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October 17, 2013   (15 comments)
Around the Farm: October 16, 2013
The insanity that is first baseman Jesus Aguilar's offseason continued on Wednesday night as the hulking first baseball completed his first week of winter ball with his sixth straight multi-hit game and hit another bomb. The IBI's Michael Goodman recaps Aguilar's game as well as the rest of the Indians that were in action on Wednesday night.
October 16, 2013   (13 comments)
The Corner of Carnegie & Ontario: How much money is available?
The Cleveland Indians head into the 2013-2014 offseason with free-agent questions looming in front of them. Before Chris Antonetti and Terry Francona can answer those questions, they need to figure out just how much money they'll have to play with to potentially sign their internal free agents, before looking elsewhere next month. Join Jim Pete as he takes an early look at the Indians money situation heading into 2014, as well as some other internal player questions they'll need to answer in the coming weeks.
October 16, 2013   (25 comments)
The IBI Awards: Least Valuable Hitter
The 2013 season proved quite successful for Cleveland as the team completed a 24-win turnaround and made the playoffs with a 92-70 record. As a part of recapping the year that was, IBI is once again giving out some year-end awards. Unlike last year, we will be focusing only on Cleveland-centric awards. Today we unveil IBI's Least Valuable Hitter.
October 16, 2013   (1 comments)
Around the Farm: October 15, 2013
Both the Arizona Fall League and Venezuela Winter League were back in action on Tuesday night. The good performances continue to show as Jesus Aguilar is in the zone and Tyler Naquin put forth another good game. Also, others like Ezequiel Carrera and Jose Flores were in action.
October 15, 2013   (35 comments)
In defense of Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana is the most underappreciated Cleveland sports athlete the IBI's Jeff Ellis has seen in his life time. The amount of people who want him sent out of town or that think he is a terrible disappointment never ceases to amaze Jeff. He comes up with a few theories as to why he is disliked by so many and also puts to bed several myths about him and shows why he is arguably he most valuable bat in the Indians lineup.
October 15, 2013   (0 comments)
Bourn undergoes minor hamstring surgery
The Cleveland Indians today announced center fielder Michael Bourn underwent minor surgery on his left hamstring in Dallas, TX by Dr. Dan Cooper. He originally suffered the injury on a second base steal attempt in the ninth inning of the final game of the regular season
October 15, 2013   (24 comments)
The IBI Awards: Most Valuable Pitcher
The 2013 season proved quite successful for Cleveland as the team completed a 24-win turnaround and made the playoffs with a 92-70 record. As a part of recapping the year that was, IBI is once again giving out some year-end awards. Unlike last year, we will be focusing only on Cleveland-centric awards. Today we unveil IBI's Most Valuable Pitcher.
October 15, 2013   (4 comments)
Around the Farm: October 14, 2013
The Venezuela League was off on Monday, but the Arizona Fall League was back in action on Monday and the Indians had several prospects once again in action. Tyler Naquin returned from his injury scare, Tony Wolters continues to play catcher and shortstop, and Joey Wendle and Jeff Johnson also got into the game. The IBI's Michael Hattery takes us on a quick trip Around the Farm...
October 14, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: Instructs October 12, 2013
This game was the second of three against the NC Dinos (Changwon) of Korea Professional Baseball, and once again the young, inexperienced Indians hitters had fits against the Korean pitchers as they were shutout and limited to one hit. There were some impressive showings on the mound from the likes of Jacob Lee, Sean Brady and others, and Tony reviews all the numbers from the game and provides some insight into how players are doing and also potential destinations for next season.
October 14, 2013   (24 comments)
The IBI Awards: Most Valuable Hitter
The 2013 season proved quite successful for Cleveland as the team completed a 24-win turnaround and made the playoffs with a 92-70 record. As a part of recapping the year that was, IBI is once again giving out some year-end awards. Unlike last year, we will be focusing only on Cleveland-centric awards. Today we unveil IBI's Most Valuable Hitter.
October 14, 2013   (2 comments)
Around the Farm: October 13, 2013
The Arizona Fall League was off as usual on Sunday, but the Venezuela Winter League was in action and two Indians prospects had big days. First baseman Jesus Aguilar continued his assault on pitchers in Venezuela while right-hander Bryan Price made his offseason debut and had a solid outing.
October 13, 2013   (0 comments)
Tribe Madness: Previewing the Stadium Region matchups
Our tournament preview pitting the 128 greatest Indians players of all time against one another in an NCAA basketball-like tournament continues with a look at the Stadium Region. The winner of this region draws the winner of the Municipal Stadium region which was previewed on Friday. This is a fun way to take a trip down memory lane with some former Tribe greats!
October 13, 2013   (7 comments)
Tribe Happenings: The Indians success in '13 started at the top
On October 6th of last year the Indians hired Terry Francona to be their manager and thus began the start of an amazing revival for an organization on life support to one that is heading in the right direction. They had a good year, but now comes the hard part. Tony talks about their philosophy change and how they need to take the next step this offseason, how Francona had such a big effect on the team, and why he thinks the Indians need to pull out all the stops to resign Jimenez and Kazmir.
October 13, 2013   (0 comments)
Around The Farm:  October 12, 2013
The Arizona Fall League was off on Saturday but the Venezuela Winter League was in action and only one Indians player was in action. Jesus Aguilar put together yet another stellar night for the Indians reaching base in four of his five plate appearances and is really off to a great start this offseason.
October 12, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: Instructs October 11, 2013
The Indians played the first of three scheduled games against the NC Dinos (Changwon) of the Korea Professional Baseball. Things did not go so well for the young Tribe as they were shut down by a score of 8-1, a score indicative of a young team facing unique arm slot pitchers for the first time. Tony was there and provides the full stats for all of the players that played in the game and insight into how each player looked.
October 12, 2013   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 10/6/13 - 10/12/13
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.
October 12, 2013   (2 comments)
A deeper look at Justin Masterson
Coming in to the 2013 season the Indians pitching staff had more questions than it did answers. One of the main questions going in was “which Justin Masterson are we going to see?” After a 2012 season that saw Masterson struggle, he came back in 2013 and had a stellar season. The IBI's Matt Rose takes a deeper look at why Masterson had so much success this past season and what his future may hold.
October 12, 2013   (1 comments)
Here is a current listing of players from the Indians’ organization expected to play winter ball this offseason. This is not a complete list as it will undoubtedly change over the course of winter ball as players finish up play and other players end up being assigned to a league.
October 12, 2013   (2 comments)
Around the Farm: October 11, 2013
The Arizona Fall League and Venezuela Winter League action continued on Friday, and even the Mexican Winter League kicked off though there were no Indians playing. Trey Haley struggled through a near 30 pitch outing and showed dominant stuff early before losing it late, Jesus Aguilar had another sensational game for Caracas, and more....
October 11, 2013   (11 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Resigning Jimenez should be top priority
With the Indians now out of playoffs, Tribe fans are all turning their attention to one thing: free agency. The Indians as an organization have a number of notable free agents that they may want to resign, and perhaps none are bigger than right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. After a brilliant second half, Jimenez is sure to be in for a hefty raise this offseason. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he opines why it should be the Tribe who ultimately give Jimenez his new contract.

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