Found October 03, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
The Cleveland Indians season may be over, but the happenings in the minors continue on as usual as Fall Instructional League action continues for another two weeks. On Wednesday the young Indians were in action in Goodyear and beat the Rangers 10-4. The IBI's Arthur Kinney shares all of the details from that game with the complete stats from all of the players in the game and more. Clint Frazier, Elvis Araujo and others continue to impress.

2013 Indians Major League and Minor League free agents

Here are the free agents in the entire Cleveland Indians organization from the major league roster on down through the minors. Major League Free Agents Pitchers: Matt Albers (RHP), Rich Hill (LHP), Scott Kazmir (LHP), Joe Smith (RHP) Position players: Jason Giambi (DH), Kelly Shoppach (CA) Note: Right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has an $8 million mutual option which...

Orbiting Cleveland: Putting things into perspective

Sometimes perspective is everything. Perspective is what many Cleveland Indians fans are now searching for after Wednesday. Some seem to have the perspective that the Indians' run to the postseason could be considered a flop. Maybe there is some truth to that. After all, the Tribe was shutout 4-0 by the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Wild Card Game, and some of the numbers...

End of Season Post-Mortem: 2013 Cleveland Indians

Here we are, folks: the End of Season Post-Mortem series. If you're new here (which about 50% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from playoff contention, we're going to put their season under a microscope and look at just what the hell went wrong, what went right, and so on and so forth. The goal is...

Tuesday’s best tweets about the Indians AL Wild Card game

With the Indians hosting the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at Progressive Field, I thought it was worthwhile to parse through all of the best pictures on Twitter on Tuesday to share with you on the site. Here, without further bantering, are my favorite 13 best tweets (almost all pictures) from all separate accounts during the day on Tuesday, all about prepping for today’s big AL Wild...

Trend Spotting: Finding the value gap, position by position

When a team goes from a 94 loss season to a 92 win season there are going to be a collection of production increases at multiple positions. Today, in brevity I will be looking at the positional production team wide using surface statistics to show the difference from 2012 to 2013. This is just a launching off point as I will spend much of the offseason in this column looking position...

Indians' Michael Bourn expects to play in Wild Card game tonight

Michael Bourn has been battling wrist and calf injuries, but he is expected to play tonight.  As the Cleveland Indians host the Tampa Bay Rays, the veteran outfielder should be in the lineup.  He was pulled from the team's regular season finale with a calf injury, and has missed time here and there with a wrist injury. Bourn did agility work in outfield, ran bases &...

Second Thoughts: AL Wildcard – Rays 4, Indians 0

A packed Progressive Field was rocking at the start of last night’s AL Wildcard game between the Rays and Indians, but it was not enough as the Indians fell short 4-0. With the win, the Rays move on to face the Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday in Fenway Par. With the loss, the Indians get set to pack their bags and head home for the season. High Praise Before I look a little...

Around The Farm: Instructs September 30th

The Indians were back at it on Monday with Instructional League, and Tony has the details from that game. Due to the playoff coverage at the IBI this piece is a day late - but never a dollar short. He has the stats from all of the players in the game, the pitch counts, and more and talks about the impressive play of Clint Frazier, Kenny Mathews and others.

Indians' season ends with 4-0 loss to Rays

An unexpected season loaded with highs, lows and drama ended abruptly. The magic fizzled for the Cleveland Indians only one game into October. Wasting scoring opportunities against Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb, the Indians disappointed a sellout crowd that did everything it could to carry them Wednesday night with a 4-0 loss to the Rays in the AL wild-card game. A team that went...

Despite the loss, this was a game Cleveland needed

Last night’s Wild Card playoff was a game this city desperately needed. No, one game is most assuredly not “enough.” No, I’m not satisfied that the Indians peed down their leg with runners on base last night. 1 All the same, last night was a game that this city needed and it was a game that the team needed. As I said yesterday, this city has been doing a lot of bickering...

MLB Game Picks - Wednesday: October 2, 2013

Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Pirates for taking care of the Reds in the play-in game to earn the right to play in the NLDS. I picked the game incorrectly as I thought Johnny Cueto would have more to offer than what he did. But I could not be happier for the city of Pittsburgh for ending their long drought. Of course, it was kind of wistful watching Russell Martin perform so...

Wild Card Recap: Rays 4 - Indians 0

Player(s) of the Game The bullpen and Justin Masterson in particular deserve all the credit for keeping this game winnable until the ninth inning. Marc Rzepczynski, Bryan Shaw along with Masterson combined to throw four innings and didn't allow a run, giving up just three hits while striking out five. Goat of the Game Nick Swisher, he of so much play-off experience...

The Indians and the Rays - A tale of two franchises

Tonight, two teams will battle for the wildcard and earn the right to play in the American League Division Series this weekend at Fenway Park. I thought it would be insightful to compare and contrast those two teams from a slightly different perspective.  So I found the one person who has actually worked for both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians organizations. I didn’t...

Loser in Cleveland Apparently Threw Cup of Tobacco Juice at David Dejesus

A loser Indians fan hurled a plastic cup at Rays outfielder David Dejesus last night as Nick Swisher was realizing he was in a postseason game yet again. Ty Duffy points out, " The liquid is brownish. The spill pattern suggests it was not filled with beer." **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return HomeFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.
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