Oakland A’s coaching Q&A: Aaron Nieckula

26 Sep

Since 2004, Aaron Nieckula has been an important figure in the development of Oakland A’s prospects. Nieckula was the A’s Low-A level hitting coach in 2004 and 2005 and then from 2006-2014, he served as a manager at several levels. In 2014, Nieckula led the Double-A Midland RockHounds to a Texas League title in what would begin […]

Tomlin pitches well in 3-0 loss

26 Sep

Summary After losing to southpaw Jose Quintana last night, the Cleveland Indians could not make the necessary offensive adjustments to beat another left-hander in Carlos Rodon and the Chicago White Sox. The final score of the last regular season home game was 3-0 on Sunday afternoon. Rodon had a career day, pitching eight shutout innings […]

Patrick Peterson lays out for one-handed INT

26 Sep

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson makes an eye-popping one-handed interception deep down the right sideline. Get full coverage of Arizona Cardinals football at Cardinals Source. 

Instant analysis: Slow start dooms Arizona

26 Sep

The Arizona Cardinals practice in the mornings during the week to account for trips to the east coast during the regular season. Head coach Bruce Arians holds early practices because he wants the Cardinals’ body clocks to be adjusted, and Arians figured Arizona’s trip to Buffalo this week wouldn’t impact his team’s play. But on […]

MLB teams pay tribute to Fernandez

26 Sep

MLB will never forget Jose Fernandez. After the young superstar died in a boating accident Sunday, every team paid tribute to the 24-year-old right-hander on a sad day in baseball. Here’s how a few teams remembered him: A moment of silence before today’s game for José Fernández. pic.twitter.com/H7wJ3KQ6LH — Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 25, 2016 […]

Dodgers clinch NL West with walk-off HR in extras

26 Sep

With Vin Scully on the microphone for the last home call of his illustrious 67-year career, the Los Angeles Dodgers claimed their fourth straight division title Sunday after Charlie Culberson drilled a game-winning home run in extra innings against the Colorado Rockies to earn a 4-3 victory. The 27-year-old Culberson, an unlikely hero for the […]

Watch: Scully makes his final call at Dodger Stadium

26 Sep

The illustrious 67-year career of broadcaster Vin Scully at Dodger Stadium came to an end Sunday evening, and it did so in tremendous fashion thanks to Charlie Culberson‘s walk-off home run, which secured a fourth straight National League West division title for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Scully, like he was known to do, made the […]

Looking Back: Wade Staying In His Game

25 Sep

[Written by Kim Leder] Staying In His Game It took them until the fourth round but in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft the New York Yankees selected shortstop Tyler Wade from Murrieta Valley High School. Wade, a California native, was raised playing baseball year round. As a child, Wade’s parents encouraged him to be […]

Scouting the ’16 Draft: Jones and Rutledge

25 Sep

Over the course of the next few weeks I am going to be posting post-draft pieces like this on all of the players that the Indians drafted and signed from the 2016 Draft. The Indians signed 25 players in total and I have comments and details on each and every player from Indians Amateur Scouting […]

Smoke Signals – Farm Report 1.22

25 Sep

“Farm Report” is a new addition to the IBI podcast family that will be hosted by Minor League Content Coordinator Jake Dungan and Mahoning Valley Scrappers beat writer Corey Crisan as they discuss all the latest news and notes regarding the Indians’ farm system. The 2016 minor league season ended with a flourish for the Indians […]