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Brantley saw some time at first in the minors in2007 and 2008, and could see some spot dutythere next season. (Photo: Huntsville Stars)Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…Brantley to first base?The Indians are considering playing outfielder Michael Brantley at first base next season. They approached him about it at the end of the season, and he will likely get some work there in spring training to see if he could be an option there. He may also report to Arizona early to get some extra work and give the Indians’ brain trust the ability to evaluate him in a one-on-one setting.First off, Brantley is not being considered as the everyday first baseman. That is a job that will likely go to a yet-to-be-acquired first baseman or some combination of Carlos Santana, Matt LaPorta and Shelley Duncan. With Brantley as an option to play first base for 20 to 30 games next year it creates some much needed flexibility in the outfield in the event they pick up an outfielder in a ...
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It's clear the Indians are going to have to depend heavily on their pitching staff to carry the team in 2012. The Indians had one of the best bullpens in the majors last season, and they will be one of the few major league teams that will go to spring training with their starting rotation already set.
Barring injury, the Indians figure to open the season with a rotation of Justin...
Juan DiazHere are the up-to-date winter ball statistics for all Cleveland Indians players participating in fall/winter ball out in the Arizona Fall League, Dominican Winter League, Venezuelan Winter League, Puerto Rico Winter League, and Australian Baseball League.There Indians have four other players Steven Wright, Danny Salazar, Toru Murata and Giovanny Urshela participating in...
I'm very detail oriented, so with 2011 quickly coming to a close I will be posting year end transaction recaps for each of the Indians' six stateside affiliates. This transaction listing will also be housed for reference in the "Transactions" tab below the site header. Thanks again to Arthur K. for compiling these all season and for keeping them up-to-date.June...
Rob BrysonAround the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.Here is the rundown of what Indians players in winter ball did yesterday.Australian...
Jesus AguilarAround the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in the Caribbean Leagues. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game.Here is the rundown of what Indians players in winter ball did yesterday...
This is updated look at the Cleveland Indians organization from Cleveland down to Low-A Lake County. This listing is my own view and the Cleveland Indians in no way assisted in putting it together. That said, I do feel I have a good understanding of where a lot of players will be placed so this is a good snapshot of how I think things look at the moment.As moves are made this offseason...
In every Indian fan there's a GM waiting to get out ... as Paul Hoynes learns in this week's mailbag.
The Cleveland Indians and Felix Pie have agreed to a two-year Minor League deal with a Spring Training invitation, Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun reports. The deal is worth up to $1 million with performance bonuses.
Pie last played 85 games with the Baltimore Orioles in 2011 where he hit .220/.264/.280, but was designated for assignment in August.. He signed a one-year contract...
Rolling right along, congratulations to lstavole13, who was Friday’s winner! He gets a pair of tickets to the Cavaliers’ opener on December 26th. Also, thanks again to CSF Radio for helping out with that contest.
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Felix PieAccording to a report in the Baltimore Sun on Sunday, the Indians have agreed to terms with Felix Pie on a minor league contract with an invite to Major League spring training. The Indians have yet to formally announce the signing, likely because final terms of the deal are still being completed and he has to pass a physical. An official announcement should come soon if...
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