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February 28, 2010   (0 comments)
The year is 1985.
Ronald Reagan is sworn in to begin his second term as president. "We are the World" is recorded and released to raise awareness for problems in Africa. Mikhail Gorbachev becomes premier of the Soviet Union. Mike Tyson makes his professional boxing debut, winning by knockout. Wrestlemania I is held at Madison Square Garden. Villanova wins the NCAA basketball tourney as a #8...
February 27, 2010   (0 comments)
With the Indians making the announcement this week that with the signing of Russell Branyan he would become the everyday first baseman, it came as a surprise to many. As a result, it has sent a shockwave which is going to be felt by either first baseman/outfielder Matt LaPorta or outfielder Michael Brantley where one opens the season at Triple-A Columbus.
Now, things can always change as...
February 27, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #19 Jeanmar Gomez
Jeanmar Gomez - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 02/10/1988 - Height: 6'4" - Weight: 190 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200517DSL IndiansR531.33131061.04792946.2101.36.80.92200618GCL IndiansR432.4811954.1501521234.2382.05.71.15200719Lake CountyA1174.802727140.215275194694.2783.06.01.41200820KinstonA+594.552727138.1154701446110.2833.07.21.45200921KinstonA+222.634424.01772515.2021.95.60.92200921AkronAA1043.432222123.1117471140109.2492.98.01.28...
February 26, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #20 Carlos Rivero
Carlos Rivero - Shortstop
Born: 05/20/1988 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 220 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200517DSL IndiansR6623721616003112267. indiansR3713417386022210200.284.338.373.711200618BurlingtonR166631430175110.212.264.303.567200719Lake CountyA1154365911426076247841.261.332.369.701200820KinstonA+1084114611627186436841.282.342.411.753200921AkronAA1324805011624275850731.242.309.344.653...
February 25, 2010   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight with another edition of Smoke Signals from 9:30-10:30 PM EST. This week we will focus on the infield as we discuss The Branyan Effect with regard to top prospects Matt LaPorta and Michael Brantley, Louie V. at second base and how the Indians will use him this year, Jhonny Peralta at third base and him being potentially traded, and a potential...
February 25, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #21 Jess Todd
Jess Todd - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 04/20/1986 - Height: 5'11" - Weight: 210 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGSVIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200721BataviaA-412.7816058.1481821469.2232.210.71.07200822Palm BchA+301.657127.11850735.1842.311.60.92200822SpringfieldAA452.97170103.07934122481.2162.17.11.00200822MemphisAAA113.974022.2191041120.2324.58.11.35200923St. LouisMLB0010.80101.232122.37515.015.04.17200923MemphisAAA422.20412449.0391231359.2142.410.81.06200923ColumbusAAA000.00314.010007.0770.015.80.25200923ClevelandMLB017.4019020.231173718.3563.18.01.88...
February 25, 2010   (0 comments)
It is time for another edition of the IPI Inbox, one which will be broken up into two pieces with part one today and part two tomorrow or Saturday. Today's piece will concentrate more on questions pertaining to the big league team, while the second edition will answer some questions about the farm system.
One quick note and correction to my Russell Branyan piece from over the weekend, and...
February 24, 2010   (0 comments)
The Indians announced today that they have officially signed free agent first baseman Russell Branyan. He is signed to a one year $2 million contract which includes up to $1 million in incentives, and it also includes a mutual option for 2011 for $5 million. To make room on the 40-man roster for Branyan, infielder Chris Gimenez was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus. Also, the Indians purchased the...
February 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #22 Scott Barnes
Scott Barnes - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 09/05/1987 - Height: 6'4" - Weight: 185 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200820AZL GiantsR013.38305.1320411.1677.119.41.37200820Salem-KeizerA-004.76215.2630111.2501.719.01.35200820AugustaA321.386632.21550741.1332.011.50.68200921San JoseA+1232.85181898.0823172999.2272.79.11.13200921KinstonA+002.133312.21431610.2804.47.41.64200921AkronAA225.686631.2352071429.2924.08.41.57...
February 23, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #23 Jason Donald
Jason Donald - Infielder
Born: 09/04/1984 - Height: 6'1" - Weight: 195 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200621BataviaA-632133356142124234212.263.347.362.709200722LakewoodA5119741619343029392.310.409.447.856200722ClearwaterA+83293488822584135703.300.386.491.877200823ReadingAA92362571111941454478611.307.391.497.888200924GCL PhilliesR926461101251.231.286.346.632200924Lehigh...
