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January 6, 2014   (12 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Payroll commitments have limited the Indians
With the new year here and the 2014 season just weeks away, and before we know it the trucks will be leaving Cleveland for spring training in Goodyear. As we really dig in for some cold weather in the Cleveland area, some may say the Indians offseason has been just as frigid with the lack of many moves. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about the difference between last year's spending spree and this year's closed checkbook, explains the true reason why teams don't want to lose a first round pick for a "qualified" free agent and much more.
 
January 6, 2014   (6 comments)
History's warning signs for Trevor Bauer's future
When general manager Chris Antonetti acquired Trevor Bauer last offseason, some -- including me -- heralded the right-hander as the present and future ace of the Cleveland rotation. Clearly that did not go according to plan as Bauer struggled from the get-go. Though there is still hope for Bauer, Jim Piascik dove into Bauer's stats to see how other pitchers with similar seasons fared in the years ahead, giving a possible glimpse into what the future holds for the right-hander.
 
January 6, 2014   (2 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Mets officials torn on Drew
Some team has to make a signing or trade within the next day or two, right? 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 Stephen Drew and the Mets, AL East rumors, and more.
 
January 6, 2014   (16 comments)
Around the Farm: January 5, 2014
Only one player from the Indians organization played in winter ball on Sunday, but it was a big appearance as Carlos Santana returned to third base. How did he fare? Find out by joining the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he takes you Around The Farm...
 
January 5, 2014   (27 comments)
IBI Power Poll: Should the Indians sign Ubaldo Jimenez?
The Cleveland Indians roster looks fairly complete, but there are still question-marks surrounding the starting rotation. Will the current rotation options of Justin Masterson, Zach McAllister, Corey Kluber, Danny Salazar, Shaun Marcum, Carlos Carrasco, Josh Tomlin and Trevor Bauer be enough, or are the Indians planning on making a splash by re-signing Ubaldo Jimenez, once the market spits him back out. Join IBI's Jim Pete with his first power poll of 2014.
 
January 5, 2014   (2 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Hanrahan to work out for teams in spring
The days following the holiday season continue to be slow in the baseball 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 Joel Hanrahan's return from injury, San Diego's dilemma with Chase Headley, and more.
 
January 5, 2014   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: January 4, 2014
The offseason edition of Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects and big league players in winter ball. Carlos Santana was back at third base for his Dominican team on Saturday night, Tyler Sturdevant made another appearance in his return from shoulder surgery, and more.
 
January 4, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 12/29/13 - 1/4/14
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 4, 2014   (3 comments)
The Ultimate Indians Draft: Rounds 20-11
The Ultimate Indians Draft continues on with the best picks of all time for the Indians in rounds 20 to 11. This is a series of articles here at the IBI where draft guru Jeff Ellis is going through all of the Indians June drafts in their history and determining the best picks they have made round by round. This is an interesting overview of their June draft history, and in some ways, a trip down memory lane of some draft successes (and failures).
 
January 4, 2014   (15 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Ayala drawing interest from Indians
MLB news has been slow to develop in the weeks following Christmas. 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 Luis Ayala's suitors, a possible Grady Sizemore fit, and more.
 
January 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Around The Farm:  January 3, 2014
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects and other players in the organization. Only two Indians played on Friday night and both of them DHed. It's not much, but the IBI's Arthur Kinney reviews what there is to review as he takes you Around the Farm...
 
January 3, 2014   (0 comments)
Tribe Madness: Super Regional III & IV 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 Super Regional matchups pitting the Quicken Loans Region winner Addie Joss against First Energy Region winner Tito Francona as well as Progressive Field Region winner Shoeless Joe Jackson against Jacobs Field Region winner Lou Boudreau. The winners move on to the Final Four where they will face each other for an invitation to the championship round.
 
January 3, 2014   (15 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: The rotation has a huge hole
In just over a month, pitchers and catchers will report to Spring Training, but it appears as if the Cleveland Indians still have a big hole to fill. While four members of the starting rotation are decided, the Tribe still has no idea who will fill the fifth role. Also, the internal options seem to be a tad underwhelming. Could one of them fill the spot? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he discusses in the latest edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
 
January 3, 2014   (9 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Phillies latest to land new TV contract
Philadelphia will now join the long list on teams with a massive influx of cash thanks to a new TV contract. In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the Phillies new TV deal, Masahiro Tanaka rumors, and more.
 

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