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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   (12 comments)
Swinging for the Fences: It's now or never for Carlos Carrasco
Here we are heading into the fifth year since the dreaded Cliff Lee trade. But before we say happy anniversary, let's look at this trade and see how it has panned out. The Indians got Lou Marson, Jason Donald and Jason Knapp, who have since moved on due to injury, inconsistency or other reasons. That leaves the centerpiece of the deal, Carlos Carrasco. Can he finally reach his full potential? The IBI's Jake Dungan analyzes.
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   (13 comments)
The majors leagues are within reach for Myles
Indians outfield prospect Bryson Myles suffered a shoulder injury early in the 2013 season. The setback was frustrating and certainly a diversion, but it led to some soul-searching that may have turned his season and even career around. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently sat down with to discuss his 2013 season and everything you took from it.
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 13, 2014   (1 comments)
Around The Farm:  January 12, 2014
The Indians had players in action in all three winter leagues in Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Sunday. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the day that was that had several Indians players contributing to the postseason hopes for several winter teams.
January 12, 2014   (2 comments)
2013 Released Players
Here is a final listing of all the players in the Cleveland Indians minor league system that were been released over the course of the 2013 calendar year. This listing is permanently located in the navigation bar below the site title under the "Transactions" heading.
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 12, 2014   (8 comments)
Around the Farm: January 11, 2014
Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar were both in action once again on Saturday night. Santana was his normal on-base making self and Aguilar proved to be human, but the interesting story of the night is Asdrubal Cabrera suiting up for Caracas. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about what Cabrera has been up to and his plans in Venezuela.
January 11, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 1/5/13 - 1/11/14
The IBI Digest catches you up on anything you might have missed over the past week at Indians Baseball Insider and also notes some of the more popular columns posted at the major news sites and blogs.
January 11, 2014   (2 comments)
Tribe Madness: The Championship Game
The IBI Tribe Madness tournament pitting the 128 greatest Indians players of all time against one another in an NCAA basketball-like tournament wraps up with the results from the championship game matchup between Luis Tiant (1968) and Addie Joss (1908). Both pitchers dominated baseball in the year represented for each, and it is no surprise to see both matched up as the last men standing in this tourney!
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.

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