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I enjoy watching the All-Star game, mostly because it’s fun seeing a team comprised of players wearing their team’s jerseys.
Where else can I watch Derek Jeter, in pinstripes, starting a double play with Ian Kinsler who is wearing Texas blue and white with Albert Pujols in his Angels jersey waiting for the relay?
I remember going to the All-Star game in 2009 when Cliff Lee started for the AL andGrady Sizemore received five at-bats in the 15 inning marathon, and it seemed like Joe Maddon was going to run out of relievers. However, although watching the game is fun, observing the choosing process is nothing short of frustrating.
First each team must be represented, which has led to some incredibly awkward All-Star selections over the years* and it also means many deserving players are left off the roster. Further, the fans tend to have absolutely no idea who should, or should not, be starting for their league. Thus it’s always a circus to attempt to guess who represents a team with...
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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.
Indians first baseman Nick Swisher hit off a tee and survived batting practice without feeling stabbing pain in his left shoulder. He's ready to test it in a game.
Swisher moved closer to returning to Cleveland's lineup on Friday after missing nearly a week with an injury that has been bothering him most of this season. Swisher had hoped to be available as a pinch hitter...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians first baseman Nick Swisher hit off a tee and survived batting practice without feeling stabbing pain in his left shoulder. He's ready to test it in a game.
Swisher moved closer to returning to Cleveland's lineup on Friday after missing nearly a week with an injury that has been bothering him most of this season. Swisher had hoped to be available...
Former general manager John Hart and three-time All-Star second baseman Carlos Barega have been inducted into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame.
Hart was the architect of the Indians' most successful sustained run in franchise history, winning five straight AL Central titles and two pennants in the 1990s. Hart turned a perennial loser into what many believed to be a model franchise...
CLEVELAND -- There are certainly many ways to remember the Indians era of greatness in the 1990s, but Carlos Baerga put a new spin on things this weekend.
As Baerga reminisced, the memory of pregame before the 1995 Division Series opener against Boston in Progressive Field came to mind. The Indians walked on the field, saw Boston starter Roger Clemens and let him know their feelings...
The Indians have inked two more draft picks as 3rd round pick right-handed pitcher Dace Kime and 7th round pick left-handed pitcher Kenny Mathews both signed deals on Friday.
Kime signed for $525,000 which was $167,200 below the $692,200 slot for the pick, and Mathews signed for $150,000 which was $44,800 below the $194,800 for the pick. The Indians have signed seven of their nine...
Special K in Cleveland
Some were starting to question the future of Scott Kazmir as a starter for the Indians after his last start against Washington, when he served up five runs, four hits and three home runs in just two and two-thirds innings of work. Whether it was the rain, a mechanical issue or just another example of the inconsistency that the left-hander has dealt with so...
Cleveland, OH -- Cleveland scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning and the Tribe bullpen bent but didn't break, as the Indians beat the Minnesota Twins, 8-7, Saturday night at Progressive Field.
"We kind of had to hang on for dear life, but we did," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We go home happy."
The Indians maintained a patient approach...
After going through some issues, the big league club got back to winning over the past week and climbed back over .500. That, combined with some fun with debuts in the short season leagues made this past week a good time here at IBI.
Note that the Digest is a little short this week as I am leaving for vacation. The Digest will return in two weeks with a mega-edition to catch you...
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Ronny Rodriguez (Akron, SS) – 3-6, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB – Ronny Rodriguez’s offensive performance in recent games has been nothing short of impressive (.455/.479/.614 in his last...
It hasn't always been easy, but the Cleveland Indians have managed to find ways to win of late.
Trying for a fifth consecutive victory, the Indians look to complete a sweep of the visiting Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Michael Bourn had three hits with three RBI as Cleveland (38-35) took advantage of five walks to score six times in the first inning, then hung on for an 8-7 win...
Akron, OH – Both teams played to the best of their abilities, but it was the Rock Cats who pulled out a 12-7 victory in a thriller on Saturday night at Canal Park.
Both teams took the lead in the ninth inning and the Rock Cats scored five runs to win the game in the 11th inning.
Although starting pitcher Toru Murata did well and the Aeros held the lead for the majority of the...
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...
Player of the Game
Drew Stubbs hit a solo shot in the bottom of the 7th inning. This home run brought the Indians within one run of the Twins.
Jason Kipnis continues to stay hot. He hit a single and 2 doubles today and knocked in the 2nd Indians run.
After sitting 6 games due to injury, Nick Swisher found himself back in the lineup. Though he didn'...
Cleveland, OH — On short notice, Minnesota starter Pedro Hernandez allowed just two runs over five innings as the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-3, to avoid a three-game sweep on Sunday.
Hernandez (3-1, 5.54) was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to fill in for scheduled starter Mike Pelfrey who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained back.