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April 4, 2013   (3 comments)
2013 Akron Aeros Preview
The Akron Aeros will take the field at Canal Park Thursday night at 6:35 looking to repeat as Eastern League champions with a new owner in tow, a new state-of-the-art scoreboard and a new team loaded with young top prospects. Jim Piascik walks you through the team's very exciting outlook with quotes from Manager Edwin Rodriguez, as well as the players themselves.
 
April 1, 2013   (2 comments)
Ranking the 2013 Cleveland Indians’ Roster
With baseball underway once again, Jim Piascik undertakes the task of ranking the Cleveland 25-man roster. Such rankings are fairly fluid, but Jim writes about each player and justifies their position. Who is ranked first? Who is ranked last? Who is ranked as perfectly average? Does Jim still hate relievers? The answers to all your questions can be found after the jump...
 
March 30, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 3/24/13-3/30/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
 
March 30, 2013   (4 comments)
Who are the Most Intriguing Prospects in 2013?
Finishing his series of looking at the Cleveland minor league system with varying adjectives, Jim Piascik lists the most intriguing prospects as we head into the 2013 season. Sometimes a pitcher lacks raw stuff but always seems to get results anyway. Sometimes prospects have ridiculous tools that simply have not translated into game action yet. Sometimes it's something else entirely. Find out who Jim thinks the most intriguing prospects are after the jump.
 
March 23, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 3/17/13-3/23/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
 
March 23, 2013   (6 comments)
Indians release nine players from minor league camp
The Indians announced their first cuts from minor league camp today, releasing nine players. While none of the released players came as a shock, it is still a hard day, as it is hard to see the end of the road for these players in the Cleveland organization.
 
March 23, 2013   (7 comments)
Who are the Most Impressive Prospects in 2013?
Continuing his series of looking at the Cleveland minor league system with varying adjectives, Jim Piascik lists the most impressive prospects as we head into the 2013 season. Some players are impressive with one or two standout tools, while others impress with their all-around game. What is most important is that these players can make you leave the park thinking about their performance more so than the rest of the team. Find out who Jim thinks these players are after the jump.
 
March 16, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 3/10/13-3/16/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
 
March 16, 2013   (26 comments)
Who are the Most Exciting Prospects in 2013?
Continuing with the series he started last week, Jim Piascik lists the most exciting prospects in the organization headed into 2013. There are many ways to define exciting, but Jim looked all around the minor league system for players that simply jump off the field at you. Find out who made the list (along with the obvious, Jim's favorite minor leaguer, Dorssys Paulino) after the jump.
 
March 9, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 3/3/13-3/9/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
 
March 9, 2013   (8 comments)
Which Prospects have the Most to Prove in 2013?
Every player in the minor leagues is out to prove something in any given season. Whether it's trying to earn a promotion to the majors, trying to re-establish themselves, or possibly trying to stick with the team, the minor leagues is one big proving ground. Some prospects have more to prove than others, however. Jim Piascik profiles 10 Cleveland prospects with more to prove, including newcomer Trevor Bauer, a holdover from last year's list in LeVon Washington, and more.
 
March 2, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 2/24/13-3/2/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs
 
February 24, 2013   (10 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Can Cleveland catch up to Detroit?
Tony's on his way back from Hawaii, so he had to callup a spot starter this week for the Happenings. Jim Piascik got the call, and in this week's Tribe Happenings, he looks at how Cleveland stacks up to the class of the American League, touches on some of the finer points of the first game action of the spring, reasons out how he feels about Baseball America's Top 100 rankings, and much more.
 
February 23, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 2/17/13-2/23/13
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
 

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