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The winter meetings and the free-agent market keeps Paul Hoynes' mailbag percolating.
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Will Chris Antonetti be able to make a dealfor a bat this week in Dallas? (Photo: AP)Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…The eve of the Winter MeetingsWe are a day away from one of the craziest times of the year. No, not Black Friday and the holiday gift buying rush, but the yearly MLB Winter Meetings. Executives for every Major League Baseball team are already...
The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with free agent catcher Matt Pagnozzi, who played briefly with Colorado and Pittsburgh last season.
The 29-year-old Pagnozzi spent most of last season with the Rockies' Triple-A team at Colorado Springs. He batted .275 with three homers and 29 RBIs in 54 games. He played in seven games for Colorado and was claimed...
I spent most of last week dissing the new MLB CBA. Needless to say, I think it’s a pretty crummy deal for the sport in general, and for small- and mid-market team in particular. Read any of those links to get a better idea as to the “whys” of my disdain.
Today, though, I’m going to try to look at the positives. I’m not doing this because I believe the deal is a good...
Key Stats: It isn't hard to paint a bleak picture of Ubaldo Jimenez's 2011 season. ERA up by 1.80. WHIP up by 0.25. Wins down 9. Strikeouts down 34. Innings down 33.1. Looking at it through this lens it is depressing. Combine the numbers with the hype element though and it makes Jimenez even worse. He was the guy that started the All-Star game in 2010. He was the headline...
Mitch Nilsson<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10.0pt;">Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the...
Here are the 2012 coaching assignments at all levels of the Cleveland Indians Player Development system. In the future, this listing can be viewed for easy reference in the "Resource" tab located below the site header.Columbus Clippers (AAA)Mike Sarbaugh, ManagerRuben Niebla, Pitching CoachPhil Clark, Hitting CoachMichael Salazar, Athletic TrainerAkron Aeros (AA)Chris...
The Indians finished second in the AL Central last season, but to take the next step to the top of the division will be hard.
Matt PagnozziToday the Cleveland Indians announced that they have signed free agent catcher Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league contract with an invite to Major League spring training.Pagnozzi, 29, is a journeyman catcher with nine years of pro experience and spent most of the 2011 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Rockies organization where he hit .275 (49-for-178) with 13...
Melvin Leroy Harder
Retired #18, 4 Time All-Star (1934-1937)
Best Season (1934)
The Indians add to their catching depth with the signing of Matt Pagnozzi. Mitch Talbot signs with Samsung Lions for $300,000.
The Cleveland Indians have signed catcher Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Manny Ramirez is looking for another chance in baseball. When asked if he was interested, Indians GM Chris Antonetti was silent.
The Indians feel Casey Blake, their former third baseman, could help them in a utility role.