July 8, 2014 (2 comments)
It was another short night for Justin Masterson as he lasted just two-plus innings and was his fourth start in five in which he’s failed to go more than four innings. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on the Indians 5-3 loss to the Yankees, why it is time to sit down Masterson and maybe give Carlos Carrasco a shot, what the acquisition of Chris Dickerson means, and more.
July 8, 2014 (13 comments)
Nine innings. The amount of innings in a baseball game. The same amount of innings Justin Masterson has also pitched in his last three starts. It's safe to say the All-Star break can't come soon enough for the one-time Tribe ace. New York invaded Progressive Field for the first this season Monday, handing the Indians a 5-3 loss in the series opener of a four-game series. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the game from the ballpark.
July 8, 2014 (4 comments)
After Monday's disastrous outing, many of us are clamoring for Justin Masterson to hit the disabled list. Will we get our wish? 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 what's holding up a deal with number one overall pick Brady Aiken, another pitcher is slated to undergo Tommy John surgery, some injury updates to a few Indians, and more.
July 7, 2014 (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have acquired outfielder Chris Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named or cash and selected his contract from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers roster.
July 7, 2014 (22 comments)
In today's Tribe Happenings the IBI's Tony Lastoria looks at the latest setback for Michael Bourn and how his injury may be more mental than physical at this point. He also takes a look at the magical season that just elected All Star outfielder Michael Brantley is having and why he should be in the MVP discussion, why Corey Kluber deserves to be an All Star but probably won't be getting a contract extension anytime soon, and more.
July 7, 2014 (1 comments)
As the Indians aimed to win a key divisional series against the Royals, All-Star candidates Michael Brantley and Corey Kluber each made their final push to represent the Tribe in the Midsumer Classic. Kluber pitched eight and a third innings as he earned his eighth win of the season while Brantley went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Join the IBI's Jake Dungan as he recaps the victory.
July 6, 2014 (2 comments)
Major League Baseball announced rosters for the 85th annual All-Star Game late Sunday night. For the Indians, outfielder Michael Brantley was voted in and Tribe starter Corey Kluber is up for the American League Final Vote. IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz explains more.
July 6, 2014 (0 comments)
Go vote Corey Kluber into the All-Star game! 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 roster moves made by the Yankees, some interesting Indians trade rumors, and more.
July 6, 2014 (0 comments)
Look up the word in consistency in a dictionary, and Corey Kluber's face should be there. Backed by another brilliant start from the Indians ace, the Tribe took the rubber match over Kansas City Sunday, 4-1 to win the three-game weekend series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the win from the ballpark.
July 6, 2014 (2 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have selected the contract of outfielder Tyler Holt from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers and placed outfielder Michael Bourn (left hamstring strain) on the 15-day Disabled List.
July 6, 2014 (3 comments)
After a loss in front of a sellout Independence Day crowd, the Cleveland Indians won over the Kansas City Royals decisively 7-3 in in front of a crowd of 24,481. In a victory powered as much by Lonnie Chisenhall as by a clutch RBI single by Swisher, the IBI's John Grimm discusses both Chisenhall's success in perspective as well as the situation of T.J. House, whose Quality Start may have - deservedly - condemned him to AAA in the short-term.
July 6, 2014 (0 comments)
It couldn't have been a more overdue House warming party. Tossing 6 2/3 innings in a quality effort, Tribe starter T.J. House notched his first big league victory as the Indians took down the Royals Saturday night, 7-3 to even up the three-game weekend series. Join IBI Tribe beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps a much needed win from the ballpark.
July 5, 2014 (5 comments)
Independence Day 2014 has come and gone, and with it, another occasion for hype that has collapsed under the weight of a blowout loss. On Friday, that loss came at the hands of the Royals as Josh Tomlin took a 7-1 loss. The IBI's John Grimm, in the spirit of the NBA off-season, discusses Josh Tomlin's contract situation going forward, and notes the substantial risk and possible benefits of signing the Tommy John survivor to a long-term deal within the context of his upcoming arbitration awards
July 5, 2014 (2 comments)
Just call him, Ace Ventura. It didn't take much for Royals starter Yordano Ventura to solve a stagnant Indians offense Friday night. Holding the Tribe to just one run over 8 1/3 innings, Kansas City cruised to a 7-1 victory in the series opener of a three-game weekend series. Join IBI Indians beat reporter Jim Berdysz as he recaps the game from the ballpark.
July 5, 2014 (4 comments)
I hope all of you had an enjoyable Fourth of July. It's also the weekend now too! Make it a great one. 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 blockbuster trade the Athletics and Cubs pulled off, C.C. Sabathia receiving more bad news on the injury front, when Bartolo Colon could get traded, and more.
July 4, 2014 (2 comments)
Happy Fourth of July! I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday. Also, a big thank you to all of the men and women serving this country and protecting our freedoms on a daily basis! 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 new deal for the Athletics improving their stadium, a member of the Indians front office turns down a job interview, the MLBPA investigating agents, and more.
July 3, 2014 (7 comments)
It had been mid-June since the Indians last scored a series win. It took another late game rally, but they scored three times in the 8th inning to come back and take the win against the Dodgers. The IBI's Michael Goodman provides his second thoughts on why this was an impressive win for the Indians and more...
July 3, 2014 (0 comments)
For years Justin Verlander has been the “ace,” of the Detroit Tigers and one of the best starting pitchers in baseball, however it has been a struggle for the former Cy Young the last two years. He got core muscle surgery in January and has not been the same ever since. In 17 starts this season Verlander is 6-7 with a 4.80 ERA and only 85 strikeouts. This would be his 3rd worse ERA of his career.
July 2, 2014 (0 comments)
It may be time to let Masterson rest his ailing knee with a DL stint. 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 Tampa Bay's thinking after a recent hot streak, Mickey Callaway speaking about Danny Salazar, and more.
July 1, 2014 (13 comments)
Now that it is July, the trade rumor mill is heating up. There are a lot of names on the block and the Indians in spite of being a sub .500 team appear to be buyers and not sellers. They are scouting pitching and there have been many reports of scouts at the Indians minor league games scouting players. This of course has led to all kinds of speculation who the Indians might target and who is the best fit. The IBI's Jeff Ellis takes a look at two players that fit the Indians needs and would be realistic trade possibilities.