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December 8, 2013   (0 comments)
Tribe Madness: Dunn Field 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 Dunn Field Region. With two matchups involving four players, two will move into the Region Finals and two will go home. The region features Willie Mitchell up against Tris Speaker in one matchup and Cliff Lee against Bob Feller in the other.
December 8, 2013   (0 comments)
Cleveland Sports Insiders: The Podcasts 60 & 61
Join Jim Pete and Michael Hattery in their last two Cleveland Sports Insiders podcasts, as they discuss the Indians "inactivity" over the past two months, what they'd take in a Michael Brantley trade, and other Indians talking points as they head towards the Winter Meetings. In the second podcast, Mike and Jim talk the resurgence of Andrew Bynum and Dion Waiters.
December 8, 2013   (29 comments)
Plenty of movement at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The Cleveland Indians haven't joined the insane signing frenzy that has swept across Major League Baseball's landscape over the past several weeks, but don't let the quiet facade fool you. The Indians are making moves that fit their team, their budget and their chemistry, and they aren't quite done yet. Join Jim Pete as he decorates the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario with the moves the Indians have made so far, and how far they will go before the Indians begin their quest for a World Series in 2014.
December 8, 2013   (4 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Pre-Winter Meetings rumors
Saturday was a slow day after a very hectic week. The news promises to pick up Sunday with the start of the Winter Meetings. 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 rumors swirling heading into the Winter Meetings.
December 8, 2013   (5 comments)
Around the Farm: December 7, 2013
Sorry Ohio fans, your college football team let you down on Saturday night losing to Michigan State 34-24. But whether you are for or against the Buckeyes, we have the recap from all of the "other" important action in the sports world......from winter league baseball! The Indians have some new players starting to get into games in various winter leagues, one being Tyler Sturdevant, and the IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about him and more in Around the Farm...
December 7, 2013   (1 comments)
Rejuvenating a brand: Ken Babby on the RubberDucks
The Akron Aeros became the Akron RubberDucks this offseason as owner Ken Babby changed the course of the franchise heading into his second year at the helm, and despite some negative feedback on social media, Babby remains positive. Jim Piascik recently spoke with the RubberDucks owner, touching on Babby's plans to rejuvenate the franchise's brand, the community reaction, what is on the horizon for the team, and much more.
December 7, 2013   (15 comments)
MLB News and Rumors: Yankees lose Cano, add Beltran
At this rate, the Winter Meetings may be nothing more than a vacation for all of the GMs. 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 another crazy day, headlined by Cano heading for Seattle, Napoli re-upping with Boston, Beltran going to the Yankees, and much more.
December 7, 2013   (0 comments)
Around The Farm:  December 6, 2013
The peaks and valleys that have recently become the norm for Jesus Aguilar this offseason continued on Friday as he found himself in the depths once again with a hitless performance. Elsewhere, Carlos Moncrief came back strong with a two-hit/two-RBI performance after sitting for nearly a week. And Joseph Colon put up another quality pitching performance despite only receiving a no-decision. The IBI's Arthur Kinney takes a look at all the day's highlights from around the farm.
December 6, 2013   (4 comments)
IBI Chat 1.01 - 12/6 Chat transcript
With the Winter Meetings just hours away we felt like today would be a good time to debut our first IBI Chat. We have done these for a few games in the past, but going forward we plan to have weekly or bi-weekly chat sessions at a designated time to discuss things about the Indians. This is the transcript from today's chat...
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.

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