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.
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.
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.
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, to give back and to come together with those around you. Or apparently, speak up and declare what side you're on. On Monday, the Indians finally made the signing of outfielder David Murphy official. IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz took part in a conference call with Murphy and GM Chris Antonetti and shares what both had to say.
The offseason is full of breaking 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 potential of Brian Wilson closing for the Tigers as well as other news throughout the league.
The Indians made it official on Monday as they added free agent outfielder David Murphy to the roster. To make room on the roster they DFAed right-handed Tyler Cloyd. They also received word that infielder Cord Phelps was lost on waivers.
News continues to break with each passing day of the offseason. 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 Dan Haren going back to the West Coast and Jhonny Peralta's new contract.
The Cleveland Indians have many questions heading into the 2014 season, but have begun to answer those questions with the signing of David Murphy for the outfield. With their major hole apparently filled, the Indians will likely move to the bullpen to help fill the holes created by Chris Perez leaving, and Vinnie Pestano struggling. Join Jim Pete with this week's power, wondering who the next closer will be.
The Indians made several additions to the 40-man roster earlier in the week, and the IBI's Tony Lastoria reviews the decisions. He also touches on the David Murphy signing, looks at the possibility that one of Drew Stubbs or Michael Bourn is dealt, offers up some quick thoughts on the departure of Joe Smith to the Angels, and more!
More and more news continues to break with each passing day of the MLB offseason. 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 Joe Smith moving on, the Yankees landing a power bat, and St. Louis finding their shortstop.
The offseason is in full swing with many moves happening everyday. 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 Cardinals acquiring defensive help in return for David Freese, and the Mets landing a new outfielder.
David Murphy’s signing was some of the biggest news so far during the baseball offseason. The question is was this a good move for the Indians and what does it mean for the Indians plans this offseason. The IBI's Jeff Ellis offers up his thoughts with all of the pros and cons to his signing, and weighs in on whether or not it was a good deal for the Indians.
A lot has been happening this week around MLB, and the IBI's Andy Nichols continues to give updates on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the loss of Michael Weiner, Vargas to Kansas City, and Cleveland adding to the bullpen depth.
A guy like Murphy won’t exactly knock your socks off. He is what many would deem to be league average but for the Indians he offers legitimate value. The IBI's Michael Hattery takes a deeper look into the signing and makes his case how it is a good investment for the Tribe with how he can impact both the lineup and defense for a relatively small amount of money.
The Cleveland Indians kicked off their hot stove report with news of a new right fielder, a complete 40-Man roster (for now), and the first major trade of the offseason. Jim and Tony discuss the moves at full length, and take a look at how the Indians will begin to take shape over the next 90-days.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!