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May 10, 2013   (6 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Is this rotation too good to be true?
The Indians have gone 10-1 in their last 11 games and are now in the thick of the American League Central race. Offense has played a huge role in the hot streak, but pitching has been equally impressive. With the rotation impressing, how do Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar fit into the Indians' 2013 plans? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he looks at the rotation and tackles that question in the latest edition of the weekly IBI staple, Orbiting Cleveland.
May 7, 2013   (0 comments)
Around The Farm:  May 6, 2013
It was a quiet night in the Indians' farm system as the Columbus Clippers were rained out and the Carolina Mudcats were off. However, there was still plenty of action to recap as Ryan Merritt pitched an impressive contest for the Captains, and Chun-Hsiu Chen continued to show that he may have regained his power stroke. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps their performances and more as he takes you Around the Farm.
May 6, 2013   (2 comments)
Notes from the Wigwam: Just win, baby!
It's been a great week for the Cleveland Indians as the Tribe went 5-1 to get back to .500 at 14-14 and move into third place in the AL Central. Ryan Raburn was scorching hot at the plate as he went 11-for-13 across a three-game span to lead the Tribe. Trevor Bauer also made his return this past week, and it appears as if he now could be on his way back... and for good. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps the week that was in the weekly IBI staple, Notes from the Wigwam.
May 5, 2013   (0 comments)
Cleveland Sports Insiders 2.3: Indians heat up
Jim and Steve return to the cyber airwaves tonight with the latest edition of CSI: Cleveland Sports Insiders. There will be plenty of Indians talk tonight as the team has been scorching hot as of late, and the guys will also look look at potential draft targets for the Cavaliers. Plus, what about the Browns, and the team's chances of contending next year? Jim and Steve will discuss all of this tonight beginning at 9 p.m.
May 3, 2013   (4 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Analyzing the four-game win streak
The Indians' bats have awoke over the past four games as the team has outscored opponents 39-5 and gone 4-0 in the process. Everyone from Ryan Raburn to Michael Brantley has been on a tear offensively, and it seems as if the Indians' offense has finally turned the corner... Or has it? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he looks back at this four-game winning streak and offers his take on what it could mean for the Indians in the latest edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
April 29, 2013   (4 comments)
Notes from the Wigwam: One of "those" weeks
The offensive woes continued for the Indians this past week as the team went 2-3 and averaged only 1.33 runs per game in their three losses. There were some positives though as Carlos Santana continued to rake, and Mike Aviles showed why he's such a valuable member of the team's bench. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps all of the action from the past week in the latest edition of Notes from the Wigwam.
April 28, 2013   (0 comments)
Cleveland Sports Insiders 2.2: Draft recap
Week two of Cleveland Sports Insiders commences tonight as Jim and Steve are back with an analysis of the Cleveland Browns' 2013 draft. The two will also touch on Mike Brown's return to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers as well as the continued struggles of the Cleveland Indians. Be sure to tune in tonight at 9 p.m. to not miss a minute of the weekly IBI radio staple.
April 28, 2013   (2 comments)
Around the Farm: April 27, 2013
After pulling his hamstring early this season, LeVon Washington is now healthy, and it showed Saturday. The outfielder recorded five hits in an impressive performance for the Lake County Captains. Also, Francisco Lindor continued his great start as he enjoyed a three-hit performance for the Mudcats. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps these performances and more as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 26, 2013   (14 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Gauging the 25-man roster
The Indians' record sits at 8-11, and the team has still been unable to get on a consistent roll. The starting pitching staff has been up-and-down, and the team's offense has unfortunately been maddeningly inconsistent. Could it be possible that the team's 25-man roster needs some tweaking? And are there any tweaks that could actually lead to an improved team? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he ponders that thought in this week's edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
April 22, 2013   (2 comments)
Notes from the Wigwam: Offense heats up
The Indians' offense has struggled significantly in the early going of the 2013 season, yet the team scored 26 runs in three games over the past weekend en route to a series win over the Houston Astros. Was this past weekend's performance just smoke and mirrors, or could the team's offense be ready to hit its stride? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he ponders that thought in his weekly notebook, Notes from the Wigwam.
