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Easily outperforming Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco and Daisuke Matsuzaka, Sheldon Ocker of the Akron Beacon Journal reports Cleveland Indians reclamation project Scott Kazmir will likely be named the team’s fifth starter. The 29-year-old Kazmir, a two-time All-Star selection who signed a minor league contract with Cleveland in December, has fanned 13 batters and is yet to allow a run in 11 innings this spring between Cactus League outings and “B” appearances. Kazmir, who is 66-61 with a 4.17 ERA since debuting as a professional with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in August 2004, hasn’t pitched in the majors since getting … Continue reading →
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The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with shortstop Dorssys Paulino. Paulino is kind of the anti-Lindor as Francisco Lindor is a gifted fielder that has the potential to be a solid offensive contributor whereas Paulino is a gifted hitter that has the tools to be a solid defensive player. Tony goes into great detail why he is such a special hitter and...
Vinnie Pestano will be joining his Tribe teammates in Goodyear, AZ a little earlier than he and Team USA had hoped. The US was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic at the hands of a 4-3 loss to Puerto Rico on Friday night.
With one on and two out, trailing 1-0 in the 6th, Pestano took the mound for Team USA replacing starter Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants. Pestano gave up a single...
The culture in Cleveland is changing, and Indians manager Terry Francona is at the forefront of that change.
Francona’s hiring this offseason generated plenty of buzz, and pieces have since fallen into place. The Indians signed Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Mark Reynolds, Jason Giambi and others, which seems to indicate that the Tribe are more focused on contending than they are...
There is a lot of excitement in Cleveland about the upcoming baseball season, particularly since the club landed players like Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn.
Still, fans remain cautiously optimistic about their team’s chances this coming season. In Cleveland, cautious optimism is typically the feeling that precedes crushing defeat. This year, Cleveland fans hope that changes.
The Indians minor league teams were in action on Saturday against the Brewers, and Tony provides a recap of how everyone did in each game. T.J. House and Toru Murata were crisp in their outings for Columbus, Michael Goodnight struggled for Akron, Leonardo Castillo was perfect on the day for Carolina, Nelson Rodriguez showed the power (again) for Lake County, and tons more.
Cleveland Indians right-handed reliever Frank Herrmann
underwent Tommy John surgery yesterday, which will sideline him for the entire
2013 season, according to Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer.
Indians RHP Frank Herrmann has Tommy John surgery. Dr David Alchek did surgery today in New York
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) March 13, 2013
The Indians shut Herrmann down...
Right-hander Brett Myers pitched four uneven innings, and the Cleveland Indians fell 4-3 to the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park on Friday.
Across four innings, Myers allowed seven hits and four earned runs, and he also walked three while striking out two. The start certainly left a lot to be desired, and Myers now has a 7.11 ERA in 12 2/3 innings this spring...
Last week, I listed the 10 prospects with the most to prove in 2013. While it was not planned at the start, that has begun a miniseries for me that will list prospects with varying characteristics.
Today, we will take a look at the most exciting prospects in the organization. Exciting is a subjective term, but I am defining it as someone who just jumps off the field at you, whether...
Let’s head to Cleveland to che3ck out the local media following the CLEVELAND INDIANS. Newspaper- The Plain Dealer is the city’s dominant newspaper. It’s online presence is part of Cleveland.com. It’s online sports section does have a page dedicated to the Indians. Beat writer Paul Hoynes (Twitter), has the Tribe covered. Columnists Terry Pluto (Twitter), Bud
Carrera - RF (Carson)Cabrera - SS (Lindor)Kipnis - 2B (Wolters)Chisenhall - 3B (Hernandez)Giambi - DH (Phelps)Raburn - LF (Naquin - CF)Abraham - 1B (Gomes - PH in 9th, did not take field)Santos - C (Jeroloman)Hunter - CF (Moncrief - LF)
McAllister - 3.1 IPLangwell - 1.2 IPBauer - 4 IP
Let's start with the pitching. It's hard not to be somewhat concerned...
Terry Francona and the Cleveland Indians recently joined in the “Harlem Shake” craze, so when will Red Sox manager John Farrell get in on the action?
“Don’t blink,” Farrell joked to reporters before Thursday’s game.
Farrell admitted that he has seen Francona’s video — which is actually kind of funny despite how played out the “Harlem Shake” craze has become and...
Honestly, it's getting to the point where I'm running out of ways to describe these Harlem Shake videos and well, they still keep on coming.
The fine folks over at the Cleveland Indians did their own version and if we learn anything from this clip, Terry Fracona can shake that behind:
Asdrubel Cabrera and Jason Giambi each homered to lead Cleveland to a 4-3 win over a Giants split squad on Saturday.
Cabrera, recently returned from the World Baseball Classic, hit his first spring home run off Double-A pitcher Chris Heston. Giambi, a non-roster invitee hit his second home run off Jake Dunning.
The Indians held a 2-1 lead going into the ninth.
The minor league spring games kicked off on Friday, and the IBI has the full detail on how every player did in all four games. Columbus was awesome on the mound throwing a one-hit shutout, Jeremy Hermida, Francisco Lindor, Juan Romero and others had big days at the plate, and several players returned from injury.
Editor's note: This is a piece I posted last year at this time which I updated and have re-posted as it serves as a good way for many fans and families of minor leaguers to get a true feel for how players are evaluated and how value is determined.
I get this question every year at this time:
“So where do you think so and so will start this season? He really did well last year...