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August 17, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: Swisher receiving second opinion on knee
Who else loves looking at the standings and seeing the Tigers out of a playoff spot? In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a Nick Swisher hoping to receive more info on his knee, who could lead the Diamondbacks if Kirk Gibson were to be fired, and more.
August 17, 2014   (5 comments)
Salazar solid, but Tribe falls to Orioles, 4-1 in series finale
Solid starting pitching and a lack of offense is far from a recipe for success. That was exactly the case for the Indians in the series finale with Baltimore Sunday. Managing just one run on two hits, the Tribe fell to the Orioles, 4-1 to close out a five game home stand. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a frustrating loss from the ballpark.
August 17, 2014   (0 comments)
The WAR Room: Ramsey surging in Columbus
The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the pitchers last week, today we focus on the hitters, including James Ramsey's red-hot debut in Columbus. Join Jim Piascik as he brings you an abbreviated version of The WAR Room, with all of the advanced stats of Cleveland's minor leaguers you could want.
August 17, 2014   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #122: Orioles 0, Indians 6
After three straight games decided by only one run, Cleveland's offense took advantage of its opportunities and came out of Saturday's contest with a decisive 6-0 victory over Baltimore. Powered by timely Santana and Brantley home runs, Cleveland gave more than enough breathing room for Carlos Carrasco, and he delivered with a seven-inning shutout performance over only 79 pitches in his second start since re-joining the rotation. The IBI's John Grimm, typically a proponent of Carrasco, briefly takes the opposite tact, and presents limited arguments against Carrasco's continuing excellence as a starter.
August 17, 2014   (12 comments)
Around the Farm: August 16, 2014
Wow, what a night of big performances for the Indians hitters! The IBI's Arthur Kinney goes Around the Farm to talk about the big offensive explosion in Lake County from the likes of Mike Papi and Brian Ruiz, the stunning night from Bobby Bradley in Arizona, the striking performance on the mound from Justus Sheffield, and all the rest of the action up and down the system...
August 17, 2014   (8 comments)
Carrasco, Indians hitters blank Orioles, 6-0
Ubaldo Jimenez was greeted well by his former club in his return trip to Progressive Field. The Orioles starter wouldn't even escape the fifth inning. Tribe hitters embraced Jimenez scoring six earned runs on five hits against him in just 4 1/3 innings Saturday, leading to an easy 6-0 shutout. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps another win from the ballpark.
August 16, 2014   (1 comments)
Duke von Schamann carrying on family name in pro sports
The Indians have had a very good track record in finding under-the-radar talent and developing it into productive assets for their team. Could Duke von Schamann be the next in that line of talent? Join the IBI's Jake Dungan for an in-depth analysis and conversation with the Akron RubberDucks right-hander as he discusses his experience with the Tribe so far, his success this season and the influence of his father.
August 16, 2014   (7 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #121: Orioles 1, Indians 2
It took eleven innings, but Cleveland prevailed over Baltimore 2-1 through solo home runs by Zach Walters and Mike Aviles, and through the fiendishly effective Corey Kluber, whose season has vaulted him into entirely largely unprecedented territory within Indians history. The IBI's John Grimm takes Kluber's 2014 performance and, using more traditional metrics, draws implications that could make even the stoic Kluber blush.
August 16, 2014   (11 comments)
Around the Farm: August 15, 2014
It was another exciting night Around the Farm for the Indians as Giovanny Urshela continues his season long tear, the AZL Indians team won in walkoff fashion in 11 innings, and several high round pitchers from the 2014 Draft had their best showings of the season. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps the action and talks about Urshela's big night inside....
August 16, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Another top prospect lost for season
Another week is in the books! Have a great and enjoyable weekend. 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 another top prospect going down and requiring Tommy John surgery, a change in the Indians rotation, an update on Brian Cashman's future with the Yankees, and more.
