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July 25, 2011   (0 comments)
B.J. Upton (Photo: AP)So it's been a lot more an interesting season for the Indians than just about any fan would have expected so far. The problem is they went from having a huge lead to being two games out of first now. This means a team everyone thought would be a seller, is looking to buy.
The question is how much can they spend and is it worth it to acquire a big name. So I am going to...
July 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers is a weekly Monday morning installment that explores the week that was for Triple-A Columbus.
It seems as though all of the talent the Clippers have had this season is beginning to hurt them. As the top prospects are deemed ready, and the depth prospects get hot or are needed because of a Major League injury, Triple-A Columbus has to compensate. Such is life for...
July 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 24
T. CannonAround 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 Cannon-3B, Kinston: 3-for-3, 2 R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, BB
Tyler Cannon was just a home run away from hitting for the cycle and reached base all four times he stepped up to...
July 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/24: A Sterling debut for Lake County
Felix Sterling (Photo: Lianna Holub)Captains win with a Sterling performance
Felix Sterling made his Lake County Captains debut a memorable one as he picked up the win and all but one Captains hitter reached base as the Captains defeated the Cedar Rapids Kernels 6-1 Sunday.
Travis Witherspoon led off the game with a solo home run off of Sterling to give the Kernels an early 1-0 lead....
July 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Could Ryan Ludwick be an Indian again
soon? (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
Time to make a deal
The Indians are in the thick of a pennant race in the AL Central, a race that by the day seems to add more teams.
In the middle of May the Indians appeared to be running away with the division as the nearest team was 7.5 games out...
July 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 23 (Abner Abreu...Again)
Abner Abreu
(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.
Could the Indians' organization be witnessing the blossoming of one of their biggest talents, right before their eyes? Might the Indians have a power-hitting,...
July 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Cole Pitts32nd round pick right-handed pitcher Cole Pitts is still weighing his options to sign with the Indians or to attend Georgia Tech this fall. It will take a considerable offer from the Indians to land him, so it looks like he is college bound. That said, the Indians appear to be interested in pursing negotiations as they recently had both his area scout and a crosschecker watch him pitch in...
July 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Jordan Smith (photo: St. Cloud State)Scrappers Erase Early Deficit in Win Over Renegades
Jordan Smith and Todd Hankins hit two-run doubles in the seventh inning and the Scrappers scored seven straight runs in a 7-4 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades.
Mahoning Valley trailed 2-0 after three innings as the Renegades scored one in the first and one in the third off starter Joseph...
July 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 7/19 (Ep 12)
"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 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Beau Mills re-building his career as potential heir to Hafner
Beau Mills (photo: Tony Lastoria)Beau Mills was promoted yesterday to Triple A Columbus after 2 1/2 frustrating seasons as a member of the Akron Aeros. Mills was the former first round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in 2007, and came as a power-hitting corner infielder with a high baseball IQ (his father is Brad Mills, the current manager of the Houston Astros, and former coach for the Boston...
July 23, 2011   (0 comments)
The Scrapperbook: Week Five
Where We Stand in Week Five:
Overall Record: 20-15 (4-3 this week) Tied for first place.
Week Five Games:
16 @ Jamestown, L 6-13 (WP: M. Mejia; LP: R. Nixon)
17 @ Jamestown, W 6-5 (WP: E. Tejeda; LP: C. Petersen; SV: N. Striz)
18 @ Jamestown, L 5-6 (WP: F. Reed; LP: N. Striz)
19 vs. State College, W 6-1 (WP: H. Guerrero; LP: Z. Dodson)
20 vs. State...
July 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 22 (the Abner Abreu is back edition)
Abner Abreu
(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.
Abner Abreu: RF, Kinston: 4-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI:
If you aren't on the Abner Abreu bandwagon, I'm thinking that this game may just be...
July 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/22: Abreu 2-run blast carries Kinston
Abner Abreu (photo: Tony Lastoria)Wild one tilts in favor of K-Tribe, 11-10!
Abner Abreu
July 22, 2011   (0 comments)
Is the Jason Kipnis promotion a long-term move, or another cup-of-coffee?
Jason Kipnis (photo: Tony Lastoria)The Cleveland Indians have promoted second baseman Jason Kipnis from Triple A Columbus, according to Tony Lastoria of Indians Prospect Insider. To make the move, the Indians sent Luis Valbuena back to Columbus and designated Jared Goedert for assignment.
Kipnis is the Indians top middle infield prospect, and according to Lastoria's preeminent Indians' minor...
July 22, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 21
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.
Jesus Aguilar - 1B, Lake County: 4-6, R, HR, 4 RBI, K. Aguilar is doing everything in his power (no pun intended) to prove to the Tribe brass he's ready to be promoted. He's been swinging a hot bat,...
July 22, 2011   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: Week 15
10-16 (Overall Record: 38-57)
Game Results:
July 15th - Lake County @ Peoria (Loss: Mahalic)
July 16th - Lake County @ Burlington (Loss: Rayl)
July 17th - Lake County @ Burlington (Loss: Mahalic)
July 18th - Lake County @ Burlington (Win: Reichenbach)
July 19th - Off
July 20th - Quad Cities @ Lake County (Loss: Cook)
July 21st...
July 22, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/20: Monsalve walk-off gives Lake County a 16-15 win
Alex Monsalve (photo: Lianna Holub)Captains Prevail 16-15, In Heat of the Moment
In the bottom of the ninth with the temperature pushing 97 degrees and climbing, Alex Monsalve lifted Lake County past Quad Cities, with an RBI single to leftfield, scoring Carlos Moncrief for a bone chilling 16-15 walk-off win at Classic Park on Thursday afternoon.
The game between the Captains and the...
July 21, 2011   (0 comments)
Triple-A Columbus second baseman Jason Kipnis is Cleveland bound and will be activated before the game on Friday. Since he is not on the 40-man roster, the Indians have designated outfielder/first baseman Jared Goedert for assignment. Infielder Luis Valbuena was already optioned to Columbus today, so a spot on the 25-man roster is already open.
With Valbuena leaving it means the Indians are...
July 21, 2011   (0 comments)
The Indians announced today that outfielder Grady Sizemore underwent abdominal surgery in Philadelphia, PA to address a sports hernia. He is expected to take up to four to six weeks to recover from the injury, which will also allow him time to recover from his bruised knee.
“The injury which resulted in today’s surgery has been bothering me since the slide in May," Sizemore said in a...
July 21, 2011   (0 comments)
IPI Inbox: Indians have lots of candidates for bullpen
C.C. Lee could be a bullpen option for the
Indians really soon in Cleveland (Photo: IPI).
It is time for another IPI Inbox to talk about some of the questions from the minors to the big leagues that Indians fans have asked of late. These are all questions I have received of late via e-mail or on my Twitter page (@TonyIPI).
If you have a question on anything pertaining to the Cleveland...

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