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Top Ten Indians Bullpens

Do to the success of the Indians bullpen in recent seasons, the subject of the greatest Tribe relief corps of all time has been brought up on multiple occasions. Now, we are making it official with the list of the top ten bullpens in Cleveland Indians history. Because bullpens vary in size, only the top six pitchers from each group are included in the analysis. In addition, because...
Via Burning River Baseball
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Avoid Arbitration With All Six Eligibles

The Indians have expertly avoided arbitration for most of the history of arbitration, but last season they proved that they would be willing to to break their streak if for a good cause. Last year, it was Josh Tomlin and Vinnie Pestano that went the distance, but this year, things were cleared up in a hurry. With January 16th as the last date to exchange arbitration figures, the...
Via Burning River Baseball
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Tribe Salaries to be Determined as Arbitration Commences

Earlier this week, Mark Shapiro admitted in an interview with WTAM’s Mike Trivisonno that the Indians have financial restraints holding them back from making too many big moves during this offseason. The statement can hardly be called “news”—the Indians are notorious for having a low payroll and being a small-market team—yet it can serve as a slap in the face to fans who...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Louis Head the Next Indians Relief Ace?

It seems almost every season another rookie reliever comes out of nowhere to make an incredible break through into the Indians bullpen. Last season it was left hander Kyle Crockett, the year before it was Cody Allen and before that Vinnie Pestano and the list goes on. While the current bullpen seems set with depth, there is always room for more when one pitcher or another gets hurt...
Via Burning River Baseball
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Primer Part V

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  Starting Bullpen Players A perfect bullpen pitcher is not unlike what you look for in a good starting pitcher as described in the previous section. Mariano Rivera, Craig Kimbrel, Wade Davis, or, perhaps Aroldis Chapman are more recent examples of what a high quality reliever can do to impact the game. Generally a...
Via Angelswin
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The WAR Room: Performance-based rankings, #100 - #91

Over the past three months, IBI rolled out the year-end rankings for every minor league affiliate in the Cleveland system. Next up, we will be running down the top-100 performers based on those WAR rankings, albeit with a slight twist. Simply ranking each player based on the raw numbers would have some value, but not nearly as much as when the stats are adjusted for how old the prospect...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Questioning Vinnie Pestano’s 2014 season

Once a rising star in the Cleveland bullpen, the Tribe pretty much gave up on Vinnie Pestano. Well, one man’s trash could be another man’s treasure. In this case, the Angels have positioned themselves to be the garbageman benefactor. Wasn’t Pestano supposed to be the “closer of the future” in Cleveland?He sure was, but the best laid plans of mice and men blah, blah, blah…...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Shoemaker finishes 2nd in AL ROY voting, Pestano avoid arbitration

The November 11th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Shoemaker finishes 2nd in AL ROY voting, Pestano avoid arbitration and much more… The Story: Matt Shoemaker finished second in AL Rookie of the Year voting.The Monkey Says: He received 12 second place votes and four third place votes. No player below him on the ballot even appeared on more than...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels avoid arbitration with Vinnie Pestano

The Angels avoided arbitration with one of their 10 eligible players, by agreeing on a one-year, $1.15 million contract with Vinnie Pestano.Pestano, 29, is a product of Anaheim Canyon High and Cal State Fullerton. He gave up one run in 9 2/3 innings with the Angels last year.Over five major league seasons, all with the Cleveland Indians before the trade, Pestano has a career 2...
Via In The Neutral Zone
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels News: Angels agree to terms with Vinnie Pestano on 1-year deal

The Los Angles Angels have agreed to ink Vinnie Pestano with a one-year deal, thus avoiding arbitration, according to the team’s official website on Monday. Pestano will earn $1.15 million for his services. He was projected to earn $1.2 million through arbitration.The 29-year-old, relief pitcher, has a 5-8 record, 2.83 ERA, 231 strikeouts and 11 saves since debuting for the Cleveland...
Via Baseball Essential
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Traded to the Playoffs: The Eventual Seasons for the Indians’ Three Biggest Trades of 2014

