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October 23, 2014   (47 comments)
Storylines: Indians pick up club option on Milke Aviles
The Indians made some news on Wednesday as they picked up the $3.5 million club option on utility infielder Mike Aviles. To some this may come as a surprise, but if anyone has been following what Tony has been saying on this site the past month or so, it was not. The IBI's Jay Frierson provides the news on the Aviles decision and more...
October 22, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: Giants jump on Shields, Royals for Game 1 win
Game 1 of the 2014 World Series finally arrived on Tuesday, and it was a clunker as the Giants jumped out to a big lead on the Royals and James Shields before cruising to a 7-1 win behind the left arm of Madison Bumgarner. The IBI's Jay Frierson recaps the news and notes from the World Series and around the league on Tuesday.
October 20, 2014   (4 comments)
Storylines: Power outage a problem throughout baseball
News is slow these days. Some of that is due to a big layoff before the start of the World Series on Tuesday, but a lot of it is due to the league mandate that teams do not make news during the World Series so as to not upstage the Fall Classic. But there are some news and notes from around the league, and the IBI's Jay Frierson recaps them.
October 18, 2014   (3 comments)
Storylines: Former Orioles second baseman Roberts retires
With both the Royals and Giants off on Friday as they prepare for the start of the World Series on Tuesday, there were a lot of moves around baseball to finalize some managerial and executive positions on several teams. But the big news of the day was the retirement of Brian Roberts. The IBI's Tony Lastoria shares all the news and notes from the day...
October 17, 2014   (9 comments)
Storylines: Rangers tab Banister as new manager
The World Series matchup is now set! Do the Royals or Giants win it all? 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 Rangers managerial decision, the new Rays front office, where Nelson Cruz could be leaning, and more.
October 16, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Royals flush the Orioles, move onto World Series
The Kansas City party continued on Wednesday as they won another close game, 2-1, and in the process swept the Orioles in the ALCS and are heading to the World Series for the first time in 20 years. The Giants also took a commanding lead in their series with the Cardinals after a 6-4 win. The IBI's Jay Frierson recaps all the news and notes from another busy day around baseball...
October 15, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: Friedman joins Dodgers, Colletti reassigned
The Los Angeles Dodgers made a foundation changing move on Tuesday that will potentially change the landscape of them for years to come. The Dodgers hired former Tampa Bay Rays GM Andrew Friedman as the new President of Operations of the team. The IBI's Jay Frierson provides the details on the big move along with all the other news and notes from the day.
October 14, 2014   (65 comments)
Hot Stove Rumors: Josh Donaldson
While the MLB postseason is not over, the Hot Stove season has already begun. The minute teams have ended their season or been eliminated from the playoffs we have had writers who are not close to teams making pronouncements that certain players are already on the market. One of those was a claim by ESPN's Buster Olney that the Athletics will put third baseman Josh Donaldson on the market this offseason. The IBI's Jeff Ellis believes he would be a great fit if he is available, but the cost to acquire him would be enormous.
October 14, 2014   (4 comments)
Storylines: D'Backs hire Hale as new manager
It's an exciting time in Cleveland sports! Who are you most excited about: the Indians, Browns, or Cavs? 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 Diamondbacks hiring Chip Hale as their new manager, an opinion about Francisco Lindor in 2015, which pitchers are most likely to receive a qualifying offer, and more.
October 13, 2014   (0 comments)
Storylines: Cardinals win a thriller, pull even in NLCS
The wild MLB postseason continued on Sunday as the Giants and Cardinals played an exciting Game 2 in the NLCS and it ended in walkoff fashion with the Cardinals winning and tying up the series at 1-1. The IBI's Jay Frierson recaps the action and also provides all the interesting news and notes from the day around Major League Baseball.
October 11, 2014   (2 comments)
Storylines: Yankees extend Cashman through 2017 season
It's finally the weekend! 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 Yankees extending Brian Cashman, one Indians coach is named a finalist for a managerial job, where Nelson Cruz was close to landing last offseason, and more.
October 10, 2014   (6 comments)
Storylines: Hardy agrees to extension to keep him in Baltimore
Katy Perry will perform at halftime of this year's Super Bowl. Good or bad idea? 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 JJ Hardy's contract extension, two Indians coaches up for managerial jobs, an update on James Shields, and more.
October 9, 2014   (24 comments)
Storylines: Salary commitments could limit Indians
The American League Championship Series is growing closer and both the Royals and Orioles will look to reach the World Series for the first time in over two decades. The IBI's Jay Frierson notes their looming matchup, the Indians payroll situation for next year, and more...
October 8, 2014   (9 comments)
Storylines: Shapiro believes in young core of team
Indians president Mark Shapiro did an interview with Crain’s magazine on Tuesday on the state of the team and the plans he and Chris Antonetti have going into the offseason. The IBI's Jay Frierson recaps what Shapiro said about the current state of the team and their plans for the offseason.
October 7, 2014   (4 comments)
Storylines: The uncertainty for the Detroit Tigers begins
Fall is settling in as the temperatures begin to get cooler. Are you prepared for it? 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 uncertainty surrounding the Detroit Tigers for next season, the Twins received permission to interview another managerial candidate, a possible trade partner for Giancarlo Stanton, and more.
October 6, 2014   (11 comments)
Storylines: Orioles, Royals advance to ALCS
The American League Championship Series is set as both the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals finished off sweeps of the Angels and Tigers to advance a step closer to the World Series. The IBI's Jay Frierson recaps the action from Sunday as well as the news and notes from around the leagues.
October 4, 2014   (1 comments)
Storylines: Braves retain Gonzalez for 2015 season
Will you be watching college football or playoff baseball today? 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 Braves retaining manager Fredi Gonzalez, another Indians coach is up for a managerial job, an update on the DBacks managerial search, and more.
October 3, 2014   (2 comments)
Storylines: Twins narrowing down managerial search
Happy Friday! 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 Twins narrowing down their managerial search, the Josh Donaldson rumor getting refuted, a team that could pursue Victor Martinez, and more.
October 2, 2014   (8 comments)
Storylines: Giants dominate Pirates in wildcard matchup
Just 24 hours earlier the world saw one of the best wildcard games to ever be played in MLB history. On Wednesday night, not so much. Madison Bumgarner was unhittable all game long as he got the four-hit shutout against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The IBI's Jay Frierson recaps the game and all the news and notes from around the league on Wednesday.
October 1, 2014   (12 comments)
Storylines: Royals win AL Wildcard game thriller
It was a wild night in Kansas City on Tuesday night as the Royals fought back from a 7-3 deficit in the eighth inning to eventually tie it in the 9th and then in extra innings fight back from another deficit to win the game, 9-8. The IBI's Jay Frierson recaps the news and notes from the day and a thriller in Kansas City.

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