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Some winter ball action would have onlyhelped LaPorta and his bat (Photo: AP).Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…Winter no showThe Indians have several players currently participating in winter ball this offseason in places all around the globe in Australia, Panama, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic. While some Latin stars play a few weeks for their home country, most of the players participating in winter ball are those in the minor leagues on the cusp of the big leagues, those in the big leagues with a year or two experience that have struggled and need to figure some things out, and those who have had injuries and need to make up at bats or innings pitched.So why in the world is Indians’ first baseman Matt LaPorta not playing winter ball this offseason?The Indians have a big question mark at first base at the moment, and with how inconsistent LaPorta has been in his three years in the big leagues he would probably be best served to ...
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Danny SalazarHere 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.This listing now also includes the four players third baseman Giovanny Urshela and right-handed pitchers Toru Murata...
When you play in a league where you’re required to draft at least one player that sounds like a dish from a delicatessen, who do you want? Kipnis or the Russian émigré, Kasha Varnishkes? Easy, Jason Kipnis. Even in leagues that aren’t drafted on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Kipnis needs less selling than a five-day-old kugel when you look at Bill James’s 2012 projections...
I continue the year end transaction recaps for each of the Indians' six stateside affiliates todat with short season Single-A Mahoning Valley. 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 20RHP Bryce Stowell assigned...
Jose LopezAround 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.Dominican...
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...
Paolo EspinoAround 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...
The Tribe made some moves on Friday. No, not for the elusive Right Handed Bat but for Pie.
Specifically, outfielder Felix Pie (also Jose Lopez and Aaron Cunningham).
From Paul Hoynes:
Antonetti on Friday signed infielder Jose Lopez and outfielder Felix Pie to minor-league deals with spring-training invitations. Then he traded Class AA closer Cory Burns to San Diego for...
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Okay, so your boy Stats All Folks hasn’t even made a rough cheat sheet and the only thing I’ve done so far is rank catchers. Regardless, I’m comfortable saying that Carlos Santana is a first round caliber fantasy option. Crazy? Not really. Position scarcity is a *****, and Santana provides an incredible advantage at a position that generally produces...
In the final Inbox of 2011, beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers fans' questions about the recent acquisition of Aaron Cunningham and potential offseason targets while offering a bit of reflection on his first season in Cleveland.
For his effort and wizardry, Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has earned a GIBBY Award as the game's best defensive player.
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Even a Cleveland Indians fan doesn’t believe Asdrubal Cabrera is the best fielder in baseball:
I’m not saying Cabrera’s that bad of a fielder. You shouldn’t take his -19.1 FRAA at face value, and even his -11.8 UZR should be taken with a grain of salt. But even if you don’t put any stock in any of the five most popular sabermetric defensive stats—all of which put Cabrera...
Morales, a power-hitting first baseman, did not play in the big leagues last season after breaking his left in May 2010.