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.
December 30, 2013 (4 comments)
Day three of the Dominican Winter League playoffs continued on Sunday while the Venezuela Winter League and Puerto Rico Winter League wrapped up their regular seasons. Carlos Santana continues to impact the lineup of his Dominican team and it appears the experiment at third base this winter is over.
December 28, 2013 (0 comments)
As the Dominican Winter League has begun their playoff campaign, Carlos Santana and his Leones ball club are among this year's playoff teams. For Santana, the offensive stats continue to improve, but his defense at third base still leaves something to be desired. In Venezuela, Jesus Aguilar appears to have fallen into another slump. How long will this one last? The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps all the day's action.
December 23, 2013 (0 comments)
With the Dominican Winter League regular season coming to an end, the IBI's Arthur Kinney notes the playoff format and how players will be assigned to rosters. He also takes stock in how Tyler Sturdevant has done in Puerto Rico so far and his offseason as a whole, and other things.
December 21, 2013 (0 comments)
Carlos Santana's new venture at third base is off to a rough start as he has now committed five errors in seven games thus far. Whether he shows any improvement or the Indians intend to pursue this experiment any further remains to be seen, but his chances of manning the hot corner in Cleveland are growing dimmer. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney for Friday's winter ball recap.
December 18, 2013 (4 comments)
The winter leagues are starting to wind down as the regular season for most of the Latin American leagues are down to their final two to three weeks. Jesus Aguilar played in a doubleheader on Tuesday and looks to be finishing strong, and Carlos Santana had another multi-error game at third base. The IBI's Arthur Kinney takes us Around the Farm...
December 16, 2013 (3 comments)
While the Indians were busy in free agency on Sunday wrapping up a deal to bring in veteran closer John Axford, several players were in action in winter ball. Carlos Santana continued his experiment at third base, Erik Gonzalez wrapped up an impressive winter ball showing and Jesus Aguilar just continues to mash.
December 13, 2013 (15 comments)
Carlos Santana finally made his Winter Ball debut as well as his debut at third base and had a decent start playing error-less defense and collecting a hit on top of it. Plus, Erik Gonzalez racked up three RBI thanks to a three-run triple and Joseph Colon finally picked up his first Winter Ball win. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he takes a trip around the farm.
December 11, 2013 (4 comments)
The winter leagues press on and are nearing the end of their seasons with about three weeks remaining. One player who is finishing strong is first baseman Jesus Aguilar who is on a record setting home run pace after he launched his 15th and 16th home runs of his winter ball campaign in Venezuela on Tuesday night. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps his game along with all the other Indians that were in action.
December 9, 2013 (2 comments)
G'day mate! A complete rainout of the Venezuelan Winter League combined with off days in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico combined to put the focus of the Tribe's winter ball efforts squarely on the Australian Baseball League on Sunday. The IBI's Arthur Kinney takes you around the island continent to recap the day's Tribe-related action...
December 7, 2013 (0 comments)
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 4, 2013 (0 comments)
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.
December 2, 2013 (0 comments)
We are coming down the home stretch of winter ball as the calendar has flipped to December and several of the Caribbean Leagues will be wrapping up over the next few weeks to get ready for the playoffs and the popular Caribbean Series. The IBI's Arthur Kinney checks in with an updated on how several Indians players did around the various leagues on Sunday.
November 30, 2013 (2 comments)
The Indians had action in all four winter leagues on Friday night as Ryan Battaglia played in the Australian Baseball League, Erik Gonzalez played in the Dominican Winter League, Carlos Moncrief played in the Puerto Rico Winter League and Jesus Aguilar was in action in the Venezuela Winter League. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the action...
November 27, 2013 (0 comments)
Jesus Aguilar was back in the lineup on Tuesday night and made his presence known with his 11th home run of the winter ball season. Carlos Moncrief continues to struggle at the plate, Erik Gonzalez's numbers are starting to level out, and more. The IBI's Arthur Kinney takes us for a stroll Around the Farm in winter ball.
November 25, 2013 (0 comments)
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. With the season over, ATF focuses in all of the Indians players participating in winter ball. One player who has really had a strong showing this fall-winter is Erik Gonzalez, and he put up another good outing on Sunday. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the night.
November 23, 2013 (5 comments)
The Indians have had several good showings so far in winter ball, and on Friday that was no exception. Jose Ramirez is starting to heat up and Erik Gonzalez continues to rake in the Dominican, Carlos Moncrief and Brett Brach are starting to put things together in Puerto Rico, and Ryan Battaglia has had a nice showing in Australia so far.
November 20, 2013 (0 comments)
The Indians had several players in action across three leagues in the Caribbean on Tuesday night. Joe Colon is a prospect on the rise that the Indians like, and he's out in Puerto Rico making up some lost innings this season due to injury. Also, others like Jesus Aguilar, Jose Ramirez and Erik Gonzalez keep on getting regular playing time for their winter ball teams.
November 18, 2013 (8 comments)
The winter ball season keeps plodding along, and while the Arizona Fall League is over with, there were several leagues in action on Sunday. The IBI's Arthur Kinney takes a trip around the farm and lists the results for all players who played. Jesus Aguilar looks to be heating up again, Jose Ramirez is getting hot at the plate, and more.
November 16, 2013 (10 comments)
It's beginning to look like the slump Jesus Aguilar is currently mired in is not temporary as fatigue appears to be setting in. Him and AA teammate Carlos Moncrief each posted 0-for-4 performances. Meanwhile, Bryan Price and Tribe newcomer Colt Hynes each kept their scoreless streaks alive with shutout performances. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps all that and more as he goes Around the Farm.