Found February 14, 2013 on
Burning River Baseball:
Roberto Velazquez Alomar
3 Time Gold Glove (1999-2001), 2 Time Silver Slugger (1999-2000), 3 Time All-Star (1999-2001), Top 4 MVP (1999,2001)
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Following the signing of Michael Bourn, the Cleveland
Indians are receiving calls from teams interested in outfielders Michael Brantley and Drew Stubbs. While the current plan is for Cleveland to retain
both players, “folks” suspect Stubbs will be traded, according to Jon Heyman of
With Bourn on board, the Indians are left with four
outfielders for three...
With Spring Training underway in Goodyear, Arizona, Jim Piascik and Steve Orbanek continue trying to keep things fresh and not bland here at IBI, previewing the 2013 Cleveland Indians in an unconventional way. They've been sending e-mails back and forth to figure out where they stand on the team heading into Spring Training, with today's focus on the starting rotation.
With Justin Masterson, Ubaldo Jiménez and the newly acquire Brett Myers locking down spots one-through-three in the Cleveland Indians’ rotation, general manager Chris Antonetti says that Zach McAllister has a “leg up” on winning one of the final two spots as the team heads into Spring Training.
McAllister, the 25-year old right-hander, will have his fair share of competition...
The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with right-handed pitcher Felix Sterling. There is no doubt that Sterling has the arsenal and the talent to be a dominating starting pitching prospect, but his inconsistency and mental mindset has raised some questions and doubts as to whether he will ever reach his potential. Tony breaks down everything he has to...
Albert Belle, an imposing and intimidating figure both at the plate and off the field, played twelve seasons in the big leagues, but the eight seasons he spent as a member of the Cleveland Indians made him a huge, yet controversial, star. In 1995, Belle belted out 50 home runs, tops in the American League. Over his major league career, Belle was a five-time all-star, won the Sliver...
The Indians sent shockwaves through the baseball world last evening when it was announced that the team had come to terms with free agent outfielder Michael Bourn. On paper, it seems as if the Tribe is definitely a much improved team, and some fans are even labeling the Indians as a potential playoff team. But just how much have the Indians improved following the Bourn signing and...
The Cleveland Indians released their promotional schedule for the 2013 regular season, and as expected it is rife with giveaways, discounted food and fireworks.
Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley will be given the replica jersey treatment this season along with newly acquired outfielder-turned-first baseman Nick Swisher. For Hall of Fame weekend, the Indians will be presented with...
Image Courtesy of: marc_tacoma
Trevor Bauer is a highly touted prospect recently acquired by the Cleveland Indians from the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has an incredibly high ceiling in terms of potential in that his stuff, once polished, can be that good. However, Bauer is very young, only 22 years old, and with that age comes a stubborn immature attitude, according to former...
It's official...Daisuke Matsuzaka and Terry Francona are back together.The Japanese right-hander has arrived in Goodyear, Arizona and is in camp for with the Cleveland Indians, ready to compete for a role in the starting rotation. "Dice-K" is expected to compete for one of two open spots in the Tribe's rotation behind Justin Masterson, Ubaldo Jimenez and Brett...
Last season, the Cleveland Indians were a bit of a surprise just like our beloved White Sox. Unlike the Sox, their run didn’t last all throughout the season, as the young squad hit a wall and essentially lost hope around mid-July.
On the positive end, a lot of the team’s players that are in or near the prime of their career had nice campaigns. So there is reason...
Trevor Bauer is one of the most highly touted pitching prospects in baseball. He is also a terrible, terrible rapper and possibly kind of a dick. When he was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Cleveland Indians in the offseason, his former teammate and catcher Miguel Montero made some pointed comments about Bauer's headstrong and stubborn nature before wishing Indians...
While the weather may still be chilly in Northeast Ohio, there's a much different climate in Goodyear, Arizona, where all Indians players have now arrived for spring training. While there are some familiar faces and some new ones, the IBI's Steve Orbanek touches this week on some of the new names that aren't getting all the publicity: the minor league signings. How do...
So, I took part in an offseason project for C70 At the Bat (www.cardinal70.com) where I was asked to field some questions about the Cleveland Indians heading into the 2013 season. It's still a little early, but it's a fun exercise. Look for the full analysis of all 30 teams at the C70 site, but here is my Indians take. 1) How would you grade the...
Trevor Bauer looked really good in the media just days ago when he deflected Miguel Montero’s blast about Bauer not taking any of Montero’s sage advice. But alas, the PR boost was not meant to last. Bauer’s rap group, consumate4sight, released a track called “You Don’t Know Me”.
One of the iron clad rules of sports: If you release a rap album...
Sandy Alderson told reporters that the 5th year option was the big issue with signing Michael Bourn, and also that indications changed whether or not they would keep the 11th pick after an arbitrator ruling. This according to Kevin Burkhardt.
Original Post 2/12/2013
The long and dragged out pursuit is over, and the Mets came up empty. The Cleveland Indians have signed Michael Bourn...