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April 15, 2008   (0 comments)
Meyer A Special(ist) Reliever
Left-handed minor league pitcher Matt Meyer is one of those guys to take note of and file away. While he has no real chance to pitch in Cleveland anytime this year, he is a fast rising left-handed relief specialist who could enter into the Indians' plans sometime in 2009 if he continues to impress this season.
At 6'4" and 210 pounds with gold hair flying out from everywhere under his cap, Matt...
April 13, 2008   (0 comments)
Unless you have been in the shoes of a professional baseball player it is hard to understand what being a Rule 5 draft pick is like. From the time these guys become professionals, making it to the major leagues is defined for them as a process. That process, including the patience that comes with it, is as much a rationalization for the excruciatingly long time it takes to just GET to the majors as...
April 12, 2008   (0 comments)
Well, got to see Kinston in action tonight in Woodbridge, VA against the Potomac Nationals. It was not much of a game that will leave a lasting impression that's for sure. The team got in late because of their 16 inning game the previous night which delayed their bus ride this morning from 8am and pushed it back to 11am. So, they got in at a little after 5 o'clock. The looked a little tired and road...
April 10, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: De La Cruz Breaks Through
"Minor Happenings" covers the important developments and news in the Indians farm system. While most of the information in this report is from my own research and through interviews I have conducted with organizational personnel, some information in this report is collected and summarized from the various news outlets that cover each team.
Welcome back folks to another year of Happenings down...
April 8, 2008   (0 comments)
Hello everyone, just a few quick updates today.
I'll be in Woodbridge, VA on Friday night to take in the Kinston/Potomac game at Pfitzner Stadium. I'm going to try and nail down as many guys as I can for interviews since Kinston will be the team I see the least this year, but if anyone has any suggestions let me know. Carlton Smith is at the top of my list because I have never talked to him...
April 8, 2008   (0 comments)
Current rosters for all four full-season teams.
(as of 04/07/2008)
LineupBuffalo (AAA)Akron (AA)Kinston (A+)Lake County (A)OFBen FranciscoTrevor CroweNick WeglarzAdam WhiteOFBrad SnyderJose ConstanzaJohn DrennenRoman PenaOFJason CooperRyan GoleskiCirilo CumberbatchMatt Brown1BJordan BrownMatt WhitneyTodd MartinChris Nash2BJosh BarfieldBrandon ChavesJared GoedertKarexon SanchezSSDanny...
April 7, 2008   (0 comments)
Here are some comments from Farm Director Ross Atkins over the weekend:
On guys being sent down to Triple-A and responding well:
April 5, 2008   (0 comments)
Well, the minor league season is finally underway. Although, for Akron and Kinston mother nature and modern technology have delayed the start of their seasons.
Akron played on Thursday night, but after tying the score late the game was halted in the 10th inning because of wet grounds. The game was supposed to be picked up where it left off yesterday and then the regularly scheduled game be...
April 4, 2008   (0 comments)
2008 Kinston Indians Preview
While yesterday was Opening Day around Minor league Baseball, a few leagues do not kick of their season until today. The Carolina League is one of them, and the Kinston Indians will finally get their season underway at 7:00 p.m. ET tonight at home against Winston-Salem.
Last season, Kinston finished the regular season with the best record in the Carolina League at 87-52. The season ended abruptly...
April 3, 2008   (0 comments)
2008 Buffalo Bisons Preview
Just a reminder, I had planned on the first Minor Happenings of the season going up today, but due to limited news since my last Winter Haven report on Saturday, the first Minor Happenings will post next Thursday to recap the first week of the season as usual.
Today is Opening Day for Minor League Baseball, and with it brings another exciting season of following the Indians affiliates as a...
April 2, 2008   (0 comments)
2008 Akron Aeros Preview
The minor league previews roll on, this time with a stop in Akron to preview what is in store for Aeros fans this season.
The Aeros enter the 2008 season coming off three straight Eastern League Championship Series appearances, but after winning it all in 2005 they now have been the runner-up two years in a row. In fact, when you add in their championship season from 2003, they have been in...
April 1, 2008   (0 comments)
2008 Lake County Captains Preview
With minor league opening day barely over 48 hours away, I'll be providing team previews for all the Indians full-season minor league affiliates through the end of this week. Today, we kick off the team previews with the Single-A Lake County Captains.
In the Captains debut season in 2003 they took the Northeast Ohio area by storm winning just short of 100 games and getting to the Championship...