The Mudcats got off to an explosive start, with the offense and pitching really playing well in the opening week of the season. With first round picks Francisco Lindor and Tyler Naquin leading the way, what do the Carolina Mudcats have to offer in 2013? Hopefully the opening week is a good indicator. Go Fishing for Mudcats with Jim Pete...
The Cleveland Indians have struggled over the past several games during the first two weeks of the season, which has led many of the teams supporters to begin to call it quits on a season that's just underway. This team is just too good, regardless of their pitching questions, not to win more than it loses. Jim Pete pulls in the gang plank for now, here on his son's birthday edition of Corner of Carnegie and Ontario...
The Indians system was showing off a bit of their offense on Monday, as several Indians prospects showed off their skills with multiple hits. Today's ATF will say hello to the two top non-pitching prospects in the system, as well as the two last #1 picks. The pitching played a part on Monday as well, although the prospects aren't as prominent. Jim Pete takes you around the farm.
It's good to be back in the saddle here at ATF, as we take a look at Sunday's performances from accross the system. The Akron Aeros got a massive boost offensively by the top of their order, who absolutely hit the cover off the ball. The Mudcats swept the Dash in High A action and Joey Wendle brought out his whipping stick to help carry his team. Join Jim Pete as he takes you around the Indians organization.
I close out my 2013 pre-season work with my 2013 preview for the Indians High A affiliate, the Carolina Mudcats. The Muddies appear to be loading up with top prospects, as ten of the top 60 start off the year with Carolina, and with another three or four ready to make the move when there's an opening. With an established Indians' coaching staff, led by last year's Lake County Skipper David Wallace, the Mudcats look to bring excitement to the Raleigh area in 2013.
These 2013 Cleveland Indians aren't your normal Cleveland Indians. No, seriously, I'm not kidding. Take a look for yourself. The opening day roster in 2013 provided Indians fans with a look at the team that was completely reshaped with several big moves during the months that followed the 2012 season. Jim Pete takes a look at the 2013 roster, and takes one last look back on the team in 2012 that helped shape it.
Smoke Signals, hosted by Indians Baseball Insider and sponsored by the Akron Aeros, is back on the cyberwaves tonight for the inaugural 2013 edition from 10:00pm – 11:00pm and beyond. In tonight's special show, Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete will discuss the opening night game against the Toronto Blue Jays, then dive into the most promising offseason in recent memory. Are the Indians truly a contender in 2013, or is this only the first step?
In 2012, the Indians finished with the fifth-worst record in all of baseball at 68-94. The Indians have upgraded their on-the-field management with Terry Francona and revamped their on-the-field product with multiple, high-level, free-agent signings.The Indians are clearly improved on paper, but how much have they really improved? The black & white of true improvement lies in one area, and one area only: wins. How many wins will the Cleveland Indians end up with in 2013?
It's hard to believe, but this is the last Corner of Carnegie and Ontario before the regular season kicks off next Tuesday in Toronto. The Indians secured one of their most successful offseasons of the year, and are now led by one of the best baseball minds in the game today. Will their offseason success translate to on-the-field victories? Jim Pete walks through the 25-man rotation, with a preview of what's to come...
The Indians brought out the minor leaguers on Tuesday after they got blasted on Monday night, and while they lost the game 7-6 to the A's, top prospect Francisco LIndor put on a defensive display. Zach McAllister scuffled a bit, but Chris Perez returned and looked pretty nasty. The Indians lost the game, but if there ever was a game in which I was left impressed after a loss, this was it.
The Cleveland Indians had a rough visit to Salt River Field on Monday Night, as the Colorado Rockies managed to make Arizona look like the thin air of Colorado. The pasted the Indians, scoring 18 runs on 26 hits on the night, and just beat up on the Indians' Brett Myers, David Huff and Rich Hill.
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