe Madness tournament pitting the 128 greatest Indians players of all time against one another in an NCAA basketball-like tournament continues with the results from the matchups in round one of the Quicken Loans Region. This region featured Tribe favorites such as Tom Candiotti, CC Sabathia, Joe Gordon, Herb Score, Graig Nettles, Addie Joss, Stan Coveleski and others.
 
November 11, 2013   (2 comments)
AFL Spotlight: Tyler Naquin
A year in the minor leagues can bring many surprises as players can struggle in some areas and succeed in others. It is the refinement in those strengths and the development of their weaknesses which determines the fate of most prospects, and for outfielder Tyler Naquin that is no different. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recently sat down with him and discussed his season, what he wants to improve, and what he ultimately needs to do to get to the big leagues.
 
November 11, 2013   (16 comments)
IBI Power Poll: Which player makes the most impact in 2014?
The Cleveland Indians have a lot of decisions to make this offseason, but with their current crop of free agents still making up their minds, it's hard to predict where the Indians will go for free agent or trade help. While we are waiting, let's take a look at some potential "newcomers" within the system. In this week's Power Poll, which potential rookie or potential minor leaguer will have the most impact with the Indians in 2014?
 
November 11, 2013   (6 comments)
Around the Farm: November 10, 2013
The Arizona Fall League was off for the final Sunday of their season, but several Indians were in action out in Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. Players like Aguilar, Price, Moncrief, Ramirez and others were in action, and the IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps how everyone in the Indians organization did in another day of offseason winter ball.
 
November 10, 2013   (15 comments)
Possible trade options that can help the Indians bullpen
The Indians bullpen is at a crossroads this offseason. No longer can they rely on Chris Perez, Vinnie Pestano and Joe Smith at the backend of the bullpen like they have the last three years since Perez is gone, Smith is likely gone and Pestano has health concerns. The Indians will likely rely more heavily on Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen, but they are expected to be creative in finding more help for the backend of the bullpen. The IBI's Andy Nichols takes a look at some potential trade targets to fill that need.
 
November 10, 2013   (54 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Saying goodbye to Ubaldo
Ubaldo Jimenez is expected to decline the qualifying offer that the Indians extended to him this week, and thus will have declined a contract with the Indians for 2014 not once, but twice. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about why it is time to move on from Jimenez and how his market may be shaping up. He also talks about why Scott Kazmir was not extended a qualifying offer, runs through some early rumors, explains why Jesus Aguilar has played third base of late, and more.
 
November 10, 2013   (5 comments)
Around the Farm: November 9, 2013
It was a day of highs and lows on Saturday. Right-hander Paolo Espino put forth his best outing of the offseason in Venezuela while right-hander Will Roberts put forth his worst outing of the offseason in Arizona. Center fielder Ezequiel Carrera struggled at the plate while center fielder Tyler Naquin flourished once again. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps those performances and all the rest of the action from Around the Farm....
 
November 9, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 11/3/13 - 11/9/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
 
November 9, 2013   (6 comments)
AFL Spotlight: Tony Wolters
2013 was a year of change for Tony Wolters. At the tail end of spring training a little over seven months ago he was pulled into the Indians offices in Goodyear, Arizona and received word that he would be making the switch from the middle of the infield to catcher. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recently had a chance to sit down with Wolters to talk about the position change, how things are going in the AFL and what the future has in store for him.
 
November 9, 2013   (0 comments)
Tribe Madness: Dunn Field Region Round 1 results
The IBI Tribe Madness tournament pitting the 128 greatest Indians players of all time against one another in an NCAA basketball-like tournament continues with the results from the matchups in round one of the Dunn Field Region. This region featured Tribe favorites such as Dennis Eckersley, Sonny Sibert, Rocky Colavito, Cliff Lee, Buddy Bell, Tris Speaker, Bob Feller and others.
 
November 9, 2013   (10 comments)
Around The Farm:  November 8, 2013
Shawn Armstrong had a tough 2013 season but so far in the Arizona Fall League he is pitching like the prospect he was expected to be coming into the year. Bryan Price has continued right where he left off as he is having a very good showing in Venezuela. The IBI's Arthur Kinney touches on them and more as he goes Around the Farm...
 
November 8, 2013   (14 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Should Colon be an option?
With the offseason now in full swing, we know that one of the Indians' top priorities will be re-signing either one or both of Ubaldo Jimenez and Scott Kazmir? But what if the team does indeed lose both players to free agency? Who should be the team's target then? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he presents his case in the latest edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
 
November 8, 2013   (7 comments)
Lake County Insider: 2013 Season Review - The Pitchers
We continue on with our year-end pieces for the Indians minor league affiliates with an inside look at the pitchers at Low-A Lake County. Recently, Tony had a chance to sit down with Indians Assistant Director of Player Development Carter Hawkins to get the organization’s thoughts on the performance/development of some of the pitchers at Lake County this season, and has included comments on pitchers like Dylan Baker, Ryan Merritt, Jake Sisco, Luis DeJesus, Robbie Aviles, D.J. Brown and many others.
 
November 8, 2013   (24 comments)
Around the Farm: November 7, 2013
Indians starting pitching prospect Joe Colon made his winter ball debut on Thursday night and put forth an exceptional effort with five very strong innings. Jesus Aguilar was back at third base for the second straight night, but there is a reason for that. The IBI's Tony Lastoria explains the reason, looks at Colon's good showing and more in Around the Farm...
 

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