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October 16, 2008   (0 comments)
Gimenez Back To Form After Serious Setback
This is an article from the end of last season, but thought some who missed it the first time around may be interested in it. Especially considering that Gimenez is up for roster protection. I'll be posting several more of these older articles in the coming weeks that were written before this blog began a year ago.
Indians do-everything prospect Chris Gimenez may be one of the nicest guys...
October 15, 2008   (0 comments)
Arizona Fall League
The AFL is now moving into it's second week and you saw in our week one review yesterday how Indians prospects have been fairing so far. Let's just refresh your memory with their overall numbers for the Winter season.
Player Updates: -
LHP Chuck Lofgren - 2G, 0-1, 1.1IP, 4H, 7R/ER, 4BB, 0K, 47.25ERA
RHP Erik Stiller - 2G, NR, 3IP, 4H, 3R/ER, 0BB,...
October 14, 2008   (0 comments)
Week one of the Arizona Fall League is in the books. We'll start with the least important stat, and tell you that the Surprise Rafters are sitting at 2-4 overall right now. I can think of few things less important than the Rafters final record this year though, so lets move on to the prospects. All stats below are through Monday's games.
Beau Mills - 1B
Mills has only seen action in...
October 14, 2008   (0 comments)
Finally got around to putting this list together, and will be something I hope to keep updated from here on out. This listing will be housed in the reference section on the right panel:
* Note, 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, so if you see any omissions please let me know and I will...
October 13, 2008   (0 comments)
Matt McBride's transition to the outfield in the Hawaii Winter League (HWL) is reportedly going well, which is not a suprise given his athleticism. No word yet on if this is a permanent thing or not and if this is just an experiment, but if McBride can play outfield it would help provide some versatility for him and give his ailing shoulder a much needed break from catching. Plus, with Carlos Santana,...
October 12, 2008   (0 comments)
Arizona Fall League
Since the last update the Surprise Rafters have gone 2-2 to put their overall record at 2-3 for the season; in the early going they stand 1 game back of the Peoria Javelinas who top the AFL National Division with a 3-2 record.
Player Updates (10/8 - 10/11): -
LHP Chuck Lofgren - It's been a disastourous start to the AFL for Lofgren; a continuation of a very...
October 12, 2008   (0 comments)
The site is moving from to This change should be transparent as the old blogspot address should still work or you will be re-directed without even noticing. I recommend those that frequent this site often update your bookmarks to the new address in the event the old one becomes invalid down the road.
Why the change?...
October 11, 2008   (0 comments)
Weekend Update: 10/11
I know I mentioned this several times leading up to the show, but if you missed our Thursday night internet radio show
October 10, 2008   (0 comments)
Here are the assignments for Indians players playing winter ball in the Caribbean Leagues:
RHP Randy Newsom (Caracas)
1B/OF Matt LaPorta (Caracas)
INF Asdrubal Cabrera (Lara)
OF Franklin Gutierrez, Franklin (Caracas)
RHP Edward Mujica (Caribes)
INF Niuman Romero (Caribes)
INF Karexon Sanchez (Caracas)
October 10, 2008   (0 comments)
The Indians announced on Thursday that Paul Gillispie has been promoted to Assistant Director of Scouting for the club. Paul has been a member of the Indians organization for 2 years, most recently as Area Supervisor for Georgia and South Carolina prior to today’s promotion. In addition to Gillispie, the Indians also internally promoted the following individuals within the organization: Cesar Geronimo...
October 9, 2008   (0 comments)
Brantley Looks To Fill Lead Role
Michael Brantley and his agent Josh Kusnick will be on Smoke Signals tonight, a radio show hosted by myself and Paul Cousineau. The show starts at 9:30pm ET and will run for 60-90 minutes. Josh will answer questions from us as well as take calls from fans on anything they want to talk about, and Brantley will be on for an on-air interview. The phone number to call is 646-716-8012. As a reminder, for...
October 9, 2008   (0 comments)
by: CQueen
It was another interesting year in the Indians farm system in 2008. New prospects have come aboard due to the Casey Black and CC Sabathia deals while some former well regarded prospects have moved on to other organizations.
In recent years the Tribe’s minor league system has been considered one of the deepest in all of baseball but it has lacked the sizzle of some of the...
October 8, 2008   (0 comments)
Arizona Fall League
The much anticipated AFL kicked off yesterday with Indians farm hands playing for Surprise Rafters. In their opening game the Rafters lost 10-3 at the hands of the Peoria Javelinas who were led by Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes allowing only 1 hit in 5 scoreless innings with 5BB and 7Ks.
3B Wes Hodges was batting 3rd in the Rafters order and finished the game 0-for-4...
October 7, 2008   (0 comments)
by: Gotribe31
Today is October 7th, and the Arizona Fall League (AFL) kicks off at 12:35 Arizona time. The Indians prospects will join those from the Orioles, Royals, Dodgers and Rangers to comprise the Surprise Rafters, one of six AFL teams. Before we get into who the Tribe sent to the AFL this year, a quick primer on who can and can't be assigned to the AFL:
October 6, 2008   (0 comments)
Cleveland Indians pitcher Scott Lewis has been named the September recipient of the American League Rookie of the Month Award presented by Gillette.
Lewis made four starts in September and went 4-0 with a 2.63 ERA in 24.0 innings pitched. The 25-year-old left-hander permitted 20 hits with six walks and 15 strikeouts and held opposing hitters to a .222 batting average. In his Major League debut...
October 6, 2008   (0 comments)
Just a quick update on right-hander Rob Bryson, but from a source close to the situation he is scheduled to have surgery this Wednesday October 8th. The surgery will be to repair a torn labrum, and is an in and out procedure where he will have the surgery and be out of the hospital in less than a day. Bryson most likely will miss all of the 2009 season where he will be at the new Goodyear complez rehabbing...
October 6, 2008   (0 comments)
by: jellis121
Well, it
October 5, 2008   (0 comments)
Okay, Josh Kusnick (Brantley's agent) will be on my radio show this Thursday at 9:30pm ET. The direct link to Thursday's show is below:
Josh will be on for a few segments and Paul and I will ask the obvious questions pertaining to the Indians trade for Brantley and other things, and the phone lines...
October 5, 2008   (0 comments)
It's time for the second installment of our Winter League Roundup. The Winter season is still to get into full swing, but Indians prospects have been in action in Hawaii.
Hawaii Winter League
Indians prospects are playing for the North Shore Honu in Hawaii, who have gone 2-2 since the last update on Wednesday (2-4 overall), with one game ending in a 6-6 tie on October 1st after both...
October 4, 2008   (0 comments)
Some Random Brantley Thoughts
Due a family funeral taking up a lot of my time both Friday and today, I will not be able to get into Michael Brantley very much until Monday or Tuesday when I hope to post a lengthy article. I am in the midst of burning up the phone lines and e-mails getting info on him, and hope to have a much deeper report on him by then.
That said, here are some quick random thoughts on Brantley: