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March 31, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians preparing for another (successful) draft
(Photo: Dan Mendlik)We are just a little over two months from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft which commences on June 6th in Secaucus, NJ.
While organizations are busy finalizing their 25-man rosters for the start of the regular season, area scouts for every team have been dispatched all across the country and are working behind the scenes to find talent for their teams. The hope is to find...
March 30, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor League Notebook: 3/29
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)Young Brown is gaining confidence
Indians minor league outfielder Mark Brown is still learning the ropes of professional ball. Fresh out of high school as a 19th round pick last year out Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, Michigan, he is enjoying life in the Arizona sun during his first spring training and excited for the upcoming season.
“Spring training...
March 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor League Notebook: 3/28
(Photo: Ken Carr)Harris ready to lead Lake County staff
New Lake County Captains Pitching Coach Jeff Harris brings with him a lot of experience. He played 14 years in the minor leagues and appeared in 430 games (85-53, 3.60 ERA) and even made it to the big leagues where he pitched in 14 games (2-5, 4.26 ERA).
In addition to all of that experience and knowledge that he has learned...
March 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk in another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST. Tonight we will discuss the happenings in spring training as camp is in its final days and lots of last minute decisions are being made.
Paul and I will go through all the decisions over the last three days with respects to the opening...
March 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor League Notebook: 3/27
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)Here are a few, quick notes from out of minor league camp...
DSL gets ready: While the final week of spring training is in progress for the big league and minor league players, things will soon get underway in the Dominican Republic as players there will begin to get ready for their season which starts at the end of May. Spring training for players in the Dominican Summer...
March 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Here is a quick rundown of all the noteworthy action from the minor league games on Saturday March 26th:
Columbus vs. Brewers
Hitting: 2B Jason Kipnis (2-for-5, 2 R, K, 2 SB), 3B Lonnie Chisenhall (2-for-3, R, RBI), SS Ronald Rivas (2-for-3, R, 2B, RBI), 1B Wes Hodges (1-for-4, R, BB, 3 K).
Pitching: RHP Joe Martinez (3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 K), RHP Zach Putnam (1.0 IP,...
March 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Tomlin won a rotation spot with a strong
showing this spring. (Photo: Tony Lastoria)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook…
Tomlin wins rotation spot
The Indians made several opening day roster decisions on Friday, and the big one was naming right-handed pitcher Josh Tomlin as the winner in the competition for the final spot in the rotation. The other...
March 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Here is a quick rundown of all the noteworthy action during intrasquad minor league games on Friday March 25th:
Columbus vs. Akron
Columbus Hitting: 3B Jerad Head (1-for-3, R, 2B, K), LF Matt McBride (1-for-1, 2B), LF Tim Fedroff (1-for-2, R), SS Juan Diaz (1-for-2, 2 CS).
Columbus Pitching: LHP Eric Berger (3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K), RHP C.C. Lee (2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER,...
March 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Lavisky has star potential
? (Photo: Tony Lastoria)? If you could look into a crystal ball and see the Cleveland Indians future, one player who may come into focus the most is catcher Alex Lavisky.
Lavisky, 20, is part of the Indians
March 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Here is a quick rundown of some of the action on the minor league fields on Thursday March 24th:
Columbus vs. Cubs
Hitting: 2B Jason Kipnis (2-for-4, R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI), C Juan Apodaca (3-for-4, R, 2 2B, RBI, K), RF Donnie Webb (1-for-4, R, 2 RBI), 1B Matt McBride (1-for-2, R, 2B, RBI, K).
Pitching: RHP Justin Masterson (5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K), RHP Josh Judy (1.0...
March 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Here is a rundown of some of the noteworthy action from the minor league fields on Wednesday March 23rd:
Columbus vs. Brewers
Hitting: 2B Jason Kipnis (1-for-4, R, 2B, 2 K), 1B Wes Hodges (1-for-2, 2B, RBI), DH Ronald Rivas (2-for-4, R, 2B, RBI), C Chun Chen (1-for-2, 2B, RBI).
Pitching: RHP Alex White (4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 K), RHP Joe Martinez (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER,...
March 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Spring Update: 3/22
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)I'm back in good old Cleveland, Ohio. It may be spring here, but the forecast calls for rain/snow and mid-to-high 30s for most of the rest of the week. Joy.
Anyway, while we are nowhere close to baseball weather here, it is still sunny and warm in Arizona. We are in the home stretch of spring training with the big league team (and the Columbus Clippers) now a week away...
March 23, 2011   (0 comments)
The last few years we have seen a rise in new baseball statistics. The traditional statistics like wins, RBI, and average have all seen their values dip. Many people hate this change, and see an over complication of baseball with all these new statistics replacing old favorites.
Some people have became downright angry by these changes, but if these stats weren't so effective then why would...
March 22, 2011   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/21
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)Blair ready to go
The Indians made a big splash with a lot of high profile draft signings at the signing deadline date last August 16th. While the position players they signed were able to quickly be assigned to short-season Single-A Mahoning Valley or rookie level Arizona and play right away, pitchers like right-hander Kyle Blair and left-hander Drew Pomeranz had to...

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