October 12, 2009 (0 comments)
Minor league free agency opens this week on Friday October 16th, and with that here is a list of the Indians 2009 minor league free agents. Of note, outfielder Jose Constanza is listed here though he has already resigned by agreeing to a successor contract. I have provided an explaination of what a successor contract is as well as the rules for determining minor league free agency below the list.
October 11, 2009 (0 comments)
Here is a comprehensive stat listing for all the players who participated in the first half of Instructional League. As you may have noticed, the instructional period is broken up into two groups with the more experienced players there playing in games the first two weeks. A new group started playing last week, and was there getting instruction and working on things behind the scenes while they awaited...
October 10, 2009 (0 comments)
Here are the box scores from the Instructional League and Parallel League for games scheduled from October 6th to October 8th.
October 6, 2009RHECleveland052LA Dodgers1090
Player NamePOSINNPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSE1. Robles, DioriCF/RF944-------1---2. Martinez, Argenis2B522-------1--- Sub Frawley, Casey 422-11-------13. Folgia, GregDH/CA94--------1---4. McBride,...
October 9, 2009 (0 comments)
Things can change quickly in the minor leagues. In the "what have you done for me lately" world of fandom you are only as good as your last season, and as a result a prospect's stock can fluctuate a lot from season to season or even month to month.
Take for instance Wes Hodges.
Last year at this time Hodges was coming off of a sensational campaign in Akron where he hit .290 with 18...
October 8, 2009 (0 comments)
"Minor Happenings" covers the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that cover each team.
Before we have some fun wrapping up the 2009 Indians...
October 7, 2009 (0 comments)
With the site update that took place over the last 48 hours I have not been able to post the box scores out in Arizona from the Instructional League and Parallel Fall League. To get all caught up, here are the box scores since the last posting on Friday for the Instructional League and Parallel League games from Thursday October 1st through Monday October 5th.
October 6, 2009 (0 comments)
UPDATE 10/6 4:22 PM: Just about done. The layout and everything else is set, just need to keep tweaking and adding more things. Also, trying to fix the header so the entire logo shows.
Just an FYI to anyone who stops into the site over the next few days that I am performing some site maintenance. As a result, some fonts and layouts may look out of sync while I toy around...
October 5, 2009 (0 comments)
The Indians season mercifully came to an end yesterday. With that, they can finally close the book on what was a very tough 2009 not only at the ticket office and in the standings, but also from a roster standpoint where they had to make several unpopular player personnel decisions.
One of those decisions was to trade the organization
October 4, 2009 (0 comments)
Ever wondered at certain points this season where a certain player disappeared to or why he was never mentioned? Chances are, the player was released. Most of those players were announced as soon as they were released, but I have collected all the player releases over the course of 2009 into one comprehensive lise below. This listing will be housed in the reference section on the right panel and will...
October 3, 2009 (0 comments)
The Indians season will come to an unceremonious end on Sunday as the team looks to leave the 2009 season in the dust as quickly as possible and get right to work on 2010.
As the offseason plays out and spring training nears, several moves will be made in regard to the roster and the coaching staff at the big league level. One of those changes is likely to occur at the catching position. The...
October 2, 2009 (0 comments)
Here is the box score from Tuesday's Instructional League and Parallel League games. No games were played on Wednesday and Thursday. Nice to see Alex White up to 95 MPH.
September 29, 2009RHECincinnati031Cleveland871
Player NamePOSINNPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSE1. Webb, DonnieRF943------1----2. Phelps, CordDH/2B943211--------3. Rodriguez, JoshDH/2B933121--2-----4....
October 1, 2009 (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I will be back on the cyberwavers tonight for our weekly Smoke Signals online radio show. Show starts at 9:30pm EST and can be heard live or dowloaded later at this link:
The obvious topic of discussion will be about yesterday's announcement that manager Eric Wedge would not be retained past this...
October 1, 2009 (0 comments)
It took awhile, but the Indians earlier this week finally announced their undrafted Latin free agents signings that they picked up during the International Signing Period which runs from July 2nd to August 31st.
In all, the Indians picked up 15 players from three different Latin regions. In the Dominican Republic they nabbed seven players: Angel Hernandez (OF), Alexander Joseph (LHP), Jairo...