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Will Chris Antonetti be able to make a dealfor a bat this week in Dallas? (Photo: AP)Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…The eve of the Winter MeetingsWe are a day away from one of the craziest times of the year. No, not Black Friday and the holiday gift buying rush, but the yearly MLB Winter Meetings. Executives for every Major League Baseball team are already en route to Dallas for the meetings that will span over four days from December 5-8.There will be lots of wheeling and dealing as teams look to add players to improve their rosters either via trade or free agency. This means not only lots of discussions between teams on potential trades, but also a lot of face to face discussions with agents as well. With all of these discussions it is a time when rumors will fly about in Dallas like snow in a blizzard.The Winter Meetings are typically the height of the offseason activity where most of the big name free agents who have not landed a deal will have a new h...
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I spent most of last week dissing the new MLB CBA. Needless to say, I think it’s a pretty crummy deal for the sport in general, and for small- and mid-market team in particular. Read any of those links to get a better idea as to the “whys” of my disdain.
Today, though, I’m going to try to look at the positives. I’m not doing this because I believe the deal is a good...
Mitch Nilsson<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10.0pt;">Around 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...
Here are the 2012 coaching assignments at all levels of the Cleveland Indians Player Development system. In the future, this listing can be viewed for easy reference in the "Resource" tab located below the site header.Columbus Clippers (AAA)Mike Sarbaugh, ManagerRuben Niebla, Pitching CoachPhil Clark, Hitting CoachMichael Salazar, Athletic TrainerAkron Aeros (AA)Chris...
"Give me Josh Willingham over Michael Brantley in left every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Maybe Brantley will make a big jump up this season, but so far his bat is that of a fourth outfielder and his glove is that of a left fielder only. He had some big hits last year, but unfortunately he didn't have enough regular old hits for me to want him to be a starter. And...
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Best Season (1934)
Manny Ramirez is looking for another chance in baseball. When asked if he was interested, Indians GM Chris Antonetti was silent.
The winter meetings and the free-agent market keeps Paul Hoynes' mailbag percolating.
The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with free agent catcher Matt Pagnozzi, who played briefly with Colorado and Pittsburgh last season.
The 29-year-old Pagnozzi spent most of last season with the Rockies' Triple-A team at Colorado Springs. He batted .275 with three homers and 29 RBIs in 54 games. He played in seven games for Colorado and was claimed...
The most recent minor moves from around MLB...
The Astros announced that they signed infielder Diory Hernandez to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training. The 27-year-old, who has spent parts of the last three seasons with the Braves, posted a .201/.229/.308 line in 289 Triple-A plate appearances this past season.
The Rangers signed catcher Dusty...
Matt PagnozziToday the Cleveland Indians announced that they have signed free agent catcher Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league contract with an invite to Major League spring training.Pagnozzi, 29, is a journeyman catcher with nine years of pro experience and spent most of the 2011 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Rockies organization where he hit .275 (49-for-178) with 13...
The Indians added to their catching depth on Friday, signing free-agent Matt Pagnozzi to a Minor League contract that includes a non-roster invitation to attend Spring Training with the Major League club.
The Cleveland Indians have signed catcher Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.