May 4, 2013 (6 comments)
It's only two games, but Matt LaPorta is doing his best to prove that he is all the way back after years of disappointment and injuries. The first baseman is making waves at Columbus and starting to turn some heads. On the other side of the spectrum, Francisco Lindor just continues to impress day-in and day-out, stating his case to move up with each great performance. For all this and more, join Arthur Kinney as he goes Around The Farm.
May 1, 2013 (14 comments)
Five games, 47 innings, and an aircraft carrier-load of notable performances. It wasn't easy, but, after exactly three and a third hours, the IBI's Arthur Kinney has boiled this crazy day in the Indians' minor league system down into this extended trip Around the Farm. Francisco Lindor, Cord Phelps and Will Roberts all had strong performances, so join Arthur as he recaps all the action in today's edition of ATF.
April 28, 2013 (0 comments)
The transaction nuttiness continues as the Big Club's inability to stay healthy continues to result in a domino effect of upheaval throughout the organization, especially at Class AA Akron and above. Lou Marson came off and went back on the DL, Cord Phelps hit the DL, several minor league players made their season debuts, and much more.
April 27, 2013 (0 comments)
The 'bad Indians offense" reared its ugly head again tonight in Kansas City, wasting a solid effort by starting pitcher Scott Kazmir. The "good Indians offense" finally showed up to the ballpark in time for the top of the 9th inning, but it was a case of "too little, too late." Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he looks back on a frustrating night of Indians baseball at Kaufmann Stadium...
April 27, 2013 (2 comments)
While the big league team was rained out, the Indians took three out of four games in the minor league circuit on Friday night. The two biggest highlights of the night came from Columbus where starter T.J. House was impressive in his Triple-A debut and Yan Gomes settled back into his everyday catching duties and raked.
April 24, 2013 (7 comments)
The Indians may have been rained out on Tuesday, but all of the team's minor league affiliates were still in action. Akron's Paolo Espino flirted with a no-hitter while Carolina's Tyler Naquin continues to show why the Indians decided to select him in the first round of the 2012 draft. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he recaps all of the night's action as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 21, 2013 (0 comments)
The Transaction Rundown is back after a week hiatus, which means twice the fun this week as we recap all of the moves over the last two weeks up and down the Indians system. Michael Bourn went on the DL while Trevor Bauer, Yan Gomes, and Omir Santos all made their Tribe debuts. Those moves and more are recapped...
April 19, 2013 (2 comments)
Thursday was a busy day Around The Farm, headlined by some offensive fireworks in Akron. The Aeros' offense was clicking on all cylinders, with players like Chris Wallace and Carlos Moncrief knocking the ball around the park. No one was bigger than Chun Chen, however, who finally answered the question everyone has been asking: where is the power? Join Arthur Kinney as he recaps the night in the minor leagues and checks in on the other affiliates, after the jump...
April 13, 2013 (0 comments)
For the first time in a while, there were no rainouts on the farm and every team was in action. The return to action was not pretty for everyone, as Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Lake County defense struggled mightily. There were some positives, though, like the late-game heroics from Chun Chen for the Aeros and more power from Bryson Myles. Join Arthur Kinney as he navigates it all and goes Around The Farm.
April 10, 2013 (2 comments)
It was a quiet night in the Indians' system as Lake County was rained out, and a number of the other Tribe affiliates struggled in their games. Still, a couple of players left their mark, including promising third baseman Giovanny Urshela and outfielder Delvi Cid. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he recaps their performances and more as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 6, 2013 (0 comments)
Welcome to the first week of the Transaction Rundown. A notable number of transactions went down this week, including a notable one that is scheduled to happen tonight (Trevor Bauer). Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he runs down all of the week's player movement within the Indians system.
April 6, 2013 (5 comments)
The minor league season is now in full swing as all 120 full-season affiliates are now underway. The last six teams, including Indians High-A affiliate Carolina Mudcats, opened their season Friday. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he takes a look back at the best and worst performances of the first night of full-bore, four-team Tribe minor league action...
March 30, 2013 (1 comments)
Friday's outing by Ubaldo Jimenez was nothing if not unusual. If not for three solo homers that he allowed, he pitched well. The lineup was loaded with minor leaguers filling in so regulars could be well rested and not risk injury before the start of the season. Saturday is the final day of spring training before the Indians break camp and get this party started for real!
March 29, 2013 (1 comments)
Only two days remain before another minor league spring training breaks on Saturday afternoon. Juan Diaz, Anthony Gallas, Carlos Moncrief, Leo Castillo and several others had good days at the plate for the Indians' affiliates, and Fernando Nieve, Danny Salazar, Jake Sisco and others impressed on the mound. The full stats from all four minor league games on Thursday are included....
March 26, 2013 (6 comments)
The Cleveland Indians' farm teams took on the affiliates of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday in the eighth of 11 scheduled inter-organization preseason exhibition games. Trevor Bauer started for Columbus, T.J. House for Akron, Jacob Lee for Carolina and Luis DeJesus for Lake County, and Arthur has the details on how all of them did as well as several standout performances in the lineup.
March 25, 2013 (4 comments)
Roberto Perez was the star of the show in the AAA/AA game, belting a pair of home runs, while driving in three. The great Delvi Cid also managed a perfect three-hit performance. In the single A game, Dillon Howard pitched three pretty solid innings, and hopefully gained a bit of momentum heading into the 2013 season. With many pondering the term bust already, Howard needs to show some continuity this year to regain traction in the system. Join Arthur Kinney with Sunday's minor league wrap.
March 25, 2013 (1 comments)
Ubaldo Jimenez took the hill on Sunday afternoon for the Cleveland Indians in one of his last outings before the Indians break for camp at the end of the week. Jimenez was nothing short of spectacular in the outing, and while it's hard to look too much into a spring training start, it was good to see Jimenez do something good for a change. Join IBI's Arthur Kinney with the latest Indians' spring training recap.
March 24, 2013 (6 comments)
Saturday saw some good and not so good performances by Indians players at the plate and on the mound. It also made for an unpleasant day with the news earlier in the day that nine players had been released from the organization. In today's recap we look into how LeVon Washington did in his spring game debut, the awesome performance from Danny Salazar, the forgettable showing by Jesus Aguilar, and much, much more....
March 23, 2013 (2 comments)
It was a rough night for the Big Club at Goodyear ballpark as a pair of defensive miscues spelled doom for an otherwise solid ballgame which included good nights from starter Justin Masterson as well as several other Wahoos. Join the IBI's sleep-deprived Arthur Kinney as he tries to stay awake and recap this fielding error fiesta. Cue the circus music...
March 18, 2013 (2 comments)
Right-hander Justin Masterson struggled in the first inning before settling down while Matt Carson, Cord Phelps and Chris McGuiness all recorded two hits each for the Indians on Sunday. Plus, Carlos Moncrief hit a key home run in the ninth inning to lift the Indians and clinch a 7-7 tie. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he looks back on all of Sunday's performances and offers some key takeaways from the contest.