May 1, 2014 (9 comments)
The Indians three hit performance against the Angels on Wednesday night was a fitting end to their West Coast trip. The team finished the game just 1-for-22 from the plate, putting an exclamation point on a six game stretch of horrors. The Indians finish the month of April 11-17, and with more questions than when the season started. The IBI's Michael Goodman recaps what went wrong during the trip and the month.
May 1, 2014 (4 comments)
This April for the Tribe has been reminiscent of the 2005 season. Let's just hope they find a way to finish with the same win total. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the market for free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan, Matt Garza leaves his start early, and more.
April 30, 2014 (25 comments)
The Indians continue to play bad defense, execute poorly on offense and fail to keep the opposition off the board after they score the half inning prior. All of that leads to a five-game losing streak and poor 11-16 start so far this season. The IBI's Charlie Adams reviews last night's 6-4 loss to the Angels and analyzes key moments in the game where had the Indians gotten just one clutch hit or key pitch they actually may have won the game.
April 30, 2014 (6 comments)
Could we be seeing both Trevor Bauer and Jose Ramirez in Cleveland next homestand? In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a DL stint for Archie Bradley, A.J. Griffin officially joining the list of Tommy John surgery recipients, and more.
April 29, 2014 (13 comments)
After being swept in San Francisco, the Indians traveled down the California coast and turned to their number one in game number one of three against the Angels. If you have paid even mild interest to the team's first 25 games, what unfolded in this one should come as no surprise. The IBI's Kevin Dean shares his second thoughts....
April 29, 2014 (26 comments)
Indians manager Terry Francona informed the media on Monday night that right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been removed from the starting rotation. The IBI's Tony Lastoria provides some quick thoughts on how things may shake out over the next few days and who fills the vacated fifth spot in the rotation.
April 29, 2014 (4 comments)
A rainy week is in store for Northeast Ohio. Will the Indians alleviate the gloomy weather? In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on an injury update for Bryce Harper, some staggering numbers from the Indians weekend series in San Francisco, a Cubs pitcher could be moved, and more.
April 28, 2014 (26 comments)
The Indians were swept right out of San Francisco on Sunday and with that their short six-game West Coast trip is off to a rough start. They actually pitched well overall, but some key mistakes in the field and one or two bad pitches did them in. The IBI's Tony Lastoria chimes in with his weekly Happenings column on the Indians and talks about how much longer the Indians can afford to stick with Carlos Carrasco, who comes up to replace Yan Gomes when he leaves for the birth of his child, some concerns with Masterson and more.
April 28, 2014 (4 comments)
There's no use sugarcoating it. The Indians headed west with a nice little hot streak under their belts winning four out of their last five games and three straight in a key division battle against Kansas City. Unfortunately, that momentum fell flat once they set foot in AT&T Park. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps a frustrating end to a disappointing weekend in San Francisco.
April 28, 2014 (6 comments)
Danny Salazar finally showed what he is capable of on Sunday, but the Tribe offense is still scuffling. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on Matt Garza giving advice to Jeff Samardzija, a new foreign player for teams to bid on this offseason, and more.
April 27, 2014 (21 comments)
In this week's Inside the Wigwam, "The Birdman" IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz wonders if Carlos Carrasco would benefit with a role change to the Tribe bullpen. He also shares some news and notes surrounding a struggling Cleveland team, and gives his "Final Call" on Carrasco and an ugly three-game sweep by the Giants this weekend.
April 27, 2014 (2 comments)
The Indians got off to a good start and Zach McAllister was crusing through four innings, and the Indians were up 3-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning. That is when things went haywire as the Giants plated four runs and took control of the game and eventually won 5-3. The IBI's John Grimm chimes in with his Second Thoughts on the game....
April 27, 2014 (1 comments)
The Indians seemingly let one slip away on Saturday. In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andy Nichols will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on a couple of injuries to Brewers' stars, updates on the injury to Chris Davis and the rehab of Manny Machado, and more.
April 26, 2014 (13 comments)
The Indians fell to the Giants 5-1 on Friday night in a game where it was never as close as the score indicates. Giants starter Tim Hudson was in complete control all night while Indians starter Carlos Carrasco actually pitched well but the Giants just maximized every run scoring opportunity they had. The IBI's John Grimm talks about Carrasco's interesting advanced stats and how he has been unable to catch a break so far this season.
April 26, 2014 (3 comments)
We're entering the last weekend in April. Where has the time gone? In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on an update on extension talks with Pablo Sandoval and the Giants, Terry Francona's plans for Carlos Santana, Tony Clark's concerns with the Mets, and more.
April 25, 2014 (22 comments)
With another season here, the IBI's Tony Lastoria digs up an article which has been a site favorite for a few years. He talks about the decisions teams make with their prospects and the way they are handled which provides a good idea of how a team values each player in the organization. If you pay attention to how a player is used and how they are moved, you can get a good feel for their prospect value.
April 25, 2014 (7 comments)
Be forewarned, this analysis will be giving a lot of love to Indians right-hander Corey Kluber as he tossed his first big league complete game against the Royals on Thursday during the midday finale of the four-game set. Tribe hitters also finally managed to break through against Royals lefty Bruce Chen. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the Indians' rubber match victory.
April 25, 2014 (2 comments)
The Indians are about to embark on a long west coast trip! In this MLB News and Notes segment, the IBI's Andrew Zajac will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the Athletics possibly seeking help in their rotation, Michael Pineda learns his punishment, Darren Oliver has landed a new job, and more.
April 24, 2014 (6 comments)
It was a day for smiles in the Indians series finale with Kansas City Thursday afternoon. And yes, even for Corey Kluber (2-2, 3.90 ERA), who had himself a career day on the mound in his fifth start. Tossing his first big league complete game victory, the right-hander led the Tribe past the Royals, 5-1 to win the four-game series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
April 24, 2014 (10 comments)
The Indians rallied for a much needed 5-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday night, earning just their second win of the season against a left-handed starting pitcher in the process. The IBI's Michael Goodman reviews some of the performances from the game and notes some good and bad trends which are developing with some key Indians players.