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After beginning the spring season with five straight wins, the Cleveland Indians lost their second straight game Wednesday after the Tribe fell 5-1 to the Seattle Mariners. The Tribe only mustered five hits, but there were still impressive outings from some players, including Nick Hagadone and Yan Gomes. Join the IBI's Steve Orbanek as he touches on those performances and offers some takeaways from the Spring Training defeat.
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The other day, the Cleveland Indians announced that Justin Masterson will be their starter on Opening Day, barring some sort of injury. One might consider this damning with faint praise, as the Indians aren’t even necessarily ankle deep in proven quality starters, but what this provides is an opportunity to talk a little bit about Masterson, and what he is, and what he could be...
Despite all of their off-season moves that have fan morale trending upward, a troika of ESPN reporters have given the Cleveland Indians a 29.7 out of 100 in their recent release of “future” power rankings. This score — though an improvement off of their league-worst total in 2012 — represents the third-lowest total in all of baseball.
These rankings, set to list which MLB teams...
When you play 198 (hopefully more) games in a season, you are not going to win them all, and the Indians encountered their first taste of defeat in 2013 on Tuesday. However, this is still Spring Training, where the final result never tells the whole story of the day. Here to examine that story in further depth is the IBI's Arthur Kinney...
The Cleveland Indians got a scare yesterday afternoon when Michael Brantley was injured. He was spiked during the Indians' spring contest against the Oakland Athletics. The injury resulted in stitches, and the team will monitor his wound and decide when it is best for him to get back into games.
Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 in Cleveland says Brantley is listed as day-to-day...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- New Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has named Justin Masterson his starter for opening day.
Francona told the right-hander in the dugout Tuesday before Cleveland played the Kansas City Royals.
It will be the second time Masterson starts a season opener. A year ago, the 28-year-old struck out 10 over eight innings against the Blue Jays in Cleveland...
The Cleveland Indians have decided to make fans fatter and happier by cutting hot dog and beer concession prices for the 2013 season. We say, well done Cleveland.
Here are the final winter ball statistics for all Cleveland Indians players that participated in fall/winter ball action out in the Arizona Fall League, Australian Baseball League, Dominican Winter League, Puerto Rico Winter League, and Venezuela Winter League. These stats include all the playoff stats for the Latin American leagues, something MLB.com and MiLB.com do not do.
Key Offseason Additions- Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher, Mark Reynolds, Drew Stubbs, Brett Myers, Mike Aviles, Trevor Bauer Key Offseason Losses- Shin-Soo Choo, Jack Hannahan, Rafael Perez The Indians struggled mightily in 2012, finishing just 2 games ahead of Minnesota in the Central to avoid a last place finish. But it has been a busy offseason in Cleveland. … Continue reading »
One of the perks of watching the Seattle Mariners in early spring training action is that their promising farm system is on full display. These games are incredibly valuable to these youngsters that are trying to impress and gain experience at the same time. Here is a ranking of the top 6 Mariners farm players waiting for their opportunity in the Big Leagues.
6) Brandon Maurer...
The first week of Spring Training (2/22-2/27) has been full of surprises so far, leading to a precarious amount of optimism. The Indians won their first five games starting with an amazing comeback, walk-off win against the Reds on opening day. Offensively, the Indians have been extremely impressive and leading the way is Michael Brantley. Brantley has been hitting lower in the lineup...
From Andrew Marchand:With Curtis Granderson out until May, ex-New York Yankee Johnny Damon has a message for his former team -- give me a call.
Speaking on ESPN New York 98.7 FM's Michael Kay Show, Damon said he is willing to play just the five or so weeks of the regular season that Granderson will miss and he even would take a league-minimum contract to return to the Bronx...
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2012 (9) | 2011 (18) | 2010 (12) | 2009 (24) | 2008 (12)
2012 Affiliate Records
MLB: [75-87] AL West
AAA: [63-81] Pacific Coast League – Tacoma
AA: [79-61] Southern League – Jackson
A+: [83-57] California League – High Desert
A: [71-67] Midwest League – Clinton
A(ss): [46-30] Northwest League — Everett
Jon Garland pitched for the first time in nearly 20 months, Franklin Gutierrez and Nick Franklin hit home runs and the Seattle Mariners won their six straight, beating the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Thursday.
Justin Smoak collected two more hits and drove in a run for the Mariners. Alex Liddi also drove in a run.
Brandon Belt had two hits, including a homer, and scored both runs...
Carlos Peguero hit two solo homers and young Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker combined to pitch four scoreless innings as the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Wednesday.
Indians starter Brett Myers worked three innings. He allowed a single and got seven ground-ball outs before Peguero connected in the third.
Hultzen, a 2011 first-round pick, struck out four over...