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Manager: Terry Francona
Pitching Coach: Mickey Callaway
Hitting Coach: Ty Van Burkleo

December 8, 2013   (29 comments)
Plenty of movement at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The Cleveland Indians haven't joined the insane signing frenzy that has swept across Major League Baseball's landscape over the past several weeks, but don't let the quiet facade fool you. The Indians are making moves that fit their team, their budget and their chemistry, and they aren't quite done yet. Join Jim Pete as he decorates the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario with the moves the Indians have made so far, and how far they will go before the Indians begin their quest for a World Series in 2014.
December 8, 2013   (4 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Pre-Winter Meetings rumors
Saturday was a slow day after a very hectic week. The news promises to pick up Sunday with the start of the Winter Meetings. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the rumors swirling heading into the Winter Meetings.
December 7, 2013   (15 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Yankees lose Cano, add Beltran
At this rate, the Winter Meetings may be nothing more than a vacation for all of the GMs. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on another crazy day, headlined by Cano heading for Seattle, Napoli re-upping with Boston, Beltran going to the Yankees, and much more.
December 6, 2013   (4 comments)
IBI Chat 1.01 - 12/6 Chat transcript
With the Winter Meetings just hours away we felt like today would be a good time to debut our first IBI Chat. We have done these for a few games in the past, but going forward we plan to have weekly or bi-weekly chat sessions at a designated time to discuss things about the Indians. This is the transcript from today's chat...
December 6, 2013   (60 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Seattle, Cano rumors intensify
With the Winter Meetings fast approaching, we are hearing more rumors about some of the big name free agents. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the Cano-Seattle talks, a new posting system, and much more.
December 5, 2013   (21 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Cano meets with the Mariners
Wednesday was a much lighter day than Monday and Tuesday in terms of news. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a Cano-Seattle connection, Curtis Granderson and the Mets, and more.
December 4, 2013   (21 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Ellsbury leaves Boston for Yankees
Are we absolutely sure the Winter Meetings haven't already started? Tuesday was yet another day full of big news and rumors. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the Ellsbury signing, Joe Nathan, A.J. Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamachia finding new homes, and much, much more.
December 3, 2013   (0 comments)
Winter Ball Notebook: Ramirez's winter season looks to be over
With regular Winter Ball Notebook contributor Steve Orbanek temporarily away, the IBI's Tony Lastoria steps in with lots of interesting news and notes from the happenings for Indians players in the winter leagues. He talks about a recent injury to Jose Ramirez which appears to have prematurely ended his winter ball campaign, the insertion of Elvis Araujo into the rotation, and much more.
December 3, 2013   (34 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Kazmir heads west to Oakland
Monday was a busy day, with lots of news and rumors. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on Scott Kazmir signing with Oakland, the Indians non-tender moves, and Doug Fister traded to Washington, and much more.
December 2, 2013   (5 comments)
Indians nontender Marson, make other roster moves
The Indians today announced that they tendered contracts to outfielder Michael Brantley, right-handed starting pitcher Justin Masterson, right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano, left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski, outfielder Drew Stubbs and right-handed starting pitcher Josh Tomlin. They did not tender a contract to catcher Lou Marson.
December 2, 2013   (28 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Is there a chance Jimenez resigns?
In its new Monday slot, the IBI's Tony Lastoria checks in with a lot of things in Tribe Happenings. He looks at the starting pitching market and why there may be an outside shot that the Indians can resign free agent Ubaldo Jimenez. He also discusses the many question marks the team has going into next season, the amount of depth they have built on the field, the experiment of Carlos Santana at third base, today's tender deadline, and more.
December 2, 2013   (12 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Stubbs expected to be tendered
Rumors are swirling with Monday's non-tender deadline fast approaching. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the Indians likely tendering a contract to Drew Stubbs, and could Homer Bailey be a fit in Cleveland?
December 1, 2013   (20 comments)
Is there a closer at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario?
The Cleveland Indians have a substantial hole at the back-end of their bullpen, thanks to the non-tendering of Chris Perez, and the faltering of Vinnie Pestano in 2013. With Joe Smith signing with the Angels, the Indians have to fill three spots in their pen, and in key spots. Jim Pete finds himself at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario for a special edition, looking at past closer tendencies, and how it could effect the Indians in 2014.
December 1, 2013   (1 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Twins add more pitching
The Winter Meetings are fast approaching and the rumors are swirling. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a Phil Hughes signing headlining a busy day of news for the Twins.
November 30, 2013   (11 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Vogelsong re-ups with Giants
We are now only a little over one week away from the beginning of the Winter Meetings! In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on Ryan Vogelsong heading back to San Francisco, the Dodgers and Hanley Ramirez discussing an extension, the Indians showing interest in Edward Mujica and more.
November 29, 2013   (3 comments)
Coach's Corner '13: Ruben Niebla Part 2
On Wednesday the IBI's Tony Lastoria posted part one of his extensive interview with Indians minor league pitching coordinator Ruben Niebla. In that piece we discussed a lot of the strides made and some struggled encountered by a great many pitchers at the full season affiliates. In today's second part, he provides Niebla’s thoughts on a bevy of young arms at the short season levels, gets into several of the philosophical and mechanical changes the Indians implemented in 2013 with how they develop pitchers, and discussed a ton of velocity jumps made by a litany of pitchers this season.
November 27, 2013   (8 comments)
Giving thanks at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
Every year, Jim Pete sits down on his stoop at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario and gives thanks to a bountiful year. Okay, so some years are more bountiful than others, but this year is a bit different than most. Find out who or what he's giving thanks to this year, and don't be afraid to share your thanks as well...in the comments below. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
November 27, 2013   (7 comments)
Coach's Corner '13: Ruben Niebla Part 1
The IBI's Tony Lastoria recently had a chance to sit down with Indians minor league pitching coordinator Ruben Niebla and discussed the strides and sometimes the struggles for a great many pitchers at the full season affiliates this year. They talked about how Dylan Baker and Cody Anderson have separated themselves as prospects, the development of Shawn Morimando and Joe Colon, the rise of Will Roberts and Matt Packer, the work being done with Trevor Bauer, the resurgence of Bryan Price, and lots more.
November 27, 2013   (12 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Cano, Yankees still far apart
Not every day of the hot stove season is full of big signings and significant trades, but the rumors never take a day off. In this MLB News and Rumors segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news throughout the MLB. Today's piece gives a wide range of notes from throughout the league, from a somewhat uneventful winter day.
November 26, 2013   (25 comments)
Swinging for the Fences: David Murphy and lineup balance
One of the greatest Christmas gifts many Tribe fans ever received was a baseball team to be excited about back during the winter of 2012-2013 where Terry Francona took the reins of the ballclub and took them to the next level as a playoff contender. This offseason, the Tribe made their first big free-agent signing in the form of veteran outfielder David Murphy. It may not a particularly exciting move, but the IBI's Jake Dungan explains why adding him could be essential to the team as far as lineup balance.

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