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March 13, 2014   (5 comments)
MLB Storylines: Ervin Santana, Braves strike a deal
He may not be a Gold Glover, but Carlos Santana looks more natural at third base than most would expect. 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 Braves bolstering their rotation with the Ervin Santana signing, Kris Medlen preparing for another surgery, and more.
March 12, 2014   (3 comments)
MLB Storylines: Masterson to get the ball again on Opening Day
Justin Masterson pitched like a number one on Tuesday, and then was named Cleveland's number one officially. 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 Masterson getting the nod again for Opening Day, Kris Medlen receiving word on his MRI results, and more.
March 11, 2014   (1 comments)
MLB Storylines: Braves' injuries could lead them to Santana
All good things must come to an end - including Cactus League winning streaks 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 scare for Braves pitching and what it could lead to, the Mets continued interest in Nick Franklin, and more.
March 10, 2014   (9 comments)
MLB Storylines: Braves await word on injury scare to Medlen
Every Indians pitcher who is competing for a roster spot is making the decisions very difficult for Terry Francona and company. 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 injury suffered by Kris Medlen, Chase Headley appears likely to test free agency after 2014, and more.
March 9, 2014   (0 comments)
MLB Storylines: Blue Jays, Orioles pursuing Ervin Santana
A couple of AL East teams are looking to take advantage of the shrinking demands of Ervin Santana.. 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 new market for Santana, news on the qualifying offer system, and more.
March 8, 2014   (5 comments)
MLB Storylines: Ervin Santana lessens his contract demands
Even though it is just Spring Training, it's always nice to see the Indians stringing together some wins and sitting atop the standings. 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 Ervin Santana's desire to get a contract done, tough news for a Royals pitcher, and more.
March 7, 2014   (3 comments)
MLB Storylines: Carpenter close to signing extension with Cards
Weather in much of Northeast Ohio should feel a lot like summer, which should give many of us baseball fever. 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 that Matt Carpenter is close to signing an extension with the Cards, Cole Hamels could be out the whole month of April, and more.
March 6, 2014   (4 comments)
MLB Storylines: Hochevar to miss the start of the season
The Royals will be without a key member of their dominant bullpen for at least the first couple of months of the season. 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 Luke Hochevar's arm injury, a possible strategy to Justin Masterson's contract extension talks, and more.
March 5, 2014   (17 comments)
MLB Storylines: Masterson willing to take hometown discount
Justin Masterson has given Indians fans around the nation reason to believe that there still is such a thing as loyalty in today's sports - and hopefully he means what he says. 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 news on the Masterson extension talks, an injury to a Tigers outfielder, and more.
March 4, 2014   (4 comments)
MLB Storylines: Johan Santana nearing minor-league deal
With the news that Opening Day tickets sold out in 15 minutes, baseball season is finally right around the corner. 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 that Johan Santana is nearing a deal, Daisuke Matsuzaka may find himself a spot in the Mets starting rotation, and 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   (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   (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   (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   (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   (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.
February 24, 2014   (10 comments)
MLB Storylines: Gardner gets extension from Yankees
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekends, as it will be the last weekend without baseball 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 Brett Gardner's new long-term deal with New York, the Angels and Mike Trout continuing to talk extension, and more.
February 23, 2014   (19 comments)
MLB Storylines: Orioles capitalize on Cruz's crashing market
For most of the offseason, the Orioles stood pat and made only minor moves - until this past week. 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 Baltimore's continued spending spree, who remains in the Ervin Santana market, and more.
February 22, 2014   (8 comments)
MLB Storylines: Draft pick compensation not scaring Orioles
The Orioles brass said that giving up their first round pick to sign Ubaldo Jimenez makes it easier for them to deal with parting with another pick to sign another of the "qualified" group, and they seem to be sticking to that statement. 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 Orioles looking to make another splash, the dimming star of Jesus Montero, and more.

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