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How Abraham Almonte Turned the Tribe Around

On August 7th, the Cleveland Indians traded Michael Bourn to the Atlanta Braves in a salary dump that included Nick Swisher and netted the team Chris Johnson. One day later, Abraham Almonte, who had himself been picked up in the much smaller salary dump of Marc Rzepczynski to San Diego, made his Cleveland debut. Through August 7th, the Indians were ten games under .500 at 49-59,...
Via Burning River Baseball
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Almonte Homer Sends Tribe to Sweep and Five in a Row; Indians 9, Angels 2

The Cleveland Indians are working on a positive finish to a roller-coaster August. Abraham Almonte hit his first career grand slam and Josh Tomlin worked into the eighth inning, leading the Indians to a 9-2 win over the slumping Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Cleveland (63-66) has won five in a row to stay in the race for the second AL wild card. It is quite a turnaround from an extended...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Watch this Indians fan snag a screaming liner

The Cleveland Indians weren’t the only ones to go home winners on Tuesday night as a fan down the third-base line was right there with them. Watch as left-handed Abraham Almonte slaps a first-pitch fastball down the line, only to have the screaming liner absolutely speared by a glove-toting, bearded gentleman just beyond the edge of the tarp. One hell of a snag, right? Rick Manning...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Abraham Almonte For Real?

The Trade Deadline was a very active time for the 2015 version of the Cleveland Indians. Unfortunately, the Tribe did not have the winning season that Cleveland fans envisioned and became sellers at the end of July. First, David Murphy was sent to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for a minor league short stop, Eric Stamets. Next, Brandon Moss was sent to the St. Louis Cardinals...
Via Burning River Baseball
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Trades Create Opportunity for Several Clippers

Almonte Assigned to Columbus There’s a new face in Columbus. The Indians traded Marc Rzepczynski to San Diego minutes before the Friday 4pm deadline for versatile, switch-hitting outfielder Abraham Almonte and immediately assigned him Columbus. The 26-year-old split the season between San Diego and Triple-A El Paso. In 31 games with the Padres, Almonte hit .204 (11-54) with four...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians trade Marc Rzepczynski to San Diego for Abraham Almonte

The Cleveland Indians had one last trade to sneak in just ahead of the 2015 MLB trade deadline. They traded left-handed reliever Marc “Scrabble” Rzepczynski to the San Diego Padres in exchange for 26 year old Abraham Almonte (ESPN’s Keith Law was the first to report though he misspelled Rzepczynski in his rush). Scrabble was seemingly struggling overall this season pitching...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Bats Struggle At The Top Of The Lineup

Almonte Sent out, Lineup Shuffled Again Despite a relatively potent punch in Robinson Cano and Corey Hart batting in the 3 and 4 holes respectively, the Seattle Mariners have continued to struggle getting guys on base in front of those two guys consistently. Centerfielder Abraham Almonte, had been batting in the leadoff spot the vast majority of the time.  Late last week M’s skipper...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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