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Indians Prospect Insider

December 6, 2013   (60 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Seattle, Cano rumors intensify
With the Winter Meetings fast approaching, we are hearing more rumors about some of the big name free agents. 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 Cano-Seattle talks, a new posting system, and much more.
December 5, 2013   (21 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Cano meets with the Mariners
Wednesday was a much lighter day than Monday and Tuesday in terms of news. 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 a Cano-Seattle connection, Curtis Granderson and the Mets, and more.
December 4, 2013   (21 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Ellsbury leaves Boston for Yankees
Are we absolutely sure the Winter Meetings haven't already started? Tuesday was yet another day full of big news and rumors. 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 Ellsbury signing, Joe Nathan, A.J. Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamachia finding new homes, and much, much more.
December 3, 2013   (34 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Kazmir heads west to Oakland
Monday was a busy day, with lots of news and rumors. 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 Scott Kazmir signing with Oakland, the Indians non-tender moves, and Doug Fister traded to Washington, and much more.
December 2, 2013   (12 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Stubbs expected to be tendered
Rumors are swirling with Monday's non-tender deadline fast approaching. 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 Indians likely tendering a contract to Drew Stubbs, and could Homer Bailey be a fit in Cleveland?
December 1, 2013   (1 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Twins add more pitching
The Winter Meetings are fast approaching and the rumors are swirling. 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 a Phil Hughes signing headlining a busy day of news for the Twins.
November 30, 2013   (11 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Vogelsong re-ups with Giants
We are now only a little over one week away from the beginning of the Winter Meetings! 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 Ryan Vogelsong heading back to San Francisco, the Dodgers and Hanley Ramirez discussing an extension, the Indians showing interest in Edward Mujica and more.
November 27, 2013   (12 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Cano, Yankees still far apart
Not every day of the hot stove season is full of big signings and significant trades, but the rumors never take a day off. In this MLB News and Rumors segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news throughout the MLB. Today's piece gives a wide range of notes from throughout the league, from a somewhat uneventful winter day.
November 26, 2013   (27 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Wilson nearing deal with Detroit?
The offseason is full of breaking news and rumors. 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 potential of Brian Wilson closing for the Tigers as well as other news throughout the league.
November 25, 2013   (7 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Haren heads back to the West Coast
News continues to break with each passing day of the offseason. 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 Dan Haren going back to the West Coast and Jhonny Peralta's new contract.
November 24, 2013   (13 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Indians lose Smith to the Angels
More and more news continues to break with each passing day of the MLB offseason. 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 Joe Smith moving on, the Yankees landing a power bat, and St. Louis finding their shortstop.
November 23, 2013   (13 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Cardinals trade Freese
The offseason is in full swing with many moves happening everyday. 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 Cardinals acquiring defensive help in return for David Freese, and the Mets landing a new outfielder.
November 22, 2013   (5 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Baseball loses a leader
A lot has been happening this week around MLB, and the IBI's Andy Nichols continues to give updates on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the loss of Michael Weiner, Vargas to Kansas City, and Cleveland adding to the bullpen depth.
November 21, 2013   (17 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Tigers, Rangers swap stars
With the offseason now in full spring, news will continue to become more and more frequent. In this new 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 big Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler trade, the Indians' 40-man moves, and more.
November 20, 2013   (5 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Indians land Murphy
With the offseason now in full spring, news will continue to become more and more frequent. In this new 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 Indians signing of David Murphy, and a meeting held between Robinson Cano and the New York Mets.
November 19, 2013   (6 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Hudson signs with the Giants
The offseason is in full spring now and news and rumors will start to become more and more frequent. In this new MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. In today's debut piece he touches on the Tim Hudson and Carlos Ruiz deals announced on Monday as well as several other items of note.
November 17, 2013   (10 comments)
2014 MLB Free Agency: Where the Top 50 sign Part 2
The MLB offseason is fascinating because of the rampant rumors and predictions where everyone is going to land. The Indians had a strong showing in 2013, but have a lot of work to replace some outgoing free agents and try to improve at the same time. All of that sets up for what should be yet another intriguing offseason around MLB, and in Cleveland as well. The IBI's Andy Nichols wraps up his predictions with where he believes the top 25 free agents go this offseason.
November 16, 2013   (18 comments)
2014 MLB Free Agency: Where the Top 50 sign Part 1
One of the most exciting aspects of the offseason is reading all of the rumors and predicting where the top free agents will land. After a strong showing in 2012's free agent market, and a 2013 playoff run, the Indians could be in store for another exciting offseason. Join the IBI's Andy Nichols as he offers up his well thought out predictions on where all the top MLB free agents land. Would Dan Haren or Jess Crain interest you, Indians fans?
November 10, 2013   (15 comments)
Possible trade options that can help the Indians bullpen
The Indians bullpen is at a crossroads this offseason. No longer can they rely on Chris Perez, Vinnie Pestano and Joe Smith at the backend of the bullpen like they have the last three years since Perez is gone, Smith is likely gone and Pestano has health concerns. The Indians will likely rely more heavily on Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen, but they are expected to be creative in finding more help for the backend of the bullpen. The IBI's Andy Nichols takes a look at some potential trade targets to fill that need.
November 7, 2013   (9 comments)
Possible free agent options that can help the Indians bullpen
Entering 2013, the Indians had as stable a backend of the bullpen with Joe Smith, Vinnie Pestano and Chris Perez. Fast forward to the end of the season, and suddenly it might be the most unstable position on the team since Smith is a free agent, Perez was released, and Pestano is a complete unknown after a tough 2013 because of injury and performance issues. The IBI's Andy Nichols takes a look at the free agent relievers and how they might fit with the Indians this offseason and fill a need for the team.

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