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IBI Scoreboard for July 28, 2014
Triple-A
NOR 6
COL 5
Double-A
BOW 12
AKR 4
Low-A
BEL 8
LC 9
Short-A
SC 2
MV 3
March 9, 2014   (6 comments)
Tomlin leads charge in 4-2 win over Brewers
With the Cleveland Indians still in search of a fifth starter, Josh Tomlin bolstered his hopes Sunday afternoon, leading the tribe to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Tomlin, battling for the final rotation spot with Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco, amongst others, threw four scoreless innings. Join Rob Fuller as he covers the game from Goodyear.
March 9, 2014   (4 comments)
The Sunday Drive with Masty, Carlos, Cody and birthdays
Jim Pete dusts off his old Sunday Drive column for a closer look at why signing Justin Masterson goes far beyond the numbers, why Cody Anderson really could be a factor should the Indians need one in August, why Carlos Santana shouldn't be looked at all that closely just yet, and how something special could come out of the Indians' patience in handling Danny Salazar.
March 9, 2014   (5 comments)
2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #10 OF Carlos Moncrief
The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with outfielder Carlos Moncrief. The IBI's Tony Lastoria has long been a fan of Moncrief and after a big 2013 showing where he seemingly put it all together, he pushes the Moncrief Train even further with his first Top 10 ranking. In this detailed scouting report, Tony explains what finally clicked for Moncrief, the adjustments he made, what he is working, how much of an impact he can be, and much more.
March 9, 2014   (0 comments)
MLB Storylines: Blue Jays, Orioles pursuing Ervin Santana
A couple of AL East teams are looking to take advantage of the shrinking demands of Ervin Santana.. 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 new market for Santana, news on the qualifying offer system, and more.
March 8, 2014   (6 comments)
Tribe and Padres play to 4-4 tie after 10 innings in Peoria
A tie game. It serves as a reminder of just how insignificant spring training exhibition records are. While the Indians came out of the gates strong with a three-run first inning, it was defensive miscues and pitching woes that allowed the Padres to work their way back into the game and knot up the score twice, the second being the final at 4-4. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the game live from Arizona.
March 8, 2014   (1 comments)
Spring Training Invite 1.1
Welcome to the pilot episode of our week-long podcast series "Spring Training Invite". The IBI's Jake Dungan is reporting live from Goodyear, Arizona where the Indians are hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. Fellow IBI contributor and regular co-host of the regular IBI show "Call to the Bullpen" Hayden Grove will join Jake on this first broadcast. It all starts on Saturday at 9pm ET!
March 8, 2014   (6 comments)
The Release of a Dream
Today we re-post an article that originally ran in May of 2008 that provides details into the release process in the minors and the emotions that players go through. That year the IBI's Tony Lastoria talked to three Indians minor league players that were recently released to get an understanding of the process and the whirlwind of emotions that follow. With the first full squad workout in the minors set for Monday, this is a fitting time to post this again as close to 15-20 players will be released in a few weeks.
March 8, 2014   (8 comments)
Indians preview capsules: The catchers and corner infielders
As a part of IBI's beginning of season festivities, we have preview capsules on all 55 players currently in major league camp with at least some chance of helping the big league team. The next batch of these running today are the catchers and corner infielders. There is just not much more to it; spring training is here and real baseball is just around the corner. Enjoy as Jim Piascik previews the catchers and corner infielders.
March 8, 2014   (13 comments)
Pitching leads Tribe to eighth straight victory, defeat Cubs, 7-2
Pitching was the name of the game for the second consecutive day Friday afternoon, as the Tribe defeated the Chicago Cubs, 7-2. Indians bats tagged Chicago starter Edwin Jackson from the very first inning and Cleveland hurlers combined for 16 strikeouts in route to their eighth straight Cactus League victory. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps and shares his thoughts on the action.
