Found June 27, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
We saw some moves coming up soon, but this likely isn’t what we were looking for.
The Indians made a pair of small moves today, as they claimed IF/OF Vinny Rottino off outright waivers from the New York Mets. The versatile 32-year-old journeyman is expected to join the AAA Columbus roster and, of course, will be on the 40-man roster.
In 511 career AAA games, he’s a .294/.360/.436 hitter. He’s notched plenty of time at catcher, right field, left field, third base and first base over the years. A right-handed bat, he’s just at .188/.282/.319 in 44 career MLB games with Milwaukee, Florida and the Mets dating back to 2006.
In a corresponding move, the Indians DFA’d RHP Chris Schwinden, a starter for the Clippers. He actually had been picked up off waivers from the Blue Jays just a few weeks back. In three starts for Columbus, he was 1-2 with a 5.87 ERA, striking out five batters against six walks in 15.1 IP.
[Related: WFNY Wednesday Wahoos: Indians Minor League Weekly Review 6/27]
BEST OF MAXIM
Someone please wake up Bud Selig or pull him away from his early bird special.
I am sitting with my Grandpa in Mantua, Ohio, watching the Yankees beat up the Indians, and I just saw one of the worst calls I have seen in a long time.
Tonight was yet another example of why Bud Selig and MLB need to stop crossing their arms and actually do something about instant replay.
That was an unbelievable home run by Robinson Cano. Down a run in the sixth, 1-2 count against one of the hotter starters in the AL Central 1 , and he blasts one off the end of his bat for a two-run homer to the opposite field.
Can we just focus on that part of the game, please? Because with that one swing the Yankees deserved to win this contest.
But, of course, all anyone is talking...
Ike Davis is tied for fifth in the National League with 20 RBI in June and is batting .267 (20-75) with five home runs, two behind the NL lead, this month.
Since June 9th, Davis is batting .353 (18-51) and has five multi-RBI contests during that stretch. His last seven hits have all been for extra-bases.
Yesterday against the Cubs, Ike had his first career game with yhree extra...
Last season was a banner year for second basemen in terms of fantasy baseball. The usual suspects (Cano, Pedroia, Kinsler, Phillips) all had excellent years, while guys like Ben Zobrist, Howie Kendrick, and Ryan Roberts also put up big years. Coming into 2012, second base was a position fantasy owners felt like they could count on for big production in the middle infield. Unfortunately...
Ike Davis is showing signs of getting it, both at the plate and with his demeanor.
During yesterday’s game in Chicago, Davis apologized to plate umpire Manny Gonzalez for inadvertently touching him with his glove in a dispute at first base the night before. Davis was ejected, will be fined and could be suspended for at least a game.
”I just told him I’m sorry for touching him...
So Chris Perez is confused about Cleveland fans again. We’ve already been over the Indians closer’s incredibly myopic complaints about attendance at Progressive Field that he renewed in a recent interview with Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, but now Perez is complaining about the attendance at Cleveland Browns Stadium as well.
“I don’t understand,” Perez told Kepner...
Terry Collins didn’t mince words last night, and his pre-game concerns of how he sensed a lack of energy from the Mets inside the clubhouse before the game, proved to be prophetic.
“We were a little flat,” Collins said. “They’re human beings and the adrenaline knock out for a while, and the fact that they got about probably five or six hours of sleep didn’t help either...
The Mets were an absolute disaster last night as they had no answers for the lowly Cubs. Tonight the Mets will infuse their lineup with Nieuwenhuis and Murphy, and Fearless Ike looks to pass the Mendoza Line.
Tonight's Mets lineup Vs. Chicago:
1. Nieuwenhuis - CF
2. Tejada - SS
3. Wright - 3B
4. Duda - RF
5. Davis - 1B
6. Hairston - LF
7. Murphy - 2B
Hello and welcome to another lovely day of Mets baseball. The Amazins (39-36) have once again followed up an encouraging winning streak with a series of defeats to cancel it out. This time, they’ve lost four in a row, and they’ve got just one more chance to win against the Cubs (26-48) before bolting for a weekend tilt in Los Angeles.
Jon Niese takes the hill for New York and...
Just over 18 months ago, the Mets hired Sandy Alderson in hopes that he could turn around an overpaid and underachieving franchise. In his first season as General Manager, Alderson hired Terry Collins, signed Chris Capuano and Chris Young to small, incentive-laden deals, and plugged some holes on the roster with veterans such as Scott Hairston and Willie Harris. The season turned...
CHICAGO -- The New York Mets had a blast Wednesday at Wrigley Field. Actually they had a few blasts. Daniel Murphy hit two home runs as the Mets avoided a sweep by pounding the Chicago Cubs 17-1. The Mets scored three runs in the fourth inning and six each in the fifth and sixth to snap a four-game losing streak. Daniel Murphy hit two home runs, and Scott Hairston highlighted...
See what happens after a well timed kick in the pants during a game in which the wind is blowing out? You get 17 runs, that's what happens. And you get dingers from Ike Davis, Scott Hairston and ...
[youtube]IKXEmXB7h3E[/youtube]Daniel Murphy! His first two of the season, even!!!It's what makes this team maddening sometimes. Not only because they survived against some...