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.
April 24, 2014 (1 comments)
And the Tommy John bug gets ahold of another pitcher. 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 Josh Johnson having Tommy John surgery, more troubles in Arizona, and more.
April 24, 2014 (9 comments)
Solid starting pitching and clutch hitting made for a good recipe of success Wednesday night, as the Tribe took down Kansas City, 5-3. For the second straight game, the Royals offense would strike first on back-to-back home runs. But that wouldn't stop ace Justin Masterson from giving the Indians another quality start, as the offense behind Jason Kipnis came through late. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a win from the ballpark.
April 23, 2014 (3 comments)
The Indians had another poor showing from a starting pitcher and also made some key mistakes defensively which cost them on Tuesday night in an 8-2 loss to the Royals. The IBI's Charlie Adams walks through the game and examines some of the key moments and also takes a look at Danny Salazar's interesting change to his approach the second time through the Royals lineup which may have impacted his performance.
April 23, 2014 (1 comments)
Win or lose, it hasn't been pretty so far in Cleveland. 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 aftermath of the fight between the Pirates and Brewers, Joel Hanrahan drawing interest from numerous teams, and more.
April 23, 2014 (20 comments)
Nobody said it was easy. For 24-year-old Danny Salazar (0-3, 7.85 ERA), the fast-pace of the big leagues is slowly beginning to wear on the Tribe starter in 2014. His growing pains continued Tuesday night, as the Indians fell to Kansas City, 8-2. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action from a very empty Progressive Field.
April 22, 2014 (4 comments)
After finally coming through with a big hit and a victory against the Blue Jays on Easter Sunday, the Indians welcomed the Royals to town for four contests. They quite literally tried to throw the game away time and time again, but slugged the ball well enough to overcome that, winning 4-3. Join Kevin Dean as he offers his Second Thoughts on Monday's victory.
April 22, 2014 (13 comments)
Any game can get a little nutty. The Indians (9-10) used the long ball and a bushy-tailed friend to push past division rival Kansas City Royals Monday, holding onto a 4-3 victory. Offensively, the club banged out four runs on 11 hits to take the first game of a four-game series with K.C. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the action from the ballpark.