Tomlin & Merritt supplement starting rotation

Injuries to Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar put the Indians in a bind to start the postseason, but Josh Tomlin rebounded after a dismal August while Ryan Merritt was called upon to deliver in a multitude of less than ideal situations.
November 20, 2016

Tribe Heroes: Looking back on Sudden Sam

The IBI's Richard Foderaro recalls what it was like to watch Sam McDowell pitch and even compares him to the Indians' current ace...
November 19, 2016

Kluber's Cy Young caliber season lifts Tribe

Another year, another narrative jam-packed with headlines of prosperity for Corey Kluber. The Cleveland Indians ace righted the starting rotation ship by piecing together a string of quality starts en route to a second nomination for the AL Cy Young Award.
November 16, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

President Chris Antonetti and General Manager Mike Chernoff pieced together a championship caliber roster thanks to the acquisition of seven different pieces over the year that once meshed together with a very strong core propelled them to the World Series...
November 15, 2016

The 2016 IBI Awards: Most Valuable Pitcher

The 2016 IBI Awards continue as the staff chooses who the Most Valuable Pitcher was for the Tribe this season. Will it be the ace and Cy Young candidate Corey Kluber or the hot hand in the bullpen of Andrew Miller? Read and find out.
November 8, 2016

Cubs win 8-7, first World Series in 108 years

History has been made. For the first time in 108 years, the Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions. They defeated the host Cleveland Indians by a score of 8-7 in Game 7 of the 2016 MLB World Series. The IBI's John Alfes delivers one final game recap from the 2016 MLB season.
November 2, 2016

Second Thoughts: It all ends here

This is it. Game 7 is upon us. The IBI's Tony Lastoria prepares us for the winner-take-all game, brings some perspective to the situation and losing Games 5 and 6, discusses the lineup and pitching for the game, and more...
November 2, 2016

Indians fall 9-3 on Tuesday to force Game 7

Right from the outset, the Chicago Cubs set the tone with a multitude of production from the 3-4-5 hitters featured in their lineup. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell each homered while Tyler Naquin and Lonnie Chisenhall failed to communicate in right-center field resulting in a 9-3 loss in Game 6 of the 2016 MLB World Series.
November 1, 2016