Posted March 31, 2012 on
National Baseball Expert Frankie Piliere tells us more about some top prospects in the Cleveland Indians organization. Francisco Lindor and Dylan Howard headline this group. Piliere also gives us his take on the 2012 Indians. Tune in for the outlook on Cleveland.

Abreu trade on hold: Indians make roster moves, one spot in pen and one in OF remain

Piecing together various reports around the Tribe beat reporter universe, it appears that OF Russ Canzler, RP Nick Hagadone, C Luke Carlin, INF Andy LaRoche, and pitchers Chris Ray, Chris Seddon and Robinson Tejada have been sent back to the minor leagues. OF Felix Pie and C Matt Pagnozzi will remain with the team until the end of spring training, but will not be on the big league...

Indians, Cabrera agree on extended pact

The Cleveland Indians know who their shortstop will be for the next three seasons. The team on Sunday reached agreement with Asdrubal Cabrera on a two-year, $16.5 million extension, according to major league sources. Cabrera, 26, was under contract for $4.55 million this season. The new deal, which will cover one year of free agency, is pending a physical, sources said. Cabrera...

Gomez in Indians' rotation, Slowey sent to minors

Jeanmar Gomez is in the rotation for the Cleveland Indians and veteran Kevin Slowey is on his way to the minor leagues. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Saturday that Gomez won the competition to be the fifth starter. Gomez has a 1.97 ERA in six spring outings. The right-hander left a start Friday against Cincinnati after slightly straining his right hip on a fielding...

Former All-Star Lopez makes roster

Former All-Star Jose Lopez and veteran minor-leaguers Aaron Cunningham and Jairo Asencio have claimed the final spots on the Cleveland Indians' roster. General manager Chris Antonetti announced the moves Sunday. He said Ryan Spilborghs and Jeremy Accardo were told they had not made the team and were reassigned to the minor league camp. Lopez hit .313 with two homers and 10...

Indians extend Cabrera for two more years

The Cleveland Indians locked up shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, but only for two more years, signing the shortstop for the 2013 and 2014 seasons today. The deal buys out the first year of Cabrera's free agent years, and he'll be paid $16.5 million over those two seasons. Cabrera and the Indians agreed to a $4.55 million deal for this season, and the Tribe now will have their...

Contest Time: Cleveland Indians Opening Day Tickets

As we like to do from time to time, we are giving away something here at WFNY. Today we are giving away a pair of seats to the SOLD OUT Cleveland Indians opener next Thursday. This will be the 20th consecutive Opening Day sell out, dating back to the final season at old Cleveland Municipal Stadium. (I can admit to being at several of these games, including the last at Muni, and the...

Finding Keepers: Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians are as much of an enigma in the fantasy baseball world as they are on the real baseball diamond. There are players that show enough flashes of talent to give fantasy GMs hope, but wind up either bowing out with injuries (Grady Sizemore), pure lack of overall production (Matt LaPorta), or some other off-the-field ‘excitement’ (Fausto Carmona / Roberto Hernandez...

Festering feud: Jimenez drills Tulowitzki in elbow

Cleveland pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez nailed former teammate Troy Tulowitzki in the elbow Sunday, carrying their feud onto the field and causing the Indians and Colorado Rockies to clear the benches. Tulowitzki left the exhibition game after being hit in the left elbow by Jimenez's first pitch. The Rockies star was taken to a hospital for precautionary X-rays. Jimenez sprang off...

Jimenez drills former teammate Tulowitzki

After making some unflattering comments about his former teammate, Troy Tulowitzki found himself on the receiving end of Ubaldo Jimenez's first pitch, clearing both benches.

Thoughts on Ubaldo Jimenez drilling Troy Tulowitzki causing bench-clearing brawl

Ubaldo Jimenez wasted no time in showing what he thinks about the face of the Colorado Rockies. With his first pitch, he drilled Troy Tulowitzki in the back, dropped his glove and enticed Tulo to charge the mound.The benches cleared and Tulo left with an apparent elbow injury.Everyone knows the history. Jimenez, jealous of Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez's contract extensions...

Jimenez drills Tulowitzki with pitch

Nobody calls Ubaldo Jimenez "chicken." Claiming he was riled up after being called names from the batter's box, the Cleveland Indians pitcher hit his former Colorado Rockies teammate Troy Tulowitzki on the elbow with a fastball and then charged the plate, causing the benches to clear in a spring training game Sunday. Teammates from both teams quickly got between the...

Jimenez drills Tulowitzki, Indians beat Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Cleveland pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez nailed former teammate Troy Tulowitzki in the elbow Sunday, carrying their festering feud onto the field and causing the Indians and Colorado Rockies to clear the benches. Tulowitzki and Jimenez jawed up close but were held back from getting at each other. The Rockies star was taken to a hospital for precautionary X-rays...

Report: Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians close to 2-Year Contract Extension

Jon Morosi of is reporting that the Indians are close to coming to terms with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera on a 2-year extension for $16.5 million. This would wipe out Cabrera’s final arbitration year in 2013 and keep him under control for the 2014 season. Cabrera, 26, hit .273 with 25 homers, 92 RBI, and a .792 OPS and was awarded with All-Star and Silver Slugger honors...
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