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June 30, 2011   (0 comments)
Dillon HowardSome interesting comments from Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Dave Van Horn where he believes that Indians 2nd round pick right-handed pitcher Dillon Howard will sign a pro contract. According to the report Van Horn says, "We
June 30, 2011   (0 comments)
Kipnis may be on verge of a callup
Jason Kipnis (Photo: IPI)There are a lot of reasons that the Cleveland Indians should not callup Triple-A second baseman Jason Kipnis to the big league club. He is not even up for roster protection until after the 2012 season, and he is still very green at second base since this is his second full season playing the position.
If the Indians were not contending and simply going through another...
June 30, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 29
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Jason Kipnis - 2B, Columbus: 3-4, 2 RBI, BB, K. Talk about making a strong case to be promoted. Looking at his numbers, you'd think they were video game stats. In his last ten games, he's hitting...
June 30, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/29: Fedroff's near cycle leads Clippers
Tim Fedroff (Photo: Lianna Holub)Clippers overwhelm Mud Hens 12-4
The Clippers continue to dominate Toledo this season, taking Wednesday's matinee affair, 12-4. The win marks the tenth win in 12 games against the Mud Hens.
After loading the bases with no outs in the bottom of the first, the Clippers came away with three runs.
Two innings later, Luis Valbuena continued his hot...
June 29, 2011   (0 comments)
John BarrAs expected, Indians 39th round pick outfielder John Barr has signed with the Indians for a reported $2,500. He will join short season Single-A Mahoning Valley on Thursday.
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June 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Myles brings unique skill set to the Indians
Bryson Myles (Photo: Lianna Holub)"I hit like Mays, and run like Hayes."
So goes the famous quote from the character Willie Mays Hayes played by Wesley Snipes in the fictional movie "Major League". It has been well over 20 years since Snipes uttered those words, and ever since many Indians fans have often dreamed of a player who could in fact not only be an impact hitter but also be an impact...
June 29, 2011   (0 comments)
The K-Tribe Chronicle
(Photo: Kinston Indians) From the Reservation:
The Kinston Indians entered the second half rolling through the Carolina League like a buzz-saw. They came from the absolute oblivion after the first month of the season to nearly steal the first half title.
Still, it seemed at times as though manager Aaron Holbert was winning games thanks to some sort of voodoo thanks to an offense that...
June 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 28
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Bryson Myles: CF, Mahoning Valley: 2-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 SB (5):
Myles is just lighting up the New York/Penn League in his first season with the Scrappers. He's built like a tank, but...
June 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/28: Kipnis homers twice, Clippers win
Jason Kipnis (Photo: IPI)Kipnis, Clippers homer past Mudhens
The Clippers took advantage of a friendly breeze out towards straightaway center field to power their way past Toledo, 5-4.
The teams hit a combined five home runs - two of which came off the bat of Jason Kipnis.
In the third inning, the Clippers jumped ahead 2-0 thanks to solo shots from both Kipnis and Paul Phillips.
June 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Kyle Bellows (Photo Credit - Lianna Holub)The Aeros got a big sweep this weekend over Reading, a team that has seemingly had their number this year. It was much needed after dropping two of three to Binghamton, following a week were they toiled around in last place.
Akron is now in fourth, but still remain seven games back of first.
It was an excellent week for the bullpen as you will...
June 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I were unable to get on the air last night due to some last minute schedule conflicts, so we will instead be back the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk in another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
The Indians are on a 9-game road trip playing through interleague play and trying to survive what has the potential to be a disaster...
June 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/27: Webb delivers late for Akron
Donnie Webb (Photo: Lianna Holub)Aeros Walk-Off On Webb
June 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Let the Lonnie Chisenhall Era begin. The Indians have called up Triple-A third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall to Cleveland and have designated infielder Adam Everett for assignment. With the move Chisenhall will become the unquestioned starter at third base and it also means Jack Hannahan will move more into a utility role. Chisenhall is reportedly already in Arizona and will probably be in the starting...
June 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers is a weekly Monday morning installment that explores the week that was for Triple-A Columbus.
This particular week featured a whole lot of Lonnie Chisenhall, who returned from the disabled list in a big way. The offensive firepower didn't only come from Chisenhall, though. As has come to be expected, runs generally came early and often. There was quite a bit of roster...
June 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 26
A. MonsalveAround the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Alex Monsalve-C, Lake County: 2-for-6, 3 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K: Monsalve has knocked in a run in six of his last seven games. He has 13 hits in that span as well. The runs couldn't...
June 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/26: Monsalve powers Captains to a sweep
Alex Monsalve (Photo: IPI)Monsalve’s Blast Completes Sweep in 13 Innings
Alex Monsalve in the top of the 13th inning lifted the Captains to a 10-8 lead with a 2-run shot to left; it was his third of the season. Lake County defeated Fort Wayne 12-8 on Sunday afternoon, completing the sweep and winning their fourth in a row.
The Captains loaded the bases in the top of the first inning....
June 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Corey EmbreeThe Indians have signed 27th round pick infielder Evan Frazar. He should be assigned to rookie level Arizona or short season Single-A Mahoning Valley in the coming days.
The Indians also appear close to signing 47th round pick outfielder Corey Embree. Right now he is in wait-and-see mode as he sits tightly waiting for the Indians to make a contract offer to him. The Indians have...
June 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Cabrera is all but certain to attend his first
All star game next month (Photo: AP)
?? Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook
June 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/25: Rayl dominates in Captains win
Mike Rayl (Photo: Lianna Holub)Rayl Rolls Over TinCaps 9-3
Mike Rayl was nearly untouchable on Saturday night at Parkview Field as Lake County defeated Fort Wayne 9-3. Rayl (5-2) tossed six scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, striking out eight for his fifth win of the season.
The Captains took jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Carlos Moncrief doubled to right field...
June 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Dillon Howard, Indians 2nd Rd pickThis year's draft made a lot of Indians fans really jump on the idea of drafting high priced high school arms, like the Indians did when they drafted second rounder Dillon Howard.
I was very interested to see if this is really the best way to find Cy Young type pitchers, so I decided to take the last decade from 2000-2010 and come up with a way to find out...