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CLE 5
MIN 0
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TOL 6
COL 2
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ALT 5
AKR 6
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FRE 5
CAR 6
Low-A
LC 1
BG 0
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MV 9
WIL 1
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IND 4
BRE 2
March 24, 2014   (2 comments)
2014 Minor League Spring Game Recap: March 23rd
It was another camp day at the Goodyear complex, which typically means more roster decisions were made later in the afternoon on Sunday. Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron squared off against one another and High-A Carolina and Low-A Lake County faced each other as well. Here is the recap of how all of the Indians hitters and pitchers did on the day, with some notes on some of the performances below each game.
March 24, 2014   (12 comments)
McAllister rebounds; Tribe falls to Angels, 5-2
For the first time all spring, the Indians have dropped two straight, falling to the L.A. Angels Monday at Tempe Diablo Stadium, 5-2. L.A. struck for two runs early off Tribe starter Zach McAllister in the first inning, highlighted on a RBI triple by Albert Pujols. The nine-time All-Star went 2-for-2 in the ballgame and helped the Angels extend their winning streak to five straight. Join Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action.
March 24, 2014   (4 comments)
Storylines: Tigers, Scherzer put an end to extension talks
In just one short week, we will all be patiently waiting for 10:00 PM and the first pitch of the Indians' 2014 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 two different sides of the Max Scherzer extension offer, David Ortiz getting his new deal with Boston, and more.
March 23, 2014   (10 comments)
The Sunday Drive with the 'Westbrook Rule'
The Cleveland Indians and Justin Masterson failed to reach an agreement with Justin Masterson. The Indians have been reticent in past years to sign post-arbitration pitchers to long-term deals, and this proved true again this offseason. Join Jim Pete for this week's Sunday Drive, where he takes a look a the Indians' 'Jake Westbrook Rule,' the new clubhouse mentality, Elliot Johnson and how things are rarely what they seem in the spring.
March 23, 2014   (4 comments)
2014 IBI Positional Rankings: The First Basemen
Last week we wrapped up the 2014 Top 50 prospect countdown, and today we unveil the beginning of our 2014 Positional Rankings by kicking off things with the first basemen in the Indians system. First base is a position where the Indians have some strength in the upper levels, but beyond that it is a position of great uncertainty and one of the weaker positions in the organization. Join Tony as he breaks down the first basemen in the system.
March 23, 2014   (4 comments)
2014 Minor League Spring Game Recap: March 22nd
The Indians were in action against the Dodgers on Saturday as Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron were in Goodyear and High-A Carolina and Low-A Lake County traveled to Glendale. Here is the recap of how all of the Indians hitters and pitchers did on the day, with some notes on some of the performances below each game.
March 23, 2014   (10 comments)
Storylines: Indians begin to finalize their Opening Day roster
Opening Day is fast approaching and Cleveland is faced with some tough roster decisions to make. 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 roster moves made by the Indians, an injury to Josh Johnson, and more.
March 22, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 3/16/14 - 3/22/14
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.
March 22, 2014   (9 comments)
Six hitting prospects who can help in Cleveland in 2014
In the recently completed 2014 IBI Top 50, the projection of each player contributed heavily to the final rankings. But since Cleveland has designs on contending for the playoffs again and will need to dip into the minor league ranks at some point in the season, Jim Piascik analyzed the minor league system for who could help in 2014. Join Jim as he profiles six hitting prospects who can help the team in 2014.
March 22, 2014   (6 comments)
2014 Minor League Spring Game Recap:  March 21st
The Indians had a camp day on Friday as Triple-A Columbus and Double-A Akron faced off with one another on on field and High-A Carolina and Low-A Lake County faced off against one another on an adjacent field. Here is the recap of how all of the Indians hitters and pitchers did on the day, with some notes on some of the performances below each game.
March 22, 2014   (6 comments)
MLB Storylines: Tigers lose another player to injury
Opening Day in Major League Baseball is finally here ... in Australia! 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 Tigers losing another key member of their team to injury, David Ortiz being close to a contract extension, and more.
March 21, 2014   (22 comments)
How walking away from Masterson could be reasonable
So how on Earth could Cleveland not finish negotiations with current #1 starter Justin Masterson and keep him long-term? That is the question on everyone's mind this morning after news broke Thursday night that extension talks between Masterson and the team are over. But what if Cleveland is making a reasonable decision? Jim Piascik takes that unpopular opinion, looking at how the extension negotiations went and why not getting a deal done is actually a rational, if disappointing, conclusion.
March 21, 2014   (7 comments)
2014 Goodyear Notebook: March 20th
Another season of watching future Tribe hopefuls kicked off for the IBI's Tony Lastoria on Thursday as he was (finally) in Indians camp and had a chance to take in practice and games for the first time this season. And boy did he learn some interesting things in his first day as he found out about two shocking retirements. He also sat down and talked to the front office about a few players, provides a ton of injury updates, talks about the surprises from Adam Plutko this spring and so much more.
March 21, 2014   (2 comments)
2014 Minor League Spring Game Recap: March 20th
The Indians minor league teams faced off against the Athletics affiliates on Thursday. Here is the recap of how all of the Indians hitters and pitchers did on the day, with some notes on some of the performances below each game. The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides some notes on some things he saw firsthand and also gives a few updates on some player who are MIA.
March 21, 2014   (27 comments)
Storylines: Extension talks between Masterson, Indians falter
It's officially spring which means Opening Day is near! 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 news that Justin Masterson could be hitting free agency at season's end, the Blue Jays claiming outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo off waivers, and more.
March 20, 2014   (7 comments)
MLB predictions: 10 bold predictions for the 2014 Indians
The future is always a tough thing to predict. Sure things can become question marks just as quickly as the impossible can turn into reality. The same could be said for a new baseball season. It's the fresh start and warmer weather that seems to bring out a heavy dose of optimism in all of us. IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz gives his 10 bold predictions on the 2014 Cleveland Indians.
March 20, 2014   (5 comments)
Spring Training: A look back through the years
You might wonder who came up with the idea of getting baseball teams to travel to warm climates in February, so their players can practice for six weeks to prepare for the real games that count. It’s like your employer paying you to take an extended vacation to a sunny locale. Brilliant! The IBI's DJ Sebastian shares how the Cactus League was started and takes us on a trip down memory lane with lots of good anecdotes from spring training's of the past.
March 20, 2014   (4 comments)
2014 Minor League Spring Game Recap: March 19th
The Indians minor league teams faced off against the Reds affiliates in Goodyear on Wednesday. Here is the recap of how all of the Indians hitters and pitchers did on the day, with some notes on some of the performances below each game and an update on the players yet to appear in a game this spring.
March 20, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: Shortstops in high demand as season approaches
The Tigers are in the market for a new shortstop, and there appear to be plenty available. 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 Diamondbacks willing to part with Didi Gregorious, Detroit's needs, and more.
March 19, 2014   (20 comments)
Carrasco struggles as Tribe falls to Oakland, 13-3
It was a tale of the good, the bad and the ugly Wednesday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark. Things looked good early on for the Tribe, as Indians hitters jumped to a three run lead through the first four innings against Oakland. Despite a fast start, that would be all the scoring for the Wahoo's in this one, as the Athletics outscored the Tribe 13-0 over the final five frames to pickup an easy 13-3 win. After yielding five earned runs in the ballgame, could Carlos Carrasco now be on the outside looking in for the final spot in the Cleveland rotation? IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz shares his thoughts and recaps the action.

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