It was a quiet night in the farm system as two games were washed away and another was suspended late in the game leaving just Carolina who managed to play a complete nine inning game. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the night and touches on some of the performances in Carolina and what happened in Akron before their game was delayed.
There was plenty of solid performances in the Indians system on Monday night. Trevor Bauer flirted with a no-hitter while Michael Bourn began his rehab assignment. Also, Akron right-hander continued his recent streak of dominant starts. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he recaps all the action and takes you Around the Farm.
Ezequiel Carrera stopped in Cleveland for a cup of coffee (one of those really small ones they serve espressos in), Dice-K went on the DL (likely causing the entire Japanese sports media set up camp outside Clippers trainer Jim Quinlan's office), and the mass exodus (or is that M*A*S*H* exodus) to DLs all over the org continued. However, in the good news department, some of the Wounded Wahoos from the Big Club began to take their first steps toward their respective returns to The Show. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he covers all of this and more in this week's Transaction Rundown...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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