Allen Succeeds in Any Role He’s Given

The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies deserve the backlash from Wetzler fiasco

On Wednesday night a story broke that quickly exploded on Twitter. For those who know or follow college baseball and the draft, the story was that two players the Phillies drafted last year Ben Wetzler and Jason Monda, drafted in the 5th and 7th round respectively, had been reported for negotiating with an agent after they had been drafted by the Phillies. If Ben Wetzler is a name...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Meyer: Five players to watch

Cody Allen, Indians (RP) Terry Francona is keeping the closer decision confidential right now. However, he has been quoted saying that Cody Allen will "pitch in every meaningful game." While it's in the form of a setup role or the closer is yet to be announced, I like to think he'll be the guy in the ninth inning. Even last season, I thought Allen had closer-potential...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Crockett could see Cody Allen-like rise to Cleveland in 2014

Right-hander Cody Allen was drafted in 2011, travelled through four different minor league stops in that same year, and half way through the 2012 season he was called up to the big leagues. He hasn't looked back since and has become one of the Indians primary weapons out of the bullpen. Left-hander Kyle Crockett could very well be on the same path. Crockett, 22, was selected...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB News: Wil Myers wins AL ROY; Indians’ Cody Allen gets third place votes

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced today that Tampa Bay’s Wil Myers has won the Jackie Robinson AL Rookie of the Year award. Myers hit .293 with 13 HR and 53 RBI. He was first on 23 of the 30 ballots submitted. Cleveland’s Cody Allen was tied for sixth with two points. Allen was listed third on a pair of ballots. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram’s Chris Assenheimer...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians bring chicken on field during BP

Well, you don't see this every day...but then again, it is Cleveland. It's a, well, interesting day at Progressive Field. Yes, that is a live chicken in the outfield shagging flies. — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) September 4, 2013 Alright - so why was there a chicken on the field during batting practice at Progessive Field? I'll let...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Indians 18th round pick: SS Paul Hendrix

In the 18th round of the 2013 Draft the Cleveland Indians select shortstop Paul Hendrix from Texas Christian University. Born: 11/18/1991 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 187 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right Jeff Ellis: The Indians actually drafted Hendrix last year out of Junior college as he was a 32nd round pick, so he jumped up 14 rounds this year. He had a solid year for TCU...
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June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Orbiting Cleveland: The case for Cody Allen at closer

In the game of baseball, nothing seems to ever stay the same. What may have been a strength suddenly becomes a weakness and what was a weakness suddenly becomes a strength — there’s no method to the madness. For proof, look no further than the 2013 Cleveland Indians. Heading into this past season, it seemed as if the general consensus among fans was the same: This team has the...
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Indians Top 60 Prospects: #7 RHP Cody Allen

The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with right-handed pitcher Cody Allen. Allen is the most dominant and eye-popping relief pitcher the Indians have had come through their system in a long time as he breezed through four different stops last season hitting every level from High-A Carolina to Cleveland within three months. His rapid ascent up the system...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians Bullpen Moves: Cody Allen Up, Scott Barnes Down

The Indians announced another swap in the bullpen this afternoon, with young righty Cody Allen coming up from AAA Columbus to replace lefty Scott Barnes: RHP Cody Allen promoted from AAA Columbus. Has a 1.87 ERA in 31 games this year (43.1IP, 25H, 9ER, 9BB,53K) w/a .166 (25-151)average against — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 20, 2012 Allen was selected in the 23rd round of...
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July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

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