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Consistency is the name of Merritt's game

After going 6-9 in Lake County during 2013, few people, if any, saw a potential ace in Carolina Mudcats left-hander Ryan Merritt before the season began. That perception has certainly changed now. A 16th round draft pick in 2011, Merritt is having one of the best seasons in Mudcats franchise history, including before they were affiliated with the Indians. Consistency has been...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mudcats’ Players Have Unique Comfort with Coaches

In the Minor Leagues, player personnel is, at best, a fluid situation. With the turnover that occurs almost weekly, the Cleveland Indians are unique in that there is solid stability within the respective coaching staffs of it affiliates. In Zebulon, the Carolina Mudcats are benefitting from the low turnover rate. Manager Scooter Tucker, hitting coach Tony Mansolino and pitching coach...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mudcats Notebook: Karsay talks about first half pitching

The Carolina Mudcats closed out the first half of the season on a sour note, going only 1-3 on the week, with one game being canceled by rain. The Mudcats enter the All-Star Break at 29-38 and finished the first half in a tie for third with the Winston Salem Dash. The Mudcats had three players named to the All-Star team in outfielder Anthony Gallas, shortstop Erik Gonzalez and...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Small town country boy Merritt looking to make it big with Indians

Ryan Merritt may be a self-described “country boy” from a small town in Texas, but the talented left-hander has made a name for himself and now hopes to make it all the way to the big city of Cleveland. Growing up in Celina, a town with a population of just over 6,000, Merritt spent countless hours playing catch with his older brothers, Joseph and Wes. “They would force me...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

Here is a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. We will always remember Mike Piazza’s “Healing Power of a Swing,” but it turns out the Braves’ pitcher that surrendered the home run, Steve Karsay, grew up just 15 minutes from Shea Stadium. Here’s what Karsay had to say about that whole experience. Originally published in The Tablet newspaper...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Coach's Corner '13: Lake County pitching coach Steve Karsay

It is time for another edition of “Coach's Corner” hear at the IBI, a monthly piece where Tony sits down with a coach in the Indians minor league system and really break down and discuss several players on the roster as well as some of the general philosophies they are teaching. He recently had a chance to sit down with Low-A Lake County pitching coach Steve Karsay and talked...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Karsay still helping Indians organization

By Tony LastoriaFOX Sports Ohio Back in 2006, pitcher Steve Karsay called it a career and retired after 16 years in baseball. He left a long career behind, including stints with six different organizations. His tenure was often interrupted by injuries, but he was one of the best relievers in the game when healthy. After time away from the everyday grind of the game, Karsay developed...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals pitcher faces 9/11 comparisons

In New York after 9/11, it was Steve Karsay. In Boston on Saturday, it could be Tim Collins. To play in one's hometown almost immediately after a terrorist attack - amid grief, anxiety and common purpose -- brings forth a unique set of emotions. To do so as an opposing player merely adds to the complexity. Karsay, who grew up in Queens, was the setup man for the Atlanta Braves...
Via Fox Sports
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Karsay, Scott Erickson hired as minor league pitching coaches by Cleveland Indians

The Indians have just about completed their minor league player development staff for the 2012 season..
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss
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