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April 6, 2013   (0 comments)
Aguilar, Latimore go deep in Aeros' 7-5 loss to Mets
The Akron Aeros and the Binghamton Mets both broke out of their offensive slumps Saturday afternoon, but unfortunately for the home team, the Mets broke out a little bit more. The Aeros suffered their first 0-3 start to a season since 1997 as Akron fell to Binghamton 7-5 at Canal Park. The B-Mets hit the ball hard all day and busted out for 14 hits and seven runs after starting the year with consecutive 2-1 wins.
April 6, 2013   (0 comments)
Aeros struggle again on offense in 2-1 loss to Mets
The Akron Aeros experienced déjà vu Thursday, falling to the Binghamton Mets 2-1 for the second consecutive night at Canal Park. Once again, Akron's bats were quiet, combining to go 6-for-31 with four walks and 11 strikeouts. The team is now 11-for-63 with 21 strikeouts on the year, but manager Edwin Rodriguez is not worried just yet with the slow start.
April 4, 2013   (0 comments)
Offense struggles as Mets top Aeros 2-1
The Akron Aeros dropped their season opener at Canal Park 2-1 to the Binghamton Mets. Highly-touted right-handed starter Danny Salazar went five innings, striking out five, walking two, and allowing two hits, and second baseman Jose Ramirez had two hits in the loss.
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.
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.

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