Today we continue on with our eleventh batch of 2013 scouting videos. We shot tons of video of over 135 players this season, and in today's batch of videos we feature Aaron Siliga, Jake Sisco, Jordan Smith, Giovanni Soto, Felix Sterling, Richard Stock, Jimmy Stokes, Davis Stoneburner, Bryce Stowell, and Tyler Sturdevant.
Free agent right-handed pitcher Brett Myers passed his physical this morning and the Indians officially announced his signing today. He has been signed to a one year $7 million deal and has a club option for 2014 that will pay him $8 million if the Indians pick it up after the season. To make room on the 40-man roster the Indians designated Russ Canzler for assignment.
On Thursday the Indians officially announced that they have signed free agent outfielder Nick Swisher to a four year $56 million deal with a vesting club option for 2017. To make room on the roster they designated outfielder Thomas Neal for assignment.
Today we continue on with our eleventh batch of 2013 scouting videos. We shot tons of video of over 135 players this season, and in today's batch of videos we feature Luigi Rodriguez, Nelson Rodriguez, Ronny Rodriguez, Juan Romero, Brian Ruiz, Jerrud Sabourin, Danny Salazar, Anthony Santander, Joe Sever and Grant Sides.
The Indians made a small transaction on Wednesday bringing back first baseman/outfielder Russ Canzler and in turn designated right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez for assignment. The Blue Jays had claimed Canzler off waivers from the Indians almost two weeks ago, but the Indians returned the favor as they reclaimed him today.
The Indians have reportedly come to terms with free agent right-handed pitcher Brett Myers. Tony chimes in with lots of insight and thoughts on the signing and looks at how he helps the Indians rotation next year, the personal baggage he comes with, his history as a pitcher, what moves if any may come next for the Indians, and what players on the 40-man are in danger of being designated for assignment.
Just a quick site update to note that the transformation from IndiansProspectInsider.com to IndiansBaseballInsider.com is now complete as the URL change to make www.IndiansBaseballInsider.com the primary domain was made today. If you are having trouble logging in, take a quick check at this post to help you get back in.
Today we continue on with our ninth batch of 2013 scouting videos. We shot tons of video of over 135 players this season, and in today's batch of videos we feature Scott Peoples, Roberto Perez, Kyle Petter, Cord Phelps, Bryan Price, Mason Radeke, Jose Ramirez, Mike Rayl, J.D. Reichenbach, and Will Roberts.
Another year has come and gone here at the Indians Baseball Insider. It has been a busy year with the unveiling of a new site, a name change, and tons more, as well as the content doubling from 2011 and the hits exploding to over 70 million for the year! While our New Year's resolution is to continue to improve the site and make it the #1 site for Cleveland Indians fans, some of the IBI staff share their New Year's resolutions for the Indians in 2013....
Today we continue on with our ninth batch of 2013 scouting videos. We shot tons of video of over 135 players this season, and in today's batch of videos we feature Shawn Morimando, Toru Murata, Bryson Myles, Tyler Naquin, Thomas Neal, Mitch Nilsson, Rob Nixon, Matt Packer, Nick Pasquale, and Dorssys Paulino.
Out with the old and in with the new. That seems to be the motto of the Indians of late as they have had a much different approach this offseason than in recent offseasons. With the new year drawing near, Tony looks at what may be next for the Indians in their offseason pursuit to improve the club. He also talks about the new TV deal with Fox Sports, the importance of Nick Hagadone, and why adding a veteran starter could help more than you think.
Today we continue on with our eighth batch of 2013 scouting videos. We shot tons of video of over 135 players this season, and in today's batch of videos we feature Fabio Martinez, Jorge Martinez, Josh McAdams, Zach McAllister, D'Vone McClure, Yhoxian Medina, Ryan Merritt, Carlos Moncrief, Alex Monsalve, and Luis Morel.
Here is a listing of Cleveland Indians' players that were released or elected to voluntarily retire over the year. This listing along with all the rest of the final transactions will be located under the "Transactions" tab and under "2012" for easy reference in the future. Good luck to all of the players who have moved on from the organization!
Today we continue on with our seventh batch of 2013 scouting videos. We shot tons of video of over 135 players this season, and in today's batch of videos we feature Alex Lavisky, Matt Lawson, Chia-Ching Lin, Francisco Lindor, Kieran Lovegrove, Jake Lowery, Jeremy Lucas, Luis Lugo, Zach MacPhee, and Josh Martin.
We continue with our 2013 prospect coverage here at the IPI with a look at the left-handed relievers in the Indians system. At the moment, with the departure of Rafael Perez (designated for assignment) and Tony Sipp (traded), the Indians’ have limited internal options to fill a left-handed role in their Major League bullpen. Tony looks at all the left-handed relief options in the system all the way to the rookie level, and breaks down the future and potential for the likes of Scott Barnes, Eric Berger, Geoff Davenport, Nick Hagadone, Danny Jimenez, Francisco Jimenez, Kyle Petter, Edgar Pineda, J.D. Reichenbach and many others.
Today we continue on with our sixth batch of 2013 scouting videos. We shot tons of video of over 135 players this season, and in today's batch of videos we feature T.J. House, Dillon Howard, Antwonie Hubbard, Daniel Jimenez, Francisco Jimenez, Jeff Johnson, Hunter Jones, Jairo Kelly, Corey Kluber, and Kyle Landis.
The 2013 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!