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July 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Hopefully everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.
Paul Cousineau and I are back on the cyberwaves tonight for some Cleveland Indians baseball talk with another edition of "Smoke Signals" from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. EST.
The Indians just finished up a tough 9-game road trip where they survived several injuries and made it out with a 4-5 record even after getting swept by the Giants...
July 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/4: McFarland leads Akron
T.J. McFarland (Photo: Lianna Holub)McFarland, Aeros Down Curve On Independence Day
Left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland allowed just one unearned run over seven innings of work and the Akron Aeros backed him with seven runs of their own to win game one of a four-game series against the Altoona Curve 7-1 Monday at Blair County Ballpark.
McFarland recorded his fifth win of 2011 scattering...
July 4, 2011   (0 comments)
And taking the place of Fausto Carmona in the Tribe's rotation is...
Jeanmar Gomez
(photo: Tony Lastoria)Well, I wish it were that easy to just throw a name up there, but for once in the history of the Tribe, there are several incredible options available. But before we get there, just what happened to one Fausto Carmona?
It's distinctly hard to remember just when Carmona stopped being a factor as a top-of-the-rotation starter for the Cleveland Indians....
July 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers is a weekly Monday morning installment that explores the week that was for Triple-A Columbus.
The Clippers were faced with plenty of adversity this week, losing one of their best players to a Major League promotion, and a number of others to injury. One position in general, catcher, has seemed to be a cursed one. Still, it was another generally successful week for...
July 4, 2011   (0 comments)
The AZL/DSL Rookie Report
AZL Indians
Last Week (3-2):
Sun 6/26: A's 9-3 (W)
Mon 6/27: OFF
Tues 6/28: Dodgers 1-11 (L)
Wed 6/29: Rangers 2-1 (W)
Thurs 6/30: Giants 3-2 (W)
Fri 7/1: Reds 1-5 (L)
Sat 7/2: OFF
Through ten games this season the AZL Indians have shown the ability to hit the ball well with some average pitching backing them up. Top prospect Juan...
July 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 6/28 (Ep 9)
"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 4, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/3: Serna drives home Scrappers win
KC Serna (Photo: IPI)Serna Helps Scrappers Split
KC Serna singled down the third baseline with the bases loaded to knock in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning to help the Mahoning Valley Scrappers edge the Batavia Muckdogs 12-11 on Sunday evening. Serna, who went 4-5 with an RBI and a walk, knocked in Cody Elliott to end a back-and-forth battle between the Pinckney Division foes.
July 3, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians have done more high-fiving after games
the first half of the season than expected. (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook
July 3, 2011   (0 comments)
Michael Brantley (Photo: AP)The Indians have reached the midway point of the season with a record of 44-37.
2011 has already been one hell of a ride.
The first 6 weeks exceeded everyone’s expectations. Exceeded expectations in excelsis.
The past 6 weeks have not been up to those expectations. Not to the expectations the Tribe raised in those first 6 weeks, not to the expectations...
July 3, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 2
Rob Bryson
(photo: Kinston
Indians)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.
Luis Valbuena: SS, Columbus: 2-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB:
Does it get much better than this for Valbuena? This kid is on fire offensively,...
July 3, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/2:  Valbuena's heroics lift Clippers
Luis Valbuena (photo: Tony Lastoria)Clippers walk-off against Bats
Luis Valbuena's walk-off homer gave the Clippers a 6-5 victory in ten innings on a beautiful Saturday night in the Arena District.
The Bats wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. With two outs in the top of the 1st, Yonder Alonso unloaded on Clippers starter Corey Kluber for a solo shot, his 10th long ball of the...
July 2, 2011   (0 comments)
According to reports, the Indians have signed 5'11" 175 pound 16-year old right-handed hitting Dominican shortstop Dorssys Paulino for a reported $1.1 Million. He is the son of left-hander Jesus Sanchez who pitched in the big leagues from 1998-2004 for the Marlins, Cubs, Rockies and Reds. According to Baseball America, he is one of the better infield bats available in this July 2 class who has good...
July 2, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 1
Adam Abraham
(photo: Kinston
Indians)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.
Ben Copeland: LF, Akron: 3-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 R, 1 K:
Welcome to Akron, Mr. Copeland. The Aeros leftfielder was signed by Cleveland when Matt...
July 2, 2011   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week Two
Wishing all of you a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July. May you enjoy fireworks, have a barbecue, and enjoy spending time with family and friends. I would also like to send many thanks to those who are serving in our armed foces for everything they do to keep this country safe.
Where We Stand in Week Two:
Overall Record: 10-5 (5-2 this week) First place, 1 game ahead of Jamestown.
July 2, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Week 12
Record: 4-3 (Overall Record: 32-44)
Game Results:
June 24th - Lake County @ Fort Wayne (Win: Cooper)
June 25th - Lake County @ Fort Wayne (Win: Rayl)
June 26th - Lake County @ Fort Wayne (Win: Dickerson)
June 27th - Fort Wayne @ Lake County (Loss: Goodnight)
June 28th - Fort Wayne @ Lake County (Win: Cook)
June 29th - Fort Wayne @ Lake County (Loss:...
July 2, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/1: Urshela's homer sparks Captains to a win
Giovanny Urshela (Photo: Lianna Holub)Urshela Leads Way in Captains 7-4 Win
Giovanny Urshela belted a his seventh homerun of the season, a three run shot, in the third inning on Friday night leading Lake County to a 7-4 win over South Bend.
In the third the Captains loaded the bases, with singles from Argenis Martinez and LeVon Washington, followed by a walk to Alex Monsalve. Jesus...
July 1, 2011   (0 comments)
Dillon Peters20th round pick left-handed pitcher Dillon Peters appears open to signing, although he has not talked to the Indians much since being drafted. He is a summer follow as the Indians want to get some looks at him pitching summer ball, and after that will probably give him an offer near the end of July or in early August. Peters will decide then which opportunity between going pro now or going...
July 1, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Wetmore is a promising lefty
Kirk Wetmore (Photo: Ken Carr)"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 1, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: June 30
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.
Brett Brach - SP, Kinston: 8 IP, 5 H, 3 K. One of the feel good stories of the season has been the emergence of Brett Brach. He's not an overpowering pitcher who is going to blow batters away and...
July 1, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 6/30: Brach shuts down Birds
Brett Brach (Photo: IPI)Kinston blanks Birds 1-0
Brett Brach carried the Indians to a series evening 1-0 victory over Myrtle Beach, Thursday night in South Carolina. It was the K-Tribe