Found June 21, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
When it comes to Major League Baseball, there may be no better period than the one ahead. That's right, we are now more than halfway through the month of June, which means July is right around the corner. Of course, that also means that the trade deadline is almost just a month away. For MLB teams, the stakes are high, and there is no more enjoyable time for fans. There's winners. There's losers. There's Buyers. There's Sellers. This then of course leads us to the Cleveland Indians and their status heading into this pivotal time period. With their record at 36-35, it's been difficult to get a read on this Indians team. At times, it has appeared as if this team would be complete buyers. Of course, that seems to be a logical conclusion about any team that manages to go 18-4 across a 22-game stretch. However, for every yin, there is a yang, and this same Indians team that managed to go 18-4 followed that streak up with a nasty 4-16 run. So, that does beg the que...

Fedroff hopes patience and dedication turn dream into reality

Selected by the Cleveland Indians in the seventh-round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, outfielder and current Columbus Clipper Tim Fedroff has learned not to take anything he has achieved for granted. He’s just happy to be playing the game he loves. Now, at age 26, the University of North Carolina product is waiting for his chance to break into the big leagues. The most...

Risky business: Weighing the pros and cons of St. Louis trading for Lee

ST. LOUIS - Fewer than six weeks remain until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and you know what that means? The rumor season is about to heat up. Because the Cardinals have a loaded farm system, plenty of financial flexibility and are primed for a pennant run, expect them to be in the middle of a lot of trade speculation. Just remember, distinguishing between fact and fiction...

Indians sign Crockett and Roberts

On Saturday the Cleveland Indians announced that they signed 4th round pick left-handed pitcher Kyle Crockett and 15th round pick shortstop James Roberts. With the signings, the Indians have now signed all of their picks through the 9th round and have signed 21 of their 39 draft picks.

Manuel Fired Up in Post Game Press Conference

Charlie Manuel was not a happy camper last night. And who would be. He talks about not knowing what else he can do with his lineup at this point, and even gets into it with a veteran reporter.  

Mike Adams Is Injured Again, Michael Martinez DFA'd; Phillies Turn To Cliff Lee Piece

Mike Adams' injury-rittled season continues. This time, Adams is being sent to the 15-day disabled list with bicep tendonitis. This is Adams' second disabled list stint since signing a two-year, $12 million contract with the Phillies. Even while on the roster, Adams has been frequently unavailable due to injury. To...

Indians 5, Twins 1

Scott Kazmir allowed one run in seven strong innings and Jason Kipnis drove in three, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Kazmir (4-4) gave up just a leadoff homer to Brian Dozier in the sixth and four other hits. The left-hander struck out seven, including five in his final two innings. Kazmir has been a pleasant addition for the...

Does Jonathan Papelbon Want Out of Philadelphia and Vice-Versa?

At this point in the season and with the particular circumstances present, the question has to be asked, that of “does Jonathan Papelbon want out of Philadelphia?’ One can also presuppose the notion that Philadelphia might want Papelbon out of Philadelphia.Whichever way you may wish to look at the issue at hand, one thing for sure is that Papelbon’s time in Philadelphia may...

June 2013 Prospect Report

This is the fourth installment of the prospect rankings in 2013 and will feature the 31st through 40th best Indians prospects. The Dominican Summer League, Arizona Rookie League and Short Season A Ball all started during June, increasing the amount of prospects considered by almost double. Because of the late starts, the DSL Indians will be the only team of the three listed to be...

Series Preview: Twins at Indians 6/21-23

In a crazy turn of events, the Indians have won three straight series, now that they are out of the most difficult stretch of the season. They were able to actually beat Ervin Santana, who has been a thorn in the Indians side for the past few years and the bullpen has retained some order with Vinnie Pestano getting his first two saves. The Indians used their two top starters to win...

Twins-Indians Preview

The Cleveland Indians have gotten back on track largely due to their rotation, though Scott Kazmir hasn't provided much help lately. That doesn't bode well for the left-hander against a Minnesota Twins team that has been hot offensively. The Indians look to continue their turnaround with a seventh win in nine games as they open a three-game home series Friday night versus...

Phillies activate Chase Utley from DL

Source: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America The Philadelphia Phillies have activated second baseman Chase Utley from the disabled list prior to Friday night’s game against the New York Mets. Utley had been sidelined with what the Phillies termed a mild sprain in his right oblique. In two rehab games Utley went hitless but did not experience any issues with his oblique. On the...

Phillies win in Walk Off, Bullpen Implodes

Phillies bats woke up this afternoon and gave Pettibone a 6 run lead before leaving with a hurt back. Ryan Howard hit two homers and Michael Young hit one. The bullpen nearly gave that lead up when they allowed 4 runs in the 7th inning. Jon Pettibone pitched 6 innings,...

Phillies 8, Mets 7

Phillies pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen homered leading off the ninth, lifting Philadelphia to an 8-7 victory over New York on Saturday that wiped out the Mets' comeback from a six-run deficit. The Mets had scored two runs in the top of the ninth off closer Jonathon Papelbon (2-0). Ryan Howard homered twice and drove in four runs and Michael Young also homered for Philadelphia...

Gameday: Mets (29-41) vs. Phillies (35-39)

New York Mets (29-41) at Philadelphia Phillies (35-39) Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.56) vs. Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.40) TIME: 4:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN WEATHER: 84, sunny MEDIA: Facebook or Twitter After another disappointing loss last night, manager Charlie Manuel was heated in his post-game press conference.  He expressed that he doesn’t know what else he can do with his lineup...

Notes From The Phillies’ 4-3 Loss To New York

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