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March 26, 2010   (0 comments)
The year is 1988.
The Soviet Union begins leaves much to be desired. US Army Lt. Col William R. Higgins is kidnapped and killed in Lebanon. The Soviet Union commits to withdraw combat troops from Afghanistan. Enzo Ferrari dies at the age of 90. Kirk Gibson hits his game-winning HR on one leg to clinch the 1st game of the World Series for the Dodgers. George H. W. Bush is...
March 26, 2010   (0 comments)
Spring Game Recap: 3/25
Here are the box scores from Thursday's games with the Chicago White Sox and their minor league affiliates. Here are some quick observations when looking through the box scores:
- It was a case of good and bad for 3B Wes Hodges yesterday. Seeing 3 walks is very nice to see, but seeing 2 errors is not.
- OF/1B Stephen Head went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI for Columbus. It looks like he will...
March 25, 2010   (0 comments)
Here is an updated depth chart with what looks like the roster setup at the moment from Cleveland to Low-A Lake County. There is still a lot of grey area with the rosters, so it will be interesting to see just what the final rosters turn out to be in two weeks.
I will continue to tweak and update this listing from now until the end of spring, of which a new depth chart will be posted with...
March 25, 2010   (0 comments)
After our one week hiatus, Paul Cousineau and I are back on the air tonight with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 9:30-10:30 PM EST. Since we were last on a lot has happened in big league camp for the Indians this spring, and we will touch on everything that has occurred. We will discuss the Kerry Wood injury, Russell Branyan's back issues and what it means at first base and left field, Fausto...
March 25, 2010   (0 comments)
Spring Game Recap: 3/24
Here are the inter-squad results from Wednesday's action as well as a pickup game between "Mahoning Valley" and the Reds to get work for more pitchers and hitters ar various levels of the organization. Here are some quick notes on things noticed from the box scores:
- With the Indians off on Wednesday, RHP Justin Masterson came down and pitched in the Columbus-Akron game to get his regular...
March 24, 2010   (0 comments)
his morning the Indians released seven players from their player development system:
Darling Read (OF)
Jose Camargo (INF)
Ryan Miller (LHP)
Sung-Wei Tseng (RHP)
Gary Campfield (RHP)
Michael McGuire (RHP)
Eddie Burns (RHP
March 24, 2010   (0 comments)
Spring Game Recap: 3/23
Here are the box scores from the games with the Dodgers affiliates on Tuesday March 23rd. Some quick notes on the games by just perusing the box scores:
- Starting pitchers are beginning to go 4-5 innings an outing and position players are also starting to play full games. With that in mind, in the next day or so you could start to see some releases as the extra players will no longer be...
March 23, 2010   (0 comments)
Today the Indians reduced their spring training roster by eight players. Right-hander Jess Todd was optioned to Triple-A Columbus, and left-hander Mike Gosling, right-hander Frank Herrmann, right-hander Josh Judy, right-hander Yohan Pino, catcher Damaso Espino, infielder Brian Bixler, and outfielder Shelly Duncan were all reassigned to minor league camp. 38 players remain in Major League camp, and...
March 23, 2010   (0 comments)
2010 Indians Top 100 Prospects: Wrapup
Over the past two months on this site we counted down the Indians Top 50 Prospects from #50 to #1, with #1 being unveiled this past weekend (I am sure the suspense in regard to who was #1 was killing you).
Anyway, here is a quick recap of the Top 100 listing. Yes, I said Top 100. While the site countdown was the Top 50, my book actually ranked the Top 100 and included an additional 65+ reports....
March 23, 2010   (0 comments)
Spring Game Recap: 3/22
Here are the box scores from Monday's inter-squad games at Goodyear between Columbus/Akron and Kinston/Lake County. Some quick notes from the box scores:
- RHP Danny Salazar had a good outing, going three shutout innings and throwing 10 first pitch strikes to the 13 batters he faced. He may not get a lot of strikeouts, but he fills up the zone with strikes.
- LHP T.J. House had a...