August 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Diamonds in the Rough '14: Todd Hankins
This weekly feature piece here at the IBI specifically looks at some of the prospects that have maybe not had as much attention they deserve for a variety of reasons but who are interesting or are coming onto the scene. This week the IBI's Tony Lastoria decided to talk about Todd Hankins, a position player who has been around a few years but one that a lot of people may not know much about. What kind of prospect is he? How is his bat and defense? What kind of future does he have? Tony provides all the details...
August 15, 2014   (8 comments)
Second Thoughts: The kids are alright
Newcomer Zach Walters made his presence known in Cleveland with a walk-off home run on Wednesday while Tyler Holt has already been turning some heads on the national level with his sensational defense in the outfield in just his first couple starts in the majors. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he takes a look at what the Tribe's rookies have done so far this season.
August 15, 2014   (16 comments)
Around the Farm: August 14, 2014
It is amazing how quickly things can change in baseball. In the immediate aftermath of the trade deadline, it was Zach Walters destroying opposing pitching while James Ramsey struggled. Well, another week made a huge difference, as now Ramsey is destroying opposing pitching too, just like he did Thursday night. Join Jim Piascik as he breaks down Ramsey's debut to date, Anderson Polanco's encouraging results in Lake County, and much more as he takes you Around the Farm.
August 15, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: Manfred pegged as Selig's replacement
Is it weird to anyone else how much the Indians have been off lately? Well, the good news is that the Indians are back in action today! 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 election of Rob Manfred as the next commissioner of MLB, John Axford gets the axe, whether Mets manager Terry Collins is safe or on the hot seat, and more.
August 14, 2014   (6 comments)
Minor Happenings: Castillo's big week has people taking notice
In this week’s second edition of Minor Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the suddenly hot performance from little known shortstop prospect Ivan Castillo. He breaks him down as a prospect, explains his value, where he needs work and what his future holds. He also provides comments from Ross Atkins on new pickups Zach Walters and James Ramsey plus what the Indians are working on with Zach McAllister in Triple-A. He also provides all the details on the playoff races for all six stateside affiliates, insight and info on players like Joe Wendle, Jerrud Sabourin and Cameron Hill, and much more.
August 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Captains Notebook: Haase, Brantley continue to lead team
The Lake County Captains picked up five straight wins this week as the team's offense has suddenly come to life. They remain 6 1/2 games back in the second half playoff race, though the first place West Michigan Whitecaps have already clinched a spot. Sitting just 2 1/2 games behind the second place South Bend Silver Hawks, the Captains are still playing meaningful baseball.
August 14, 2014   (11 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #119-120: Indians split doubleheader
In game one of the doubleheader Zach Walters hit the Indians’ sixth walk off home run of the season, the most in the majors, and an outstanding start from Trevor Bauer. In game two they got more excellent pitching but the offense struggled as they lost 1-0 in 12 innings. It was a night of missed opportunities for the Indians, and the IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on the doubleheader...
August 14, 2014   (19 comments)
Around the Farm: August 13, 2014
It was a big night Around the Farm in the Indians system. Even though Double-A Akron was rained out, the other five stateside affiliates were in action and three of them played doubleheaders. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps the busy night and notes another big outing from lefty Ryan Merritt, first baseman Bobby Bradley extends his hitting streak to 16 games, and more.
August 14, 2014   (1 comments)
Indians split doubleheader with D-Backs
The Indians played two games Wednesday, but it's the first one they will want to remember. Just like the roller coaster of a season it's been, a twin bill with Arizona started sweet but would end sour. When the dust settled after 21 innings of play, the Tribe and D-Backs split a doubleheader on one swing of the bat from each ball club. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps both games from the ballpark.
August 14, 2014   (5 comments)
Storylines: Machado is back on the DL with knee injury
Manny Machado is going to miss yet more time this season as he came down with a knee injury recently. The Indians will activate Michael Bourn on Friday. The IBI's Jay Frierson provides the details on both of those news bits and much more in another daily edition of Storylines...

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