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January 21, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #50 Juan Romero
Juan Romero – Third Baseman
Born: 06/16/1993 - Height: 6’1” - Weight: 175 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Romero was a free agent signing out of the Dominican Republic by the Indians in 2010. The Indians were pretty high on him when he signed, and aggressively pushed him to rookie-level Arizona without even sending him to the Dominican...
January 20, 2011   (0 comments)
IPI 2011 Top 50 Prospect Countdown: Preview
After back to back 90-plus loss seasons and a complete rebuilding project in place, these are some of the darkest days in the history of the Cleveland Indians franchise.
But hang in there Tribe fans, because there finally appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel and the organization may finally be on the upswing.
A lot of this has to do with some talent they have assembled...
January 18, 2011   (0 comments)
Pomeranz Is Ready To Kick Off His Career
Pomeranz has his sights set on the upcoming
2011 season (Photo: Tony Lastoria)
Pitchers and catchers report for the start of spring training in about four weeks. With that comes the start of another baseball season.
For Cleveland Indians left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz, it is the beginning of a career.
Pomeranz, 22, was the Indians
January 17, 2011   (0 comments)
Morris is on the comeback trail
Morris hopes for another chance in 2011.
(Photo: Lianna Holub)
Cleveland Indians minor league left-handed pitching prospect Ryan Morris is on the comeback trail. He just got married on January 8th, celebrated his 23rd birthday on January 10th, and looks like he will go into spring training this March as healthy as he has been in almost two years.
Things at the moment for Morris...
January 16, 2011   (0 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Sarbaugh is No. 1
Sarbaugh has had an incredible knack for
winning in the minors (Photo: Tony Lastoria)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook
January 15, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Organizational Overview - Pitchers
Knapp is one of the Tribe's best young
pitchers (Photo: Lianna Holub)
This is the final report ranking the Indians prospects at each position and an overall report on the position. I'll be using the same rules as Tony concerning eligibility for prospects (50 IP, 130 AB, and played stateside). The age next to the players name is for next season using the July 1 cut-off date.
Left...
January 14, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Organizational Overview - Catchers and Outfielders
The Indians could use Weglarz's powerful bat in
their big league lineup (Photo: Tony Lastoria)
Today we continue with the overview of the Indians organization by taking a look at the catchers and outfielders. As previously noted, I'll be using the same rules as Tony concerning eligibility for prospects (50 IP, 130 AB, and played stateside). The age next to the players name is for next...
January 13, 2011   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians have announced that they have extended ten non-roster invitations to Major League camp. All of the invitations are from within the club's Player Development system and include some of their top prospects. Seven of the invites have been drafted by the club since 2008.
The invites are: Juan Apodaca (C), Lonnie Chisenhall (3B), Chad Huffman (OF/1B), Jason Kipnis (2B), Cord...
January 13, 2011   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians annual Winter Development Program kicks off Monday Janaury 17th at Progressive Field.
Now in its 16th year, the Winter Development Program will consist of a two week long program for fourteen players in the Indians minor league system, three of which were recently ranked as the top three players in their system by Baseball America (Chisenhall, Kipnis, White). Those fourteen...
January 12, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians need LaPorta to start producing
at first base in 2011 (Photo: AP)
Today we continue with the overview of the Indians organization by taking a look at the corner infielders, namely third base and first base. As previously noted, I'll be using the same rules as Tony concerning eligibility for prospects (50 IP, 130 AB, and played stateside). The age next to the players name is...
January 11, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Organizational Overview - Middle Infielders
Kipnis is the top middle infielder in the
Indians system (Photo - Lianna Holub)
Over the course of the next several days I will be posting a report ranking the Indians prospects at each position and an overall report on the position. This will serve as a good appetizer for Tony's Top 50 countdown which starts next week. I will be using the same rules as Tony concerning eligibility for...
January 10, 2011   (0 comments)
With the start of the new year, it means another Cleveland Indians prospect book is on its way. For those wondering, I am happy to note that at the moment I am in the process of completing it. I have been receiving a lot of emails and messages about when it will be available, and while I do not have a definite date when it will be available I just wanted to make a quick note today about it.
I...
January 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Brown's best chance may be to catch
on with another team. (Photo: Ken Carr)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook
January 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Here is a listing of the players released over the course of the 2010 calendar year.
Note: This listing will be housed in the reference section on the right panel. Also, this is from info I have received throughout the year from the Indians and their affiliates. Not all releases are made public or are mentioned, but close to all (if not all) are included below.
2010 Released Players
January 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Captains to host Hot Stove dinner on January 18th
The Lake County Captains will host its ninth annual Hot Stove Dinner on Tuesday January 18 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Classic Park. The event will feature a silent auction, a buffet dinner and opportunity for fans to meet top prospects from the Cleveland Indians organization.
The event coincides with the Indians Winter Development Program which runs in Cleveland from January 17-21 and brings...
January 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians designate Jordan Brown for assignment
The Indians on Thursday officially added outfielder Austin Kearns to the 40-man roster. To make room for him, the Indians designated outfielder/first baseman Jordan Brown for assignment.
Brown, 27, made his major league debut on August 1st last season and played in just 26 games. He hit only .230 (20-for-87) with seven doubles, two RBI and had a .582 OPS. In 83 games at Triple-A Columbus...
January 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Lightning quick Henry moving up fast in Indians' system
(Photo: Lianna Holub)
Cleveland Indians minor league outfielder Jordan Henry has been a fast riser in the organization.
Almost exactly one year after being selected as a junior out of the University of Mississippi in the 7th round of the 2009 Draft, he found himself being promoted from High-A Kinston to Double-A Akron on June 14th of last season.
Henry
January 5, 2011   (0 comments)
(Photo: AP)Major League Baseball announced today that right-handed pitcher Bert Blyleven and second baseman Roberto Alomar have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Blyleven pitched five seasons for the Indians from 1981-85 and went 48-37 with a 3.23 ERA in 104 games (41 CG, 9 SHO, 760.2 IP, 688 H, 273 ER, 218 BB, 548 K). He was an American League All-Star...
January 5, 2011   (0 comments)
(Photo: MLB)The Cleveland Indians announced today that they have signed right-handed pitcher Doug Mathis to a free agent minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp in Goodyear, AZ.
Mathis, 27, split the 2010 season between the AL Champion Texas Rangers and the Triple-A Oklahoma City Redhawks in his sixth season in the Texas organization. He went...
January 5, 2011   (0 comments)
(Photo: MLB)On Tuesday the Cleveland Indians acquired right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or for cash considerations.
Martinez, 27, was traded last July by the San Francisco Giants to the Pirates for left-handed pitcher Javier Lopez. In nine combined games at the big league level with the Pirates and Giants he went 0-1 with a 4.12 ERA...

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