March 22, 2010   (0 comments)
The Indians played their second spring game yesterday (Sunday) against the Reds. The results are below:
Player NamePOSPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSE1. Donald, JasonSS3301000000000 Sub Arnal, CristoSS22000000010002. Santana, CarlosDH54110000100003. Hodges, Wes1B44120000010004. Weglarz, NickLF42110000200005. Head, StephenRF44120001000016. Rodriguez, Josh2B43020001000007....
March 22, 2010   (0 comments)
Here is a current up-to-date listing showing the outlook for Indians Rule 5 Draft eligibles from 2010-2013. This listing does not include any recent International signings since July of 2009 (they will be added at a later date, but all won't be Rule 5 eligible until 2013). This listing will be housed in the "Indians Resource Center" along the right side for quick reference, and the 2010 listing will...
March 21, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/21
Opportunity Could Come Soon For Wright
Right-handed pitcher Steven Wright is in camp this spring battling for a job in the Triple-A Columbus bullpen to start the season. After a very good year last season pitching in the bullpen full time where he went 10-0 with a 2.48 ERA in 38 total appearances, mostly with Double-A Akron (36), he looks to be locked into one of the seven bullpen spots at...
March 21, 2010   (0 comments)
On Saturday, the Indians held inter-squad scrimmages at the Goodyear complex where Triple-A Columbus played Double-A Akron and High-A Kinston played Low-A Lake County. The results are listed below:
Player NamePOSPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSE1.Constanza, JoseCF44010000000002. Weglarz, NickLF3200000012000 Sub Brown, MattLF11010000000003. Santana, CarlosCA3211001100000...
March 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Today the Indians reduced their spring training roster by three players.  Infielder Jason Donald and third baseman/first baseman Wes Hodges were optioned to Triple-A Columbus, and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall was reassigned to minor league camp.  Big league camp currently has 46 players.
March 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Here are the box scores for the games on Friday March 19th for Columbus, Akron, Kinston and Lake County. Columbus and Akron were in Goodyear, while Kinston and Lake County played in Maryvale.
Player NamePOSPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSE1. Rodriguez, JoshSS/2B43110011020012. Castillo, AlexCA2212200000000 Sub Pickens, DougCA22020000000003. Drennen, JohnCF42121000000004....
March 20, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #1 Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana - Catcher
Born: 04/08/1986 - Height: 5'11" - Weight: 190 - Bats: Switch - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200519GCL DodR32781423411141680.295.412.410.822200620Vero BeachA+54198165310231823430.268.345.384.729200620OgdenR3713231405172730194.303.423.515.938200721Great LakesA86292326520173640455.223.318.370.688200822Inland EmpA+9935088113344149669597.323.431.563.994200822KinstonA+2910534375161920243.352.452.5901.042200822AkronAA28310012020.125.125.500.625200923AkronAA13042891124302239790832.290.413.530.943...
March 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Infielder Brian Bixler has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus today. He will report to camp in the next few days.
Also, this morning the Indians optioned right-handed pitfchers Jeanmar Gomez and Hector Rondon, catcher Carlos Santana, and outfielder Jordan Brown to Triple-A Columbus. Shortstop Carlos Rivero and outfielder Nick Weglarz have been optioned to Double-A Akron,...
March 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Goodyear Notebook: 3/19
Burns’ Unique Delivery Provides Lots Of Deception
Everything is still a new experience for right-hander Cory Burns.
Last year after being taken by the Indians in the 8th round out of the 2009 Draft out of the University of Arizona, Burns did well in his first taste of pro ball by going out to short-season Single-A Mahoning Valley and putting up a good showing by finishing 3-2 with...
March 19, 2010   (0 comments)
Indians Top 50: #2 Lonnie Chisenhall
Lonnie Chisenhall - Third Baseman
Born: 10/04/1988 - Height: 6'1" - Weight: 200 - Bats: Left - Throws: Right
YearAgeTeamLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAvgOBPSLGOPS200819Mahoning VyA-68276388020354524327.290.355.438.793200920KinstonA+9938859107262187937802.276.346.492.838200920AkronAA24931317514137161.183.238.387.625 Totals 191757110204516271376812810.269.336.460.796
History: Chisenhall...