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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.
February 16, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 2/9/13-2/16/13
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.
February 15, 2013   (3 comments)
IBI's 2013 Cleveland Indians Starting Rotation Preview
With Spring Training underway in Goodyear, Arizona, Jim Piascik and Steve Orbanek continue trying to keep things fresh and not bland here at IBI, previewing the 2013 Cleveland Indians in an unconventional way. They've been sending e-mails back and forth to figure out where they stand on the team heading into Spring Training, with today's focus on the starting rotation.
February 11, 2013   (30 comments)
Indians Reportedly Agree to Terms With Michael Bourn
With Spring Training just beginning, the Cleveland Indians made one more splash by agreeing to terms with free agent outfielder Michael Bourn on a four-year deal. The team went above and beyond their self-proclaimed budget to make the deal and get the best position player left on the market.
February 9, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 2/3/13-2/9/13
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.
February 7, 2013   (13 comments)
IBI's 2013 Cleveland Indians Infield Preview
That time of the year is nearly here! Pitchers and catchers will be reporting to Goodyear, Arizona in the very near future and the offseason is almost behind us. In the interest of keeping things fresh and not bland here at IBI, Jim Piascik and Steve Orbanek decided to preview the 2013 Cleveland Indians in an unconventional way, sending e-mails back and forth to figure out where they stand on the team heading into Spring Training. Today, Steve and Jim take a crack at the infield.
February 2, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 1/27/13-2/2/13
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.
January 26, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 1/20/13-1/26/13
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.
January 25, 2013   (0 comments)
Around The Farm: January 24, 2013
The winter ball season continued to wind its way to an end Thursday night, with fewer and fewer Cleveland players still participating in the games. Luckily for you, the reader, there is still plenty to write about, like Ezequiel Carrera in Venezuela and Quincy Latimore and company in Australia. Plus, this leaves us some freedom to look at the ghosts of prospect past popping up around the winter leagues, as Jim Piascik takes you Around The Farm.
January 19, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 1/13/12-1/19/13
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.
January 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Around The Farm: January 17, 2013
With every day that passes, we are getting closer and closer to Spring Training. Yet, that also leaves us fewer and fewer days of winter ball action, a sad fact for the offseason IBI baseball coverage. With so few Cleveland players in action, we take a short trip Around The Farm, checking in on the Venezuelan playoffs and a newcomer's big night in Australia. To read more, join Jim Piascik after the jump.
January 12, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 1/5/12-1/12/13
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.
January 11, 2013   (0 comments)
Around The Farm: January 10, 2013
It was a fairly uneventful night in the winter leagues last night, though plenty of newcomers to Cleveland made appearances. Quincy Latimore, Jerry Gil, and Edward Paredes were all in action last night and they had varying levels of success. To find out who did well and who didn't, along with tracking the other Cleveland players in action last night, join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.
January 10, 2013   (18 comments)
Why inducting no one was the Worst Option Available
You may have noticed that the 2013 Hall of Fame results were released yesterday. If you realized that, you may have also realized that no players were elected this year, despite the presence of many deserving candidates on the ballot. The outrage has filled the internet over the last 24 hours, with plenty of people getting worked up over the results. Jim Piascik decided to join the fun, arguing that among plenty of unappealing options, voting no one in was the worst possible choice.

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