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June 19, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Gimenez Is Tearing It Up
"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.
Several pieces are in the pipeline which I hope to...
June 19, 2008   (0 comments)
Right-hander Josh Tomlin and infielder Niuman Romero were selected to the Carolina League All-Star roster on Wednesday. Five members of the Carolina League All-Star team will not participate due to organizational call-ups, including Kinston pitcher Steven Wright, and Tomlin and Romero were chosen as two of the replacements.
Also, right-hander Paolo Espino has been re-activated in Kinston. Word...
June 18, 2008   (0 comments)
The moves I mentioned yesterday of Steven Wright and Jim Deters being promoted from Kinston to Akron have been made official. Shawn Nottingham was reassigned from Akron to Kinston, and right-hander Michael Finocchi was activated from extended spring training and assigned to Kinston. Finocchi was rehabbing from a broken foot.
K-Tribe Wins 4-3
The Kinston Indians won their second game...
June 17, 2008   (0 comments)
Round drafted (overall draft slot): 19th (591st)
Signing status: Will sign on Thursday
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Birthdate: 4-29-1986
Stats link: 2008 : 209 AB 56 R 77 H 68 RBI 9 2B 1 3B 23 HR 33 BB 30 K 8 HBP
Farm team assigned to: None. Recknagel dislocated his left elbow in the college regionals right before the draft and the plan is for him to go to...
June 17, 2008   (0 comments)
Just a quick note to mention Steven Wright and Jim Deters have been promoted to Akron and Shawn Nottingham sent to Kinston. Chuck Lofgren, as expected, was sent to Winter Haven (extended spring training) to "clear his head". No word on who fills the rotation spot left void in Kinston with Wright leaving, but a good bet would be Lake County lefty Ryan Miller getting the promotion.
Anyway, short-season...
June 16, 2008   (0 comments)
Round drafted (overall draft slot): 4th (141st)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215'
Birthdate: 10-29-1986
Stats link: 2008 Long Beach State:
2007 Summer: Green Bay Bullfrogs (Northwoods League):
Roberts, Dave 5- 2 2.32 14 9...
June 16, 2008   (0 comments)
Akron left-hander Chuck Lofgren has been put on the temporary inactive list, and may be out for awhile. Lofgren is not injured, but his psyche may be, so the Indians have shut him down temporarily and will continue to work with him behind the scenes to overcome some of the mental blocks which have plagued him this year. With Lofgren being shutdown, look for RHP Steven Wright to be promoted from Kinston...
June 15, 2008   (0 comments)
On Saturday, INF Michael Aubrey was placed on the disabled list retroactive to June 12. With the roster room, Buffalo promoted C Michael Valadez from Single-A Lake County.
The Pitt (NC) Junior College Product Selected 29th Overall by the Indians CLEVELAND, OH --- The Cleveland Indians today...
June 14, 2008   (0 comments)
Even though Lake County's game was suspended tonight, with Delmarva and Greensboro both losing their magic number decreased to 1. Lake County has clinched a tie for the division and just needs to win one of their remaining three games or have Greensboro and Delmarva lose one of their last two to win the division outright. Go Captains!
Aeros and Sea Dogs Suspended Friday
June 13, 2008   (0 comments)
The Indians today agreed to terms with six (6) more draft picks from the 2008 First-Year Player Draft:
4th rounder RHP David ROBERTS (Long Beach St.)
6th rounder INF Jeremie TICE (Col of Charleston)
12th rounder RHP Guido FONSECA (Northern Iowa)
14th rounder RHP Carlos MONCRIEF (Chipola JC)
20th rounder RHP Marty POPHAM (Union College)
38th rounder RHP Brian...
June 13, 2008   (0 comments)
On Thursday, the Indians made a minor trade acquiring catcher Damaso Espino from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations. Espino was assigned to Akron and will take over as the backup catcher since Armando Camacaro was moved up to Buffalo. This move was n response to Buffalo catcher Yamid Haad being called up to Cleveland. Espino has spent the season in a reserve role at AAA Omaha...
June 12, 2008   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Scott Lewis Returns To Akron
"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.
I'll be in Lake County tonight to see the Captains...
June 12, 2008   (0 comments)
One quick note, JD Martin was sent back to Akron today. So much for getting a chance in Buffalo I guess.
Dixon, Goleski (Again) Lead Aeros 8-2
June 11, 2008   (0 comments)
A Scout's Take On The Indians
One of the cool things about going around to the different affiliates to check in on the players and teams each month is not only do I get a chance to see the players and talk to them, but every visit I meet someone new outside the Indians organization. Some of these people I have remained in contact with, and in this piece one of those contacts is a major league scout I have spoken to on several occasions.
June 11, 2008   (0 comments)
Adam Davis was officially activated at Lake County today, and he will be the primary catcher there as he learns his new position.
Kinston right-handed pitchers Steven Wright and Luis Perdomo were announced today as participants in the Carolina League All-Star game.
Go, Go Goleski!
June 10, 2008   (0 comments)
ROUND 9 Clayton Cook: RHP; Amarillo (TX High School; 6’3; 175; R/R; Born 7/23/90 (17)
ROUND 10 Donnie Webb: OF; Oklahoma State U; 5’11; 190; S/R; Born 4/30/86 (22)
ROUND 13 Adam Abraham: INF; Univ. of Michigan; 6’0; 215; R/R; Born 3/27/87 (21)
June 10, 2008   (0 comments)
Brown Awaits Big League Opportunity
It has been a season of disappointment for the Cleveland Indians and their fans. While there are still well over 90 games left in the season, the Indians could be on the verge of pulling the plug on their season with the idea to re-shuffle the deck for next year. If this happens, several of the Indians young players in the minors will get extended looks in Cleveland the last three months of the season...
June 10, 2008   (0 comments)
In this final draft article of the year (no player or front office interviews this year folks, I am taking the summer off from that) I wanted to cover a number of things:
a) summarize the Indians 2008 draft
b) compare our draft to that of other teams
c) talk about next steps forward starting with how to handle this year’s...
June 10, 2008   (0 comments)
This is unconfirmed, but apparently Adam Davis has been sent back down to Lake County. The primary reason supposedly will be to get him extended playing time at catcher, which he just picked up recently when he was in extended spring training for a few weeks in May.
Kinston Comes Back, Win 3-2
The Kinston Indians earned their 11th comeback win of the year, and their third win in a row,...
June 9, 2008   (0 comments)
Kinston Wins 5-4
The Kinston Indians won their second game in a row and took their second series from the first place Myrtle Beach Pelicans, winning 5-4 Sunday afternoon at Historic Grainger Stadium. Kinston took two of three from the Pelicans back at the beach in May, and does the same here in their last meeting of the first half.
The Pelicans went out in front early in the rubber...