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November 3, 2013   (14 comments)
Possible free agent options that can help the Indians rotation
The Cleveland Indians rotation in 2013 surprised many as it proved to be the driving force for an Indians playoff berth. With the possible departure of Ubaldo Jimenez and/or Scott Kazmir, the Indians may be looking to reload on the starting pitching front. The IBI's Andy Nichols takes a deep look at all of the starting pitching options available in free agency and who may be a good fit for the Indians.
October 27, 2013   (38 comments)
Possible trade options that can help the Indians lineup
In part one of this piece on Thursday, the IBI's Andy Nichols discussed possible free agent targets the Indians may look to add in order to help the offense. Today, in part two, he divulges into potential trade targets. This is always a tricky undertaking, as it's hard to know which players will be made available by their teams, but he provides a list of bats that he believes could be available or that he would target.
October 24, 2013   (19 comments)
Possible free agent options that can help the Indians lineup
With the World Series underway the offseason is close to officially beginning, so it is time to start looking at the free agent and trade options the Indians might pursue to improve their team. While the Indians have decisions to make on some outgoing players, another big decision they need to make is what bat(s) they can bring in to help the middle of the lineup. In this two part series, the IBI's Andy Nichols explores possible targets the Indians may have their eyes on this winter, and part one focuses on this offseason’s free agent class.
February 18, 2013   (12 comments)
The 2013 Indians lineup: Predicting the punchouts
We've seen the Cleveland Indians make a handful of offseason moves this season. While the the team has brought on many talented players, the Indians have also brought on something else: more and more strikeouts. A number of the new Indians have shown a tendency to swing-and-miss throughout their careers. Just how does this affect this year's team? The IBI's Andy Nichols ponders after the jump...
August 19, 2012   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts: Game #120-A's 8, Indians 5
The Indians ran into a buzz saw on Saturday Night, and his name was Bartolo Colon. The former Tribe starter dominated the Indians over eight innings, which really says it all regarding the Indians season. Corey Kluber looked like a Triple A pitcher, fronting a Triple A team that didn't realize they were in the bigs until the ninth inning. Join Andy Nichols for his "Second Thoughts" on Saturday's ballgame.
July 30, 2012   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts:  Game #102 - Twins 5, Indians 1
The Twins completed a sweep of the Indians on Sunday and outscored the Indians in the series 28-6. With the trade deadline looming, the Indians have way more questions than answers at this point. Was this series the beginning of the end for Cleveland's playoff hopes, or should the upcoming deadline inspire some hope? With an off day on Monday and the Indians not playing again until after the deadline, things could get very interesting the next several hours. Andy Nichols chimes in with his second thoughts...
April 13, 2012   (5 comments)
What Johnny Damon brings to the Indians
The Indians offensive woes of last season have been come back up to start the 2012 season. With the Indians desperate for help in the outfield the Indians reportedly have signed Johnny Damon. Andy Nichols takes a look at what Damon can bring to the Indians lineup, a lineup badly in need of stability and leadership.
March 19, 2012   (2 comments)
Lots of competition for left field
With about two weeks to go in Indians' spring training, the competition for left field is still wide open with many possible options for the Indians to consider. Andy takes a look at all of the players battling to win time as the regular left field and who may be the one to emerge as the main left fielder.
February 17, 2012   (2 comments)
Jimenez, Lowe returning to form could be a big boost
Ubaldo Jimenez and Derek Lowe both struggled through a frustrating season 2011. Both pitchers are set to begin their first full seasons with the Tribe in 2012 and will be key pieces to the starting rotation. Can fans expect bounce back seasons from the two? A deeper look into the numbers shows what changed for them last it is just a matter of correcting it.
February 11, 2012   (0 comments)
Reviewing the Indians offseason
This time of year, fans are bundled up in warm clothes and blankets, watching the snow fall as they anxiously await the arrival of spring training. Although Old Man Winter’s wrath will still be felt in Cleveland in mid-February, in Goodyear, Arizona, home of the Indians spring training facilities, it will be baseball season. The sound of bats hitting balls and balls hitting gloves will bring...
January 30, 2012   (0 comments)
That's why they play the games
Superstar first baseman Prince Fielder is a Detroit Tiger. No matter how many times people hear that it still sends a chill down the spine of Cleveland Indians fans.
When the news broke last Tuesday fans of every team in the AL Central teams closed their eyes and hoped it was some sort of sick joke. But it is real as Fielder has since already been introduced to the Detroit public. He is a Detroit...
January 21, 2012   (0 comments)
This is the first piece from Andy Nichols, one of three new IPI writers that will be debuting over the next several days. He is a college student and will be writing about the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians went to the bottom of the eighth inning down 2-1 to the Boston Red Sox, the popular World Series pick among fans and baseball experts.
With the game broadcast on national TV, a young...

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