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What a fun offseason this has been for the Indians. They have made a few big trades, made some significant moves in free agency, and been in on lots of other players. But even though the Indians say they are probably done with their heavy lifting this offseason, Tony thinks they should take advantage of a unique opportunity this offseason to sign another big named free agent because it is an opportunity which may never present itself again. He also talks about the Hall of Fame voting issues, how Kenny Lofton got hosed, and lots more.
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Vinnie Pestano will suit for the United States when they take the field for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Just got the second best phone call of my career. I’m going to be wearing the Stars and Stripes in the WBC. #trulyhonored #childhooddream
— Vinnie Pestano (@VinnieP52) January 12, 2013
Pestano, 27, was one of the Tribe’s few bright spots in 2012, finishing the season...
We continue with our 2013 prospect coverage here at the IBI with a look at the right-handed relievers in the Indians system. The Indians are overloaded with right-handed relief prospects and it is arguably the one position they are deepest at in the entire system. At the moment they have a Major League bullpen bursting at the seams with right-handed relievers, and that is the same...
It seems like it’s been awhile since I really nerded out with a stats post. But if winters are good for anything, it’s spreadsheets and pivot tables and hastily drawn Jonclusions regarding the Indians.
Let me start by saying this clearly: I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the Indians’ off-season. Not only have they been able to add some good players—via both trade and...
Cleveland prospects were playing in both Venezuela and Australia on Saturday night, and putting on quite the offensive display. In the VWL playoffs, Zeke Carrera was facing off against Asdrubal Cabrera and Jesus Aguilar, and helped his team take a 4-3 lead. He also had a hand in keeping a future Tribe teammate from scoring go-ahead run. Andrew Campbell continued a hot stretch with...
Looks like the Bullpen Mafia is headed to the World Baseball Classic.
I am happy to say that I will be pitching for Team USA in the upcoming 2013 WBC.#Honored #Humbled #Ready
— Chris Perez (@ChrisPerez54) January 12, 2013
In 2012, the, um, colorful, Perez finished 0-4 with 39 saves (four blown) and 59 Ks in 57.2 innings.
Vinnie Pestano, Perez and the rest of Team USA will take...
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