July 9, 2013 (11 comments)
After losing the first two games of a four game series in spectacular fashion to the Tigers, and then ultimately losing three of the four games in the series, Indians fans at least subconsciously recognized what they already suspected: this year’s Cleveland Indians are not at the same level as the Tigers and will be hardpressed to win the AL Central. The Indians need pitching, and one of the ways they may try to get it is by trading Asdrubal Cabrera in some sort of package.
June 25, 2013 (1 comments)
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder when it comes to prospects. Different prospects will catch the fancy of different fans, but quite often the reality is that the player does not live up to the hype. In a lot of ways prospects are like the "coming soon" clips shown before a movie where every movie looks good promising thanks to some great editing in a short two to three minute clip versus what actually comes out in the movie.
June 23, 2013 (3 comments)
Of all the All Star games in sports, the mid-summer classic in Major League Baseball is by far the best. With this year's All Star game fast approaching, it means the selection process will occur in the next two weeks. James Keene takes a look at the Indians players that have the best shot of being named to the All Star team.
May 27, 2013 (1 comments)
The Cleveland Indians are in the midst of a four game losing streak and losers of six of their last seven. After a good start, things are falling apart, and it makes the IBI's James Keene wonder if once again Cleveland fans are being set up for disappointment. Somehow, someway, for Clevelanders, something always goes wrong.
May 19, 2013 (1 comments)
James Keene was listening to the Tribe game on Saturday while driving home when Zach McAllister pitched into a jam in the third inning. McAllister ‘got out of the jam’ when Jesus Montero, the runner on first, was picked off by Yan Gomes and then Endy Chavez and Dustin Ackley flew out, after which Hamilton praised Zach McAllister on “doing a great job of getting out of the jam.” James feels that some of that credit is misplaced and breaks down how Cleveland's pitching has truly done in 2013 after the jump...
May 9, 2013 (4 comments)
The IBI's James Keene never wanted instant replay in baseball. When first proposed he felt it would merely cause the game to last longer and possibly not solve anything and the game on Wednesday is what he expected. When MLB announced they were implementing instant replay in 2008 he was thankful they were only using replay for home run calls. And while they umpire crew blew the replay review on Wednesday night, it is here to stay.
April 20, 2013 (4 comments)
Remember when the Tribe traded for Ubaldo in the middle of 2011? The IBI's James Keene does, and he is not happy with what Jimenez has shown since being acquired. There is no doubt that Jimenez has been a major disappointment, which begs the question: is it time to move on?
April 1, 2013 (5 comments)
The Indians opening day roster has been set, the schedule released, and the season is on our doorstep. The promise of a new season brings lots of excitement, so much so, that new IBI writer James Keene peers into his crystal ball and tells us how he see the Indians season going this year.