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July 31, 2011   (0 comments)
Ubaldo Jimenez (Photo: AP)Here are some quick thoughts on the Indians trade last night getting right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez from the Colorado Rockies for prospects left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz, right-handed pitcher Alex White, right-handed pitcher Joe Gardner, and first baseman/outfielder Matt McBride.
What the Indians got
- There are a lot of people either all for the deal...
July 31, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Scouting reports for Pomeranz and others
Going into the season I had Alex White as my #3 Indians prospect, Drew Pomeranz my #4 prospect, Joe Gardner as my #10 prospect, and Matt McBride as my #56 prospect. At the midpoint of the season Pomeranz was the unquestioned #1 prospect, White still #3 or #4, Gardner more #25-30 and McBride lower than his #56 coming into the season. All of these scouting reports and 170+ more on Indians prospects are...
July 31, 2011   (0 comments)
Newest Indian: Thomas Neal
The big news of the trade deadline for the Tribe of course is the Ubaldo Jimenez deal, where the Indians traded three of their top ten prospects for the next 2.5 years of Jimenez. I am not here to debate this deal, many will I am sure. In the explosion of this deal the Indians made a lesser deal, that should include little debate. They traded Orlando Cabrera to the Giants for Thomas Neal.
July 31, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/30: Head leads Columbus to Victory
Clippers homer past Tides 5-4
With the offense struggling, the Clippers jumped up early en route to a 5-4 victory over the Norfolk Tides.
A two-run home run by Jerad Head in the first put the Clippers up 2-0. Trailing 3-2 heading into the sixth, Jared Goedert contributed a two-run blast of his own.
One inning later, Head came through again with an RBI double to put the Clippers...
July 30, 2011   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians continued their wheeling and dealing on Saturday night when the sent infielder Orlando Cabrera to the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants for Triple A prospect Thomas Neal.
Neal, predominantly a left-fielder, is currently hitting .295 at Triple A Fresno, with two homers and 25 RBI. He had a break-out season for the Giants in 2009, hitting .337, with 22 homers...
July 30, 2011   (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-handed starter Ubaldo Jimenez from the Colorado Rockies, pending a physical. To get Jimenez, the Indians will be sending prized prospects Alex White, Drew Pomeranz and Joe Gardner, as well as Double A first baseman/catcher, Matt McBride.
White and Pomeranz were scratched from their Saturday Night appearances. While it was reported that Jimenez was...
July 30, 2011   (0 comments)
Aaron Harang (Photo: AP)Ok it is almost 24 hours until the deadline. The Indians have struck their first deal, and appear to be in on everyone. I missed a few targets and some players have been traded already, so might as well do a quick update and talk about who is still out there.
One other note, as seen by the Indians interest in Beltran and acquiring Fukudome, the front office is showing...
July 30, 2011   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week Six
Where We Stand in Week Six:
Overall Record: 23-18 (3-3 this week) Tied for first place.
Week Six Games:
23 @ Hudson Valley, W 7-4 (WP: J. Colon; LP: A. Bellatti; SV: E. Tejeda)
24 @ Hudson Valley, L 0-6 (WP: P. Markel; LP: W. Roberts)
25 @ Hudson Valley, L 0-2 (WP: J. Floethe; LP: D. Jimenez; SV: R. Dickmann)
27 vs. Lowell, W 5-3 (WP: R. Nixon; LP: R. Velette;...
July 30, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Week 16
14-18 (Overall Record: 42-59)
Game Results:
July 22nd - Quad Cities @ Lake County (Loss: Rayl)
July 23rd - Cedar Rapids @ Lake County (Loss: Goodnight)
July 24th - Cedar Rapids @ Lake County (Win: Sterling)
July 25th - Cedar Rapids @ Lake County (Win: Cook, Save: Ehlert)
July 26th - Off
July 27th - Bowling Green @ Lake County (Win:...
July 30, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/29: Rodriguez, Captains win 5th straight
Ronnie Rodriguez (Photo: Lianna Holub)Captains win 5th straight, 9-7 over BG
Moises Montero’s two out, two run double down the line in left lifted Lake County ahead of Bowling Green 7-5, as the Captains went on to win their fifth straight game by the final of 9-7.
Cody Rogers kicked this ballgame off with a solo homerun giving the Hot Rods a 1-0 in the top of the first.
July 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Wolters impresses in The Valley
Tony Wolters (Photo: IPI)"Minor Happenings" is a weekly column which recaps 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.
July 29, 2011   (0 comments)
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July 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 7/26 (Ep 13)
"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 29, 2011   (0 comments)
The AZL/DSL Rookie Report
Arizona League Indians Report
Record: 15-14, Tied for 1st Place in the AZL Central
Last Six Games: (3-3)
Team Hitting: .279, 7th out of 13 teams
Team Pitching: 3.93, 2nd out of 13 teams
Game Recaps
Wed., July 20 - L Braves 4-5 (Rafael Homblert 0-3)
Jake Sisco got the start and had his longest outing of the season throwing 4 innings. He gave up 4...
July 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 28
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Tyler Holt - CF, Kinston: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, 3B, BB. Though his average may not reflect it, Holt has put together a solid season with Kinston. In Holt's past ten games, he's been even better, hitting...
July 29, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/28: McBride homers Aeros to win
Matt McBride (Photo: Lianna Holub)McBride helps Aeros snap four-game skid
Matt McBride hit two solo home runs as the Akron Aeros scored one run in each of the first five innings and ended a season-high four-game losing streak winning game one of a four-game series against the Erie SeaWolves 7-4 Thursday at Canal Park.
Right-handed pitcher Austin Adams earned the win for Akron tossing...
July 29, 2011   (0 comments)
2011 Scouting Reports for Abreu, Smith
Here are the 2011 scouting reports for the two players the Indians traded away in the deal for Kosuke Fukudome on Thursday. These are from my 2011 Indians prospect handbook and were written before the season.
22. Abner Abreu – Outfielder
Born: 10/24/1989 – Height: 6’3” – Weight: 170 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right
Abner AbreuHistory: Abreu was signed by the Indians...
July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Kosuke Fukudome (Photo: AP)The Indians on Thursday made what is expected to be their first salvo in the frenzy leading up to the July 31st trade deadline when they acquired outfielder Kosuke Fukudome from the Cubs for minor league prospects outfielder Abner Abreu and right-handed pitcher Carlton Smith. Here are some random thoughts on the deal:
- A lot of people are underwhelmed with the deal,...
July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Kosuke FukodomeThe Indians today have acquired outfielder Kosuke Fukodome from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for High-A Kinston outfielder Abner Abreu and Triple-A Columbus right-handed reliever Carlton Smith.
Fukodome, 34, is a veteran outfielder the Cubs signed out of Japan and who debuted stateside in 2008. This year he is hitting .273 with 3 HR, 13 RBI and a .742 OPS in 87 games. He is a...
July 28, 2011   (0 comments)
Aguilar promoted to Kinston
Jesus AguilarThe Indians today promoted Low-A Lake County first baseman Jesus Aguilar to High-A Kinston. In 95 games for Lake County this year he hit .292 with 19 HR, 69 RBI, and a .915 OPS. He has made significant strides this year both at the plate and defensively at first base, and the promotion to a much tougher league should serve as a nice barometer to see where he is as a prospect. He still...