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Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-420-4200

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

January 16, 2014   (12 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Kershaw gets unparalleled extension
Wednesday saw a contract handed out that has never been seen before in the history of the MLB. 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 Clayton Kershaw extension, Travis Hafner finding a new job, and more.
January 15, 2014   (5 comments)
Corey Kluber' excellence and his slider
Ubaldo Jimenez was one of the most important members of the staff last year for the Indians, and the arrival of Danny Salazar late in the year helped bolster a staff in need of support after several injuries cropped up. While the Indians continue to wait and see how the Jimenez saga carries out this offseason and Salazar figures to be a key piece to the rotation behind Justin Masterson, IBI newcomer John Grimm takes a look at the rise of Corey Kluber last year and how vital he is to their success going forward.
January 15, 2014   (6 comments)
Dreaming big at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The Cleveland Indians have spent the last three months quietly navigating their way through the hot stove season. With the Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers creating a vacuum of negativity with their questionable moves and unmotivated play, have the Indians wasted an opportunity to fill the void? What do the Indians have to do to be deemed a success, and is it realistic? Join Jim Pete as he talks 2014 at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario...
January 15, 2014   (13 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Indians ink Nyjer Morgan
For the first time in two weeks, we have a Major League signing - albeit a small one. 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 rival executive's take on the David Price situation, the Indians bringing Nyjer Morgan to camp, and more.
January 14, 2014   (0 comments)
Indians sign Nyjer Morgan to minor league deal
The Indians have signed free agent outfielder Nyjer Morgan to a minor league contract with an invite to major league spring training. The signing has yet to be officially announced by the team, but has been reported via several national media outlets.
January 14, 2014   (4 comments)
Analyzing Mike Aviles' plate discipline and what it means
If you want to find one of the key reasons for Cleveland's big turnaround from 2012 to 2013, just look at the upgrades on the bench -- like the addition of Mike Aviles. The funny thing about Aviles, though, is that even though he was an upgrade over the 2012 bench, his 2013 season was not all that impressive. Jim Piascik analyzes why that was and breaks down the infielder's plate discipline and what it means for Aviles' offense last year and in the future.
January 14, 2014   (4 comments)
MLB News and Notes: New twist to the Balfour, Orioles saga
As we close in on the midway point of January, we have still yet to see a Major League signing this month. 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 Orioles news, Jeremy Guthrie restructures his contract, and more.
January 13, 2014   (26 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Masteron talks tie in many things
It is mid-January which is the time when teams start talking to their arbitration eligible players about one year deals to avoid arbitration. That is what the Indians are doing with Justin Masterson right now though they have also started talks on a multi-year deal. The IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the important of those talks and how they could affect any possible re-signing of Ubaldo Jimenez, and he also looks at the Indians catching situation, the intrigue of Jeff Francoeur, the logo change and much more...
January 13, 2014   (0 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Samardzija, Cubs working on extension
January winds on without much activity in the MLB world. 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 Cubs still trying to extend Jeff Samardzija, the Yankees in the wake of the A-Rod suspension, and more.
January 12, 2014   (6 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: A-Rod to miss the 2014 season
A decision on Alex Rodriguez's suspension appeal has been made. 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 Rodriguez suspension, what the Rangers will due after the Derek Holland injury, and more.
January 11, 2014   (17 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Holland out until midseason
The Rangers suffered a big blow to their starting rotation that could change their offseason plans. 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 Derek Holland injury, the Indians attempts at an extension with Justin Masterson, and more.
January 10, 2014   (24 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Analyzing top prospect lists
As is the case every year, Baseball America released its Cleveland Indians Top 10 Prospects list on Wednesday. As most expected, Francisco Lindor was ranked No. 1 overall, but there were also some notable omissions. The same could be said for Baseball Prospectus' list, which was released in November. So, did these national publications get it right? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he ponders in the latest edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
January 10, 2014   (0 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Tanaka lands stateside
Teams are now able to meet with Masahiro Tanaka face-to-face. 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 Tanaka sweepstakes officially hitting the U.S., Justin Verlander undergoing surgery, and more.
January 9, 2014   (11 comments)
The 2014 Cleveland Indians: A futures betting outlook
Baseball seems like the sport that never truly stops making headlines. As the flurry of offseason moves continue for many clubs after the winter meetings, the offshore sportsbooks as well as those in Las Vegas are adjusting their lines in response to the transactions that are taking place across baseball. Here is a quick overview of the Indians and how Vegas sees them going into 2014.
January 9, 2014   (1 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Three elected to Hall of Fame
Baseball news took a day off in order to recognize those elected to the Hall of Fame. 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 newest members of the Hall of Fame, the Dodgers in on Tanaka, and more.
January 8, 2014   (6 comments)
The 2014 rotation at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The Cleveland Indians potentially lost two major pieces to their 2013 rotation this offseason, but have addressed the situation with both internal options, and an intriguing minor league free agent signing. Some believe that the foundation for 2014 is much better than what the team had last season, and some aren't quite as sure. Jim Pete and Mike Hattery weave in and out of the A.L. Central rotations in this week's Corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
January 8, 2014   (26 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Ubaldo is still expecting a big contract
Several big name pitchers remain on the market as we get further into January. 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 Ubaldo Jimenez still asking for big money, Bobby Abreu attempting a comeback, and more.
January 7, 2014   (2 comments)
Winter Ball Notebook: Top pitching performances
It's been rather quiet in winter ball for the Indians as most players' stints in the winter leagues have come to an end. However, there were still a handful of noteworthy performances this season, both from pitchers as well as hitters. This week, join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps the top pitching performances from this past winter season...
January 7, 2014   (10 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Indians make some minor moves
Although there was nothing major, there was still plenty of news around the MLB on Monday. 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 couple of Minor League signings for the Tribe, the Reds attempt to extend Homer Bailey, and more.
January 6, 2014   (1 comments)
Indians sign Atchison, Francoeur to minor league deals
The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of free agent right-handed pitcher Scott Atchison and outfielder Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to major league spring training camp.

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