July 24, 2014 (9 comments)
The Indians lost the rubber match on Wednesday to the Twins, 3-1. These are the series that the Indians need to win if they want to earn a playoff spot. The loss in this game was a huge missed opportunity, and offsets any momentum gained during the Detroit series. The IBI's Michael Goodman shares his second thoughts on one of the more frustrating losses of the season for the Indians...
July 24, 2014 (8 comments)
On Wednesday there was another competitive balance lottery and once again the results were good for the Indians. There were 12 picks up for grabs between 15 teams, so three teams were shut out of the lottery. The IBI's Jeff Ellis provides his thoughts on the importance of the additional pick the Indians awarded and how the lottery works.
July 24, 2014 (3 comments)
IBI's Jamyson Frierson takes a look into the top story lines for the Cleveland Indians and all of Major League Baseball. Today's top stories start with Bartolo Colon's near-perfect game as the ageless wonder continues to perform. The Indians made a few transactions and are set to get an important player back on the mound.
July 23, 2014 (17 comments)
The Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching. With just over a week until the deadline passes, teams are already making deals to fill needs and there will sure to be more in the upcoming days. The Indians are one of those teams looking to make a deal and add a player to jump start the team. But who do the Indians have to trade that teams would want? That's where the IBI's Tony Lastoria steps in to provide a deep list of players and provides insight into why teams like them and why the Indians would or would not trade them.
July 23, 2014 (2 comments)
What a much needed win by the Tribe on Tuesday after losing two of their last three games. This game saw the return of Danny Salazar who hasn’t pitched in a big league game since May 15th. It also saw Carlos Santana and Nick Swisher have offensive nights that we haven’t seen from either of them much this season. The IBI's Charlie Adams provides his second thoughts on the win...
July 23, 2014 (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled infielder Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus and optioned left-handed pitcher T.J. House to Columbus.
July 23, 2014 (7 comments)
The rumors heat up as we get closer to the trade deadline. 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 Yankees acquisition of Chase Headley, MLB begins process of interviewing Bug Selig's replacement, and more.
July 22, 2014 (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-hander C.C. Lee to Columbus.
July 22, 2014 (3 comments)
This was a winnable game that ended with an unfavorable result for the Indians. With each win of increasing importance, it’s a disappointing start to a three game series against the Minnesota Twins. The Indians battled the whole night to try and come from behind, managing to do so in the 8th inning on an RBI single from Roberto Perez, but a Bryan Shaw served up a solo homer in the bottom half of the inning that would prove to be the difference. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on the game...
July 22, 2014 (4 comments)
On Monday night the Indians announced that they have promoted shortstop and top ranked prospect Francisco Lindor from Double-A Akron to Tripe-A Columbus.
July 22, 2014 (5 comments)
After coming out of the All Star break with a bang, the Indians have lost their last two games. Can they rebound on Tuesday? 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 Athletics pitcher requesting a trade, more rumors about pitcher David Price, which Phillies' players we could see traded, and more.
July 21, 2014 (6 comments)
The Indians lone All Star representative outfielder Michael Brantley is having a season to remember in his breakout campaign with the Indians, and it may end up leading to an MVP season for him. The IBI's Tony Lastoria returns this week and discusses Brantley's MVP candidacy, the Indians struggles against left-handed pitching, the shuffling of arms in the rotation and what that means, and much more.
July 21, 2014 (1 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have recalled left-handed pitcher TJ House from Short-Season Single-A Mahoning Valley and optioned right-handed pitcher Austin Adams to Triple-A Columbus.
July 21, 2014 (3 comments)
The Indians were not quite able to finish of an impressive four game sweep of the Tigers in Detroit on Sunday as they lost 5-1; however, they still won three of the four games in the series and have positioned themselves well on their tough road trip to start the second half. The IBI's Michael Rich provides his second thoughts on the game...
July 21, 2014 (10 comments)
A series win in Detroit is a great way to start the second half. 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 growing interest in Joaquin Benoit, the Phillies receiving calls on some of their veterans, and more.
July 20, 2014 (2 comments)
A doubleheader meets the most-used bullpen in the majors. If Francona were concerned about the state of his bullpen before the doubleheader began, his concerns dissipated after Kluber went 8.2 quality innings in the first game of the day, leading to a two-win doubleheader that put Cleveland in a position to sweep a four-game series in Detroit. The IBI's John Grimm notes how one apparently isolated incident, Francona's decision to leave Kluber in for the ninth, problematizes run differential as evaluation.
July 19, 2014 (3 comments)
In the first game back from the All-Star Break, Cleveland picked up precisely where it left off: Trevor Bauer on the hill and the offense coming through late. In a 9-3 victory that tested the patience of Cleveland fans until an explosive seven inning, the IBI's John Grimm situates Jason Kipnis's two home runs within a season that has failed to serve as the breakout that many expected and examines Trevor Bauer's consistent yet contradictory outing.
July 19, 2014 (0 comments)
The Indians started the second half of their season with a bang with a huge win over the Tigers! 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 Huston Street heading to Los Angeles, Brady Aiken failing to sign with Houston, the Tigers talking with a team about a closer, and more.
July 18, 2014 (10 comments)
The second half of the season is about to kick off, and now is as good of a time as any to analyze what it’s going to take for the Indians to make the playoffs. Currently, the team is 47-47 and just 3.5 games back in the race for the second Wild Card spot. Join Michael Goodman as he gives his off-day Second Thoughts on a three-step plan to get Cleveland into the playoffs for the second consecutive year.
July 18, 2014 (0 comments)
The All-Star break is officially over and we have baseball again! 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 a trade that has been discussed involving Ben Zobrist and David Price, injury updates involving the Cleveland Indians, the front runner for the GM job in San Diego, and more.