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November 6, 2009   (0 comments)
The Indians made another announcement today in regard to the structure of their organization, this time naming Ramon Pena as their new Director of Latin American Operations.
Pena is a veteran, respected scout with 28 years of scouting experience under his belt. He spent 21 years with the Detroit Tigers and the last three seasons with the New York Mets as Special Assistant to the General Manager,...
November 6, 2009   (0 comments)
Without any comments from Mark Shapiro or Manny Acta yet on the hiring of Tim Belcher as the Major League Pitching Coach, here are some quick thoughts on the hiring off the top of my head:
When assessing the pitching coach possibilities, I think it was a foregone conclusion that that job was going to be filled from within. As a result, a lot of the focus was on Triple-A Columbus pitching...
November 6, 2009   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced the hiring of Tim Belcher as Major League Pitching Coach, and is the first member of new Indians manager Manny Acta's major league coaching staff.
Belcher, 48, has spent the last eight seasons in the Indians organization as a Special Assistant to Baseball Operations. In that role Tim worked extensively within the Indians Player Development System, providing...
November 6, 2009   (0 comments)
Forward Heading
With the 2009 baseball season officially over with the conclusion of the World Series on Wednesday night many fans, players, and the organizations themselves are already getting primed and ready for the 2010 season which starts up in five months.
For Cleveland Indians first base and outfield prospect Stephen Head, the end to what was a very torturous 2009 season where he was saddled with...
November 5, 2009   (0 comments)
Santana Wins Another Award
Cleveland Indians minor league catcher Carlos Santana was named the Topps Player of the Year in the Eastern League on Thursday. In all, thirteen major league farm systems were represented in the annual George M. Trautman Awards, presented in the 16 domestic minor leagues by the Topps Company of New York, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball.
Santana was also previously named the Eastern...
November 5, 2009   (0 comments)
Over the course of the next several weeks as we finish out the year, I will be posting lots of video I shot over the course of the 2009 season. I saw every affiliate many times this season and took in spring training and Instructional League as well, so there is lots to share.
This week, we kick things off with the most recent trip, which was to visit Goodyear, Arizona about three weeks ago...
November 4, 2009   (0 comments)
This Week in the AFL
It has been an interesting couple of weeks in the AFL, as the Peoria Saguaros now stand at 9-10 on the season, good enough for a 2nd place tie in the 3-team AFL West Division. More importantly, former Akron closer Vinnie Pestano has been added to the Sags roster, which is great to see after he was shut down in the middle of a great season for the Aeros.
On a more depressing front, the AFL...
November 3, 2009   (0 comments)
Command Is Graham's Key
The Indians have eight players out in Arizona participating in the Arizona Fall League (AFL), and one of the more intriguing players assigned to the prestigious offseason league is right-hander Connor Graham.
Graham is a new player in the Indians organization, having been with the Indians for just over three months since being acquired from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Rafael Betancourt...
November 2, 2009   (0 comments)
Diamonds In Single-A: Nick Hagadone
Welcome back for another Diamonds in Single A article.
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November 2, 2009   (0 comments)
Updated 11/02/2009 at 8:30 a.m. EST:
Unconfirmed reports are saying the Indians have signed or are close to signing Japanese right-handed free agent pitcher Takafumi Nakamura. According to the Sponichi Annex (which is a site written in Japanese), the Indians have supposedly agreed to a minor league contract with the right-handed pitcher from Chuo University, which is a private university located...
November 1, 2009   (0 comments)
Here is another update on how the players in the Indians system are doing out in the Arizona Fall League and all the other winter leagues. All stats are through Friday 10/30.
Brown, Jordan

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