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December 6, 2013   (0 comments)
Tribe Madness: League Park Region semi-finals results
The IBI Tribe Madness tournament pitting the 128 greatest Indians players of all time against one another in an NCAA basketball-like tournament continues with the results from the matchups in the semi-final round of the League Park Region. With two matchups involving four players, two will move into the Region Finals and two will go home. The region features Travis Hafner up against Jim Thome in one giant matchup and Steve Hargan against Nap Lajoie in the other.
 
December 6, 2013   (60 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Seattle, Cano rumors intensify
With the Winter Meetings fast approaching, we are hearing more rumors about some of the big name free agents. 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 Cano-Seattle talks, a new posting system, and much more.
 
December 6, 2013   (3 comments)
Around the Farm: December 5, 2013
First baseman Jesus Aguilar was at it again on Thursday night as he ripped his 13th homer of the offseason in the eighth inning helping jumpstart a Caracas comeback and send the game into extra innings, and then a 10th inning double put in him position to score the game winning run. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps Aguilar's showing and all the rest of the Indians action from Thursday in Around the Farm...
 
December 5, 2013   (3 comments)
Tribe Madness: Stadium Region semi-finals results
The IBI Tribe Madness tournament pitting the 128 greatest Indians players of all time against one another in an NCAA basketball-like tournament continues with the results from the matchups in the semi-final round of the Stadium Region. With two matchups involving four players, two will move into the Region Finals and two will go home. The region features Charlie Hickman up against Luis Tiant in one matchup and Mel Harder against Terry Turner in the other.
 
December 5, 2013   (5 comments)
Coach's Corner '13: Mahoning Valley hitting coach Shaun Larkin
Today, we continue our offseason Coach's Corner series with an interview with short season Single-A Mahoning Valley hitting coach Shaun Larkin. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recently had a chance to sit down with Larkin and talked about several of the hitters he worked with this season at Mahoning Valley. They discussed the strides that Nellie Rodriguez made from his early season struggles, the improvements Claudio Bautista and Josh McAdams continue to make, getting Robel Garcia to trust his abilities, the excitement that Joel Mejia brings as a prospect, and more.
 
December 5, 2013   (21 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Cano meets with the Mariners
Wednesday was a much lighter day than Monday and Tuesday in terms of news. 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 Cano-Seattle connection, Curtis Granderson and the Mets, and more.
 
December 5, 2013   (0 comments)
Around The Farm: December 4, 2013
It was a fairly quiet night around the winter ball leagues as Jesus Aguilar and Erik Gonzalez were the only current Tribe prospects who saw action on Wednesday. So the IBI's Michael Goodman thought he'd also check in on some old friends and see how they were doing this offseason. Check it all out as he takes a trip around the farm...
 
December 4, 2013   (0 comments)
Tribe Madness: Municipal Stadium Region semi-finals results
The IBI Tribe Madness tournament pitting the 128 greatest Indians players of all time against one another in an NCAA basketball-like tournament continues with the results from the matchups in the semi-final round of the Municipal Stadium Region. With two matchups involving four players, two will move into the Region Finals and two will go home. The region features Jimmy Piersall up against Otto Hess in one matchup and Larry Doby against Gaylord Perry in the other.
 
December 4, 2013   (5 comments)
The Rule 5 Draft: A 10 year look back
The Rule 5 Draft commences a week from tomorrow out in Orlando, Florida at the tail end of the Winter Meetings. What kind of players are typically drafted and what levels do they come from? What positions are the primary focus of the draft, and what positions rarely get selected? The IBI's Jeff Ellis chimes in with his yearly Rule 5 Draft review where he analyzes all that and more...
 
December 4, 2013   (21 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Ellsbury leaves Boston for Yankees
Are we absolutely sure the Winter Meetings haven't already started? Tuesday was yet another day full of big 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 Ellsbury signing, Joe Nathan, A.J. Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamachia finding new homes, and much, much more.
 
December 4, 2013   (0 comments)
Around The Farm:  December 3, 2013
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. In this special fall and winter ball version of ATF, the IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the action on Tuesday night in winter ball action and provides the details on another good game from Erik Gonzalez and word that Carlos Santana is about to spring into action soon.
 
December 3, 2013   (0 comments)
Winter Ball Notebook: Ramirez's winter season looks to be over
With regular Winter Ball Notebook contributor Steve Orbanek temporarily away, the IBI's Tony Lastoria steps in with lots of interesting news and notes from the happenings for Indians players in the winter leagues. He talks about a recent injury to Jose Ramirez which appears to have prematurely ended his winter ball campaign, the insertion of Elvis Araujo into the rotation, and much more.
 
December 3, 2013   (34 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Kazmir heads west to Oakland
Monday was a busy day, with lots of 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 Scott Kazmir signing with Oakland, the Indians non-tender moves, and Doug Fister traded to Washington, and much more.
 
December 3, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: December 2, 2013
It was a quiet night for Indians players in winter ball action as only one player, Erik Gonzalez, was in action. Join the IBI's Michael Hattery for another edition of Around the Farm as he recaps another solid performance from the young, talented middle infielder.
 

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