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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   (5 comments)
Indians bats rally late, trounce Mariners, 8-5
It wasn't a good start for Indians minor league right-hander Travis Banwart, but that wouldn't stop Tribe bats and bullpen from going quietly. Trailing 5-1 after six innings of play, Cleveland relievers helped the offense outscore Seattle 7-0 over the final three frames to trounce the Mariners, 8-5 for their sixth straight victory this spring.
March 5, 2014   (7 comments)
2014 MLB Draft: Names to watch
We have now had three Friday nights in the college baseball season, so this gives us a chance to look at the pitchers and hitters who early in the season are preforming well. The IBI's Jeff Ellis gets asked a lot about who the Indians might grab with their three first round picks, so he highlights a few performers in the early going who might be in consideration for the Indians.are performing.
March 5, 2014   (7 comments)
2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #13 2B Joe Wendle
The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with second baseman Joe Wendle. Wendle had an MVP-caliber season last year at High-A Carolina and was named the IBI's Offensive Player of the Year as a result. In this detailed scouting report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about Wendle's impressive year and what it means, his potential as a hitter, the concerns which temper expectations, and so much more.
March 5, 2014   (8 comments)
2014 Key Players: Yan Gomes
Coming over with Mike Aviles in an offseason trade in 2012 that shipped Esmil Rogers to Toronto, Yan Gomes entered camp last year mostly as an unknown. A year later, Gomes enters the season as the team’s starting catcher and one of its most important players. The IBI's Michael Goodman continues with his 2014 Key Players with a look at the Indians backstop and why he is so important to their success in 2014.
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   (2 comments)
Wendle walks off Tribe against White Sox in fifth straight win
It was an afternoon of firsts in Goodyear on Tuesday. David Murphy got his first hit as an Indian, Josh Tomlin and John Axford gave up their first runs of the spring, Bryan Price made his first appearance in big league exhibition play (and got his first win) and Joe Wendle recorded his first RBI in big league camp, and a walk-off at that. The IBI's Jake Dungan recaps the Tribe's dramatic 5-4 win over Chicago.
March 4, 2014   (4 comments)
Swinging for the Fences: Pestano the ultimate x-factor in bullpen
Going back to the Indians' promotional campaign of a couple years ago, let's post the question "What if?" During spring training, this simple phrase echoes throughout all the camps in Arizona and Florida as it prefaces many questions regarding the players in camp. The Tribe is no different in 2014. More specifically, what if Vinnie Pestano returns to form in 2014? The IBI's Jake Dungan speculates on how the bullpen would be affected.
March 4, 2014   (13 comments)
Indians preview capsules: The starting pitchers
As a part of IBI's beginning of season festivities, we have preview capsules on all 54 players currently in major league camp with at least some chance of helping the big league team. The next batch of these running today are the starting pitchers. There is just not much more to it; spring training is here and real baseball is just around the corner. Enjoy as Jim Piascik previews each starting pitching candidate.
March 4, 2014   (3 comments)
2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #14 RHP Chen-Chang Lee
The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown continues with right-handed pitcher Chen-Chang Lee. Lee had Tommy John surgery in 2012 and spent last year rehabbing and getting his stuff back to what it was before injury. In this detailed scouting report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria explains how his stuff came back last season and then some, what kind of impact he can have on the Indians big league bullpen now and in the future, what he is working on, and so much 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   (17 comments)
Indians, Johnson edge Rangers, 6-5
Even a Super Bowl champ couldn't get in the way of another Tribe victory. Indians bats banged out six runs on 11 hits to edge Texas Monday afternoon, 6-5. The Rangers would cut the deficit to one run in the eighth inning, but it wasn't enough to overtake Elliot Johnson's perfect day at the plate. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps and shares his thoughts on the spring contest.
March 3, 2014   (8 comments)
Indians Notebook: 'Unfinished Business' begins
There has been plenty of Indians news as of late, both in Arizona and in Cleveland. In Cleveland, the team has announced the Home Opener sold out in just 15 minutes. In Arizona, the Tribe began playing spring games this past week in preparation for the upcoming season. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he touches on both topics in the latest edition of the Indians Notebook.
March 3, 2014   (13 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Is a Masterson extension possible?
In today's Tribe Happenings, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at the recent comment from Justin Masterson about contract extension talks and the Indians history of such talks with starting pitchers to try and figure out if a deal truly is possible. He also discusses how Aaron Harang may be Plan B for Carlos Carrasco as the fifth starter, how Vinnie Pestano is a wildcard for the bullpen, why Salazar's slow spring concerns him, and much more.

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