January 3, 2014 (0 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 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)
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)
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.
January 3, 2014 (0 comments)
In what looks like it might be the last or one of the final Around the Farm pieces until the spring games in March, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes note of Jesus Aguilar's departure from Venezuela, Carlos Santana's continued use in the DR playoffs, Ryan Battaglia's unreal extra base streak and more.
January 2, 2014 (2 comments)
The New Year is upon us here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, and it's time to take a look at some 2014 resolutions. The great thing about resolutions is that they sound so good at the beginning of January, but are often long forgotten by the beginning of February. Jim pulls in fellow columnist to discuss their thoughts on the 2014 season, and wonder aloud what the "Final Resolution" may be.
January 2, 2014 (6 comments)
Cole Sulser has always valued baseball and education. He starred at Dartmouth College were he majored in mechanical engineering, but has already constructed a formidable reputation as a professional on the baseball diamond. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently caught up with Sulser to see how his first year as a pro went and what he is doing to prepare for 2014.
January 2, 2014 (0 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 Super Regional matchups pitting the Municipal Stadium Region winner Gaylord Perry against Stadium Region winner Luis Tiant as well as League Park Region winner Jim Thome against Dunn Field Region winner Bob Feller. The winners move on to the Final Four where they will face each other for an invitation to the championship round.
January 1, 2014 (6 comments)
What Cleveland fan is not happy about the way 2013 turned out? Going from a 68-win mess in 2012 to a playoff-bound 92-win team in 2013 was nothing short of amazing. A series of great moves in the offseason spurred the turnaround, but with any change that big, a little luck comes into play. Last year, Jim Piascik used Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon to recap 2012. This year, he's went modern with Rolling Stone's #1 single of the year, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky."
January 1, 2014 (1 comments)
There was no action in the various Latin American winter ball leagues on New Year's Eve, but that doesn't mean there isn't news coming out of the Caribbean leagues. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he goes over the playoff formats in Venezuela and Puerto Rico...and also shares the playoff schedule for both leagues as well as the Dominican Republic.
January 1, 2014 (5 comments)
Another year has come and gone here at the Indians Baseball Insider. The first year is in the books since the name change last January 1st from Indians Prospect Insider to Indians Baseball Insider, and the site begins its eighth year of existence. Happy New Year!