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July 8, 2010   (0 comments)
The year is 1997.
Pakistani citizen Mir Amal Kasi is sentenced to death for gunning down 5 CIA employees as they were entering the gate of their headquarters in McLean, VA. Madeline Albright becomes the 1st female Secretary of State. Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of England. Timothy McVeigh is convicted and sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing. The 200-year old ship USS Constitution...
July 8, 2010   (0 comments)
Paul Cousineau and I have decided to cancel our Smoke Signals broadcast tonight. The reason is simply because of two words: LeBron James.
With James expected to formally announce his decision around 9:10 PM EST tonight about what team he will sign with, we felt it next to impossible to do an Indians show when everyone else (including us) will be locked into the events as they unfold on TV....
July 8, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/7: McBride Shines in Win
McBride Stars As Aeros Win Easily 10-2
The Aeros offense picked up steam Wednesday night at Canal Park, dominating the Trenton Thunder in a 10-2 victory. The outburst followed a season-low one-hit performance by Akron Tuesday as first baseman Matt McBride had another dominant outing in front of a crowd of 2,191 fans. The hosts pounced for five runs in the third inning and four more in the fifth...
July 7, 2010   (0 comments)
Gimenez Understands The Tough Road Back
Chris Gimenez has had an up and down season so far in 2010.
Gimenez received a 100 at bat cup of coffee with the Indians in 2009 and despite a hot-start, had trouble adjusting to Big League pitching. This year he came out of the gates strong by OPSing 1.013 in April and bashing 5 HR
July 7, 2010   (0 comments)
Espino Replaces Stowell In EL All Star Game
Akron Aeros right-hander Paolo Espino will replace closer Bryce Stowell on the Western Division roster for next week’s 2010 Eastern League All-Star Game, the league announced on Tuesday. Espino has ranked among the EL leaders in wins all season and takes the spot of the recently promoted Stowell, who was a fan selection for the contest. The Aeros will also send third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and...
July 7, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/6: Clippers Streak Halted
Columbus returns home, falls to Toledo, 9-4
The Columbus Clippers and Toledo Mud Hens each had streaks broken in tonight's, 9-4 win by Toledo. Toledo ended its 11-game losing streak while Columbus' seven-game winning streak came to a halt.
The Mud Hens broke the game open in the sixth inning with four runs on only three hits in the inning. Scott Sizemore, in his first game back from...
July 6, 2010   (0 comments)
Packer Is Mr. Reliable
Talk about jumping onto the prospect radar.
Low-A Lake County left-handed starting pitcher Matt Packer had a heck of a month of June where in five starts he went 4-0 with a 1.19 ERA. In 30.1 innings he allowed just four runs on 29 hits, 4 walks, and had 31 strikeouts. His super effort bumped him above a trio of Triple-A Columbus players in third baseman Jared Goedert, infielder Josh Rodriguez,...
July 6, 2010   (0 comments)
The Lake County Captains dominated the Eastern Division of the Midwest League throughout the first half and, as most know, they won the first half division title in dramatic fashion on the last day of the first half.
After having five players named to the All-Star game, the Captains opened the second half on the road in suburban Grand Rapids, Michigan with a three games series against the...
July 6, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/5: Cook Delivers Captains Win
Captains' Cook Anchors 3-1 Win
In his Lake County debut, Tim Palincsar delivered an RBI single to right field to score Kyle Smith giving the Captains a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning. Lake County defeated Lansing 3-1, behind the strong pitching of Clayton Cook and Tyler Sturdevant.
The Lugnuts jumped out to an early lead in the first inning; Ryan Goins doubled to left and advanced to...
July 5, 2010   (0 comments)
McBride Named Eastern League Player of the Week
Outfielder Matt McBride was honored Monday as the winner of the Eastern League Player of the Week Award for the week ending July 4th. In conjunction with becoming the second Aero all season to win league-wide award, McBride is also the recipient of the third-ever Akron Aeros Player of the Week Award. He earned these two honors after a spectacular week between June 28th and Independence Day, smashing...
July 5, 2010   (0 comments)
Akron's Week That Was: 6/28 - 7/4
The Aeros sandwiched their four game win streak in between two losses to Bowie and one to Richmond. Their 4-3 win over Richmond on Tuesday ended a four-game losing streak and started a four-game win streak. After two five-run wins over Bowie on the road the Aeros dropped two close ones to close out the series, including an extra-inning walk-off loss on Independence Day.
Here is everything...
July 5, 2010   (0 comments)
Clippers run streak to six, win 6-0
The Clippers ran their winning streak to a season-best six games Sunday night, with a second straight six-run victory over the Toledo Mud Hens, 6-0, in front of an Independence Day crowd of 10,300 at Fifth Third Field.
David Huff went six innings to improve to 3-0 on the season as a Clipper. He teamed with Jess Todd, Josh Judy and Justin Germano...
July 4, 2010   (0 comments)
While watching the fireworks blast over Lake Benson here in Carolina last night, I couldn't help but think of the state of the Kinston Indians and their past week. Kinston rolled out a 4-2 record this week as their roster continued to transition into the second half.
Kinston's offense has struggled to put runs on the board for most of the season, and with most of their offensive weapons...
July 4, 2010   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have placed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 3, with a right thumb sprain. To replace Choo on the active roster, the Indians recalled outfielder Michael Brantley from Triple-A Columbus.
Choo was injured in the 8th inning of Friday night’s 3-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics in Progressive Field. So far this...
July 4, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/3: Clippers Extend Winning Steak
Clippers' winning streak reaches five
The Columbus Clippers extended their winning streak to five games on Saturday night as they defeated the Toledo Mud Hens, 7-1 at Fifth Third Field. The Clippers' bats continued their impressive stretch, pounding out 12 hits and their pitching staff stepped up their game as well.
Columbus jumped out to an early lead as Luis Valbuena hit his second...
July 3, 2010   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Brantley Centers In On Callup
"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which 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.
A little bit different format...
July 3, 2010   (0 comments)
"Indians Minor League Magazine" is a half hour program on the Cleveland Indians cable network SportsTime Ohio (STO) which airs weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:00-6:30 PM EST. The show recaps all of the highlights from the week that was in the Cleveland Indians farm system with lots of video, interviews, and in-studio guests.
The show recaps the week that was in the system and also features...
July 3, 2010   (0 comments)
Game Recap 7/2: Cooper, Burnette Guide Scrappers To Win
Cooper, Burnette too much for Jammers
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers won 2-1 Friday night at Eastwood Field beating the Jamestown Jammers for a second straight night. Chase Burnette's solo home run with the game tied at 1-1 was the eventual winning run as the Scrappers improved to 8-7 on the season.
Jordan Cooper picked up his first win as a professional pitching six innings, allowing...
July 2, 2010   (0 comments)
The International Signing Period
This is an updated reposting of an article originally written by Dennis Nosco for this site three years ago. With the International Signing Period starting up today (July 2nd), I felt this was a good article to update and repost as it pretty well explains the whole international signing process. It should also be noted that all comments from Lino Diaz and John Mirabelli are from three years ago and...
July 2, 2010   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week Two
Free agency is finally underway in the NBA and on day one, we already witnessed some ridiculous contracts being agreed to, but the most perplexing of all has to be Raptors F Amir Johnson, who averaged 6.2 points/4.8 rebounds/0.6 assists last year, agreeing to a 5-year, $34 million contract. Something tells me this is only the start of money being thrown every which way in the coming weeks.