December 22, 2013 (2 comments)
The winter ball season is starting to wrap up. Most of the teams will take a small break this week for Christmas and then finish their regular season next weekend and then those that qualify for the playoffs will move on while the rest will go home for the winter. Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar look to be on playoff bound teams, but whether or not they play in the playoffs remains to be seen. In any case, both were in action on Saturday, and both impressed once again.
December 20, 2013 (9 comments)
Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. In today's review of the Indians action in winter ball out in the Latin American countries, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes note of a very impressive outing by Joseph Colon. He also recaps how others like Carlos Santana, Jesus Aguilar, Toru Murata and other did.
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 (0 comments)
It was a busy week in the winter leagues, and perhaps no story was bgiger than the ongoing dispute taking place between Leones del Caracas and the Cleveland Indians in regard to Jesus Aguilar. Aguilar has been almost unstoppable this winter, but could his season be coming to a close? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he provides all the details on that situation and also updates you other performers in the latest edition of the Winter Ball Notebook.
December 15, 2013 (4 comments)
A full slate of action was on tap throughout the Indians organization on Saturday night. Carlos Santana played his second game at third base in the Dominican and while the bat was good the defense was very shaky. Also, Jesus Aguilar did not homer but there is some growing controversy as his Caracas team is upset with the Indians about requesting he end his winter ball campaign. The IBI's Tony Lastoria reviews all the action in Around the Farm...
December 13, 2013 (5 comments)
Players are starting to come and go in winter ball. Already several players have had their seasons end for various reasons, and in today's Around the Farm the IBI's Tony Lastoria provides the details on when Carlos Santana will make his debut and also gives the scoop on Jesus Aguilar's season coming to an end soon.
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 10, 2013 (1 comments)
The Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida kicked into gear on Monday, but several hundreds of miles away the offseason winter leagues continued. The Dominican Winter League was off on Monday, but the Indians had a few players in action in Puerto Rico and the IBI's Michael Hattery recaps how they did.
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 8, 2013 (5 comments)
Sorry Ohio fans, your college football team let you down on Saturday night losing to Michigan State 34-24. But whether you are for or against the Buckeyes, we have the recap from all of the "other" important action in the sports world......from winter league baseball! The Indians have some new players starting to get into games in various winter leagues, one being Tyler Sturdevant, and the IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about him and more in Around the Farm...
December 6, 2013 (3 comments)
First baseman Jesus Aguilar was at it again on Thursday night as he ripped his 13th homer of the offseason in the eighth inning helping jumpstart a Caracas comeback and send the game into extra innings, and then a 10th inning double put in him position to score the game winning run. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps Aguilar's showing and all the rest of the Indians action from Thursday in 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 3, 2013 (0 comments)
With regular Winter Ball Notebook contributor Steve Orbanek temporarily away, the IBI's Tony Lastoria steps in with lots of interesting news and notes from the happenings for Indians players in the winter leagues. He talks about a recent injury to Jose Ramirez which appears to have prematurely ended his winter ball campaign, the insertion of Elvis Araujo into the rotation, and much more.
December 3, 2013 (0 comments)
It was a quiet night for Indians players in winter ball action as only one player, Erik Gonzalez, was in action. Join the IBI's Michael Hattery for another edition of Around the Farm as he recaps another solid performance from the young, talented middle infielder.
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.
December 1, 2013 (2 comments)
It was a wild Saturday in college football filled with amazing games, pressure packed situations, and memorable plays.....but outside of the United States it was another day of winter baseball. The Indians had several players in action, and the IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps how they did.
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 29, 2013 (9 comments)
It may have been Thanksgiving on Thursday in the United States, but for most of the rest of the world it was just like any other day. The winter ball action continued in Australia and the Venezuela and the highlight of the night came from lefty Elvis Araujo who put forth his best outing of his winter campaign so far.
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 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.