March 8, 2014   (5 comments)
MLB Storylines: Ervin Santana lessens his contract demands
Even though it is just Spring Training, it's always nice to see the Indians stringing together some wins and sitting atop the standings. 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 Ervin Santana's desire to get a contract done, tough news for a Royals pitcher, and more.
March 7, 2014   (3 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Trust in Corey Kluber
One of the better stories of the 2013 season was Corey Kluber, who won 11 games and seemed to cement himself as a rotation staple for now. His rise seemed to come out of nowhere, but did it really? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he tries to pinpoint a reason for Kluber's success in the latest edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
March 7, 2014   (7 comments)
2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #11 SS Dorssys Paulino
The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with shortstop Dorssys Paulino. Paulino had a rough introduction to full season ball last season and did not meet the expectations laid upon him before the season as an offensive player. In this detailed scouting report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria explains what went wrong, why it is too early to give up on him, what the plans are for him going forward, and much more.
March 7, 2014   (10 comments)
Indians preview capsules: The relief pitchers, part two
As a part of IBI's beginning of season festivities, we have preview capsules on all 54 players currently in major league camp with at least some chance of helping the big league team. The next batch of these running today are part two of the relief pitchers. There is just not much more to it; spring training is here and real baseball is just around the corner. Enjoy as Jim Piascik previews the first half of the relief pitchers.
March 7, 2014   (3 comments)
MLB Storylines: Carpenter close to signing extension with Cards
Weather in much of Northeast Ohio should feel a lot like summer, which should give many of us baseball fever. 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 the the news that Matt Carpenter is close to signing an extension with the Cards, Cole Hamels could be out the whole month of April, and more.
March 6, 2014   (10 comments)
Bases-loaded walk all Tribe pitchers need in 1-0 shutout
The only scoring in this game came courtesy of Asdrubal Cabrera, who drew a bases-loaded walk off Cubs right-hander Justin Grimm in the bottom of the fourth inning at Goodyear Ballpark. That would prove to be all the Indians hurlers would need on Thursday as the five of them would combine for a 1-0 shutout effort. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he covers all the highlights.
March 6, 2014   (15 comments)
Masterson signs at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario?
The Cleveland Indians have apparently been given a potential break in the negotiations with their "ace" starter, Justin Masterson. According to the reports, Masty is reportedly copacetic with signing a deal that's far less in years and overall money than Homer Bailey's six-year, $105 million deal. Is his offer truly less time, and is it truly a discount when it's all said and done? IBI's Jim Pete talks Masterson, and the joys of Spring Training...
March 6, 2014   (5 comments)
2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #12 LHP Luis Lugo
The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with left-handed pitcher Luis Lugo. Lugo is a pitcher who has all of the ingredients to be a very good Major League starter and has shown some rapid growth on the mound the last few seasons. In this detailed scouting report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria looks at his upside, his areas of opportunity, the improvement he showed last season, and much more.
March 6, 2014   (8 comments)
Indians preview capsules: The relief pitchers, part one
As a part of IBI's beginning of season festivities, we have preview capsules on all 54 players currently in major league camp with at least some chance of helping the big league team. The next batch of these running today are part one of the relief pitchers. There is just not much more to it; spring training is here and real baseball is just around the corner. Enjoy as Jim Piascik previews the first half of the relief pitchers.
March 6, 2014   (4 comments)
MLB Storylines: Hochevar to miss the start of the season
The Royals will be without a key member of their dominant bullpen for at least the first couple of months of the season. 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 Luke Hochevar's arm injury, a possible strategy to Justin Masterson's contract extension talks, and more.
March 5, 2014   (5 comments)
Indians bats rally late, trounce Mariners, 8-5
It wasn't a good start for Indians minor league right-hander Travis Banwart, but that wouldn't stop Tribe bats and bullpen from going quietly. Trailing 5-1 after six innings of play, Cleveland relievers helped the offense outscore Seattle 7-0 over the final three frames to trounce the Mariners, 8-5 for their sixth straight victory this spring.

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