Found April 08, 2013 on
Waiting For Next Year:
With the NFL Draft less than three weeks away, the Cleveland Browns are slated to play host to several top-tier players over the coming weeks.
While Monday will be largely focused on the Indians and their Opening Day festivities, the Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon-Journal reports that the Browns will be hosting BYU defensive end Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah, Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long. Southern California’s Matt Barkley tweeted early Monday that he will be paying visit to Cleveland before he heads to Buffalo later in the week. Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Alabama defensive back Dee Milliner will arrive in Cleveland late Monday night for a workout on Tuesday.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper presently lists Ansah as the second-player to be taken in the draft, closely followed by Floyd (third), Milliner (fifth), Long (30th) and Barkley (31st). Scouts Inc.’s Todd McShay has the Browns selecting Ansah with the sixth-overall selection.
The Browns, owners of the sixth pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, are said to be looking largely at Milliner or a variety of pass-rushing outside linebackers with their first pick. Not owning a pick in the second round due to the selection of Josh Gordon in last year’s supplemental draft, it is widely speculated that the team would entertain trading down to acquire additional picks if it meant still acquiring a potential target later in the first round.
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Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones announced on Twitter that he’s on his way to Cleveland to visit the Browns today. ✈✈Cleveland today!! — Jarvis Jones (@SacManJones_29) April 9, 2013 Jones is a heck of an athlete. The only thing that worries me about him is his unwillingness to take on blockers. He tends to try to run past them. That won’t work in the NFL. Need...
Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
The Indians have now played five games and each pitcher in their starting rotation has made their first start of the season.
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CLEVELAND — New Indians manager Terry Francona said he got lost making a two-block walk to Progressive Field for the home opener.
Francona, who is living in downtown Cleveland during the season, was thankful there were people on the streets Monday morning “because I got lost three times.” Francona joked that he doesn’t have a good sense of direction and was glad someone finally...
Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana exited last night’s
contest against the New York Yankees in the ninth inning after he was struck on
the thumb by a pitch from teammate Chris Perez, according to Jordan Bastian of
Correction: left thumb (not wrist) contusion for Santana. No update on X-rays yet. Will more know Tuesday.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April...
Indians starter Carlos Carrasco has been ejected in the fourth inning after hitting Kevin Youkilis in the shoulder with a pitch.
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In tonight's show, Jim and Tony breakdown the first full week of the season for the Indians and give some early thoughts on anything to date that...
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Terry Francona must have felt as if he was in a maze Monday morning.Why? Well, the first-year skipper of the Cleveland Indians reportedly got lost on his way to work.Francona, who lives about two blocks away from Progressive Field, attempted to walk to the stadium this morning ahead of Cleveland's home opener against the New York Yankees beginning at 4:05 p.m.Unfortunately, he...
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Joe and Mike recorded another episode of Burning River Radio for your listening pleasure:
On this episode they discuss the Indians first week of baseball, including Ubaldo Jimenez's first start, Mark Reynolds power streak and Trevor Bauer's Indians debut. There is also an in depth discussion on the difference a manager can make in the game and how to quantify it...
Player of the Game
With one at bat, Mike Aviles took the Player of the Game award from this miserable baseball game. As a late game defensive replacement, Aviles got one chance and hit a two run home run for a score of 4.50. Ubaldo Jimenez had the second worst game of any Indian this year with a final score of -7.63 for his 6 runs allowed in 4.1 innings.
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