April 24, 2014 (14 comments)
Jose Ramirez, power hitter? The International League has been kind to Ramirez so far in 2014, as the infielder has put on an uncharacteristic power show. But Ramirez reminded us of the other parts of his game Wednesday, showing off his wheels and on-base ability. Join Jim Piascik as he analyzes Ramirez's night, Dorssys Paulino's talent shining through in Lake County, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 24, 2014 (1 comments)
And the Tommy John bug gets ahold of another pitcher. 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 Josh Johnson having Tommy John surgery, more troubles in Arizona, and more.
April 24, 2014 (9 comments)
Solid starting pitching and clutch hitting made for a good recipe of success Wednesday night, as the Tribe took down Kansas City, 5-3. For the second straight game, the Royals offense would strike first on back-to-back home runs. But that wouldn't stop ace Justin Masterson from giving the Indians another quality start, as the offense behind Jason Kipnis came through late. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a win from the ballpark.
April 23, 2014 (2 comments)
Today in Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the impressive showing Ryan Merritt has had to date and how his value continues to increase. He also provides several comments from the front office on players at High-A Carolina such as Erik Gonzalez, Torsten Boss, Jeremy Lucas, Louis Head and others, looks at the slow start by Cody Anderson and why it is not a big deal, reviews Josh Tomlin’s performance to date, and provides insight and analysis on players like T.J. House, Enosil Tejeda, Michael Peoples, and more!
April 23, 2014 (1 comments)
It has been a rocky start to the season to say the least for the Columbus Clippers. At 7-10 the Clippers just recently rose above Toledo in the International League West standings to get out of last place. Although the team has struggled to get to the .500 mark, there's been a glimmer of hope from many players. The IBI's Adrienne Robbins takes a look at how the Clippers are playing in her recent notebook...
April 23, 2014 (3 comments)
This past week, the Carolina Mudcats have played a lot of baseball competing in two doubleheaders and an extra inning game. The Mudcats were able to win four out of seven games, sweeping the Salem Red Sox in a doubleheader last Wednesday and taking two out of four against the Frederick Keys. The IBI's Zachary Francis chimes in with his weekly Carolina Mudcats notebook...
April 23, 2014 (3 comments)
The Indians had another poor showing from a starting pitcher and also made some key mistakes defensively which cost them on Tuesday night in an 8-2 loss to the Royals. The IBI's Charlie Adams walks through the game and examines some of the key moments and also takes a look at Danny Salazar's interesting change to his approach the second time through the Royals lineup which may have impacted his performance.
April 23, 2014 (17 comments)
Columbus had a big night offensively with several players contributing to a blow out win, and on the mound Trevor Bauer put forth another good outing. At Akron and Lake County the hitters continue to remain ice cold early in the season, but Joe Colon and Jordan Milbrath shine once again on the mound. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about those performances and more in another edition of Around the Farm...
April 23, 2014 (1 comments)
Win or lose, it hasn't been pretty so far in Cleveland. 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 aftermath of the fight between the Pirates and Brewers, Joel Hanrahan drawing interest from numerous teams, and more.
April 23, 2014 (20 comments)
Nobody said it was easy. For 24-year-old Danny Salazar (0-3, 7.85 ERA), the fast-pace of the big leagues is slowly beginning to wear on the Tribe starter in 2014. His growing pains continued Tuesday night, as the Indians fell to Kansas City, 8-2. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action from a very empty Progressive Field.
April 22, 2014 (2 comments)
Today we unveil the "Breakout Barometer" for the first time during the 2014 season. This piece will post once or twice a month over the next few months of the season and target prospects that either are in the midst of or on the verge of a breakout campaign. For today’s first piece the IBI's Tony Lastoria felt it best to take a deeper look at one of the more interesting gems from last year’s draft, right-handed pitcher Jordan Milbrath.
April 22, 2014 (8 comments)
Today we unveil a new exciting project here at the IBI. We are producing a new weekly TV show on the web called "IBI on Site" that will be hosted by Hayden Grove and have several guests on the show. The IBI's Tony Lastoria will be on the show regularly and it will also feature on-air interviews with players and coaches at different affiliates in the Indians organization.
April 22, 2014 (4 comments)
After finally coming through with a big hit and a victory against the Blue Jays on Easter Sunday, the Indians welcomed the Royals to town for four contests. They quite literally tried to throw the game away time and time again, but slugged the ball well enough to overcome that, winning 4-3. Join Kevin Dean as he offers his Second Thoughts on Monday's victory.
April 22, 2014 (22 comments)
It was a big night of impressive performances Around the Farm for the Cleveland Indians. The IBI's Tony Lastoria shares the details on the big games from Jose Ramirez, Jesus Aguilar and Ryan Merritt, and also runs down several other performances up and down the system from Triple-A Columbus to Low-A Lake County.
April 22, 2014 (13 comments)
Any game can get a little nutty. The Indians (9-10) used the long ball and a bushy-tailed friend to push past division rival Kansas City Royals Monday, holding onto a 4-3 victory. Offensively, the club banged out four runs on 11 hits to take the first game of a four-game series with K.C. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action from the ballpark.
April 22, 2014 (1 comments)
The Indians are finally back at full strength! 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 Ivan Nova likely headed for Tommy John surgery, news on the Tigers and their plans at shortstop, Torii Hunter talked retirement, and more.
April 21, 2014 (6 comments)
In today's Tribe Happenings piece, the IBI's Tony Lastoria looks at the struggles that both Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar have had in the early going and when a change may be needed with one or both of them. He also takes a look at the surprising defensive struggles of Yan Gomes, talks about Jason Giambi's activation and so much more.
April 21, 2014 (3 comments)
It is Monday, which means it is time to recap all of the hot and cold performances in the Indians minor league system over the past week. The Hot List posts every Monday and showcases the Top 15 performances from the previous seven days as well as the Bottom 5 performances over the past seven days, and includes insight, information and more on each player listed. Today's listing looks at players such as Trevor Bauer, Erik Gonzalez, Robbie Aviles, Anthony Santander, D.J. Brown and many others.
April 21, 2014 (5 comments)
The Indians have been in a kind of funk where they needed a game where almost everything clicked to help them relax and breathe easier. On Sunday, the pitching still had some issues, but the offense worked pitch counts, drew walks, got on base and, most importantly, didn't try to do too much with runners in scoring position. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps a big Easter Sunday win.
April 21, 2014 (10 comments)
In the first weekly installment of Inside the Wigwam, "The Birdman" Tribe IBI beat reporter Jim Berdysz questions the Indians rush to activate Michael Bourn from the disabled list and the demotion of Nyjer Morgan. He will also share some News and Notes surrounding the club and give his "Final Call" on a rough week of baseball.