August 12, 2014 (2 comments)
Carlos Carrasco has passed the first test in his return to the starting rotation and looks to be in line for more tests in the coming weeks for the Indians. The IBI's Michael Goodman looks at the growth Carrasco still needs to make, the adjustments as a starter he will need to make, and how his career path looks awfully similar to former Indians pitcher Jake Westbrook...
August 12, 2014 (8 comments)
It was with a heavy heart that the world found out about the passing of the legendary Robin Williams yesterday. He will be greatly missed. 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 Royals acquisition of Josh Willingham, some eye popping stats regarding Corey Kluber, the Tigers "kicking around" the idea of adding a bat, and more.
August 11, 2014 (15 comments)
Carlos Carrasco pitched a very good game for the Indians in their series finale against the Yankees on Sunday. The IBI's Tony Lastoria talks about why that start was encouraging, why his time in the bullpen may have allowed him to find himself and what we should take out of that start - if anything. He also talks about the recent injury to Nick Swisher and the opportunity to see Zach Walters, the departure of Vinnie Pestano, the continuing struggles of Jason Kipnis and much more...
August 11, 2014 (3 comments)
The pendulum appears to be swinging the other way once again as they manage to finish their road trip strong with a series win in New York courtesy of Corey Kluber and, surprisingly, Carlos Carrasco, who both kept the Yankees bats in check over the final two games of the series. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he gives his thoughts on the victory.
August 11, 2014 (8 comments)
The Indians got a much needed good showing in the starting rotation from someone other than Corey Kluber on Sunday. The Indians also placed two players on the disabled list and called up players. The IBI's Jay Frierson chimes in with all the Tribe news and other news around baseball on Sunday....
August 10, 2014 (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced thay have recalled outfielder Tyler Holt and infielder Zach Walters from Triple-A Columbus. They have placed outfielder David Murphy (right abdominal strain) and first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher (right knee soreness) on the 15-day Disabled List.
August 10, 2014 (0 comments)
Corey Kluber took his deadpan routine to New York on Saturday, and despite a brief injury scare in the fourth inning, all would appear to be well with the Cleveland ace. With scoring from Jose Ramirez hit the first home run of his career, a short two-run blast, and Michael Brantley adding an insurance run in the Eighth, it was Corey Kluber who monopolized the spotlight. The IBI's John Grimm looks back, not only on Corey Kluber's season, but attempting to situate Kluber's season in Indians history.
August 9, 2014 (5 comments)
While the 10-6 score suggests a baseball game that was an offensive explosion, Friday's contest was a game that was neither nearly as close as it looked nor one driven predominantly by offense. While Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer's control was far from pristine, the Cleveland defense defined the night, making two critical errors and setting the tone for Cleveland early. The IBI's John Grimm gives a year-to-date review of the Cleveland defense and the ignoble history they approach.
August 9, 2014 (0 comments)
It's finally the weekend! As summer begins to wind down, the playoff hunt is heating up. 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 Cubs acquiring former top prospect Jacob Turner, the Marlins talking extension with Giancarlo Stanton, an update on the Cole Hamels revocable waivers claim, and more.
August 8, 2014 (2 comments)
One would think we would know how this song and dance goes by now with the Indians here in 2014. Almost like clockwork, as soon as this team looks to be getting their act together to go on a hot streak, they fall right back to square one and need to build themselves up all over again. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the Indians third straight loss as the Ohio Cup leaves Cleveland.
August 8, 2014 (3 comments)
Happy Friday! 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 announcement that Progressive Field will be getting a facelift, Cole Hamels gets claimed on revocable waivers, an update on Padres manager Bud Black, and more.
August 7, 2014 (18 comments)
Today the Indians completed one of the first waiver deals of the baseball season. They traded right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano to the Angels for right-handed pitching prospect Michael Clevinger. The IBI's Jeff Ellis provides his thoughts on the deal and provides some info on the new pickup for the Indians...
August 7, 2014 (3 comments)
The Indians fell to the Reds 8-3 on Wednesday night. Danny Salazar struggled with the home run ball and was promptly optioned out to Columbus after the game. Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes had good games, but nothing else really went right for the Indians. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on Salazar's outing, the possibility of Carlos Carrasco moving into the rotation and more...
August 7, 2014 (4 comments)
Lots of players are going on waivers and many are being snatched up either to block a player from slipping through or a team legitimately trying to add them to the roster. In today's Storylines, the IBI's Jay Frierson provides the details on some players on waivers, some Tribe news with Danny Salazar being optioned to Columbus, and much more.
August 6, 2014 (3 comments)
The Cleveland Indians lost to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night by a score of 9-2. Much like the Indians enjoyed the previous game, the Reds had their ace, Johnny Cueto, on the hill. Cueto did not disappoint as he threw a complete game while only yielding two runs, but the game may have been much different if not for a crazy play in the seventh inning. The IBI's Charlie Adams provides his second thoughts...
August 6, 2014 (0 comments)
Michael Bourn's rehab assignment began on Tuesday with the Akron RubberDucks and is scheduled to through next Tuesday. assignment. The IBI's Spencer Davies briefly spoke with Bourn about the team and his health ad provides the details after the jump...
August 6, 2014 (8 comments)
It was a tale of the good, the bad and the ugly Tuesday at Progressive Field. Well, mostly the bad and the ugly. Outscored 8-1 over the final eight innings, the Indians snapped their four-game win streak, falling to the Reds, 9-2. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a bizarre game from the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
August 6, 2014 (1 comments)
During a baseball season, on any given night, you could see something you've never seen before. Tuesday's odd game was proof of that. In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. Today's piece focuses on the possibility of more Biogenesis-related suspensions, the Padres select their new GM, and more,
August 5, 2014 (1 comments)
Probably the most fascinating person in the entire Cleveland Indians organization to talk to is Johnny Goryl. He is not a Hall of Famer, was never an All Star and spent limited time in the big leagues as a player, but what makes him so interesting is his long tenure in the game as this season marks his 64th year in the game. The IBI's Tony Lastoria shares a lot of unique stories and experiences and talks about some of his most memorable moments in the game over the years.
August 5, 2014 (3 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Tomlin from Triple-A Columbus and optioned outfielder Tyler Holt to Columbus. They also Activated outfielder Nyjer Morgan from the 60-day DL and released him.