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A Season of Missed Opportunities

After an exciting, but ultimately disappointing, end to the 2013 season that thrust the Cleveland Indians back into the playoffs for the first time since 2007, there were lofty expectations on the team heading into 2014. The team that ripped off ten straight wins to wrap up an incredible month of September last year was nearly identical to the squad set to take the field this season...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: September 5, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Cody Anderson (Akron, SP) – L (0-1), 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R (earned), 1 BB, 4 K, 1 BK – While Cody’s first full season inDouble-A was often uneven, to say the least, what may very...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers falter late, lose to Indians 4-2

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indianapolis Indians (72-70) used a four-run eighth inning to defeat the Columbus Clippers (77-65) 4-2 on Saturday night at Victory Field. Jaff Decker lined a single to left with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning to give Indianapolis the lead off of Jordan Cooper (0-1, 4.91).  Decker’s single followed three straight one out hits and...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: August 27, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Francisco Mejia (C, Mahoning Valley): 4-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 5 RBI, 1 SB Wednesday was a big day for Mejia, as the top-five prospect in the system not only went off at the plate...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers Notebook: Clippers players find value with versatility

Versatility creates opportunity Being able to contribute to a team at multiple positions is more and more important as managers change lineup cards to play the matchup game. In Cleveland, they have Mike Aviles, who from time to time plays seven positions.  The Columbus Clippers (65-57) have multiple players that fill this role.  On the current 25-man roster, Elliot Johnson,...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers rally to take out Red Sox in extra inning thriller

PAWTUCKET, RI - Free baseball at McCoy Stadium where the Columbus Clippers took on the Pawtucket Red Sox. Clippers wrapped up the win 2-1, furthering their lead in the International League West Standings. Columbus holds on to their No. 1 spot above the Indianapolis Indians with the win.  Kyle Davies started on the bump for Columbus. Davies put out six innings, giving up one run...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Clippers give up 4 in 9th in loss to Louisville, 6-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio –– When the final out was made on Wednesday evening, the Huntington Park crowd had perhaps never been louder. But when the same event happened on Thursday night, they were much less subdued. The Columbus Clippers (59-53) couldn’t replicate any of the magic from Tyler Cloyd’s no-hitter 24 hours before as they gave up four runs in the ninth inning to lose 6...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: July 7, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note, Low-A Lake County had a scheduled off day on Monday. Jake Lowery (DH, Akron): 2-for-2, 2 R, 2B, 2 BB. Lowery was a perfect 4-for-4 on the night with getting on base. While...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: June 16, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note, both High-A Carolina and Low-A Lake County were off on Monday for their respective All Star breaks. Double-A Akron had a scheduled day off. Jorge Martinez (LF, Mahoning Valley...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson Serving Utility Role in Columbus with Eye Toward Bigs

Since his call-down in May, Elliot Johnson has continued to bring versatility, consistency and veteran experience to the Clippers lineup in more ways than the average player on the roster. Johnson was signed by the Cleveland Indians as a free agent in January after spending the first part of the 2013 season with the Kansas City Royals and he was claimed off the waivers by the Atlanta...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers Notebook: Roster takes a hit in May with lots of moves

The Week that Was The Clippers took two of four from Charlotte, the team that has the dubious distinction of holding the worst record in the International League.  The highlight came in the first game when the Clippers got walk-off single from Elliot Johnson in the 12th after Tyler Holt tied the game with two outs and two strikes in the ninth on a double to left. The lowlight...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: May 27, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note, Akron was rained out on Tuesday. Carlos Moncrief (RF, Columbus): 2-for-4, R, RBI, K, SB. It has been a slow learning process for Moncrief at the Triple-A level but he is showing...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers plate eight, beat Knights

COLUMBUS, OH - The Columbus Clippers have been run deficient over the last couple of weeks, but they took care of that notion in the first inning of Tuesday night’s 8-6 win over the Charlotte Knights at Huntington Park in front of 7,858 in attendance. Columbus sent eleven batters to the plate in a five-run first inning and left the bases loaded off of Charlotte starter Erik Johnson ...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: May 25, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Paul Hendrix (3B, Lake County): 4-for-4, 2 R, 3B. What more is there left to say about the month that Hendrix is having? He looked to be cooling off some as leading into this game...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Clippers lose to Durham Bulls, 5-2, after early lead

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Clippers dropped their third game in a row to Durham Saturday night, as they lost 5-2. Down by one in the bottom of the fourth and Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, who is currently rehabbing in Columbus, stepped up to the plate. With Elliot Johnson on first Kipnis smacked a two-run homer out to the left-field bleachers to take the...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: May 19, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note, High-A Carolina was off on Monday. Alex Lavisky (C, Akron): 2-for-3, R, BB, E. Lavisky has been one of my favorite players in the system since the first time I met him and...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: May 11, 2014

Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Cleveland prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. Note, Low-A Lake County had a scheduled off day on Sunday. Josh Martin (RP, CAR): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K. Martin was near perfect again in relief as he struggled a little with...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Martin Perez to DL with elbow injury

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. Here are the stories from Sunday, May 11th. Tribe News According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, catcher George Kottaras has cleared waivers and has...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Killing Two Birds with One Ball

The Indians have had a few problems this season (obviously given their 17-19 record), but some of these may be more to do with stubbornness than talent. While the Indians’ defense overall has not been great, it is unfair to stigmatize everyone as a whole. For example, the Indians outfield currently boasts a .990 fielding percent with six assists while Jason Kipnis and his replacements...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Will MLB play a series in Japan?

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Monday, May 5th. ...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians 4, Twins 3: Bad defense assists Tribe walkoff win

For one night, the magic was back at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. All it took was the kind of shoddy defense the Indians have played all year. This time, it was their opponent who did them the favor. Since the Eric Wedge era, we have seen plenty of Indians attempting to play positions in the field they shouldn’t be playing all in the name of more offense. Whether it be Ryan...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Animated: Watch Nyjer Morgan stumble down the first base line

It was tough to see the Indians blow their game yesterday, but it was a fun one to watch most of the day. The Indians were winning and, of course, Nyjer Morgan’s stumble down the first base line provided plenty of laughs. You gotta love this guy. He falls down, thankfully didn’t get hurt and kind of laughed at himself the entire way back to the dugout. Related articles across...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe Weekend Recap: Injuries change dynamic, a starter revival, freeing Lonnie, and three outs shy of a sweep

A weekend that should have been spectacular turned out to be just good with a bitter aftertaste. Home from a brutal west coast swing, the Tribe was back on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. Following back-to-back wins to open a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox, the Indians led 3-1 heading into the ninth inning Sunday afternoon as closer John Axford came on to face...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Oakland is looking for pitching help

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB.  I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. Here are the stories from Saturday, May 3rd. Top Stories Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicled reported that the A’s are likely to try to...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

5/3 Recap: White Sox 0 – Indians 2

Roster Update: Elliot Johnson earned a very well deserved DFA this afternoon after making two errors in last night’s game. The only reason Johnson was on the team in the first place was as a defensive specialist, and since he was incapable of even that, he was designated. Left handed reliever, Nick Hagadone, has been brought back to the Majors in his stead, giving the Indians a...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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