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Indians Prospect Insider

January 11, 2014   (17 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Holland out until midseason
The Rangers suffered a big blow to their starting rotation that could change their offseason plans. 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 Derek Holland injury, the Indians attempts at an extension with Justin Masterson, and more.
January 11, 2014   (7 comments)
Around The Farm:  January 10. 2014
Jesus "RBI Machine" Aguilar plated another three runs on Friday night in the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs. He finished with a home run, a double and two walks. Meanwhile, Carlos Santana had another poor winter ball playoff showing at the plate despite drawing two walks. He served as the DH on Friday, so no defensive news to report. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he recaps another night in the winter leagues.
January 10, 2014   (24 comments)
Orbiting Cleveland: Analyzing top prospect lists
As is the case every year, Baseball America released its Cleveland Indians Top 10 Prospects list on Wednesday. As most expected, Francisco Lindor was ranked No. 1 overall, but there were also some notable omissions. The same could be said for Baseball Prospectus' list, which was released in November. So, did these national publications get it right? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he ponders in the latest edition of Orbiting Cleveland.
January 10, 2014   (2 comments)
Coach's Corner '13: Dave Wallace Part 2
Today, we wrap up our offseason Coach's Corner series with part two of our two-part interview with former High-A Carolina and new Double-A Akron manager Dave Wallace. In part one, the IBI's Tony Lastoria and Wallace talked about Tony Wolters, Joey Wendle, Erik Gonzalez, Bryson Myles, Alex Lavisky and others, and in part two they discussed several other top prospects that Wallace worked with in Carolina. He talked about the impact both Francisco Lindor and Tyler Naquin had to the roster and what makes them so special, the bulldog mentality of Cody Anderson, the natural hitting ability of Jordan Smith, the growth of Shawn Morimando, the confidence in Jerrud Sabourin and so much more.
January 10, 2014   (0 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Tanaka lands stateside
Teams are now able to meet with Masahiro Tanaka face-to-face. 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 Tanaka sweepstakes officially hitting the U.S., Justin Verlander undergoing surgery, and more.
January 10, 2014   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: January 9, 2014
The two Indians big guns of the offseason Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar were both in action once again in winter ball on Thursday night. Aguilar recently returned from a week hiatus and homered while Santana had another solid showing. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he takes us Around the Farm...
January 9, 2014   (1 comments)
Coach's Corner '13: Dave Wallace Part 1
Today, we wrap up our offseason Coach's Corner series with a two-part interview with former High-A Carolina and new Double-A Akron manager Dave Wallace. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recently had a chance after the season to sit down with Wallace and provides his comments about the amazing strides that Tony Wolters made at catcher in just six months and how committed he is to the new position, the impact bat and legit prospect that Joey Wendle has turned himself into, the out of nowhere climb that Erik Gonzalez has made as a prospect, the big change for Bryson Myles, the strengths of Alex Lavisky and more.
January 9, 2014   (11 comments)
The 2014 Cleveland Indians: A futures betting outlook
Baseball seems like the sport that never truly stops making headlines. As the flurry of offseason moves continue for many clubs after the winter meetings, the offshore sportsbooks as well as those in Las Vegas are adjusting their lines in response to the transactions that are taking place across baseball. Here is a quick overview of the Indians and how Vegas sees them going into 2014.
January 9, 2014   (1 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Three elected to Hall of Fame
Baseball news took a day off in order to recognize those elected to the Hall of Fame. 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 newest members of the Hall of Fame, the Dodgers in on Tanaka, and more.
January 9, 2014   (4 comments)
Around the Farm: January 8, 2014
The Dominican Winter League playoffs raged on Wednesday night, and Carlos Santana and Enosil Tejeda had a big part in Escogido's 9-2 win on the night. Tejeda was a surprise performer as he had not pitched in over two months and Santana continues to contribute offensively and keep hope alive on his experiment at third base.
January 8, 2014   (0 comments)
Tribe Madness: The Final Four
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 Final Four pitting Luis Tiant up against Bob Feller and Addie Joss against Shoeless Joe Jackson. The winners move on to the Championship game!
January 8, 2014   (1 comments)
Below is a listing of all the 2014 transactions involving the Cleveland Indians from rookie level Arizona to the big league team in Cleveland. This listing is updated daily. Transactions are listed first in an "Overall" heading that includes all transaction activity within the organization and then in the appropriate team-specific heading(s). Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Arizona League Indians...
January 8, 2014   (12 comments)
Here is a listing of all the players in the Cleveland Indians minor league system that have been released over the course of the 2014 calendar year.
January 8, 2014   (6 comments)
The 2014 rotation at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The Cleveland Indians potentially lost two major pieces to their 2013 rotation this offseason, but have addressed the situation with both internal options, and an intriguing minor league free agent signing. Some believe that the foundation for 2014 is much better than what the team had last season, and some aren't quite as sure. Jim Pete and Mike Hattery weave in and out of the A.L. Central rotations in this week's Corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
January 8, 2014   (26 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Ubaldo is still expecting a big contract
Several big name pitchers remain on the market as we get further into January. 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 Ubaldo Jimenez still asking for big money, Bobby Abreu attempting a comeback, and more.
January 8, 2014   (6 comments)
Around the Farm: January 7, 2014
The big news of the day was the return of Jesus Aguilar to active duty in the Venezuela Winter League. After his MVP caliber regular season for Caracas, it was no doubt good news for the team and for Aguilar as he really wanted to return to action. The Indians gave the okay on Tuesday afternoon and he was back in the lineup later in the evening.
January 7, 2014   (2 comments)
Winter Ball Notebook: Top pitching performances
It's been rather quiet in winter ball for the Indians as most players' stints in the winter leagues have come to an end. However, there were still a handful of noteworthy performances this season, both from pitchers as well as hitters. This week, join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he recaps the top pitching performances from this past winter season...
January 7, 2014   (4 comments)
Swinging for the Fences: 2014 AL Central early outlook
It's been a winter of changes in the AL Central thus far as all five teams have made moves in hopes of making the division race more competitive next season. The IBI's Jake Dungan makes an early prediction the the AL Central could be a three-team race between the Tigers, Indians and Royals. All three teams have strengths and weaknesses that could keep them on more of an even playing field.
January 7, 2014   (10 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Indians make some minor moves
Although there was nothing major, there was still plenty of news around the MLB on Monday. 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 couple of Minor League signings for the Tribe, the Reds attempt to extend Homer Bailey, and more.
January 7, 2014   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: January 6, 2014
While Florida State and Auburn battled it out for the BCS College Football National Championship on Monday night, baseball continued to press on this offseason with the winter league playoffs. The Dominican Winter League teams continue their round robin format and Carlos Santana had another solid game.

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