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2401 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-420-4200

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

March 3, 2014   (13 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Is a Masterson extension possible?
In today's Tribe Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the recent comment from Justin Masterson about contract extension talks and the Indians history of such talks with starting pitchers to try and figure out if a deal truly is possible. He also discusses how Aaron Harang may be Plan B for Carlos Carrasco as the fifth starter, how Vinnie Pestano is a wildcard for the bullpen, why Salazar's slow spring concerns him, and much more.
March 3, 2014   (6 comments)
MLB Storylines: Indians add infield depth with Sellers pickup
Sunday's game left Cleveland fans anxious for the days when they can watch Francisco Lindor on a nightly basis. 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 trade made by the Indians, growing injury problems for the Seattle pitching staff, and more.
March 2, 2014   (6 comments)
Lindor powers Tribe to 6-3 victory over Mariners
Top Indians prospect Francisco Lindor made his presence known to the big league club and its fans by on Sunday by driving in the go-ahead runs with a three-run blast in the seventh inning in a 6-3 win against the Mariners. Meanwhile, Nick Swisher made his 2014 Cactus League debut for the Tribe and Carlos Santana's first official play at third base wasn't all that spectacular. The IBI's Jake Dungan recaps the highlights.
March 2, 2014   (0 comments)
It's Oscar Night at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The Cleveland Indians are entering the first phase of their 2014 MLB season: the one in which they play games, but without a whole lot of meaning behind much of anything. In other words, you can read too much into what they do or say just yet. Join Jim Pete as he looks at some recent rumblings, than ties the Indians to the Oscars on this most hallowed of Hollywood evenings.
March 2, 2014   (7 comments)
Indians make trade with Dodgers for Justin Sellers
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have acquired infielder Justin Sellers from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations. To allow room on the 40-man roster they have designated first baseman David Cooper for assignment.
March 2, 2014   (19 comments)
Indians preview capsules: The non-roster invite hitters
As a part of IBI's beginning of season festivities, we have preview capsules on all 54 players currently in major league camp with at least some chance of helping the big league team. The next batch of these running today are the non-roster invite hitters. There is just not much more to it; spring training is here and real baseball is just around the corner. Enjoy as Jim Piascik previews each non-roster invite hitter.
March 2, 2014   (0 comments)
MLB Storylines: Lester hoping to stay in Boston
The Phoenix area had endured a 70-day spell with no rainfall, until Saturday's storms that cancelled some of the Cactus League action. 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 Red Sox and Jon Lester talking long-term extension, unfortunate news for one of the top prospects in baseball, and more.
March 1, 2014   (10 comments)
Trend Spotting: Spring optimism abounds
ogers Hornsby once said "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." In a special edition of Trend Spotting, the IBI's Michael Hattery brings in other IBI writers Jim Pete and Steve Orbanek to chat about the Indians rotation and their outlook for this season.
March 1, 2014   (2 comments)
MLB Storylines: Could Sano be headed for Tommy John?
The weekend is finally here and another winter storm is bearing down on much of the country. Spring Training is the taste of spring many of us need. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the the news Twins top prospect Miguel Sano may need Tommy John surgery, the Angels may cut or trade Joe Blanton, and much more.
February 28, 2014   (6 comments)
Indians shutout Reds 4-0 to win two straight
A two-run homer by Ryan Raburn was essentially all Cleveland would need Friday afternoon, as they blanked the Cincinnati Reds, 4-0. Collecting just four hits on offense, pitching was the name of the game in the rubber match against Cincy at Goodyear Ballpark. IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz recaps the action.
February 28, 2014   (11 comments)
Indians preview capsules: The non-roster invite pitchers
As a part of IBI's beginning of season festivities, we have preview capsules on all 54 players currently in major league camp with at least some chance of helping the big league team. The first batch of these running today are the non-roster invite pitchers. There is just not much more to it; spring training is here and real baseball is just around the corner. Enjoy as Jim Piascik previews each non-roster invite pitcher.
February 28, 2014   (4 comments)
MLB Storylines: Could Cliff Lee be dealt this season?
Spring Training is now underway and the Indians got their first win of the pre-season. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the latest rumor that Cliff Lee could be dealt, Justin Masterson is talking extension, and more.
February 27, 2014   (5 comments)
Asdrubal Cabrera: At the corner of BABIP and plate discipline
In 2013, Asdrubal Cabrera hit the ball extremely well. This is not a popular opinion; however, in 2013, Cabrera’s line drive rate of 23.4% was a well-above league average clip. Some have attributed Cabrera's plate discipline issues as a major factor that weighed down his BABIP last season, but the IBI's John Grimm explains that there is no evidence suggesting that plate discipline and BABIP are correlated.
February 27, 2014   (0 comments)
What's New at Progressive Field in 2014?
The Indians held their annual "What's New" media event at Progressive Field on Wednesday where the team introduced new initiatives, bringing you cost savings with the notion to "buy early and save." IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz took part in the event and shares some of the new ticket options and additional promotional giveaways for the 2014 season.
February 27, 2014   (7 comments)
MLB Storylines: Groundwork for Trout's mega-extension set?
With the start of Spring Training games on Wednesday, we can now look forward to baseball games everyday from now until November. 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 record pre-arbitration deal for Trout, the Indians drop their spring opener, and more.
February 26, 2014   (20 comments)
Indians drop spring opener to Reds, 8-3
It may not feel like it in Cleveland, but baseball is officially back. The Indians dropped their Cactus League opener against their state rival Cincinnati Reds Wednesday afternoon, 8-3. Outscoring the Tribe 6-1 over the final four frames, Cincy cruised to the easy victory in the spring opener at Goodyear Ballpark. IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz recaps the action.
February 26, 2014   (2 comments)
Smoke Signals s7e3: The Indians' Spring Training Questions
The Cleveland Indians opened up against the Cincinnati Reds today, officially kicking off the 2014 MLB season. The Indians 25-man roster is fairly set, with four or five spots still open should they remain healthy over the next five weeks. Jim and Tony put together another Smoke Signals podcast before the game and share some of their thoughts on some of the stories in spring training.
February 26, 2014   (7 comments)
2014 Key Players: Danny Salazar
In the weeks leading up to Opening Day, the IBI's Michael Goodman is going to explore several Indians whose performance will be key to the Indians' success in 2014. Last year’s list was highlighted by Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez, knowing the importance those two pitchers would have on stabilizing a rotation that was full of question marks. With Jimenez off to Baltimore, Danny Salazar will step into his rotation void and spot on the 2014 Cleveland Indians Key Players list.
February 26, 2014   (10 comments)
MLB Storylines: Cubs still exploring Samardzija trade
Baseball games officially return on Wednesday - and all is right in the world once again. 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 ongoing rumors of a Jeff Samardzija trade, Ervin Santana's high asking price, and more.
February 25, 2014   (10 comments)
MLB Storylines: MLB officially bans home plate collisions
The reigns are handed off to IBI's Andrew Zajac for Monday's MLB Storylines. In this MLB News and Notes segment, Andrew will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on MLB's new ban on home plate collisions, Big Papi is seeking an extension, and more.

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