This season did not turn out the way the Indians had anticipated when they started 2014. Playoff dreams remained just that, dreams, and despite their overall winning record, the team still ended their season without ever seeing an October game. However, not every player who started on the Indians’ roster ended their season in that same way. The Indians parted with three well-known...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels on the free agency and trade block

The offseason draws nigh. As soon as the Royals finish fulfilling their manifest destiny, the Angels will be free to go about fine tuning their roster for another playoff run next year. However, before they can do that, they need to take care of some housekeeping. No, I’m not talking about sweeping all the rat turds out of the bowels of Angel Stadium (though they should probably...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Angels unveiled their ALDS

After keeping us waiting for much longer than was probably necessary, the Halos finally got around to setting their roster for the ALDS and OH MY GOD it is… totally what everyone expected. #Angels ALDS roster, no Thatcher, Green, McDonald or Boesch pic.twitter.com/dfX6pF8X48 — Taylor Blake Ward (@TaylorBlakeWard) October 2, 2014 Efren Navarro got the final bench spot over...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels add 11 to roster, Angels tied for best World Series odds

The September 3rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels add 11 to roster, Angels tied for best World Series odds and much more… The Story: The Angels added 11 players to the active roster as part of September call-ups. The Monkey Says: Brennan Boesch is back and already getting a crack at filling the left-handed DH void. John Buck will serve...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe Bullpen as Strong Ever

In 2011 and 2012 the Cleveland Indians had a bullpen that was good enough to develop a nickname. The 2014 Tribe bullpen does not have any special monikers but may well be better than those pens that were the backbone of struggling baseball teams. After a 2013 season of bullpen question marks and implosions, the Indians are enjoying a fantastic relief season this year. The pen is...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels add RHP Morin, send down RHP Pestano

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have activated rookie right-hander Mike Morin from the disabled list and optioned right-hander Vinnie Pestano to Triple-A Salt Lake. The Angels made the moves before Saturday night's game at Texas. Morin had been put on the 15-day DL on Aug. 4 because of a cut on his left foot. That move was retroactive to Aug. 1. Morin began this season...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

BRR 2.23: Why We’ll Never Be Royals

In this very offensive version of Burning River Radio, Joe and Mike talk about why the Royals are the top team in the AL Central and the Tigers and Indians aren’t. Included in this extensive talk about pitching are our choices of who should fill out the Tribe rotation for the rest of the season, fresh with a mention of the ghost that is Shaun Marcum. After we pay our respects to...
Via Burning River Baseball
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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
August 11, 2014  |  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
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Dipoto says Angels building bullpen for long-term success

The Angels' waiver trade for Vinnie Pestano prior to Thursday's Freeway Series finale somewhat was a puzzling move. The bullpen has been the Halos' strength in recent games, so why the need for another arm, especially when they currently are without a left-handed and room on the roster is scant. General manager Jerry Dipoto says he's assembled his 'pen, but it's now time to build...
Via Fox Sports West
August 08, 2014  |  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
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Indians announce stadium renovations

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Thursday, August 7.  Tribe News:   The Cleveland Indians announced major stadium renovation plans that will be completed by the...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

By the Numbers (Mike Trout Birthday Edition): Angels vs. Dodgers 8/7/14

Game 114 of 162Game Four of Four Game Freeway Series (Dodgers Lead 2-1):Angel Stadium: Anaheim, CA, 7:05 PM PSTTV: FS-WestPitching Matchup:LAA- LHP C.J. Wilson (8-7 4.74 ERA)vs.LAD- LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5 3.39 ERA) Recent Roster Moves:Angels acquire RHP Vinnie Pestano in exchange for RHP Michael Clevinger. Pestano to Triple-A Salt Lake, Tommy Field designated for assignment.Lineup...
Via In The Neutral Zone
August 07, 2014  |  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
August 07, 2014  |  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
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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