Found March 30, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
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 first few at the Jake.)
There are just a few rules for the contest. First, you have to be able to go to the game. Don’t enter if you have no intention of going. Second, only one entry per household please.
Here’s how to enter- simply leave a comment with a favorite Opening Day memory, or perhaps why you want to attend this year’s Opening Day in particular. Winner will be randomly selected and notified by email. Make sure the email you use to comment with is legit. Good luck!
BEST OF MAXIM
Derek Lowe left after 3 innings pitched today with back spasms. Manny Acta said that the injury isn’t believed to be serious, and that Lowe should still make his next scheduled appearance.
The news on David Huff isn’t as good.
Huff left after facing just one hitter, after straining his hamstring fielding the ball. The injury likely takes him out of contention for being the 5th...
In a year they plan on contending, the Indians brass has to make sure they have a capable and versatile bench they can count on in a pinch. How the bench is shaped has a lot to do with the injury to Grady Sizemore and the decision to keep Jack Hannahan as the starting third baseman, sending the future at the hot corner Lonnie Chisenhall, to AAA. For the sake of this piece, we are...
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...
Jeanmar Gomez has been named the fifth starter in the Indians starting rotation. The 24-year-old righty joins Justin Masterson, Ubaldo Jimenez, Josh Tomlin, and Derek Lowe in the Tribe’s rotation to start the season. Gomez went 5-3 with a 4.47 ERA in 11 games (1o starts) last season. He beat out other fifth starter candidate Kevin Slowey, who was traded for this offseason in exchange...
Walking through the corridor around the club suites towards the media event I was already a few minutes late for, my nose caught a familiar smell that told me baseball season had to be just around the corner. No, it wasn’t popcorn or hot dogs or peanuts.
It was actually carpet cleaning solution.
Which meant that the Indians had been steam cleaning the carpets of the suites. Like...
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...
The Cleveland Indians have acquired a reliever from the Atlanta Braves organization for cash. According to Lindsey Foltin from 92.3 the Fan, Asencio led the International League in saves for Gwinnett in 2009 and 2011.
Asencio was battling Yahan Flande for the final spot in the Braves’ bullpen and apparently lost the battle as he is headed to Cleveland.
We’ll see what this means...
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...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Miquel Montero hit a three-run homer to carry the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-4 spring training win over a Cleveland Indians split squad on Thursday.
D-backs starter Tyler Skaggs picked up the win, allowing two runs on six hits in 4 23 innings. He struck out five and walked two. Jensen Lewis pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save.
The Indians Chris...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Miguel Montero is showing the Arizona Diamondbacks why they should give him a long-term deal.
Montero hit a three-run home run to carry the Diamondbacks to a 5-4 victory over a Cleveland Indians split squad on Thursday.
Montero and the Diamondbacks could not agree on an extension in the offseason so the 28-year-old will be a free agent after the season...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Turns out, Indians closer Chris Perez made the AL All-Star team last year with a sore arm.
Now, Cleveland starters Derek Lowe and David Huff are ailing.
Perez, sidelined since February by a strained left oblique, pitched a perfect inning in his spring debut but the Colorado Rockies beat an Indians split squad 6-3 Thursday. After his sharp outing, Perez revealed...
This just in, Jon Heyman is reporting that the Angels are on the verge of trading malcontent ******* OF/DH Bobby Abreu to the Cleveland Indians.
#indians, #angels on verge of abreu trade
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) March 30, 2012
Like Heyman, said, it is on the verge, so nothing is official yet. We don't even know who the Angels are getting, but there are reports...
Dave Cameron laid out the methodology behind the rankings last Friday. Remember that the grading scale for each category is 20-80, with 50 representing league average.
2012 Organizational Rankings
#30 – Baltimore
#29 – Houston
#28 – Oakland
#27 – Pittsburgh
#26 – San Diego
#25 – Minnesota
#24 – Chicago White Sox
#23 – Seattle
#22 – Kansas City
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.