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VINNIE PESTANO RUMORS

The precipitous drop; a ode to Vinnie Pestano

A former member of the pen was jettisoned in a move that wasn’t a shocker, but saddened many fans. Vinnie Pestano, the team’s eighth inning stud in 2011-12 was sent to Anaheim for A ball pitcher Michael Clevinger. With the glut of young arms that have passed him while sitting in AAA Columbus and 40-man roster spots so precious, Pestano was staring at a non-tender at the end...
Via Waiting For Next Year
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The WAR Room: Bidding farewell to Vinnie Pestano

The WAR Room is back again, bringing you the 2014 advanced stats for every Cleveland minor leaguer. After looking at the hitters last week, today we focus on the pitchers. Of course, it is always important to keep context in mind, just like with scouting. A pitcher who is old for his level using that experience to succeed against young, inexperienced hitters must be taken with...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels acquire Vinnie Pestano, looking to trade for rotation help

The August 8th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels acquire Vinnie Pestano, looking to trade for rotation help and much more… The Story: The Angels acquired RHP Vinnie Pestano from Cleveland for RHP Michael Clevinger. The Monkey Says: Pestano was once considered the closer of the future in Cleveland, but flamed out in 2013 and is trying to...
Via Monkey with a Halo
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels acquire Vinnie Pestano from Indians to bolster bullpen

The Angels have acquired right-hander Vinnie Pestano from the Indians, both teams announced. Minor league righty Michael Clevinger is heading to Cleveland in the deal. Pestano, 29, has spent most of the season in Triple-A, where he had a 1.78 ERA with a 37/12 K/BB in 30 1/3 relief innings. He's thrown nine innings with the Tribe (5.00 ERA). Pestano battled injury and ineffectiveness...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels acquire RHP Pestano in trade with Indians

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have acquired right-hander Vinnie Pestano in a trade with the Cleveland Indians. Pestano has spent time with Cleveland and Triple-A Columbus this season. He went 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA in 13 games with the Indians, making his last major league appearance on July 10 against the New York Yankees. The Indians received minor league right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pestano for Clevinger: Indians go for upside

Today the Indians completed one of the first waiver deals of the baseball season. They traded right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano to the Angels for right-handed pitching prospect Michael Clevinger. Pestano has had one of the more interesting trips to and through the majors of any Indians player. He was a 20th round selection in 2006 and was never a big name prospect. The Indians...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pestano working on getting more extension in Columbus

After a shaky start to the season the Indians and Vinnie Pestano are relying on a trip to Triple-A Columbus to bring him back to his former glory as a key member in the Bullpen Mafia. Pestano entered the 2013 season with a lot of promise after two dominating years in the Indians bullpen. Unfortunately, a stint on the disabled list in May and a disappointing July made Pestano...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians trade rumors: Relief pitching

The 2013 post-All Star break Cleveland Indians are looking a lot like the post-All Star break Cleveland Indians from the previous two seasons. They have lost four out of five games since returning to action this past Friday. Given that it’s only been five games and the team has been streaky up to this point this season anyway, I am going to take their recent dismal play with a...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Pestano: “No bad blood” with Indians front office

Baseball has a business side to it and sometimes people don’t see eye-to-eye. There’s no bad blood or hard feelings whatsoever on either side. I respect Chris [Antonetti] and the organization and in no way am I unhappy with them. I’m grateful for the contract offer. They have a performance bonus schedule in place and stick to it. For the first time in my career I’m at a point...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Vinnie Pestano to play for Team USA in World Baseball Classic

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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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