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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.
January 6, 2014   (1 comments)
Indians sign Atchison, Francoeur to minor league deals
The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of free agent right-handed pitcher Scott Atchison and outfielder Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to major league spring training camp.
January 6, 2014   (12 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Payroll commitments have limited the Indians
With the new year here and the 2014 season just weeks away, and before we know it the trucks will be leaving Cleveland for spring training in Goodyear. As we really dig in for some cold weather in the Cleveland area, some may say the Indians offseason has been just as frigid with the lack of many moves. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about the difference between last year's spending spree and this year's closed checkbook, explains the true reason why teams don't want to lose a first round pick for a "qualified" free agent and much more.
January 6, 2014   (6 comments)
History's warning signs for Trevor Bauer's future
When general manager Chris Antonetti acquired Trevor Bauer last offseason, some -- including me -- heralded the right-hander as the present and future ace of the Cleveland rotation. Clearly that did not go according to plan as Bauer struggled from the get-go. Though there is still hope for Bauer, Jim Piascik dove into Bauer's stats to see how other pitchers with similar seasons fared in the years ahead, giving a possible glimpse into what the future holds for the right-hander.
January 6, 2014   (2 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Mets officials torn on Drew
Some team has to make a signing or trade within the next day or two, right? 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 Stephen Drew and the Mets, AL East rumors, and more.
January 6, 2014   (16 comments)
Around the Farm: January 5, 2014
Only one player from the Indians organization played in winter ball on Sunday, but it was a big appearance as Carlos Santana returned to third base. How did he fare? Find out by joining the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he takes you Around The Farm...
January 5, 2014   (27 comments)
IBI Power Poll: Should the Indians sign Ubaldo Jimenez?
The Cleveland Indians roster looks fairly complete, but there are still question-marks surrounding the starting rotation. Will the current rotation options of Justin Masterson, Zach McAllister, Corey Kluber, Danny Salazar, Shaun Marcum, Carlos Carrasco, Josh Tomlin and Trevor Bauer be enough, or are the Indians planning on making a splash by re-signing Ubaldo Jimenez, once the market spits him back out. Join IBI's Jim Pete with his first power poll of 2014.
January 5, 2014   (2 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Hanrahan to work out for teams in spring
The days following the holiday season continue to be slow in the baseball world. 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 Joel Hanrahan's return from injury, San Diego's dilemma with Chase Headley, and more.
January 5, 2014   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: January 4, 2014
The offseason edition of Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects and big league players in winter ball. Carlos Santana was back at third base for his Dominican team on Saturday night, Tyler Sturdevant made another appearance in his return from shoulder surgery, and more.
January 4, 2014   (0 comments)
IBI Digest: 12/29/13 - 1/4/14
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.
January 4, 2014   (3 comments)
The Ultimate Indians Draft: Rounds 20-11
The Ultimate Indians Draft continues on with the best picks of all time for the Indians in rounds 20 to 11. 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 they have made 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).
January 4, 2014   (15 comments)
MLB News and Notes: Ayala drawing interest from Indians
MLB news has been slow to develop in the weeks following Christmas. 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 Luis Ayala's suitors, a possible Grady Sizemore fit, and more.
January 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Around The Farm:  January 3, 2014
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects and other players in the organization. Only two Indians played on Friday night and both of them DHed. It's not much, but the IBI's Arthur Kinney reviews what there is to review as he takes you Around the Farm...

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