November 23, 2013 (5 comments)
The Ultimate Indians Draft continues on with the best picks of all time for the Indians in rounds 40 to 31. 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 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).
November 23, 2013 (13 comments)
The offseason is in full swing with many moves happening everyday. 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 Cardinals acquiring defensive help in return for David Freese, and the Mets landing a new outfielder.
November 23, 2013 (5 comments)
The Indians have had several good showings so far in winter ball, and on Friday that was no exception. Jose Ramirez is starting to heat up and Erik Gonzalez continues to rake in the Dominican, Carlos Moncrief and Brett Brach are starting to put things together in Puerto Rico, and Ryan Battaglia has had a nice showing in Australia so far.
November 22, 2013 (1 comments)
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 round two of the Stadium Region. With four matchups involving eight players, four will move into the Region Semi-finals and four will go home. Some of the remaining names in this region include Tribe favorites such as Charles Nagy, Mel Harder, Joe Carter, Luis Tiant and others.
November 22, 2013 (9 comments)
David Murphy’s signing was some of the biggest news so far during the baseball offseason. The question is was this a good move for the Indians and what does it mean for the Indians plans this offseason. The IBI's Jeff Ellis offers up his thoughts with all of the pros and cons to his signing, and weighs in on whether or not it was a good deal for the Indians.
November 22, 2013 (5 comments)
A lot has been happening this week around MLB, and the IBI's Andy Nichols continues to give updates on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the loss of Michael Weiner, Vargas to Kansas City, and Cleveland adding to the bullpen depth.
November 22, 2013 (0 comments)
Things were a quieter than usual on Thursday in winter ball as only one Indians player was in action. With the lack of Indians activity, the IBI's Tony Lastoria took the opportunity to catch up on some old friends who are playing winter ball to see how they are doing. Do you remember guys like Hector Rondon and Jon Meloan?
November 21, 2013 (0 comments)
The Indians have signed left-handed reliever Mike Zagurski to a minor league deal with an invite to major league spring training.
November 21, 2013 (18 comments)
A guy like Murphy won’t exactly knock your socks off. He is what many would deem to be league average but for the Indians he offers legitimate value. The IBI's Michael Hattery takes a deeper look into the signing and makes his case how it is a good investment for the Tribe with how he can impact both the lineup and defense for a relatively small amount of money.
November 21, 2013 (6 comments)
This is a new feature here at the IBI, one where IBI prospect guru Tony Lastoria takes a deeper look into prospects that may be on the rise or those that are already established who need to take that next step to get to the big leagues and stay. For today’s debut piece, Tony felt a perfect jumping off point was first baseman Jesus Aguilar, who was just added to the 40-man roster on Wednesday. He takes an unbiased look at what kind of year Aguilar really had and what he can be going forward.
November 21, 2013 (3 comments)
The Cleveland Indians kicked off their hot stove report with news of a new right fielder, a complete 40-Man roster (for now), and the first major trade of the offseason. Jim and Tony discuss the moves at full length, and take a look at how the Indians will begin to take shape over the next 90-days.
November 21, 2013 (17 comments)
With the offseason now in full spring, news will continue to become more and more frequent. In this new 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 big Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler trade, the Indians' 40-man moves, and more.
November 21, 2013 (1 comments)
The Indians added five players from their minor league system to the 40-man roster on Wednesday, and interestingly four of the five players are playing winter ball this offseason. Three of the four were in action on the night, and the IBI's Michael Goodman recaps all of the action around Latin America.
November 20, 2013 (15 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have added right-handed pitcher Bryan Price, right-handed pitcher Austin Adams, infielder Erik Gonzalez, first baseman Jesus Aguilar and outfielder Carlos Moncrief to the 40-man roster. To make room on the roster, they have designated infielder Cord Phelps for assignment. The roster is currently full at 40 players.
November 20, 2013 (18 comments)
The Cleveland Indians served a bit of notice for the direction of their team in 2014 by signing former Boston and Texas outfielder David Murphy. The move seems minor in nature, but thanks to the position it fills, it should begin the domino process for this hot stove season. Join Jim Pete as he takes a close look at the Indians' acquisition, and what it could mean for the lineup in 2014.
November 20, 2013 (5 comments)
With the offseason now in full spring, news will continue to become more and more frequent. In this new 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 Indians signing of David Murphy, and a meeting held between Robinson Cano and the New York Mets.
November 20, 2013 (15 comments)
Late Tuesday night, sources confirmed the Indians and free agent outfielder David Murphy are finalizing a two year deal worth roughly $10 million. Murphy, 32, played in 142 games this past season with the Texas Rangers, hitting .220 with 13 homers and 45 RBI.
November 20, 2013 (0 comments)
The Indians had several players in action across three leagues in the Caribbean on Tuesday night. Joe Colon is a prospect on the rise that the Indians like, and he's out in Puerto Rico making up some lost innings this season due to injury. Also, others like Jesus Aguilar, Jose Ramirez and Erik Gonzalez keep on getting regular playing time for their winter ball teams.
November 19, 2013 (4 comments)
Cleveland Indians right-handed relief prospect had a very good season in 2013 across two different levels and reaching Double-A Akron. He has emerged as one of the Indians better relief prospects and has an interesting arsenal. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recently sat down with him and discussed the strides he made in 2013 and where he looks to improve going into 2014.
November 19, 2013 (8 comments)
Many Cleveland faithful would prefer to forget the name Rich Hill sooner rather than later. However, as tough as he was to watch on the mound at times this season, he was only a symptom of an ongoing issue for the Indians in 2013. After the departures of left-handed relief mainstays Tony Sipp and Rafael Perez, the process of bringing in and testing new southpaw recruits proved to be more difficult than the team probably had envisioned. The IBI's Jake Dungan looks at the lefty options for the Tribe in 2014