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August 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/26: Wright, Aeros get needed win
Steven Wright (Photo: Lianna Holub) Five-run first leads Aeros to win
The Akron Aeros scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning and added two in the fourth to win game two of a four-game series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels 7-5 Friday at Canal Park.
Left-handed pitcher David Quinowski gave up all five runs in the first inning and suffered the loss for Richmond retiring...
August 26, 2011   (0 comments)
The emergence of Asdrubal Cabrera gives
hope for next year and beyond. (Photo: AP)
The disappointing conclusion to the Mariners series allows the tealeaves for the Cleveland Indians’ season to be read much more clearly.
Whatever way you want to say it, buzzards are circling, the bugler is preparing to play taps, and the writing is on the wall. There is no mistaking that the...
August 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Burns named to postseason All Star team
Cory Burns Double-A Akron right-handed reliever Cory Burns has been named to the Eastern League postseason All Star team. This is the second postseason All Star selection is his career as he was also selected to the Carolina League postseason All Star team last season while with High-A Kinston.
Burns currently leads the Eastern League in saves with 32 and has compiled a 2.25 ERA on the season....
August 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 25
Felix Sterling (Photo: IPI) 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.
Felix Sterling - SP, Lake County: 6 IP, 4 H, BB, 7 K.
Arguably Sterling's best professional start to date, Sterling did a fine job overpowering hitters and possessing...
August 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/25: Sterling stellar in loss
Felix Sterling (Photo: Lianna Holub) WhiteCaps squeak out 12 inning marathon 1-0
Jason Krizan
August 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Jim Thome (Photo: AP) The Cleveland Indians tonight have announced that they have acquired designated hitter Jim Thome from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named later. The player to be named must be decided on by October 15th, and could also just be cash.
Thome, 40, returns to the Cleveland Indians where he spent the first 12 seasons of his Major League career from 1991-2002....
August 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Jim Thome (Photo: MLB) Numerous reports have verified that the Indians have been awarded the claim on Twins designated hitter Jim Thome. This does not mean that the Indians have acquired Thome as the Twins can still pull him back, but what it means is the Indians have an exclusive 48-hour window to negotiate a trade with the Twins. The deadline to make a deal is 1:00 p.m. EST on Friday.
August 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Minor Happenings: Araujo is finishing strong in Arizona
Elvis Araujo (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.
August 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 24
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.
Mitch Talbot - SP, Columbus: (W, 2-2) 7 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K.
After giving up six runs in each of his past two outings and not making it past the fourth inning, Talbot was due for a quality...
August 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/24: Talbot shines for Clippers
Mitch Talbot (Photo: IPI) Clippers edge Indianapolis 2-1
With Mitch Talbot's dominant pitching outing, all it took was a pair sacrifices to give the Clippers a 2-1 vicory over Indianapolis.
Talbot (2-2) went seven innings, giving up four hits and striking out eight. He escaped a bases loaded no-out jam in the fifth without allowing a run.
Jared Goedert's sac fly in the first...
August 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Ubaldo Jimenez (Photo: AP)You have to love the "facts."
Ubaldo Jimenez is now a member of the Cleveland Indians.
Ubaldo Jimenez is a staff ace, even if he has been about normal since last August.
Ubaldo Jimenez throws six, maybe seven quality pitches.
Ubaldo Jimenez is worth the price of Drew Pomeranz and Alex White, because he can be an impact player now, while Pomeranz...
August 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: August 23
Paolo Espino
(Columbus Clippers)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.
Paolo Espino: SP, Columbus: W (2-1), 7 IP, 2 H, 7 K:
Espino has been one of the more interesting stories in the Indians farm system this year. He started...
August 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/23: Clippers clinch division title
Paolo Espino (Photo: IPI) Clippers blank Bisons 5-0, Clinch division
Paolo Espino received the help of three home runs and the Clippers snapped their four-game losing streak, beating the Bisons, 5-0. Second place Indianapolis lost on Tuesday night 7-6, and with their loss combined with the Clippers win the Columbus Clippers clinched the International League's West Division.
August 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Weglarz struggles through another season of injuries
Nick Weglarz (Photo: IPI) Now that third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and second baseman Jason Kipnis have been called up to Cleveland, Double-A Akron outfielder Nick Weglarz is arguably the best hitting prospect in the entire Indians organization.
Weglarz, 23, has a ton of strength and power as well as a good approach at the plate where he draws a lot of walks. Over the past few years he has...
August 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Cody AllenAround 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.
Cody Allen: RP, Lake County: 2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K:
Look at your new star in the bullpen for the Indians' organization. Allen was electric at Mahoning Valley, and has been even...
August 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Guilmet wins Pitcher of the Week award
Preston Guilmet
(Photo: MiLB) Kinston right-handed closer Preston Guilmet was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the period ending on August 21st. Guilmet collected three saves in the week long span to become the league’s saves leader with 33, and in four appearances he struck out four batters and allowed two hits in five innings of scoreless work.
On the season Guilmet...
August 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 8/22: Scrappers salvage a split
Cody Elliott (Photo: Lianna Holub) Scrappers split doubleheader
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers split their doubleheader with Batavia on Monday night losing game one 3-2 but then coming back and winning the nightcap 11-3.
Cody Anderson got the start in game one and allowed one run, three hits and a walk in three innings of work. Will Krasne suffered the loss as he allowed a run in extra...
August 22, 2011   (0 comments)
Jim Thome (Photo: AP) The Indians have placed designated hitter Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list with a right foot sprain. The Indians have called up right-handed pitcher Josh Judy to take Hafner's spot on the 25-man roster and help a burned out bullpen. He may not be in Cleveland long as he probably will be optioned out after the first game of the doubleheader tomorrow so the Indians can...
August 22, 2011   (0 comments)
This week featured eight games in seven days for the Clippers, and perhaps the traveling and lack of time off got to them. For the most part, it was a team-wide lack of execution, offensively, defensively and pitching-wise. Overall, the staff allowed 48 runs, but only 30 of them were earned, because of 11 errors. On the other side, the offense went 10-56 on the week with runners in scoring position....
August 22, 2011   (0 comments)
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Due to Paul being unable to do the show tonight, we have rescheduled it for 11:00 p.m. EST tomorrow (Tuesday 8/23).
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.
Paul and I will talk about what turned out to be a disaster of a weekend for the Indians...