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February 21, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #26 Jordan Henry
Jordan Henry - Outfielder
Born: 06/13/1988 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 175 – Bats: Left – Throws: Right
History: Henry was selected by the Indians in the 7th round of the 2009 Draft out of the University of Mississippi. After his sophomore season in college in 2008 he played out in the Cape Cod League in the summer and hit .335 with 0 HR and 16 RBI, and...
February 20, 2011   (0 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Miller's future still unknown
Miller's 2011 will likely be his last chance to
make the big leagues (Photo: Ken Carr)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook
February 19, 2011   (0 comments)
Blades of grass are starting to peak from mounds of snow. The pop of a fastball into a catcher’s mitt can be heard all around Arizona and Florida. The crack of bats will soon follow.
Spring Training has arrived for Major League Baseball. It is a time when hope springs eternal for each and every team. It is a mantra that holds truer in some cities more than in others.
Cleveland is...
February 19, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #27 Rob Bryson
Rob Bryson – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 12/11/1987 – Height: 6’1” – Weight: 200 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Ken Carr)History: Bryson was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 31st round of the 2006 Draft out of William Penn High School (DE). In the last year of its existence due to changes in the CBA, he was one of the biggest draft-and-follow...
February 18, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #28 Tyler Holt
Tyler Holt - Outfielder
Born: 03/10/1989 – Height: 6’0” – Weight: 190 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
History: The Indians selected Holt in the 10th round of the 2010 Draft out of Florida State University. He was signed a few days before the August 16th signing deadline for a well overslot $500,000 signing bonus. He played for Team USA in 2009 hitting...
February 17, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #29 Corey Kluber
Corey Kluber – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 04/10/1986 – Height: 6’4” – Weight: 215 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Kluber)History: Kluber was selected in the 4th round of the 2007 Draft by the San Diego Padres out of Stetson University (FL). The Indians acquired Kluber on July 31, 2010 from the Padres as part of a three team trade that...
February 16, 2011   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today signed infielder Orlando Cabrera to a one-year Major League contract for the 2011 season.
Cabrera, 36, owns a career Major League batting average of .274 (1948-7112) with 443 doubles, 32 triples, 118 HR and 803 RBI in 1855 games with 7 teams over 14 seasons since debuting with the Montreal Expos at age 22 in 1997. He has also stolen 203 bases and plated 946 runs...
February 16, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #30 Scott Barnes
Scott Barnes - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 09/05/1987 – Height: 6’4” – Weight: 185 – Bats: Left – Throws: Left
History: Barnes was an 8th round pick in the 2008 Draft out of St. John’s University by the San Francisco Giants. The Indians acquired him from the Giants in a trade for Ryan Garko in July of 2009. He ranked 7th in the Eastern League in...
February 15, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #31 Zach McAllister
Zach McAllister – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 12/08/1987 – Height: 6’5” Weight: 230 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: McAllister was selected by the New York Yankees in the 3rd round of the 2006 Draft out of Illinois Valley Central High School (IL). He was committed to attend the University of Nebraska, but was signed by...
February 14, 2011   (0 comments)
The "2011 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects and More" book is finally scheduled to go to press later today or early tomorrow. To be one of the first to get a copy, pre-order your copy today!
For those interested in purchasing the book it runs $20.95 (plus shipping) and is even bigger and better than last year's version. Your purchase will make a great contribution to keeping the IPI alive...
February 14, 2011   (0 comments)
Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow to get the 2011 baseball season officially underway.
With that in mind Paul Cousineau and I are back again for another season of Cleveland Indians baseball talk on the cyberwaves with the first edition of "Smoke Signals" for the 2011 season. We kick off the fun tonight from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
On the docket for tonight is a quick recap of the...
February 13, 2011   (0 comments)
Cabrera will likely be the opening day
second baseman. (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook
February 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Player Development:
Vice President, Player Development: Ross Atkins
Director, Latin Operations: Ramon Pena
Assistant, Player Development: Carter Hawkins
Advisor, Player Development: Johnny Goryl
Field Coordinator: Tom Wiedenbauer
Pitching Coordinator: Dave Miller
Hitting Coordinator: Bruce Fields
Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator: Gary Thurman
February 12, 2011   (0 comments)
Please welcome Gregory Dew to the IPI. He is a new site columnist who will be providing commentary and other pieces specific to the Cleveland Indians this coming season. Welcome aboard, Greg.
“Wait till next year.” For Cleveland sports fans, this has become a much cursed rallying cry. For the Cleveland Indians, it has become an organizational strategy.
This strategy acknowledges...
February 11, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #32 Austin Adams
Austin Adams – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 08/19/1986 – Height: 5’11” – Weight: 185 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: The Indians selected Adams in the 5th round of the 2009 Draft out of Faulkner University (AL). He was originally drafted as a shortstop in the 27th round of the 2008 Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers, but...
February 10, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #33 Giovanni Soto
Giovanni Soto – Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 05/18/1991 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 155 – Bats: Left – Throws: Left
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Soto was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 21st round of the 2009 Draft out of Carolina, Puerto Rico. The Indians acquired him in a trade with the Tigers in July of 2009 for shortstop Jhonny Peralta....
February 9, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #34 Clayton Cook
Clayton Cook - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 07/23/1990 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 175 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Cook was selected by the Indians in the 9th round of the 2008 Draft out of Amarillo High School (TX). He had committed to playing at Oklahoma, but he signed with the Indians quickly and agreed to a signing...
February 8, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #35 Kyle Bellows
Kyle Bellows – Third Baseman
Born: 08/19/1988 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 210 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)History: Bellows was selected by the Indians in the 4th round of the 2009 Draft out of San Jose State. The summer after his freshman season at San Jose he played in the New England Collegiate League and was rated as...
February 7, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Indians Top 50 Prospects: #36 Robbie Aviles
Robbie Aviles – Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 12/17/1991 – Height: 6’4” – Weight: 195 – Bats: Left – Throws: Right
(Photo: LoHud.com)History: The Indians selected Aviles in the 7th round of the 2010 Draft out of Suffern High School (NY). The Indians signed him for $150,000 which was much lower than the bonus he was originally anticipated to command...
February 6, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians have had discussions with
Tigers free agent pitcher Jeremy Bonderman
(Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook

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