Found February 21, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
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The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with left-handed pitcher T.J. House. House had a forgettable 2011 campaign at High-A Kinston where he regressed and looked like a stalled prospect, but he rebounded in a big way last season in combined time at High-A Carolina and Double-A Akron and found his way onto the 40-man roster in the offseason. Tony provides the details on what contributed to his turnaround, what his future holds, and much more in this detailed scouting report.

Indians unveil 2013 advertising campaign: “This is a Tribe Town”

“This is a Tribe town,” will be the theme of the of the Cleveland Indians’ 2013 brand campaign, the first installment of which the team released Friday morning. Replacing the two-year run of “What If?,” The campaign features a series of videos of Tribe players and personalities detailing why they’ve chosen to join or remain a part of the organization and the city of...

2013 Indians Top 60 Prospects: #23 OF Jordan Smith

The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with outfielder Jordan Smith. Smith has been a very good performer so far in his short two-year career and was the MVP of the Low-A Lake County team last year as a consistent driving force offensively the entire season with his steady approach and clutch hits that helped deliver a lot of wins for them. Tony breaks...

Cleveland Indians: 3 Up and 3 Down

The 2012 version of the Cleveland Indians was a disaster. Only the wretched Minnesota Twins saved them from the worst record in the American League. Nobody gave up more runs in the AL than the Tribe’s dismal staff. Across all of MLB only the Colorado Rockies allowed more runners to cross home plate. And when that’s the company you keep, it’s time for a change. GM Chris Antonetti...

Swing Starters: What to expect from Justin Masterson?

After a stellar 2011 campaign, Justin Masterson significantly regressed last season and was a key reason the Indians were unable to compete. Masterson will once again be looked at as a key component of the team's rotation this season, but what can fans expect? Join the IBI's Michael Hattery as he provides an outlook for Masterson's future in the first edition of his new...

2013 Indians Top 60 Prospects: #25 LHP Luis Lugo

The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with left-handed pitcher Luis Lugo. Lugo is raw and inexperienced, but he has all the ingredients to be a big time Major League starting pitching prospect. Right now he is trying to put it all together, and Tony talks about what he is working on, what is so impressive about him, and much more in this detailed scouting report.

Baerga, John Hart to be inducted to Tribe HOF

Cleveland, OH CARLOS BAERGA, one of the best second basemen in Cleveland Indians history and a member of the 1995 World Series team, will be inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame on June 22, while former general manager JOHN HART will be inducted into the clubs Distinguished Hall of Fame for non-uniformed personnel.Of the 1,700-plus players who have worn a Blues, Bronchos or Indians...

IBI Power Poll: Best Indians' Starters of All-Time: Part 3

Welcome to this week's edition of the IBI Power Poll. The Poll will take a look at a relevant topic of the time, an all-time list, or just something that we're talking about here at the IBI home offices. There's nothing like a list to spur a debate, so join us in our lively banter with our weekly polls! Today's poll focuses on the best Indians' pitchers of all...

The Infield looks bright at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario

The Cleveland Indians roster made a significant jump in talent in 2013 thanks to a massive amount of movement by the front office. Terry Francona has been given a solid roster to work with heading into the new season. How good is it? Today's Corner of Carnegie and Ontario will look at the A.L. Central, focusing on the infield, as it compares to the Cleveland Indians

Spring Training Notebook: Spring games begin today

Finally! It's here! Baseball is back! Well, sort of. Cactus League action kicks off today as the Cleveland Indians will be in action at 3:05 p.m. against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Arizona. The IBI's Steve Orbanek provides all the details of today's game and also recaps the week that was for Indians players at the Goodyear Complex in this week's edition of the...

Terry Francona said Scott Kazmir has ‘looked so good it’s scary’ as an Indian

Signing a minor league contract in December, Indians manager Terry Francona said Scott Kazmir has “looked so good it’s scary” trying to earn a spot on Cleveland’s roster. The 29-year-old Kazmir, a two-time All-Star selection who led the American League … Continue reading →

Francona’s book solved. Theo was the snitch

Terry Francona‘s book has not made number one yet, but last week it was number two on the NY Times Best Sellers list. The book is really a combined narrative of the manager and GM of the Red Sox for eight years. Theo Epstein’s name appears on 155 pages out of the 345 page book. The book portrays the odd couple of Theo and Tito as a tandem to the owners trio, a good vs. evil...

Top 10 Indians Centerfielders

The center fielder is the general in the outfield. Directing traffic and making sure the outfield works as a unit. In Indians history, the center fielder has also generally been the lead off hitter, setting the standard for the rest of the lineup. The Indians have been lucky over the history of the team by having not just strong defensive center fielders, but great offensive ones...

Indians rally, beat Reds in spring opener

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Terry Francona froze like a rookie manager. When the winning run crossed home plate in the ninth inning Friday, giving Cleveland an 11-10 comeback win over the Cincinnati Reds in Francona's spring debut with the Indians, the two-time World Series winner wasn't quite sure what to do. "I just don't know if everybody knew it was a walk-off...

Shin-Soo Choo to Indians: “I will always be thankful”

It’s easy to dismiss some of the meaningful stories that can occur with success in baseball. For Indians fans in February 2013, filled with optimism after the signing of two high-profile free agent outfielders, that means the amazing ascent to relevance by former fan-favorite Shin-Soo Choo. In a fairly emotional article by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that just posted early this...

Spring Training: Opening Day

While the fanfare and celebrations are planned for tomorrow's game, the Indians and Reds quietly opened up Spring Training in Goodyear in front of a small crowd on Friday. The starting lineups for both teams closely resembled what should be the opening day rosters, but the pitching staffs looked a lot more like week one of Spring Training. This game was a general mess as...
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