May 29, 2012 (0 comments)
The Akron Aeros spent all of the past week away from home and it certainly didn't help them win any games. After losing 5 of their 7 games, Jim Piascik helps break down the week that wasn't for your 1st place Aeros. There were still some good things (and some long overdue/head scratching promotions), so come on into "Launching Off With The Aeros" to read all about the past week.
May 22, 2012 (0 comments)
Now with quotes! Jim Piascik takes a look once again at the dominant Akron Aeros, this time with assists from manager Chris Tremie and third baseman Kyle Bellows. They help him analyze a team that got help from surprising places and once again dominated the Eastern League.
May 21, 2012 (4 comments)
Updating his rankings from the preseason, Jim Piascik takes another crack at sorting out the Indians' roster from top to bottom now that we've passed the 40-game mark. It's easy to know that Jason Donald has been worse than Asdrubal Cabrera, but what about Donald and Dan Wheeler? Or Cabrera and Carlos Santana? Read on to find out where each player that has donned an Indians uniform this year ranks.
May 15, 2012 (4 comments)
The Aeros were bound to fall off their torrid pace at some point. Join Jim Piascik for "Launching Off With The Aeros" to see what went wrong for Akron over the past week leading to their 3-5 record - and also what went right. As always, Jim gives you all the Aeros stats you could possibly hope for and covers all the things you need to know about your Akron Aeros.
May 14, 2012 (0 comments)
Though he has had a rough go of it over the past year or so, Thomas Neal is still working hard and grinding down in Double-A Akron. Jim Piascik caught up with T Daddy Neal - as he is affectionately known - over the weekend and he explained how he's making the most of his opportunity and what he is working on this year.
May 13, 2012 (0 comments)
The Akron Aeros fought valiantly Saturday night, but ultimately fell to the Harrisburg Senators 6-5 in a high scoring affair. The two teams combined for 23 hits as the pitching on both sides failed to bring their A-games.
May 8, 2012 (0 comments)
After another week, the Aeros are still winning and in 1st place, Akron's pitching staff is still off-the-charts good, and the offense is still not there yet. Dive into Launching Off With The Aeros to find out exactly who was responsible for your 1st place Aeros ' success and who the Aeros won despite.
May 1, 2012 (2 comments)
In this week's edition of Launching Off With The Aeros, Jim recaps the 6-0 week that was for the Aeros and the players that helped them achieve their perfect record. Jim also checks in on some more weird/cool stats and players that need to step up their game going forward.
April 24, 2012 (3 comments)
Another installment of your weekly Akron Aeros notebook - Launching Off With The Aeros - is back and better than ever. Check out who is In Orbit this week, who is Temporarily Grounded, and a new feature, 3 Stats Oddities. Plus, all of the weekly and yearly Aeros statistics are here in an easier to digest format. So click on the link and launch off.
April 17, 2012 (1 comments)
Now in its second week (though only its first week with its new title), Launching Off with the Aeros is the only stop you need to catch up on how the Indians' Double-A affiliate the Akron Aeros fared, the best and worst Aeros of the past week, and their weekly and yearly stats. Simply put, it's got something for everybody.
April 14, 2012 (2 comments)
In the first of an as-of-now infinite part series, Jim interviews Akron Aeros' center fielder Tim Fedroff, asking him about his approach at the plate, in the field, and how he feels about starting the season back in Akron for the third straight year.
April 10, 2012 (2 comments)
The Akron Aeros got off to a fast start this past week (or five days, really), going 3-1 in four games over the Binghamton Mets and Altoona Curve. There were obviously things that did not go well, but anytime a team takes three-of-four on the road, it’s a good thing. Jimmy P. has his first Aeros notebook of the season and touches on how the team and some players have played in the early going.
April 9, 2012 (9 comments)
Jim Piascik takes a different approach to analyzing the Indians' 25-man roster as he ranks the players from 1 to 25. From Jairo Asencio and Aaron Cunningham to Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana, Jim breaks it all down in a piece that he will re-post to the site at several points in the season.
April 6, 2012 (4 comments)
Opening Day may only be the first of 162 games, but the first action of the season can often show us quite a bit. Masterson was masterful. Hannahan and Kotchman were slick with the glove. And Chris Perez was awful in the 9th. Jim discusses 8 things that he witnessed at the opener and hopes the good things continue and the bad things work themselves out.
April 3, 2012 (0 comments)
We are just two days away from opening day. With that in mind it is time to unveil the first of four articles breaking down the rosters and previewing each of the Indians' four full season affiliates. Today we kick things off with Double-A Akron, and Jim Piascik previews the team and what Indians and Aeros fans may be in store for this season.
March 13, 2012 (2 comments)
Even though the Cleveland Indians have a lack of top-end talent in the upper levels of their minor league system, the performances of five players currently ticketed for the AA level Akron Aeros will be very important to the Tribe’s success in 2012 and beyond. Jim takes a look at who these five players are.
February 16, 2012 (2 comments)
Due to the offseason acquisitions of Derek Lowe and Kevin Slowey, the Cleveland Indians figure to have an insane amount of major-league ready pitching filling the AAA Columbus Clippers’ rotation. Since these pitchers are likely to pitch in Cleveland at some point in 2012, let’s take some time to profile each pitcher’s strengths, weaknesses and general outlook for 2012.
February 7, 2012 (0 comments)
Being in the minor leagues is all about proving yourself, but for these five players, 2012 will be even more critical on their quest to proving that they belong in the Cleveland Indians' long-term plans.
Two weeks ago, I listed the five most exciting prospects for 2012.Continuing on with this theme, now I'll take a look at the five Tribe prospects with the most to prove in 2012. Whether they're...
January 24, 2012 (0 comments)
Editor's Note: This is the first posting from Jim Piascik here at the IPI. He will be writing about all things Cleveland this season with a special focus on Double-A Akron.
Despite the fact that the Cleveland Indians’ top 4 prospects are either no longer prospects (Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall) or with the Colorado Rockies (Alex White and Drew Pomeranz), there are still...