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November 17, 2009   (0 comments)
Indians 40-man Review:  Who Do They Add?
On Friday we took a deeper look at some of the players on the proverbial roster bubble and whether or not they may be removed from the roster before the November 20th roster deadline coming at the end of this week. Today, it's time to look at the many players in the organization who will be considered to be added to the roster and who is likely to be rostered.
For a complete listing of Cleveland...
 
November 16, 2009   (0 comments)
Today the Cleveland Indians and manager Manny Acta have announced the hiring of Tim Tolman as Major League Bench Coach, Scott Radinsky as Major League Bullpen Coach, and Steve Smith as Major League Infield and Third Base Coach.
Tolman, 53, has recent ties to the Indians organization, serving as the club’s Minor League Field Coordinator over four seasons from 2003-06 before joining Acta...
 
November 16, 2009   (0 comments)
Diamonds in Single A: Jason Knapp
It is time again for another Diamonds in Single A article. This week will focus on the last player of note from the Indians fire sale at the trade deadline this year, Jason Knapp. Knapp was the headliner in the Cliff Lee deal and as early as mid-season was in the honorable mention area for Baseball America
 
November 15, 2009   (0 comments)
It is time once again for another update on how the players in the Indians system are performing in winter league action. All stats below are through games Friday November 13th.
Also, just because I am an Ohio State Buckeye homer, I just wanted to say congrats to the Buckeyes on the Rose Bowl bid. Can't believe it has been 13 years since we have gone, though three National Championship games...
 
November 14, 2009   (0 comments)
IPI Inbox: Will The Indians Roster Jordan Brown?
It's time to unveil a new feature for the site today, and that is the IPI Inbox which will be a mailbag piece covering some topics that IPI readers have asked about in emails. Lots of other sites do this, and since I get a lot of e-mails asking various questions I felt it would be good to share a few of them from time to time. In the offseason this piece probably will only run once or twice a month...
 
November 13, 2009   (0 comments)
The November 20th roster deadline is quickly approaching as it is now just a week away. This is a key date in the offseason in that it is the first official 40-man roster for the next season, and is also when teams add very valuable prospects from their farm system onto the roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft in December.
For the Indians, when it comes to filling out their...
 
November 12, 2009   (0 comments)
Jordan Brown (25) of Tucson, Ariz., paced the International League with a .336 batting average. The Columbus Clippers outfielder ranked third in the circuit with a .532 slugging percentage and finished tied for fifth with 35 doubles. The Cleveland Indians selected Brown in the fourth round in 2005 out of the University of Arizona.
Andy Marte (26) of Villa Tapia, Dominican Republic, hit .327...
 
November 12, 2009   (0 comments)
In the next few days I will be breaking down the 40-man roster and discussing who may still be removed and who will be added, but in the meantime here are a smorgasbord of news and notes regarding everything Indians related:
It appears that if right-hander Jake Westbrook continues to progress well with his throwing program he is currently doing out in Goodyear, Arizona that he will pitch...
 
November 11, 2009   (0 comments)
This Week in the AFL
The biggest news out of Peoria this week is the announcement that outfielder Nick Weglarz has been shut down for the remainder of the AFL after having surgery on a leg that he injured last summer. Wegz had a metal rod surgically implanted in his leg, which will work to stabilize the fracture and allow it to heal in a much shorter time period that if the surgery had not occurred. We're not sure exactly...
 
November 10, 2009   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians short-season Single-A affiliate Mahoning Valley had a very good season in 2009, anchored by a starting pitching staff which had four regulars in the rotation with an ERA at or under 2.79 on the year.
The lone exception to the dominance that was the starting staff in Mahoning Valley was right-hander Preston Guilmet who finished the season 6-6 with a 4.09 in 15 starts,...
 
November 9, 2009   (0 comments)
The New York Yankees won their 27th World Series Championship last Wednesday night, and in the process are taking a resounding beating by baseball fans and media everywhere about how they bought a championship after shelling out over $420 million this past offseason on the likes of C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, and Mark Texeira.
The problem with that is while the fans and media are right in...
 
November 8, 2009   (0 comments)
It's Sunday, and time for our weekly update on how the players in the Indians system are performing in winter league action. All stats are through Saturday November 7th.
One quick note to give congrats to Indians catcher Matt McBride who went 1-for-2 with a 2-run home run last night in the Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars game. McBride's home run came in the bottom of the 8th inning with...
 
November 7, 2009   (0 comments)
AFL Update: Weglarz Out, Fedroff In
Indians outfielder Nick Weglarz has been shut down and removed from the Peoria Saguaros roster out in the Arizona Fall League (AFL) because of recurring pain in his left leg as the result of a stress fracture in his left shin area that he suffered back in early August. He has not played in the AFL since Tuesday October 27th, and in eight AFL games he hit .240 (6-for-25) with 0 HR, 1 RBI, and a .704...
 
November 7, 2009   (0 comments)
Here is a recap of Friday's conference call the media had with Indians manager Manny Acta, GM Mark Shapiro, and new pitching coach Tim Belcher on the hiring of Belcher as pitching coach. It should also be noted that Acta hinted that the infield coach will likely be named next as they are much further along in the hiring process with him than the other positions. Pure speculation on my part and nothing...
 

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