January 16, 2013 (3 comments)
The Indians new approach is obvious at the major league level, but how will it effect the minor league level going forward? Will prospects begin to move more quickly through the system, or will patience be at a premium? Will Terry Francona's new book that will be released next week give any indications towards why he really chose the Indians? The first excerpts released give some early clues. Join Jim Pete for another stroll around the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
January 14, 2013 (21 comments)
Welcome to this week's IBI Power Poll. Each week the poll takes a look at a relevant topic of the time, an all-time list, or just something that we're talking about here at the IBI home offices. There's nothing like a list to spur a debate, so join us in our lively banter with our weekly polls! Today's poll focuses on last week's Baseball Hall of Fame vote, and gives the readers here at IBI a chance to vote in their own Hall candidates. Have your vote counted, after the jump...
January 14, 2013 (1 comments)
The major league hot stove season has had a bit of a lull, but like the sands in an hourglass, the Tribe's system continues moving through time, heading towards spring training. Rob Bryson made his nineteenth appearance tonight, and while the numbers showcase a nice winter, today added a bit of a blemish. Campbell stayed hot in Austrailia, and Cid and Ramirez battled in a playoff, face-off. Join Jim Pete with another edition of Around the Farm.
January 13, 2013 (0 comments)
Cleveland prospects were playing in both Venezuela and Australia on Saturday night, and putting on quite the offensive display. In the VWL playoffs, Zeke Carrera was facing off against Asdrubal Cabrera and Jesus Aguilar, and helped his team take a 4-3 lead. He also had a hand in keeping a future Tribe teammate from scoring go-ahead run. Andrew Campbell continued a hot stretch with a blast in a successful doubleheader. Join Jim Pete for another edition of Around the Farm.
January 9, 2013 (21 comments)
The Indians have addressed many of their needs this offseason, but are far from being a complete, competitive team. While "making a splash" with a big signing isn't likely, the Indians certainly are keeping the fans on their toes with their hot stove league movement. Join Jim Pete as he looks at potential signing of several seemingly unatainable free agents and trade options.
January 7, 2013 (0 comments)
If you were Cleveland Indians player and in the Dominican League, you got a hit yesterday. While the hits varied in importance, first base prospect Jesus Aguilar blasted his fourth home run, and drove in another with a single, showcasing his potential talent going forward. Find out just how important the rest of the hits turned out to be as Jim Pete takes you on a trip to the Caribbean, and down under for some Australian League action as well.
January 6, 2013 (12 comments)
Welcome to the newest feature at Indians Baseball Insider, the IBI Power Poll. The Poll will take a look at a relevant topic of the time, an all-time list, or just something that we're talking about here at the IBI home offices. There's nothing like a list to spur a debate, so join us in our lively banter with our weekly polls! Today's poll focuses on the best Indians' second baseman of all time. Join Jim Pete after the jump...to find out the who made the cut...
January 6, 2013 (0 comments)
The playoffs are in full swing, and there were five members of the Tribe organization playing on Saturday night. Jose Ramirez and Asdrubal Cabrera both showcased their bats, while relief pitcher Rob Bryson continued what has become a dominant winter for the righty. Would he be able to continue his scoreless innings streak? Join Jim Pete to find out...after the jump...
January 3, 2013 (2 comments)
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves tonight for a special half hour edition from 11:00pm – 11:30pm EST. Indians Baseball Insiders Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete will take a look at the Hot Stove League, including the the signings of Nick Swisher and Brett Myers. They'll also look ahead at the rest of the offseason, and the players that could fall into the Indians laps before pitchers and catchers report to Goodyear on February 10th.
January 2, 2013 (20 comments)
The Corner of Carnegie and Ontario celebrates the New Year with several resolutions from the players on the Cleveland Indians 40-man roster. Jim Pete will also analyze the signing of right-handed starter/reliever Brett Myers to a one-year deal, with a club option for a second season. Are the Indians planning on making a run at Shawn Marcum as well? Join Jim Pete with his weekly staple, after the jump...
January 1, 2013 (30 comments)
The Cleveland Indians ended 2012 with a flurry of moves that culminated with the signing of outfielder Nick Swisher. It looks like 2013 is beginning in much the same way, as the Tribe signed right-handed pitcher Brett Myers to a one year deal, with a club option for a second year.
December 31, 2012 (0 comments)
It wasn't a busy night for Cleveland Indians prospects, but the boys down under were busy trying to one-up each other with their power production. Jose Ramirez returned to his multi-hit form with a three-hit performance, and Carlos Santana continued to hit in the DWL playoffs. Join Jim Pete in his final ATF of the year, after the jump...
December 30, 2012 (22 comments)
Welcome to the newest feature at Indians Baseball Insider, the IBI Power Poll. The Poll will take a look at a relevant topic of the time, an all-time list, or just something that we're talking about here at the IBI home offices. There's nothing like a list to spur a debate, so join us in our lively banter with our weekly polls! Today's poll focuses on the best Indians' first baseman of all time. Join Jim Pete after the jump...to find out the who made the cut...
December 30, 2012 (0 comments)
The only player in the Caribbean that played and didn't get a hit tonight was Asdrubal Cabrera. While there wasn't a lot of splash with regards tot he offense, Zeke Carrera continued a solid winter league campaign, while newcomer Luis Hernandez continued his solid VWL with three hits. Carlos Santana also continued his playoff push with another hit on Saturday night. Join Jim Pete with the Around the Farm rundown.
December 27, 2012 (17 comments)
The Cleveland Indians have had a bountiful holiday season thusfar, as the front office here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario has bullrushed the hot stove season and addressed several needs previously ignored. In past years, the moves made so far would be more than expected. This season, it really could be just the beginning. What's on tap over the next month? Join Jim Pete in his latest column...
December 24, 2012 (11 comments)
The Cleveland Indians haven't made a lot of statements with regards to their approach during the 2012-2013 hot stove league, but they really haven't had to. Chris Antonetti, Terry Francona, and the rest of the Tribe brass have spearheaded a consistent effort to improve the foundation of the team. Jim Pete takes a look at that approach in the rearviewmirror, while also looking forward at the potential line-up that is emerging for Terry Francona in 2013.
December 24, 2012 (0 comments)
Most of the regular Indians had the night off, except for Andrew Campbell of the Australian League's Brisbane Bandits. Still, there were several former tribe-hands in action on Sunday Night. Join Jim Pete as he takes a look at the ghosts of Christmas past...or...well...the Indians past.
December 23, 2012 (0 comments)
There was plenty to smile about with regards to the Indians' prospects in the Winter Leagues on Saturday Night. Giovanni Soto continued his scoreless streak with another superb outing in relief. Paulo Espino returned to form after giving up seven in a brief and painful outing during his last start. Join Jim Pete with the Saturday edition of ATF, where the pitchers took center stage.
December 19, 2012 (16 comments)
The Cleveland Indians are in a waiting game right now, as the Nick Swisher tour gains momentum as the right fielder shops his talents to several teams across major league baseball. Many experts have the Indians in the lead in this horse race, but Jim Pete reminds Cleveland fans of the cautionary tale of free agents and Cleveland.
December 17, 2012 (2 comments)
Things picked up for the Tribe prospects on Sunday, as one managed a four-hit game, and every Indians prospect except for one got on base. That one just happened to be playing in their leagues all-star game as the only Indians' prospect to make it. Two relievers also made some noise tonight, and may find themselves in Cleveland this year if they keep up their stellar play. Find out who these prospects are, after the jump...