April 21, 2013   (7 comments)
Around the Farm: April 20, 2013
There was plenty of action within the Indians' system on Saturday as two teams took part in doubleheaders, and all four minor league affiliates were in action. Starting pitchers Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco both had arguably their most impressive starts of the season so far, and Lake County first baseman Nelson Rodriguez continued to impress. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps all the action and takes you Around the Farm.
April 19, 2013   (7 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Any help out there?
Ubaldo Jimenez had arguably his darkest day as a member of the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday as he allowed seven runs in less than two innings of work. With their record at 5-9, the Indians have gotten off to a less than stellar start and a big part of that has been Jimenez. With Jimenez's struggles, should the Indians be exploring alternative options right now? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he ponders that thought in the latest edition of the weekly IBI staple, Orbiting Cleveland.
April 15, 2013   (6 comments)
Notes from the Wigwam: An up-and-down week
This week started out very rough for the Cleveland Indians as they dropped two straight game to the New York Yankees in unimpressive fashion. However, the team was able to rebound nicely and excellent starting pitching helped the team earn a series win over the Chicago White Sox this past weekend. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps all of the week's action in his weekly notebook, Notes from the Wigwam.
April 14, 2013   (1 comments)
Around the Farm: April 13, 2013
Trevor Bauer was somewhat underwhelming when he made his debut with the Indians last week, but on Saturday, the right-hander made his first start for the Columbus Clippers, and it was a dandy. Bauer was not the only player to impress Saturday night though as Quincy Latimore, the player the Indians acquired in Jeanmar Gomez trade, put together a perfect performance at the plate. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps these performances and more as he takes you Around the Farm.
April 12, 2013   (5 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Attendance woes linger
As usual, the Cleveland Indians drew a sellout crowd to the home opener on Monday as 41,567 fans came to Progressive Field excited about the start to what could be a very exciting year. Yet on Tuesday, that number was down all the way to 12,663. The number becomes even worse to look at when you realize the Indians were playing the New York Yankees. So what's the deal with the Tribe's attendance woes? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he touches on them in this week's edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
April 8, 2013   (2 comments)
Notes from the Wigwam: Santana impresses
Baseball is back, and apparently so is the Indians' offense. Carlos Santana and Mark Reynolds are just two Indians, who are off to hot starts at the plate, while the team's rotation has been solid as well. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he looks back at the week in a newly week IBI staple, Notes from the Wigwam.
April 7, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: April 6, 2013
Lake County, Carolina, Akron and Columbus were all in action on Saturday. Dorssys Paulino recorded his first multi-hit game of the season while Jesus Aguilar, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jacob Lee are just a handful of players who also had impressive performances. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps all the noteworthy performances and takes you Around the Farm.
April 5, 2013   (12 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: A forecast for Ubaldo Jimenez
There is perhaps no Cleveland Indians player that receives more criticism than Ubaldo Jimenez. The right-hander has been a colossal disappointment since coming over in July 2011 from the Rockies, yet he put together a solid start on Wednesday and was a key reason behind the Indians' 3-2 win. So, was Wednesday's start just smoke and mirrors, or could Jimenez actually be poised to rebound? The IBI's Steve Orbanek ponders in this week's edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
April 1, 2013   (2 comments)
Spring Notebook: Goodbye Goodyear, Hello Cleveland
Goodbye Goodyear. Hello Cleveland. The Cleveland Indians officially completed Spring Training with a strong 9-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. The win ensured that the Indians finished the spring season with a winning record, and the Tribe left Goodyear with a 17-16-2 record. With that said, let’s take one close look back at Goodyear before the Indians officially begin the Major League season on Tuesday…
March 29, 2013   (7 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: The book on Zach McAllister
Zach McAllister had some unexpected success during the 2012 season. With the 2013 season now just days away, how can fans expect McAllister to perform? Could he perhaps be the cog that holds the Indians' rotation together? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he touches on McAllister's future in the first edition of a new IBI weekly staple appropriately titled Orbiting Cleveland.

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