Found March 26, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
According to Enrique Rojas of ESPN, Vladimir Guerrero worked out for Cleveland Indians’ scouts at the Indians’ Dominican academy.  Guerrero hit .290/.317/.416 with 13 HR in 590 plate appearances last season with the Orioles. According to one source cited by Rojas, “There seems to be a genuine interest by the Indians to see if he can help the team.” If Guerrero cannot latch on with an MLB team, he’s suggested he would explore the possibility of continuing his career in Japan. There have been some recent grumblings that the Indians’ brass has been nonplussed by the open competition for the left field spot.  Guerrero would seemingly play into that competition were he to be added to the fold, though his range has been particularly questionable in recent years.

Indians work out Vladimir Guerrero

Free agent outfielder Vladimir Guerrero has worked out for the Cleveland Indians in the Dominican Republic. Guerrero, a .318 career hitter with 449 homers in 16 major league seasons, was looked at by Indians scouts on Monday at the team's baseball academy. ESPN Deportes first reported Guerrero's workout. The Indians have been looking for a right-handed hitter for months...

Indians Spring Training Battles: The Fifth Starter

When the entire Fausto Carmona identity situation came to light, the Indians were left with a dilemma. Should they look for outside alternatives to fill the new void at the fifth spot in the rotation or should they consider the in-house candidates that were expected to start the season at AAA Columbus? As it turned it, the battle would be a combination of both. Two days after the...

While We’re Waiting… Ubaldo’s disposition, Jason Donald and Hannahan!

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at Interesting piece from this weekend on Ubaldo Jimenez- “Nearly eight months after being dumped by the Rockies, Jimenez still struggles to gain command of his fastball and...

Paul Dolan: “A Year Ago, There was a Rumor with Fausto”

In a lengthy sit-down with Terry Pluto, Cleveland Indians CEO Paul Dolan opened up about a variety of topics including the recent arrest, renamining and subsequent contract renegotiations of Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona. “About a year ago, there was a rumor that there was something with Fausto,” Dolan said. “These type of things [name changes, age changes...

Indians' Gomez gives up his first runs of spring

Cleveland's Jeanmar Gomez gave up his first runs of spring training as the Chicago Cubs beat the Indians 6-2 Sunday. Alfonso Soriano had three RBIs, including a two-run homer for Chicago. Gomez allowed three runs over five innings. The right-hander is competing with Kevin Slowey and David Huff for the final rotation spot. He walked three, struck out three and has a 1.69 ERA...

White Sox 7, Indians 1

Cleveland Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings of a 7-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. The White Sox's Paul Konerko hit two doubles, including an RBI double in the fourth inning. The White Sox scored three runs in the fourth inning against Jimenez. Zach Stewart, a candidate for the White Sox bullpen, allowed a run and...

2012 Organizational Rankings: #30 – Baltimore

Read the methodology behind the ratings here. Remember that the grading scale is 20-80, with 50 representing league average. 2012 Outlook: – 31 (29th) The Orioles would be a long shot to be a contender in any division in baseball, as their young pitching hasn’t emerged as they had hoped and they’ve struggled to find good complementary offensive pieces to surround their best...

While We’re Waiting… Catching up with Bassy, Final Four thoughts and Re-branding the Indians

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at Catching up with ex-Cavalier Sebastian Telfair- “I’m not sure if Telfair will re-sign in Phoenix again next year, but I hope he does. I think it’s a good place for...

Odds, Thoughts, Wishes and Predictions

With the start of the Orioles’ season less than nine games away, the odds for them on sports betting websites, fans, casual observers and with the media isn’t good. They aren’t simply just expected to bad, but bottom-feeders and a last place team in the division. The odds are 150-to-1 that they win the World Series. They are 100-to-1 odds to win the American League East. ...

Twins 5, Orioles 0

The Minnesota Twins scored four runs off Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada and held the Baltimore Orioles hitless until the eighth inning in a 5-0 exhibition victory Tuesday. Making his first start since being signed in the offseason as a free agent, Wada was pulled after three innings because of a high pitch count. He threw 62 pitches, including 30 in a three-run second. Wada...

GAMEDAY: Pirates vs. Orioles

Orioles (9-9) at Pirates (8-13) 7:05 PM EST–McKechnie Field, Bradenton TV: ROOT Sports Here is the Gameday The Bucs will be trotting out their Opening Day lineup tonight against the Orioles. You can watch on ROOT Sports – the last ROOT broadcast of the spring. tweeted: Tommy Hunter will start for Baltimore. ©2012 Raise the Jolly Roger. All Rights Reserved..
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