February 24, 2008 (0 comments)
Some random updates....
Miller Gets The Finger
Right-hander Adam Miller has been sidelined in camp for a few days because of a blister to the middle finger of his throwing hand. This is the same middle finger that pretty much was the culprit of all his physical problems last year that saw him sidelined for three to four months. He played catch at 120 feet yesterday, will throw a bullpen...
February 23, 2008 (0 comments)
Still not much going on in the minor leaguer world as players are enjoying their last fews days of relaxation before the pressure of baseball kicks back into full gear this coming weekend when players start to report to minor league camp.
That said, I wanted to pass along two news items. First, in addition to this blog and writing on TheClevelandFan.com as I always have and will continue to...
February 20, 2008 (0 comments)
This is the first of a four part installment previewing the 2008 Cleveland Indians. Today, we take a look at the Indians starting rotation for 2008.
Flashback: By the Numbers
The Indians return all seven of their starters from a starting staff that last year led the AL in several categories. In fact, going back three years, it is easy to see the most consistent and biggest strength...
February 17, 2008 (0 comments)
I received the first shipment this past Thursday of The Little Red Indians Prospect Book, otherwise known as the 2008 Cleveland Indians Top 50 Prospects & More. I have received a lot of requests for the book, and for those that have already placed orders I will be shipping out all requests on Tuesday and Wednesday this week (post office not open Monday, Prez Day).
Seeing how things are...
February 13, 2008 (0 comments)
Good news! My Indians prospect book has been printed, and a couple hundred copies are in transit to me as I write this. I should have them by Friday or Saturday.
What this means, is anyone interested in obtaining a copy of the book, you can now officially put in an order for it. I think the final version came out well as the proof looked great, although we will see when I see the actual book...
February 12, 2008 (0 comments)
As the Indians embark on their 60th attempt to win a World Series since their last title in 1948, they enter the 2008 season as strong as ever to make a run at a that elusive championship. While the Indians are involved in another pennant chase this year there will be times when the Indians will need to turn to their farm system. Just about every major league team's depth is tested over the course...
February 11, 2008 (0 comments)
Each full-season Indians minor league affiliate will play 12 games in spring training, with the opponents being the Detroit, Houston and Atlanta farm teams. The Triple-A and Double-A teams (Buffalo and Akron) will travel together, and the Single-A teams (Kinston and Lake County) will as well. The two groups will always be at opposite sites, so for example if Buffalo/Akron are in Winter Haven, then...
February 10, 2008 (0 comments)
I have some unconfirmed dates in regard to when minor leaguers report to spring training:
March 2nd: Pitchers and catchers report
March 3rd: Physicals for pitchers and catchers
March 4th: First workout for pitchers and catchers
March 4th: Position players report
March 5th: Physicals for position players
March 6th: First full workout
This should be...
February 7, 2008 (0 comments)
Looks like this is becoming a reality.
I hope to send a final document today or tomorrow to get this thing proofed and ready to print. Will be about 85 pages, and include the following:
February 5, 2008 (0 comments)
Boy, how quickly things can change.
The Indians completed a traded with the Boston Red Sox at the end of January 2006 which brought them what they thought was their third baseman for at least the next half decade. The same thing was thought just ten months later when the Indians completed another trade in November 2006, this time with the San Diego Padres, where they thought they had acquired...
February 2, 2008 (0 comments)
Happy Groundhog's Day everyone. Hopefully Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow so winter soon ends......who cares though, as baseball gets started again in less than two weeks!
Anyway, lots of updates and news today. With all the work I have been doing the last week in formatting and getting the prospect book ready to (hopefully) go to print, I have slacked off on some of the news from...