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September 22, 2012   (1 comments)
Second Thoughts: Game #151 Royals 6, Indians 3
Missed “royal” opportunities could be one way to describe the Indians game on Friday night as the team struggled to score runs against division rival Kansas City. With the loss, Cleveland fell to 62-89 and is now the sole owners of last place in the American League Central Division. IPI's Jim Berdysz shares his Second Thoughts on the game after the jump.
September 22, 2012   (5 comments)
2012 Mahoning Valley Scrappers season review
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers had an up-and-down season in 2012, but there were still several bright spots. The team competed well during the first half, and fans also got a first glimpse at several of the Indians' 2012 draftees. Take a closer look at the Scrappers' 2012 campaign as Matt Miller recaps the season that was.
September 21, 2012   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: Instructs September 20th
Day two of the advanced Instructional League kicked off Thursday. A number of Indians players were in action, including the debut of recent Japanese signing Naoki Hashimoto. Steve Orbanek recaps all the action and provides all the stats from yesterday's game.
September 21, 2012   (5 comments)
2012 Lake County Captains season review
The Lake County Captains had a great 2012 season that they topped off with a postseason run sending them to the second round of the Midwest League playoffs. They did something that is hard to do in the minors which is develop and win at the same time, something that is a testament to the coaching staff and players there this season. Stephanie Metzger recaps the season that was for the Captains.
September 21, 2012   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts: Game #150 Twins 3, Indians 4
The Indians were able to salvage the final game of their series with the Twins on Thursday afternoon winning in walkoff fashion in the 10th inning thanks to a Casey Kotchman RBI single. Corey Kluber turned in another solid starting effort, and the bullpen was dominant once again. Jason Ruggiero recaps a much needed Tribe win.
September 20, 2012   (3 comments)
Around the Farm: Instructs September 19th
The minor league season may have ended, but that does not mean there are no more games to report on this year as Instructional League is in full swing and the first games were played yesterday. Tony recaps how every player did for both the Instructional League and Parallel League teams in today's ATF, and provides the stats and information from the games you won't find anywhere else.
September 20, 2012   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: A look at Chen's future
The minor league 2012 season officially ended for the Indians over the weekend with Double-A Akron winning a league title, but the beat goes on with Instructional League already in session and other fall and winter leagues set to start in the next few weeks. Today, Tony checks in with another Minor Happenings piece and takes a deep look into first baseman Chun Chen's future with the Indians and also provides tons of comments from the Indians front office on the likes of guys named Salazar, Guilmet, Urshela, Radeke, and more. Also, be on the lookout for the first Instructional League game recap later today or first thing tomorrow.
September 20, 2012   (5 comments)
Second Thoughts: Game #149 Twins 6, Indians 4
The Indians officially moved into last place in the AL Central with their 6-4 loss to the Twins on Wednesday night, and now have the worst record in the American League. Once again the Indians did not get a good outing from their starting pitcher and the offense was completely absent for most of the game. It all added up to another Tribe loss and they are amazingly just 17-48 in their last 65 games. Adam McGavin recaps another loss...
September 19, 2012   (3 comments)
Mahoning Valley Insider: 2012 season review
Tony continues with his fourth piece of his six-part series recapping all six of the Indians' stateside affiliates. In Tony's review of the Indians' short season Single-A affiliate the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, he sat down with the Indians front office earlier this week and discussed their season, the exciting debuts from Tyler Naquin, Joey Wendle, Jacob Lee, and others, the big strides made by Charlie Valerio, Luis DeJesus, Luis Morel, and others, and the inconsistent years from Robel Garcia, Jake Sisco, and others.
September 19, 2012   (7 comments)
A rainy day on the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
With the Cleveland Indians "battling" the Minnesota Twins for the worst record in the American League Central, you have to ask yourself one question: Is this the worst Cleveland Indians team in recent memory? While there have been worse records and worse teams, a case can be made that this version of the Indians ranks near the top of really bad Indians teams...or would that be the bottom?
