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January 4, 2013   (0 comments)
Winter Ball Notebook: Playoffs rage on
It's been a busy week in the numerous winter leagues as now the Dominican, Puerto Rican and Venezuelan winter leagues have all begun round robin postseason play. A few Indians players are still working hard in the leagues, including Juan Diaz in the DWL and Ezequiel Carrera in the VWL. Plus, on another continent, Andrew Campbell continues to rake in the Australian Baseball League. The IBI's Steve Orbanek touches on this and more in the latest edition of the Winter Ball Notebook.
January 4, 2013   (9 comments)
The Swisher Press Conference: Why it was Important
The IBI's Jeff Ellis missed the Nick Swisher press conference on the radio and TV on Thursday, but he followed it via Twitter and was impressed with the way his words sparked excitement and energy among the fans and media. He talks about how it was nice for once to have a player happy to come to Cleveland rather than cutting bait and leaving town like so many others have before him.
January 4, 2013   (0 comments)
Around The Farm: January 3, 2013
The playoffs in the winter leagues kept rolling Thursday night, with some Cleveland players in key roles. Jose Ramirez kept hitting (no surprise there), Ezequiel Carrera joined him, and Paolo Espino turned in a strong performance on the mound. To help recap their performances and look at the others in action, join Jim Piascik as he takes you Around The Farm.
January 3, 2013   (3 comments)
Indians officially sign Swisher, designate Neal
On Thursday the Indians officially announced that they have signed free agent outfielder Nick Swisher to a four year $56 million deal with a vesting club option for 2017. To make room on the roster they designated outfielder Thomas Neal for assignment.
January 3, 2013   (2 comments)
Smoke Signals 1/3: The Hot Stove League Edition
Smoke Signals is back on the cyberwaves tonight for a special half hour edition from 11:00pm – 11:30pm EST. Indians Baseball Insiders Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete will take a look at the Hot Stove League, including the the signings of Nick Swisher and Brett Myers. They'll also look ahead at the rest of the offseason, and the players that could fall into the Indians laps before pitchers and catchers report to Goodyear on February 10th.
January 3, 2013   (13 comments)
Myers signing is latest evidence of new approach
With Tuesday's signing of Brett Myers, the Cleveland Indians continued to address the team's needs. The Myers move is just the latest in what has been a very busy offseason for the Tribe. The team's needs have not differed much this offseason when compared to last offseason, yet the Indians have approached the needs in an entirely differently way this year. The IBI's Steve Orbanek chimes in with his thoughts after the jump...
January 3, 2013   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: January 2, 2013
The Venezuelan Winter League playoffs began on Wednesday and both Ezequiel Carrera and Asdrubal Cabrera kicked things off with a hit. Plus, playoff round-robin play continued in the Dominican Winter League and Jose Ramirez and Juan Diaz were both in action. The IBI's Steve Orbanek recaps all of the night's action as he takes you Around the Farm.
January 2, 2013   (1 comments)
2013 Scouting Videos: Volume 11
Today we continue on with our eleventh batch of 2013 scouting videos. We shot tons of video of over 135 players this season, and in today's batch of videos we feature Luigi Rodriguez, Nelson Rodriguez, Ronny Rodriguez, Juan Romero, Brian Ruiz, Jerrud Sabourin, Danny Salazar, Anthony Santander, Joe Sever and Grant Sides.
January 2, 2013   (9 comments)
Indians claim Canzler, designate Gomez for assignment
The Indians made a small transaction on Wednesday bringing back first baseman/outfielder Russ Canzler and in turn designated right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez for assignment. The Blue Jays had claimed Canzler off waivers from the Indians almost two weeks ago, but the Indians returned the favor as they reclaimed him today.
January 2, 2013   (9 comments)
Breaking down the Myers signing and what happens next
The Indians have reportedly come to terms with free agent right-handed pitcher Brett Myers. Tony chimes in with lots of insight and thoughts on the signing and looks at how he helps the Indians rotation next year, the personal baggage he comes with, his history as a pitcher, what moves if any may come next for the Indians, and what players on the 40-man are in danger of being designated for assignment.
January 2, 2013   (0 comments)
Site Update: New URL is now in effect
Just a quick site update to note that the transformation from to is now complete as the URL change to make the primary domain was made today. If you are having trouble logging in, take a quick check at this post to help you get back in.
January 2, 2013   (20 comments)
Brett Myers at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario
The Corner of Carnegie and Ontario celebrates the New Year with several resolutions from the players on the Cleveland Indians 40-man roster. Jim Pete will also analyze the signing of right-handed starter/reliever Brett Myers to a one-year deal, with a club option for a second season. Are the Indians planning on making a run at Shawn Marcum as well? Join Jim Pete with his weekly staple, after the jump...
January 1, 2013   (30 comments)
Indians begin New Year by signing Brett Myers
The Cleveland Indians ended 2012 with a flurry of moves that culminated with the signing of outfielder Nick Swisher. It looks like 2013 is beginning in much the same way, as the Tribe signed right-handed pitcher Brett Myers to a one year deal, with a club option for a second year.
January 1, 2013   (0 comments)
2013 Scouting Videos: Volume 10
Today we continue on with our ninth batch of 2013 scouting videos. We shot tons of video of over 135 players this season, and in today's batch of videos we feature Scott Peoples, Roberto Perez, Kyle Petter, Cord Phelps, Bryan Price, Mason Radeke, Jose Ramirez, Mike Rayl, J.D. Reichenbach, and Will Roberts.
January 1, 2013   (0 comments)
Below is a listing of all the 2013 transactions involving the Cleveland Indians from rookie level Arizona to the big league team in Cleveland.
January 1, 2013   (8 comments)
New Year's resolutions for the Indians in 2013
Another year has come and gone here at the Indians Baseball Insider. It has been a busy year with the unveiling of a new site, a name change, and tons more, as well as the content doubling from 2011 and the hits exploding to over 70 million for the year! While our New Year's resolution is to continue to improve the site and make it the #1 site for Cleveland Indians fans, some of the IBI staff share their New Year's resolutions for the Indians in 2013....