Found November 21, 2012 on
Burning River Baseball:
The role of the relief pitcher has changed extensively over the history of Major League Baseball and seems to be continuing to increase in importance. Left handed relievers are even more extreme. Since match-up relieving became the norm, the left handed relief pitcher has become the first pitcher to come into a game with the expectation of pitching less than a single inning. This hasn't been a very strong position in Indians history, but there have been a few players in recent times that deserve some credit. Like the positions of closer and DH, this position is heavily slanted towards the present. Here are the top ten Indians left handed relief pitchers of all time:
10. Bob Allen - Years as RP 1961-1963, 1966-1967
Allen pitched the second most seasons as a LHRP for the Indians (behind Rafael Perez), but only threw 274 innings over that time. Allen's first and last seasons were his best, throwing in 81.2 innings, all in relief, in his rookie year and keeping an ERA of...
BEST OF MAXIM
It appears we missed the memo on Tuesday, but we wanted to be sure to cover it today on Thanksgiving.
Earlier in the week, the Cleveland Indians announced a flurry of roster moves pertaining to the official 40-man as the Rule 5 Draft approaches on Dec. 6. Most notably, first baseman/outfielder Matt LaPorta was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus, ending his reign as an official member...
The Cleveland Indians outrighted disappointing Matt LaPorta to Triple-A Columbus and added four players to their 40-man roster.
LaPorta hasn't lived up to expectations since he was acquired in 2008 from Milwaukee as part of the trade for ace CC Sabathia. LaPorta began last season in the minors after undergoing hip surgery. He batted .241 with one homer and five RBIs in 22 games...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians outrighted disappointing Matt LaPorta to Triple-A Columbus and added four players to their 40-man roster. LaPorta hasn't lived up to expectations since he was acquired in 2008 from Milwaukee as part of the trade for ace CC Sabathia.
LaPorta began last season in the minors after undergoing hip surgery. He batted .241 with one homer and...
His career as defensive replacement is cemented with his pre-game ritual of long-toss from foul pole to foul pole. Rob Neyer (Member him? I think he used to write for ESPN.) suggested Trevor Bauer could even make the Guinness Book of World Records if he could motivate one of those lazy Guinness record keepers off their butt and out to the field. The current record is held by a...
Louis Francis Sockalexis
Here's a list of players that signed Minor League deals recently:
– Outfielder Felix Pie signed a Minor League deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The deal includes invitation for Spring Training adds Connolly. Pie hit .285/.338/.459 with 6 HR's, 51 RBI's and a .355 wOBA in 364 plate appearances with the Braves' Triple...