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After being selected as a No. 1 draft pick (11th overall) in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the Florida Marlins, outfielderJeremy Hermida was one of the most highly-touted prospects in the sport.
He made his major league debut on August 31, 2005 with the Marlins in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. In his first major league at-bat, Hermida belted a grand slam off of reliever Ray King, becoming just the second player in history to accomplish such a feat. He was the first to do it as a pinch-hitter.
Unfortunately, things just never really panned out the way many expected them to.
In parts of eight seasons in the majors, Hermida has hit .257 with 65 homeruns and 250 RBI in 632 career games. His best season came in 2007 with Florida when he hit .296 with 18 longballs, 63 RBI and 32 doubles.
“I came up with the Marlins and was with them from 2002 to 2009 so it was the only organization I knew,” Hermida said. “Since then it’s seems like I’ve bounced around the past few yea...
BEST OF MAXIM
Akron Aeros’ right-hander Danny Salazar spent the offseason working out with Ubaldo Jimenez, but Tribe fans needn’t be concerned.
Salazar, 23, has fared better than Jimenez this season, as he is presently 2-3 with a 2.67 ERA and a 51:10 K:BB. In three appearances from April 20-May 2, Salazar didn’t allow an earned run. On Tuesday, his final start with the Aeros, he tossed...
We did talk briefly about the attendance, but really not much at all. We’ve both agreed that it shouldn’t dominate the headlines a second year in a row.
Lackluster attendance and how tired we are of talking about it
Bud Shaw’s article about the long-term project
TV ratings and how far they’re up year over year
You can’t get the pulse of casual fans that stopped...
The Indians catch a break
Unless my admittedly questionable eyesight is failing desperately theAdam Rosales homerun/double call and later review may have been the most abysmal, egregious call I have seen in a long time.
How this crew failed to correct the call on the field and reward Rosales with a homerun is beyond me. However, fortunately for Chris Perez and the Indians this...
It’s been nearly four years since Scott Kazmir last struck out 10 batters in a game. To put that in context, a teenager who was just starting college back then—August 26, 2009, to be exact—could conceivably be preparing for his graduation this weekend. That’s an awful lot of space between two bookends.
But before we get back to the phoenix that is the Tribe’s veteran...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians activated starting center fielder Michael Bourn from the 15-day disabled list after sweeping a four-game series from Oakland.
Bourn had been sidelined since slicing open his right index finger while diving into first base on April 14. He was eligible to return on April 30, but the cut didn't heal in time and Bourn needed some extra time.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Zach McAllister and two relievers combined on a shutout and the Cleveland Indians scored an unearned run in the fifth inning for their eighth win in nine games, 1-0 over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
McAllister, Rich Hill and Chris Perez limited the highest-scoring offense in the majors to six hits and did not allow a runner to reach second base.
The IBI Hot List is back for another week and recaps the hot (and some cold) performances in the Indians system over the past week. The top 20 performances over the past seven days are ranked with some commentary, and the five worst showings are also ranked with some commentary there as well. This week I take a look at the hot showing by shortstop Francisco Lindor, outfielder LeVon...
Player of the Game
The Indians ace showed his stuff once again tonight, pitching seven innings and striking out seven to earn his fifth win of the season. Masterson wasn't perfect, giving up three runs, all in the fourth inning, but other than that was fantastic. His final POG score was 4.70, his best start of his last five.
The Indians needed some luck...
In this week’s Minor Happenings, Tony talks about the rapid growth of Danny Salazar and his alleged promotion to Columbus and what he needs to work on. He also looks at the return of Matt LaPorta and if his showing to date is any different from last year, provides some detailed comments from the front office on Trevor Bauer’s progression as a pitcher as well as the 411 on extended...
CLEVELAND — Major League Baseball says the umpires were wrong.
That doesn’t help the Oakland Athletics.
One day after umpire Angel Hernandez and his crew failed to reverse an obvious home run by A’s infielder Adam Rosales following a video review, MLB executive vice president Joe Torre said an “improper call” was made in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game between the...
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If you haven’t seen the Charles Ramsey interview, well you’re just doing it wrong. [Youtube]
“The economy and game-day experience are factors as well. Sure, a...
Coming off another impressive performance last weekend, the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer appears to be at the top of his game.
So do the AL Central rival Cleveland Indians, who could become all the more formidable with Michael Bourn back atop their lineup.
Looking to win a fourth consecutive start and stay unbeaten, Scherzer tries to slow down the surging Indians in the opener...