Smoke Signals - Midwinter Musings

Big news hit the Cleveland baseball world this week as Major League Baseball awarded the Indians with the honor of hosting the 2019 All-Star Game. Plus, the addition of Austin Jackson has some folks breathing easier about the outfield, but also speculating about Michael Brantley's status for this season. Jake and Tony discuss all that and more in an all new Smoke Signals podcast.

Tony Lastoria and Jake Dungan are back on the cyberwaves for another season of Smoke Signals, IBI's flagship podcast. A show that started in the summer of 2008 with Tony Lastoria and Paul Cousineau has stuck around since and been a regular podcast for several diehard fans of the Indians and their minor league system.

There's still snow on the ground, but there's no shortage of news in the baseball world, particularly in Cleveland as the signing of veteran outfielder Austin Jackson and the announcement of the All-Star Game coming back to town in 2019 have sparked discussion and anticipation for the upcoming season. Jake and Tony return to the airwaves to talk about those topics and many more in this midwinter's edition of Smoke Signals.

Topics discussed:

-  MLB announces the return of the All-Star Game to Cleveland in 2019.

-  Indians sign center fielder Austin Jackson to a minor league deal.

-  Michael Brantley health update.

-  Tribe claims infielder Richie Shaffer off waivers, designates Jesus Aguilar for assignment.

-  Preview Tony's annual IBI Prospect Countdown.

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