January 21, 2014 (5 comments)
In the final regular Around the Farm posting of the offseason, the IBI's Michael Hattery reviews the night from Carlos Santana and provides the details on his night. Jesus Aguilar is officially done for the winter season and is set to return to the states, and few others players are still in action.....so enjoy the last ATF for a few weeks until spring training!
January 20, 2014 (0 comments)
The league championship series kicked off in Puerto Rico on Sunday night and the championship series kicks off in the Dominican Republic on Monday night. Meanwhile, the Venezuela Winter League continues to wrap up their round robin phase which ends on Tuesday. Jesus Aguilar and his Caracas team are fighting for one of the berths into the championship series, and the IBI's Arthur Kinney provides the details on Aguilar's night as well as all the other playoff action.
January 17, 2014 (1 comments)
While the round robin phase in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic wraps up, things are getting heated in Venezuela. No, not the round robin playoffs there, but a spat between Asdrubal Cabrera and the executives for his winter team Caracas. The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides the details on what has transpired and the chances that Cabrera does play winter ball - which if he does he would play second base.
January 16, 2014 (2 comments)
The Indians action around winter ball was much busier than usual on Wednesday night. Not only were Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar in action, but lefties Giovanni Soto and Elvis Araujo made appearances and got some much needed work. The IBI's Tony Lastoria recaps the night Around the Farm for the Indians...
January 15, 2014 (0 comments)
Around the Farm was absent on Tuesday because no Indians were in action on Monday thanks to a scheduled off day for most winter league teams. The playoffs kicked back into gear on Tuesday and both Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar were in action. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the performances...
January 13, 2014 (1 comments)
The Indians had players in action in all three winter leagues in Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Sunday. The IBI's Arthur Kinney recaps the day that was that had several Indians players contributing to the postseason hopes for several winter teams.
January 12, 2014 (8 comments)
Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar were both in action once again on Saturday night. Santana was his normal on-base making self and Aguilar proved to be human, but the interesting story of the night is Asdrubal Cabrera suiting up for Caracas. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about what Cabrera has been up to and his plans in Venezuela.
January 10, 2014 (0 comments)
The two Indians big guns of the offseason Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar were both in action once again in winter ball on Thursday night. Aguilar recently returned from a week hiatus and homered while Santana had another solid showing. Join the IBI's Arthur Kinney as he takes us Around the Farm...
January 9, 2014 (4 comments)
The Dominican Winter League playoffs raged on Wednesday night, and Carlos Santana and Enosil Tejeda had a big part in Escogido's 9-2 win on the night. Tejeda was a surprise performer as he had not pitched in over two months and Santana continues to contribute offensively and keep hope alive on his experiment at third base.
January 8, 2014 (6 comments)
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)
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 (0 comments)
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 (16 comments)
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 (0 comments)
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 3, 2014 (0 comments)
In what looks like it might be the last or one of the final Around the Farm pieces until the spring games in March, the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes note of Jesus Aguilar's departure from Venezuela, Carlos Santana's continued use in the DR playoffs, Ryan Battaglia's unreal extra base streak and more.
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 31, 2013 (0 comments)
The Dominican Winter League carried on with its playoffs on Monday night and Carlos Santana made an impact with the bat and also made an appearance at third base. The Venezuela Winter League regular season also came to a close on Monday night, which is also the end of Jesus Aguilar's impressive winter campaign as he will not be playing for his team in the playoffs.
December 30, 2013 (0 comments)
The DWL playoffs began this past week, and to the surprise of many, the Indians' Carlos Santana was a participant. Santana had been manning the hot corner for Leones del Escogido this winter, but it now appears as if that has changed. Midway through the first playoff game, Santana was moved from third base to first base, and he has remained there ever since. Could it be that the Carlos Santana third base experiment is coming to an end? Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he touches on that and more in the latest edition of the Winter Ball Notebook.
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 29, 2013 (3 comments)
Two of the Indians big guns were in action in winter ball on Saturday night as both Carlos Santana and Jesus Aguilar played for their teams. Now that the playoffs have begun Santana is starting to be used less at third base and Aguilar continues to tear up the Dominican League in every way possible.