November 28, 2013 (0 comments)
Both Carlos Moncrief and Jesus Aguilar extended their hitting streaks on Wednesday, but their lack of stringing together multiple hits as of late continues to be a mild concern this off-season. In the Dominican, Erik Gonzalez appears to be coming back to earth after swinging a hot bat for most of the off-season thus far. And meanwhile, Roberto Perez is still looking for his first winter ball hit. Join the IBI's Michael Goodman as he takes a trip around the farm.
November 21, 2013 (1 comments)
The Indians added five players from their minor league system to the 40-man roster on Wednesday, and interestingly four of the five players are playing winter ball this offseason. Three of the four were in action on the night, and the IBI's Michael Goodman recaps all of the action around Latin America.
November 14, 2013 (5 comments)
The Arizona Fall League is coming to a close and a few players Jake Lowery and Tyler Sturdevant likely made their last appearances on Wednesday. Also, Jesus Aguilar's recent funk and Jose Ramirez's inconsistent performance continued. The IBI's Michael Goodman recaps all of that and more as he takes us Around the Farm...
November 7, 2013 (9 comments)
Jesus Aguilar was in the news tonight and surprisingly not because of his bat. The Tribe slugging prospect got his first start over at third base on Wednesday. In Arizona, Tyler Naquin had a rare 0-5 night while Jake Lowery reached base three times. The IBI's Michael Goodman reports all the action in Around the Farm.
October 24, 2013 (1 comments)
Jesus Aguilar continues to play well in Venezuela, Ronny Rodriguez is getting some playing time, and Ezequiel Carrera had one of his strongest performances so far in winter ball. The IBI's Michael Goodman takes us around the farm to recap all of the action from Indians players that are playing winter ball.
October 20, 2013 (13 comments)
A lot of the early offseason discussion has revolved around what the Indians are going to do with their starting rotation or how they can improve their lineup. But one lesser talked about item of concern is the upcoming renovation in the bullpen with Joe Smith and Matt Albers hitting free agency and Chris Perez likely being non-tendered. The IBI's Michael Goodman takes a look at what approach the Indians should take to fill their bullpen needs for 2014.
October 17, 2013 (15 comments)
The insanity that is first baseman Jesus Aguilar's offseason continued on Wednesday night as the hulking first baseball completed his first week of winter ball with his sixth straight multi-hit game and hit another bomb. The IBI's Michael Goodman recaps Aguilar's game as well as the rest of the Indians that were in action on Wednesday night.
September 25, 2013 (0 comments)
Tuesday night will go down as one of the more memorable finishes in the 20 year history of Jacobs/Progressive Field. Given the circumstances and what had just transpired in the top of the ninth inning, pinch hitter Jason Giambi sent all of Cleveland into a mardi gras like celebration with a clutch two-out two-run homer to give the Indians the win. The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on an amazing come from behind win and avoid a devastating loss the final week of the season.
September 19, 2013 (1 comments)
The Royals won this game 7-2 to complete a second series win against the Indians in as many weeks. While this was a missed opportunity to take the lead in the second wildcard spot, the Indians didn’t lose any ground on a playoff spot this series. That said, it was a sloppy effort from the Indians and the IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on the ugly showing...
September 12, 2013 (0 comments)
In the rubber game against the Kansas City Royals the Indians suffered a total team breakdown. A less than stellar pitching performance from Scott Kazmir combined with another futile day offensively doomed Cleveland. If that wasn’t enough, poor performances from Rich Hill and Matt Albers out of the bullpen shot down any chance for a comeback. The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on another tough loss for the Indians...
September 5, 2013 (1 comments)
For only the second time since August 17th the Indians offense scored more than five runs. Led by Yan Gomes, Jason Kipnis, Mike Aviles, and Ryan Raburn the team tallied ten hits in the rubber game of a huge three game set against the Baltimore Orioles. This was the team’s last chance to deliver a loss to one of their wildcard competitors and the team’s offense responded with a big performance. The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on the important win...
August 29, 2013 (3 comments)
The Indians offensive funk in August continued on Wednesday night as the Indians lost in heartbreak fashion on a walkoff hit in the bottom of the ninth. Once again the pitching way there for the Indians in a game that with just another hit here or there they could have won it. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on a frustrating loss.
August 22, 2013 (0 comments)
The Indians were able to complete a much needed three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday with a strong pitching performance from Justin Masterson and a great relief effort by Rich Hill, Cody Allen, and Chris Perez picking up his 20th save on the season. The IBI's Michael Goodman takes a brief look at the game, but then dissects the remaining schedules for all the AL playoff contenders.
August 15, 2013 (3 comments)
On the heels of the two most disappointing series of the year, the Indians entered Wednesday's game with the Twins hoping to secure a series win and gain some momentum. It did not look good early, but they somehow managed to comeback and win the game and series and now move onto Oakland for a big three game set in a Wildcard showdown. The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on a big win...
August 8, 2013 (12 comments)
After dropping two straight deflating games to the Tigers, the Indians turned to Danny Salazar to try to get some of their mojo back. The kid took the hill and was sensational in his second career start punching out 10 Tiger hitters and going 7.2 innings before making a big mistake to Miguel Cabrera. Prince Fielder later did the Tribe in and they are now 0-3 in this series, and the IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts...
August 1, 2013 (1 comments)
With the trade deadline now in the rearview mirror the Indians pulled out another dramatic come from behind win over the White Sox by a score of 6-5 on Wednesday night. Carlos Santana was the hero with the walkoff homer in extras and Corey Kluber once again had another very good start. The Indians enter August as the leader for a wildcard spot! The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts...
July 25, 2013 (3 comments)
The Indians needed this one and they got it by absolutely dominating the Mariners on the mound and at the plate in a 10-1 win. Michael Bourn had the big blow with a grand slam, and Scott Kazmir continues to pitch like the Kazmir of five years ago. The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his "second thoughts" on a much needed Tribe win...
July 19, 2013 (0 comments)
The second half of the season kicks off tonight! This means that the games are going to increasingly become more important as the weeks go by and the Indians look to keep pace with the Detroit Tigers in American League Central. One aspect of the team that has been consistent this season has been the offense, and the IBI's Michael Goodman looks at how each position player has performed to date and provides his expectations for the second half.
July 18, 2013 (15 comments)
With the trade deadline looming the Indians are said to be extremely active in trade discussion to improve the current team. Reports have linked the Indians to nearly every big-name presumed available starting pitcher and they’re also said to be on the lookout for relief help. That’s an expensive proposition, which may mean the Indians may have a need to look internally for players that can shore up the pitching staff. The IBI's Michael Goodman looks at those internal options they may turn to in the second half...
July 16, 2013 (6 comments)
In the spring the IBI's Michael Goodman profiled five players that he felt were keys to the Indians season. These were the guys that he labeled that the team needed to step forward if the team wanted to compete in 2013. Those five players were Justin Masterson, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jason Kipnis, Carlos Santana, and Lonnie Chisenhall, and with the season now just past the halfway point, he reviews how each player is doing.