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Will 2013 be decidedly mediocre for the Indians? Photo by Cleveland Progressive.
Cleveland Indians – Predicted Finish: Fourth Place, AL Central
I was flying home this week and the teenage boy sitting next to me on the plane had on some baseball gear. I saw it as an opening and asked him if he liked baseball. He preceded to go on and on about his favorite players and his favorite teams. This was a kid who hadn’t said a single word to his family in an hour.
It’s fun to talk about baseball and your favorite team. If you are an Cleveland Indians fan you have a few new players to talk about. The Indians signed a new 10-year television contract and they got $40,000,000 of it this season. It suddenly makes sense that they could sign Swisher, Myers and Reynolds. Ones still wonders, however, if those additions are enough to bring a big improvement.
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Today the IBI unveils its first crack at the depth chart for the Cleveland Indians for the coming 2013 season. This depth chart includes the projected lineups, bench, starting rotations and bullpens for every team in the organization from Cleveland to Low-A Lake County, and even the players that should open the season in extended spring training.
It has been quite the offseason for the Indians. From the day Manny Acta was fired, the Dolan Family Ownership pushed forward with a new era for their downtrodden organization. Many scoffed (me included) when it was decided that Team President Mark Shapiro and GM Chris Antonetti would stay on board to oversee the changes that were about to come. Just over three months later, Antonetti...
The Cleveland Indians annual Winter Development Program kicked off today at Progressive Field. Now in its 17th year, the Winter Development Program consists of a two week long program for fourteen players in the Indians minor league system. The program mostly involves players who are expected to make their Major League debut in the upcoming season, who have recently been acquired...
As the offseason has progressed, we've seen some of the bigger names come off the free agent board. However, there are still some well-known players out there who battled injuries that have certainly affected their offseason standing. These players are still un-signed and available for the right team - but some may be a risk.
This is not an all-inclusive list of free agents...
Today the Indians announced that they have officially signed free agent left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir, right-handed pitcher Jerry Gil, and left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes to minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League camp this spring. Tony quickly reviews each signing...
We continue with our 2013 prospect coverage here at the IBI with a look at the left-handed starters in the Indians system. The Indians have not had a suitable left-handed starting pitching option in their rotation since they traded Cliff Lee in July of 2009, and that is still the case as the Indians will likely go into the 2013 season with an all right-handed starting rotation. ...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor league outfielder Quincy Latimore.
The 24-year-old Gomez is 14-16 with a 5.18 ERA in 42 major league appearances, including 38 starts. Gomez went 5-8 with a 5.96 ERA in 2012 with Cleveland. Gomez made his major league debut with the Indians in 2010, when he allowed...
The Cleveland Indians have acquired outfielder Quincy Latimore from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez, who had been designated for assignment on Jan. 2, the Indians announced Wednesday. Latimore, who will turn 24 next month, hit 252 with 15 homers for Double-A Altoona in 2012. Gomez, who will turn 25 in February, went 5-8 with a 5.96 ERA...
The Pirates have traded organizational player Quincy Latimore for perennial sixth starter type pitcher Jeanmar Gomez. My feelings haven’t changed much since I wrote about him in a preview last season. Jeanmar Gomez… Jeanmar Gomez…. Jeanmar Gomez….. What is there to say about Jeanmar Gomez? Honestly I don’t really know. He spends a lot of [...]
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor league outfielder Quincy Latimore.
The 24-year-old Gomez is 14-16 with a 5.18 ERA in 42 major league appearances, including 38 starts. Gomez went 5-8 with a 5.96 ERA in 2012 with Cleveland. Gomez made his major league debut with the Indians...
The winter league playoffs continued in Venezuela and Puerto Rico last night, and Tony shares the details of how the Indians players did in both leagues. Outfielder Ezequiel Carrera continues to have a nice offseason, first baseman Jesus Aguilar is in a power groove, and more...
Need a distraction from today’s nauseating Hall of Fame discussions? Welp, here ya go:
Cleveland has traded RHP Jeanmar Gomez to Pittsburgh for minor league OF Quincy Latimore
— keithlaw (@keithlaw) January 9, 2013
Gomez is a big leaguer, but not a very good one. He’s 24 years old and has 206 career innings under his belt, but his ERA is above 5.18 (5.96 last year), and he...
The Cleveland Indians announced on Tuesday that they signed free agent pitchers Scott Kazmir, Jerry Gil and Edward Paredes to minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to spring training. Kazmir, 28, is 66-61 with a 4.17 ERA in 179 starts with the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels from 2004-2011. He was an All-Star in 2006 and 2008. In 2007, he was 13-9 with a 3.48...
Don’t expect free-agent outfielder Grady Sizemore to sign with a team anytime soon.
Sizemore, 30, underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee in September, and does not want to commit to a team until he is ready to play again, according to his agent, Joe Urbon.
“It could be Opening Day. It could be midseason,” Urbon said. “Midseason is more likely.”
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“So this all begs the question…what exactly are the Indians trying to do? GM Chris Antonetti has come out to say that Myers is likely the last significant free agent...