IPI Digest: 10/13/12-10/20/12
Award season ended here at IPI, but there is still plenty of offseason action. Winter League ball is in full swing and IPI has all the coverage you could want.
For all that and more, here are all of the pieces that went up on IPI over the past week:
Around The Farm: Instructs October 12, 2012: Jim Pete recaps the final day of the Parallel League and highlights strong efforts from Jerrud Sabourin, Jordan Smith, Mason Radeke, and more.
2012 Fall Instructional League: FIL stats: IPI brought you coverage of the Fall Instructional League that cannot be found anywhere else and now it has the stats from the FIL that also cannot be found anywhere else. This may be a small sample size of games, but it is still interesting to peruse.
2012 Instructional League: Notebook Part 1: Tony Lastoria gives his first Instructional League notebook, recapping what he learned while out in Arizona. Part 1 includes information on Luis Lugo, Nelson Rodriguez, Claudio Bautista, and more.
2012 Instructional League: Notebook Part 2: Tony Lastoria continues with his Instructional League notebooks, with the second part involving Dorssys Paulino, D'Vone McClure, Kieran Lovegrove, and more.
2012 Fall Instructional League: AZPL stats: IPI brought you coverage of the Arizona Parallel League that cannot be found anywhere else and now it has the stats from the AZPL that also cannot be found anywhere else. This may be a small sample size of games, but it is still interesting to peruse.
The IPI Awards: Most Valuable Indian: The IPI writers give out their final award of the season, this one to the most valuable Indian. This one was surprisingly wide open, with three people within one vote of first place.
Tribe Happenings: It's time for Chris Antonetti to lead: With Tony Lastoria out in Arizona, Jim Pete fills in on the weekly Indians notebook, Tribe Happenings. This in this week's edition, Jim writes that he hopes Chris Antonetti will follow up the Terry Francona hiring with something and do not stand pat.
2012 Tony Awards: All-Tony Team: Tony Lastoria gives out his final Tony Award, naming his first and second teams for 2012. All the best offensive performances are listed here and it is a great quick reference for the Tribe's 2012 minor league season.
Around The Farm: October 14, 2012: Jim Pete gives the rundown of Indians' minor leaguers in the Dominican and Venezuelan League, including strong efforts from Tim Fedroff and Toru Murata, and more.
2012 Indians minor league free agents: Tony Lastoria gives you a list of Indians minor leaguers who will become free agents in the coming days and gives a quick overview of the rules governing this process.
Around The Farm: October 15, 2012: Tony Lastoria recaps how Tyler Holt and Trey Haley faired in the Arizona Fall League on an off-night for the other Winter Leagues.
Then & Now: Danny Salazar: Steve Orbanek looks at how starting pitching prospect Danny Salazar overcame injuries to have a truly impressive 2012 campaign in the latest installment of Then & Now.
Around The Farm: October 16, 2012: Tony Lastoria looks at how the Indians' young players in the Arizona Fall League are struggling against older competition and keeps you up to date on Venezuelan Winter League action.
Corner of Carnegie and Ontario: And the coaching staff is?...: In his weekly notebook, Jim Pete takes a look at what Terry Francona's coaching staff will look like in 2013 and who the leading candidates are.
Around The Farm: October 17, 2012: Tony Lastoria analyzes great pitching from Shawn Armstrong and Danny Salazar, as well as the rest of the offseason action.
2012 Indians 40-man Review: Who do they remove?: Tony Lastoria breaks down what the 40-man roster situation looks like headed into the offseason and who is unlikely to return next season.
Around The Farm: October 18, 2012: Jim Piascik covers another day of offseason league action, including Tyler Holt's continued success and Jesus Aguilar's recent struggles.
Indians Winter Notebook: Aguilar off to cool start: Steve Orbanek gives you his first offseason winter league notebook, analyzing Jesus Aguilar's slow start, Danny Salazar's dominance, and the rest of the Indians playing in offseason leagues.
2012 Playoff stats: Tony Lastoria gives the final stats from the Akron Aeros' and Lake County Captains' playoff runs. Another small sample size, but it is interesting to see who led each team in the postseason.
Around The Farm: October 19, 2012: Steve Orbanek looks at another night of Winter League action, including T.J. House's no-hit outing, Ronny Rodriguez's difficulties adapting to the Arizona Fall League, and more.
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Arbitration Eligibles: Cleveland Indians: MLB Trade Rumors rolled out their predictions for the Indians' arbitration eligible players. These people know what they are doing, so if you are interested in the money side of the Tribe, check this out.
Managing Expectations on a Lazy Sunday: Al Ciammaichella takes the reins of The DiaTribe from Paul Cousineau and writes about the Terry Francona hiring and what it means going forward.
Cleveland Indians: Some advice for Terry Francona as he takes over as manager: Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer gives his advice on the state of the Indians to incoming manager Terry Francona.
Terry Francona's past, Roberto Hernandez as a closer, Michael Young trade?: Hey Hoynsie!: Paul Hoynes of the PD answers fan questions and gives his opinion on what they want the Indians to do this offseason.
Tribe spins direction toward improving rotation: Jordan Bastian of MLB.com takes a look at the Indians' historically bad starting rotation and gets the front office's view on it going forward.
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