Baseball America recently wrapped up their coverage where they ranked the Top 20 prospects in every league in the minor leagues from rookie ball all the way up to Triple-A. Below I have listed the Indians who were ranked in one of the leagues. There were 16 leagues in all ranked, totaling 320 players. The Indians in all had 12 players ranked which was above the league average of 10.6 (320 players /...
Today the Indians outrighted left-handed pitcher Mike Gosling, left-handed pitcher Scott Lewis, and infielder Niuman Romero to Triple-A Columbus. The 40-man roster is now at 33 players, though right-handed pitcher Jake Westbrook and right-handed pitcher Anthony Reyes are still not included as they are still on the 60-day disabled list. Both of them will be added at the roster...
This is the beginnings of a Prospect Webring where all the top prospect sites for each team are linked together. The chart below lists the best prospect sites for each team that I was able to find, though it should be noted with is not a final listing as changes will continually be made as I find better sites for some of the teams. This listing will be kept in the "Webring" link just below the site...
Here are some random thoughts about the Manny Acta hiring by the Indians and some things that came to mind in listening to his Monday press conference:
- Paul and I talked about this a lot Monday night on our radio show, but what if a big reason the Indians were attracted to Acta is not only because he is bi-lingual but that he appears better able to handle communicating and relating to...
From where I sit, I believe the biggest decision for new manager Manny Acta and the Indians is who they pick as his pitching coach. With so many young arms presently on the staff and a lot on the horizon, the focus the next few years will be on finishing off their development at the big league level.
I really believe such a hiring will come from within the organization as they look for someone...
Paul Cousineau and I will be back on the air tonight to talk about the hiring of Manny Acta as the new manager of the Cleveland Indians. Both of us will give our thoughts on the hiring, the process the Indians went through to get to this decision, the other candidates, and where the Indians and Acta go from here as far as filling out his big league coaching staff.
We will also take calls...
Well, the Indians on Sunday officially announced that Manny Acta has been named as the new manager of the team and has agreed to a three year deal with a club option year for a fourth in 2013. A press conference is scheduled for later this afternoon when Acta will be officially welcomed into the Indians family and don his Wahoo ball cap for the first time.
With the hiring now official, my...
The Cleveland Indians and Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark Shapiro today named Manny Acta the 40th Manager in franchise history. He is signed thru 2012 with a club option for 2013.
Acta, who will turn 41 on January 11, has been a coach or manager at the Major League level each of the last eight seasons since 2002. He most recently served as the Manager of the Washington Nationals...
Here is a quick look at how all the Indians players are doing out in the Arizona Fall League and all the other various winter leagues:
It has been a little over a month since right-hander Jason Knapp had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. He had the surgery back on September 15th in New York City in a short procedure performed by Dr. David Altchek to clean out some loose bodies in his throwing shoulder. In the six weeks since the surgery, Knapp has been rehabbing and is on schedule for a healthy return by the start of...
The LA Times reported today that the Cleveland Indians have contacted Los Angeles Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke to interview him for their vacant managerial job. Roenicke has spent the last ten years working on Angels' manager Mike Scioscia's staff with the first six years as a third base coach and the last four as a bench coach.
The Indians have not confirmed that they have contacted Roenicke,...
We close the book on the 2009 Instructional League with the final stats for the new Parallel League. Since these were co-op teams, only a few players participated in this new league as just five Indians regulars hit in the lineup and a half dozen pitchers threw in games. Thanks again to "Arthur" for putting this stat listing together for us.
Final 2009 Parallel League Stats:
I usually do not remark much on the happenings on the big league side of things with the Indians, but in listening to Bobby Valentine's 35-min presser today I have to say I was not impressed at all with what I heard. I listened to Manny Acta's 18-min presser on Tuesday, and listened to it again just before Valentine in order to compare the two back-to-back, and to me Acta just absolutely blew Valentine...
Here are the final stats for the 2009 Instructional League. This is a comprehensive listing of all players who participated in games for both the first half of camp (Instructional League) and the second half of camp (Development League).
Here are the second half stats for the Instructional League period. I am re-posting the first half stats from the Fall Instructional League (FIL) period and now including the stats from the Fall Development League (FDL) period. Tomorrow I will have one final comprehensive listing showing the final stat listing for all players during Instructional League and the Parallel League. Many thanks to "Arthur"...
There is one final box score to share from Instructional League as there was a Parallel League game last Friday October 16th which I have not posted yet (until now). Here is the box score from that game, and later on today I will also be posting final stats from the Instructional League (thanks to the Upper Box Woodchuck).
October 16, 2009
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!