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October 13, 2013   (0 comments)
Tribe Madness: Previewing the Stadium Region matchups
Our tournament preview pitting the 128 greatest Indians players of all time against one another in an NCAA basketball-like tournament continues with a look at the Stadium Region. The winner of this region draws the winner of the Municipal Stadium region which was previewed on Friday. This is a fun way to take a trip down memory lane with some former Tribe greats!
October 13, 2013   (7 comments)
Tribe Happenings: The Indians success in '13 started at the top
On October 6th of last year the Indians hired Terry Francona to be their manager and thus began the start of an amazing revival for an organization on life support to one that is heading in the right direction. They had a good year, but now comes the hard part. Tony talks about their philosophy change and how they need to take the next step this offseason, how Francona had such a big effect on the team, and why he thinks the Indians need to pull out all the stops to resign Jimenez and Kazmir.
October 13, 2013   (0 comments)
Around The Farm:  October 12, 2013
The Arizona Fall League was off on Saturday but the Venezuela Winter League was in action and only one Indians player was in action. Jesus Aguilar put together yet another stellar night for the Indians reaching base in four of his five plate appearances and is really off to a great start this offseason.
October 12, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: Instructs October 11, 2013
The Indians played the first of three scheduled games against the NC Dinos (Changwon) of the Korea Professional Baseball. Things did not go so well for the young Tribe as they were shut down by a score of 8-1, a score indicative of a young team facing unique arm slot pitchers for the first time. Tony was there and provides the full stats for all of the players that played in the game and insight into how each player looked.
October 12, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 10/6/13 - 10/12/13
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.
October 12, 2013   (2 comments)
A deeper look at Justin Masterson
Coming in to the 2013 season the Indians pitching staff had more questions than it did answers. One of the main questions going in was “which Justin Masterson are we going to see?” After a 2012 season that saw Masterson struggle, he came back in 2013 and had a stellar season. The IBI's Matt Rose takes a deeper look at why Masterson had so much success this past season and what his future may hold.
October 12, 2013   (2 comments)
Around the Farm: October 11, 2013
The Arizona Fall League and Venezuela Winter League action continued on Friday, and even the Mexican Winter League kicked off though there were no Indians playing. Trey Haley struggled through a near 30 pitch outing and showed dominant stuff early before losing it late, Jesus Aguilar had another sensational game for Caracas, and more....
October 11, 2013   (11 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Resigning Jimenez should be top priority
With the Indians now out of playoffs, Tribe fans are all turning their attention to one thing: free agency. The Indians as an organization have a number of notable free agents that they may want to resign, and perhaps none are bigger than right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. After a brilliant second half, Jimenez is sure to be in for a hefty raise this offseason. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he opines why it should be the Tribe who ultimately give Jimenez his new contract.
October 11, 2013   (4 comments)
Tribe Madness: 128-player tourney to determine greatest Indian
So how does one pit a player from the 1940's against a star from the 1920's or 1990's and how do you have a pitcher compete with an outfielder? Well you can't - at least not in real life - but you can in the fantasy world of OOTP baseball. And that's what IBI history buff Rick Lamborn did to determine the best Indians player of all time with a gigantic 128-player tournament. He explains the tournament and previews the first round in his latest....
October 11, 2013   (2 comments)
Around the Farm: October 10, 2013
The Indians had four players in action in the Arizona Fall League and the IBI's Tony Lastoria was there to give some insight into the performances and a scary injury to one of the Indians better prospects. Thursday night also marked the kickoff to the 2013 winter ball season in Venezuela and Tony recaps the powerful start by first baseman Jesus Aguilar.
October 10, 2013   (6 comments)
Around the Farm: Instructs October 9, 2013
The Indians faced off against a MLB affiliate for the final time in Instructional League on Wednesday thumping the Royals 12-2 and now get ready for a three game set against the NC Dinos from Korea to finish out the schedule. The IBI's Tony Lastoria was at the game and Clint Frazier made quite a good first impression and he also talks about several of the other good showings on the day. As always, the complete stats from the game for all the players are included as well as comments about each player.
October 10, 2013   (16 comments)
Trend Spotting: The case for retaining Scott Kazmir
The Indians have a plethora of offseason decisions which are of seemingly equal importance, each one creating specific options or paths. One of those is whether to resign Scott Kazmir. The IBI's Michael Hattery steps in with an exceptional Trend Spotting piece breaking down Kazmir's season and answers the questions about how good his 2013 season was, what it tells us about his future, and what kind of contract he should get this offseason.
October 10, 2013   (1 comments)
Around the Farm: October 9, 2013
The Indians had three players in action in the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday, and the IBI's Tony Lastoria learned something new as the Indians had players on BOTH teams in the AFL matchup. Jake Lowery had a strong showing, Tony Wolters continues his work at catcher, and Jeff Johnson wasn't sharp.....Tony shares the details....
October 9, 2013   (41 comments)
What I'd like to see in 2014 at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The Cleveland Indians are putting their 2013 season behind them, and while the 92-win season was a massive improvement from the 2012 debacle, this team is just getting started. What will the Indians do in 2014? Will they trade Asdrubal Cabrera? Will they sign Ubaldo Jimenez? Will they sign Asdrubal Cabrera? Will they fix Trevor Bauer? Will Jose Ramirez start the year off in Cleveland, and where? Join Jim Pete as ponders what may happen in 2014.

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