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January 11, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Organizational Overview - Middle Infielders
Kipnis is the top middle infielder in the
Indians system (Photo - Lianna Holub)
Over the course of the next several days I will be posting a report ranking the Indians prospects at each position and an overall report on the position. This will serve as a good appetizer for Tony's Top 50 countdown which starts next week. I will be using the same rules as Tony concerning eligibility for...
January 10, 2011   (0 comments)
With the start of the new year, it means another Cleveland Indians prospect book is on its way. For those wondering, I am happy to note that at the moment I am in the process of completing it. I have been receiving a lot of emails and messages about when it will be available, and while I do not have a definite date when it will be available I just wanted to make a quick note today about it.
January 9, 2011   (0 comments)
Brown's best chance may be to catch
on with another team. (Photo: Ken Carr)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook
January 8, 2011   (0 comments)
Here is a listing of the players released over the course of the 2010 calendar year.
Note: This listing will be housed in the reference section on the right panel. Also, this is from info I have received throughout the year from the Indians and their affiliates. Not all releases are made public or are mentioned, but close to all (if not all) are included below.
2010 Released Players
January 7, 2011   (0 comments)
Captains to host Hot Stove dinner on January 18th
The Lake County Captains will host its ninth annual Hot Stove Dinner on Tuesday January 18 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Classic Park. The event will feature a silent auction, a buffet dinner and opportunity for fans to meet top prospects from the Cleveland Indians organization.
The event coincides with the Indians Winter Development Program which runs in Cleveland from January 17-21 and brings...
January 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians designate Jordan Brown for assignment
The Indians on Thursday officially added outfielder Austin Kearns to the 40-man roster. To make room for him, the Indians designated outfielder/first baseman Jordan Brown for assignment.
Brown, 27, made his major league debut on August 1st last season and played in just 26 games. He hit only .230 (20-for-87) with seven doubles, two RBI and had a .582 OPS. In 83 games at Triple-A Columbus...
January 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Lightning quick Henry moving up fast in Indians' system
(Photo: Lianna Holub)
Cleveland Indians minor league outfielder Jordan Henry has been a fast riser in the organization.
Almost exactly one year after being selected as a junior out of the University of Mississippi in the 7th round of the 2009 Draft, he found himself being promoted from High-A Kinston to Double-A Akron on June 14th of last season.
January 5, 2011   (0 comments)
(Photo: AP)Major League Baseball announced today that right-handed pitcher Bert Blyleven and second baseman Roberto Alomar have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Blyleven pitched five seasons for the Indians from 1981-85 and went 48-37 with a 3.23 ERA in 104 games (41 CG, 9 SHO, 760.2 IP, 688 H, 273 ER, 218 BB, 548 K). He was an American League All-Star...
January 5, 2011   (0 comments)
(Photo: MLB)The Cleveland Indians announced today that they have signed right-handed pitcher Doug Mathis to a free agent minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp in Goodyear, AZ.
Mathis, 27, split the 2010 season between the AL Champion Texas Rangers and the Triple-A Oklahoma City Redhawks in his sixth season in the Texas organization. He went...
January 5, 2011   (0 comments)
(Photo: MLB)On Tuesday the Cleveland Indians acquired right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or for cash considerations.
Martinez, 27, was traded last July by the San Francisco Giants to the Pirates for left-handed pitcher Javier Lopez. In nine combined games at the big league level with the Pirates and Giants he went 0-1 with a 4.12 ERA...
January 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Burnette Ready To Take On First Base Challenge
Burnette's left-handed stroke looks like a
good fit at first base. (Photo: Tony Lastoria)
The Indians picked up Jonathan
January 2, 2011   (0 comments)
Tribe Happenings: Minor success in 2010 is 2011's gain
The Low-A Lake County Captains championship
was one of the big highlights of 2010.
(Photo: Tony Lastoria)
With the bringing in of the New Year, it is time to put the 2010 season for the Indians in the past and start to look ahead to the 2011 season. Here are some news, notes, and thoughts from my Tribe notebook…
The thrill of victory
As we ring in the New Year,...
January 1, 2011   (0 comments)
Happy New Year to all the Cleveland Indians staff, players, and especially the fans!
With the flip of the calendar to a new year, it means an all new ride is in store for us on the rollercoaster that is a baseball season. We once again get to not only experience the excitement and frustration that comes with the ups and downs of a baseball season, but watch the highs and lows with the development...