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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
The 2014 Cleveland Indians Baseball Insider book featuring the Indians' Top 100 Prospects and more is now available. Also, previous editions from 2008-2012 are also available at a discounted rate. Just click on the book image for more information. Thanks again for all the support!