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January 6, 2014   (1 comments)
Indians sign Atchison, Francoeur to minor league deals
The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of free agent right-handed pitcher Scott Atchison and outfielder Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to major league spring training camp.
 
January 6, 2014   (12 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Payroll commitments have limited the Indians
With the new year here and the 2014 season just weeks away, and before we know it the trucks will be leaving Cleveland for spring training in Goodyear. As we really dig in for some cold weather in the Cleveland area, some may say the Indians offseason has been just as frigid with the lack of many moves. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about the difference between last year's spending spree and this year's closed checkbook, explains the true reason why teams don't want to lose a first round pick for a "qualified" free agent and much more.
 
January 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: January 2, 2014
In what looks like it might be the last or one of the final Around the Farm pieces until the spring games in March, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes note of Jesus Aguilar's departure from Venezuela, Carlos Santana's continued use in the DR playoffs, Ryan Battaglia's unreal extra base streak and more.
 
January 1, 2014   (5 comments)
Happy New Year 2014!
Another year has come and gone here at the Indians Baseball Insider. The first year is in the books since the name change last January 1st from Indians Prospect Insider to Indians Baseball Insider, and the site begins its eighth year of existence. Happy New Year!
 
December 30, 2013   (0 comments)
The Winter Ball Experience
The winter leagues in the Latin American countries provide an opportunity for players to play in more games and for Latin American players to play baseball in their home country. It gives some upper level minor league players a stage to showcase their talents and other players a chance to make up lost innings or at bats. In a piece that originally posted this time two years ago, the IBI's Tony Lastoria re-posts this piece with a few updates on the Winter Ball Experience for American players.
 
December 29, 2013   (3 comments)
Around the Farm: December 28, 2013
Two of the Indians big guns were in action in winter ball on Saturday night as both Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar played for their teams. Now that the playoffs have begun Santana is starting to be used less at third base and Aguilar continues to tear up the Dominican League in every way possible.
 
December 27, 2013   (0 comments)
Coach's Corner '13: Greg Hibbard part 2
Today, we continue our offseason Coach's Corner series with part two of Tony Lastoria's long interview with former Double-A Akron pitching coach and new short season Single-A Mahoning Valley pitching coach Greg Hibbard. Tony recently had a chance to sit down with Hibbard and in part two of this piece they talked about the return of Austin Adams, what is missing for Trey Haley, the struggles Shawn Armstrong encountered this season, the continued rise of Jeff Johnson as a legit relief pitching prospect, the resurgence of Bryan Price, the organization’s cohesive pitching philosophy and much more.
 
December 27, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: December 26, 2013
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians players throughout the organization. The winter ball season is dying down as the Dominican Winter League ended play already and the Puerto Rico and Venezuela leagues will close things out this weekend and then start the playoffs.
 
December 26, 2013   (1 comments)
Coach's Corner '13: Greg Hibbard part 1
Today, we continue our offseason Coach's Corner series with an interview with former Double-A Akron pitching coach and new short season Single-A Mahoning Valley pitching coach Greg Hibbard. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recently had a chance to sit down with Hibbard and they talked in great detail about a lot of those exciting arms that finished in Akron or passed through there earlier in the season, including Matt Packer, Will Roberts, Enosil Tejeda, Kyle Crockett, Danny Salazar, T.J. House, and so much more.
 
December 25, 2013   (10 comments)
Former Indians broadcaster Mike Hegan passes away
The Cleveland Indians lost one of their own on Christmas with the passing of former broadcaster Mike Hegan. He passed away from heart failure with his family by his side in Hilton Head, SC.
 
December 25, 2013   (2 comments)
A Merry Christmas '13 and Happy Holidays!
From all of us here at Indians Baseball Insider we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Santa was quite busy getting around the entire world last night....let's just hope he left something nice under the Indians' Christmas tree so they can have an even better season than last year.
 
December 23, 2013   (19 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Indians have one big hole left to fill
With everyone wrapping up their Christmas shopping today and tomorrow, the Indians themselves appear to have completed most of their shopping list this offseason with the pickups of David Murphy, John Axford, Josh Outman and Shaun Marcum. But the IBI's Tony Lastoria believes they have one big hole to fill and they their focus will be on looking for creative ways to fill it. He discusses that and also looks at the Outman and Marcum pickups, how Jesus Aguilar can impact the roster and more.
 
December 23, 2013   (1 comments)
Indians sign Arias and two others to minor league contracts
The Indians have signed right-handed pitcher Gabriel Arias, right-handed pitcher Rainer Florez and right-handed pitcher Jose Nine to minor league contracts.
 
December 22, 2013   (2 comments)
Around the Farm: December 21, 2013
The winter ball season is starting to wrap up. Most of the teams will take a small break this week for Christmas and then finish their regular season next weekend and then those that qualify for the playoffs will move on while the rest will go home for the winter. Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar look to be on playoff bound teams, but whether or not they play in the playoffs remains to be seen. In any case, both were in action on Saturday, and both impressed once again.
 

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