September 19, 2012   (4 comments)
Second Thoughts: Game #148 - Twins 6, Indians 5
The Cleveland Indians used the most pitchers they have ever used in a single game last night, but it was not enough to defeat the Minnesota Twins as they fell 6-5 in 12 innings. The Indians had their chances, but more struggles with runners in scoring position and a boneheaded play at first base by Matt LaPorta did them in. Jim Piascik chimes in with his thoughts on the game.
September 18, 2012   (0 comments)
Smoke Signals 9/18: Minor League wrapup edition
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves tonight from 10:00pm – 11:00pm EST. The Indians season is winding down, but the minor league season is already over after the regular season ended two weeks ago and the playoffs wrapped up over the weekend. Tonight, Jim and Tony step away from the big league team and recap the minor league season for all six stateside affiliates and discuss the biggest movers at each affiliate, the prospects rising and falling in value, and lots more.
September 18, 2012   (6 comments)
Launching Off With The Aeros: 2012 Season Recap
Now that the 2012 Eastern League season has ended with your Akron Aeros on top, it is time to look back on the season that truly was in Akron. Join Jim Piascik and Launching Off With The Aeros one final time this year as Jim breaks down his top 20 Aeros players for the season and gives a quick write-up on the 37 other players that passed through in 2012.
September 18, 2012   (10 comments)
A Dose of Sunshine: Part two
In his follow up to his first piece that posted two weeks ago, Adam McGavin tries to find a light in the darkness that has been the Indians final two months of the 2012 season. Everyone knows that the Indians biggest strength lies in their bullpen, and he takes a look at some of the good arms the Indians have stockpiled there as well as some good young players at other positions.
September 17, 2012   (6 comments)
AZL Indians Insider: 2012 season review
Today, Tony continues with his third piece of his six-part series recapping all six of the Indians' stateside affiliates. In Tony's review of the Indians' rookie level affiliate the Arizona Indians, he sat down with the Indians front office over the weekend and discussed their season, the explosion onto the prospect scene of several players like Dorssys Paulino, Anthony Santander, and others, the encouraging first year for players like Mitch Brown, Dylan Baker, Kieran Lovegrove, Nelson Rodriguez, and others, and the disappointing seasons for Dillon Howard, Jairo Kelly and others.
September 17, 2012   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts: Game #147 - Indians 7, Tigers 6
The Indians avoided a series sweep at the hands of the hated Tigers thanks to some good ole Progressive Field late inning magic where they scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth and won 7-6 yesterday. Losses like that this late in the season can be crippling to teams fighting for a playoff spot, so even if was a meaningless win for the Indians it was still nice to see a little spark from them, and against a division rival to boot. Kevin Dean shares his thoughts on the game.
September 17, 2012   (6 comments)
Then & Now: Nick Weglarz
Nick Weglarz has had a long, storied career within the Cleveland Indians farm system. What was once a promising career has now become a major question mark. Does Weglarz still have a Major League future? IPI's Steve Orbanek touches on this as he looks back at the left-handed hitter's career in the first edition of Then & Now.
September 16, 2012   (19 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Rotation needs an Extreme Makeover
The Indians season is (finally) winding down as there are only two weeks left in the season. Tony checks in with his weekly Sunday notebook and explains how the Indians need to blow up the rotation this offseason and rebuild it from scratch, and how they need to make some key decisions with the lineup. He also touches on how this is the worst season in over two decades, their race for a top five pick in next year's draft, injury updates, and more.
September 16, 2012   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: September 15, 2012
The Akron Aeros ended ATF's regular season edition in style. The Aeros won their fourth Eastern League title, and second in four years with a 6-1 victory. Join Jim Pete as he weaves you through the final 2012 game for the Tribe's minor league affiliate in BIG GAME fashion, as a starter showed off some perfection, a former major leaguer saved his best for last, and an MVP was crowned...after the jump...
September 16, 2012   (0 comments)
Second Thoughts: Game #146 Tigers 5, Indians 3
History was almost made at Progressive Field on Saturday afternoon. No, it did not involve any Indians starter or player, but rather the team’s lack of offense. Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez was dominant all game on Saturday, taking a No-hitter to the bottom of the seventh inning and defeating the Indians 5-3.