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November 19, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: November 18, 2013
It was a very quiet evening on Monday night as only four games took place in the three Caribbean leagues, and of those four games just one Indians player was in action. Never fear as the IBI's Michael Hattery is here to review the performance of that one player, a performance that the player would no doubt like to forget.
 
November 14, 2013   (10 comments)
Trend Spotting: On Corey Kluber and a few offseason concerns
Corey Kluber is the most interesting man in the world. Perhaps that is an overstatement, but his quiet, complex demeanor is so entirely appealing. The IBI's Michael Hattery takes a deep look into Kluber in the way that only he can by breaking down his performance in 2013 and why he ascended to a good starting pitcher option.....and gives his recommendation as to whether such performance is sustainable for 2014 and beyond.
 
November 12, 2013   (23 comments)
Around the Farm: November 11, 2013
The Arizona Fall League is wrapping up this week and Indians outfielder Tyler Naquin continued his strong showing in the AFL with a three hit game on Monday. Several other Indians were in action, and the IBI's Michael Hattery recaps all of it as he takes us on a trip around winter ball....
 
November 5, 2013   (3 comments)
Around the Farm: November 4, 2013
It was another huge night for Indians outfielder Tyler Naquin who is destroying the AFL. He has made a few really positive signs over the past week where he has increased the frequency of extra base hits and continued to limit strikeouts, a develop that the IBI's Michael Hattery touches on. He talks about that and all the rest of the Indians winter ball action on Monday night....
 
October 31, 2013   (5 comments)
Trend Spotting: A look at Danny Salazar’s 2013 season
Danny Salazar’s development has been profiled in great depth throughout this site over the past two years, yet his ascendancy feels almost unreal. Thus, the IBI's Michael Hattery spends the majority of his Trend Spotting piece this week discussing Salazar’s first season in the big leagues and what it means about his future. Do the Indians have an ace in waiting or has he already arrived?
 
October 29, 2013   (19 comments)
Around the Farm: October 28, 2013
The Dominican Winter League and Venezuelan Winter League were all off on Monday night, so the IBI's Michael Hattery took the opportunity to take a deeper look at the showing by Joe Wendle this season at Carolina and in the Arizona Fall League and makes a strong offensive comparison to one Jason Kipnis. He also touches on the performances from Tyler Naquin and Tony Wolters.
 
October 22, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: October 21, 2013
The Venezuela Winter League was off on Monday, but the Arizona Fall League and Dominican Winter League were at it again and several Indians players were in action. The IBI's Michael Hattery takes us around the farm and recaps how several players in the system like Tyler Naquin, Jeff Johnson, Erik Gonzalez and others did in their games on Monday.
 
October 17, 2013   (12 comments)
Trend Spotting: Drew Stubbs and his value as a sub
The Indians offseason is strewn with forks in the road. The most important fork may have three prongs being multi-year decisions on Justin Masterson, Ubaldo Jimenez, and Scott Kazmir, but the IBI's Michael Hattery diverts his attention to a move that will inevitably have a smaller effect but yet still an effect. That is what to do with Drew Stubbs, and he breaks it down as only he can.
 
October 15, 2013   (4 comments)
Around the Farm: October 14, 2013
The Venezuela League was off on Monday, but the Arizona Fall League was back in action on Monday and the Indians had several prospects once again in action. Tyler Naquin returned from his injury scare, Tony Wolters continues to play catcher and shortstop, and Joey Wendle and Jeff Johnson also got into the game. The IBI's Michael Hattery takes us on a quick trip Around the Farm...
 
October 10, 2013   (16 comments)
Trend Spotting: The case for retaining Scott Kazmir
The Indians have a plethora of offseason decisions which are of seemingly equal importance, each one creating specific options or paths. One of those is whether to resign Scott Kazmir. The IBI's Michael Hattery steps in with an exceptional Trend Spotting piece breaking down Kazmir's season and answers the questions about how good his 2013 season was, what it tells us about his future, and what kind of contract he should get this offseason.
 
October 3, 2013   (2 comments)
Trend Spotting: Finding the value gap, position by position
When a team goes from a 94 loss season to a 92 win season there are going to be a collection of production increases at multiple positions. Today, in brevity the IBI's Michael Hattery looks at the positional production team wide using surface statistics to show the difference from 2012 to 2013. This is a great read and shows how the Indians made marked improvement in 2013 and where they can look for creative opportunities to improve in 2014.
 
September 27, 2013   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #159: Indians 6, Twins 5
This team is a collection of castoffs and a collection of misfits which has provided a scrapbook full of moments. No player, no person has been indispensable, they have all been indispensable. That once again proved to be the case on Thursday night as several different players contributed on offense and several pitchers combined to shut the Twins down (before Chris Perez came in) to notch win #89 for the Indians. The IBI's Michael Hattery shares his second thoughts...
 
September 20, 2013   (2 comments)
Second Thoughts Game #153: Astros 1, Indians 2
It took a few extra innings, but the Indians found a way to come through with a much needed 2-1 win over the Astros on Thursday night in the opener of a long four game series. Ubaldo Jimenez was once again fantastic and the Indians needed a splendid outing from him as the offense struggled all night against the worst pitching staff in baseball. The IBI's Michael Hattery shares his second thoughts on the game...
 
September 19, 2013   (2 comments)
Trend Spotting: Run scoring trends and what they mean
The Indians offense so far this season has been a paragon of inconsistency, a mercurial mess which leaves us with shelves full of empty bottles of antacid and a broken remote or two. The instability of production that this offense has shown because of the lack of any real anchor’s in the middle of the order and the run scoring trends as a result are interesting, and the IBI's Michael Hattery explains them in his latest Trend Spotting piece.
 

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