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IBI Scoreboard for April 18, 2014
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January 17, 2014   (17 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Could Cody Anderson be 2014's Salazar?
There was arguably no better Indians story in 2013 than the rise of Danny Salazar. The right-hander was electric at times, and he also gave the fan base new hope for the future? So, with that in mind, who has a chance to be 2014's version of Salazar? Perhaps it could be Cody Anderson, who was just dominant at High-A Carolina last season. Ironically enough, Anderson's seems to be trending in the exact same direction as Salazar. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he opines in the latest edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
 
January 17, 2014   (0 comments)
MLB News and Notes: MLB set to add expanded replay
Finally, game-altering bang-bang plays will no longer be left entirely in the hands of umpires. 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 rules of the new expanded replay, players avoiding arbitration, and more.
 
January 17, 2014   (1 comments)
Around the Farm: January 16, 2014
While the round robin phase in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic wraps up, things are getting heated in Venezuela. No, not the round robin playoffs there, but a spat between Asdrubal Cabrera and the executives for his winter team Caracas. The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides the details on what has transpired and the chances that Cabrera does play winter ball - which if he does he would play second base.
 
January 16, 2014   (5 comments)
Asdrubal Cabrera and problematic bouncebacks
After a 2013 Wild Card game performance in which Asdrubal Cabrera went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and the single most deflating play of the season, a double play in the bottom of the 4th with the bases loaded, the phrase ‘bounce back’ was not an appropriate word for Cleveland audiences. But the IBI's John Grimm explains in great detail how Cabrera's final 2013 numbers were affected by some poor luck and how he just may be in line for a bounce back year in 2014.
 
January 16, 2014   (9 comments)
Trend Spotting: The definitive Joe Wendle
Joe Wendle has become an increasingly polarizing prospect in the Indians system as his value is all over the map according to national pundits. Some like him, some don't. Wendle has performed very well in his short career, and was named the IBI's Offensive Player of the Year for his outstanding year last season. The IBI's Jim Pete and Michael Hattery discuss why Wendle is a legit prospect and why he is criminally underrated.
 
January 16, 2014   (12 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Kershaw gets unparalleled extension
Wednesday saw a contract handed out that has never been seen before in the history of the MLB. 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 Clayton Kershaw extension, Travis Hafner finding a new job, and more.
 
January 16, 2014   (2 comments)
Around the Farm: January 15, 2014
The Indians action around winter ball was much busier than usual on Wednesday night. Not only were Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar in action, but lefties Giovanni Soto and Elvis Araujo made appearances and got some much needed work. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps the night Around the Farm for the Indians...
 
January 15, 2014   (5 comments)
Corey Kluber' excellence and his slider
Ubaldo Jimenez was one of the most important members of the staff last year for the Indians, and the arrival of Danny Salazar late in the year helped bolster a staff in need of support after several injuries cropped up. While the Indians continue to wait and see how the Jimenez saga carries out this offseason and Salazar figures to be a key piece to the rotation behind Justin Masterson, IBI newcomer John Grimm takes a look at the rise of Corey Kluber last year and how vital he is to their success going forward.
 
January 15, 2014   (6 comments)
Dreaming big at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The Cleveland Indians have spent the last three months quietly navigating their way through the hot stove season. With the Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers creating a vacuum of negativity with their questionable moves and unmotivated play, have the Indians wasted an opportunity to fill the void? What do the Indians have to do to be deemed a success, and is it realistic? Join Jim Pete as he talks 2014 at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario...
 
January 15, 2014   (13 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Indians ink Nyjer Morgan
For the first time in two weeks, we have a Major League signing - albeit a small one. 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 rival executive's take on the David Price situation, the Indians bringing Nyjer Morgan to camp, and more.
 
January 15, 2014   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: January 14, 2014
Around the Farm was absent on Tuesday because no Indians were in action on Monday thanks to a scheduled off day for most winter league teams. The playoffs kicked back into gear on Tuesday and both Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar were in action. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the performances...
 
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.
 

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