February 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #24 Josh Judy
Josh Judy - Right-handed Pitcher
Born: 02/09/1986 - Height: 6'4" - Weight: 200 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGSVIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200721GCL IndiansR120.639014.11110814.2045.18.91.35200721Mahoning VyA-000.004111.070037.1942.55.70.91200822Lake CountyA1213.5135174.1602962580.2233.09.71.15200822KinstonA+001.937014.01230117.2260.610.90.93200923KinstonA+000.00534.240007.2350.015.00.95200923AkronAA433.10361149.1351721863.1983.311.51.08...
February 21, 2010   (0 comments)
The year is 1984.
Ronald Reagan is re-elected president, carrying 49 of the 50 states in the electoral college. Transformers are introduced to the American public for the first time (more than meets the eye!) The Apple Macintosh computer is introduced. Iraq uses chemical weapons against Iran in their ongoing border war. Terrorists kidnap, torture and murder CIA Beirut Station Chief William Buckley....
February 20, 2010   (0 comments)
The new 2010 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects & More book is now available. For details or to order, go here.
Provided that free agent first baseman Russell Branyan passes his physical with the Indians this weekend, he will be signed to a reported one year deal for $2 million. The deal also would reportedly include up to $1 million in incentives for this coming season and a 2011 mutual...
February 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #25 Beau Mills
Beau Mills - First Baseman
Born: 08/15/1986 - Height: 6'3" - Weight: 220 - Bats: Left - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200720Mahoning VyA-828552001370.179.303.250.553200720Lake CountyA44177324812153614380.271.333.435.768200720KinstonA+10407116015480.275.375.500.875200821KinstonA+125482781413432190541052.293.373.506.879200922AkronAA13451659138331148331951.267.308.417.725...
February 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #26 Wes Hodges
Wes Hodges - Third Baseman
Born: 09/14/1984 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 205 - Bats: Right - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200722KinstonA+10439360113223157144900.288.367.473.840200823AkronAA133504701462931897521053.290.354.466.820200924Lake CountyA510142002210.400.538.6001.138200924ColumbusAAA86332338824053819648.265.307.383.690 Totals 32812391643517763820811726011.283.348.447.795
February 19, 2010   (0 comments)
The 2010 Prospect Book Has Arrived
On Thursday afternoon I received my first shipment of the new 2010 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects & More books. With that, I will be putting orders in the mail throughout the day on Friday and on into Monday and Tuesday of next week to get out all of the pre-orders that have been received. For anyone interested in a copy of the new book, please feel free to use the form on the right side...
February 18, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today have announced that at the end of the season General Manager Mark Shapiro will assume the role of club President, Assistant GM Chris Antonetti will be promoted to Executive Vice President & General Manager, and President Paul Dolan will assume the role of Chairman/CEO.
Shapiro is entering his 9th season as the club's Executive Vice President & General Manager...
February 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves with another edition of Smoke Signals tonight from 9:30-10:30 PM EST. Tonight we will take a look at the starting rotation for the 2010 season and try to shake out and make sense of how all the arms will work this year and who may be left standing by the end of the season. We will touch on who we feel may be the biggest sleeper to have a good year,...
February 18, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians, Paul Dolan and several members of the Indians front office are holding a press conference today at Progressive Field. This press conference is reportedly not about a potential player signing or trade, but according to team sources with Dolan and several front office members being involved this is an organizational announcement. While not confirmed, it looks like Mark Shapiro...
February 18, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #27 Eric Berger
Eric Berger - Left-handed Pitcher
Born: 04/22/1986 - Height: 6'2" - Weight: 205 - Bats: Left - Throws: Left
YearAgeTeamLvlWLERAGGSIPHERHRBBSOAVGBB/9K/9WHIP200822Mahoning VyA-202.128834.02682941.2032.410.91.03200822Lake CountyA002.08214.131024.1764.48.81.22200923KinstonA+782.452121110.19330445100.2273.78.21.25200923AkronAA312.676633.2321011633.2504.38.91.45 Totals 1292.423736182.115449772178.2263.68.81.24