Indians Outright Gimenez, Reyes and Ambriz, Start to Prepare 40-Man Roster

Cleveland baseball news in October? Yes, I know it’s an odd realization for fans to believe with the start of the NBA calendar and the NFL mid-way through its season. But believe it or not, the Cleveland Indians began to make some changes to its 40-man roster that will affect the team for the upcoming

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Who were those guys? Tribe bats explode for 15 runs

The Indians opened their weekend series against the Royals by putting 15 runs on the board, the most from this typically quiet lineup since July 3 of last season.  The Tribe bats rocked former number 1 overall pick (and bust) Bryan Bullington.  Nine of their runs came via the long ball, with legends Chris Gimenez,

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Indians 4 Yankees 1: The One Where Josh Tomlin Dominates

If there was ever a baseball game to bet on, this was it. CC Sabathia pitching for the World Champion New York Yankees in his return to Progressive Field. The Hefty Lefty had not lost since May 23rd. Opposing him for the Indians would be a 25 year old rookie who hadn’t even been on

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 7/13/10

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Jacob in control here this week with DP on vacation, but check back each Tuesday afternoon for records, rosters, and performance updates on some of the top prospects in the Tribe system. Despite a rough week overall, the Clippers head to the

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Indians Notes: Gimenez Promoted, Redmond Designated, Phelps Streaking

The Indians made a roster move today as catcher/outfielder Chris Gimenez was purchased from the Columbus Clippers. To make room on the 40-man and 25-man roster, the team designated backup catcher Mike Redmond for assignment. The veteran had only appeared in three games since June 8th and with Carlos Santana firmly in command in Cleveland,

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Gomez Shines and Bats Sizzle in 11-0 Clippers Win Over Tides

As we’ve documented repeatedly in Da Clip Show, one of the young pitchers who has definitely struggled for most of the season is Jeanmar Gomez. Prior to Tuesday’s start, Gomez was languishing with a 3-7 record in 12 starts to go with a ballooned ERA of 6.96. He was 1-5 in his last six decisions.

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Return of CLIP SHOW! Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 4/13/10

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday afternoon for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system.   It definitely feels like spring. The Clippers are back, I’ve been able to take in two games in beautiful

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Weaver Shuts Out Tribe, But LaPorta is Finally Here!

I was all set to start a complete rip job of the Grinder. Word came down yesterday afternoon that stud prospect Matt LaPorta was getting the long overdue call-up from Columbus only because OF Trevor Crowe was forced to the DL. I figured that if I heard about it around 2 PM, then LaPorta must

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Examining the Columbus Crew

A third straight Monday without a game for our Wahoo Warriors. Most of you didn’t miss it last night, but I know I did. My two and a half year old son actually said to me “I wanna watch the Tribe” around 7:20. A tear came to my eye. Who knew he’d be so attracted

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Tribe Wins in a Laffey…errr…Laugher

I know the other day I penned a piece about Jake Westbrook possibly being next year’s opening day starter, but right now, the best candidate is looking more and more like Aaron Laffey. Throughout this miserable season, the left-hander has gone from missing out on a rotation spot in Spring Training, to a recall in

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The Fall of Kelly Shoppach

This is one of my all time favorite photos. Its from the ’07 season when Kelly Shoppach hit an improbable walk-off homer against the A’s at Jacobs Field. Those were the days. Four of the six players waiting at home plate are no longer donning the Red, White, and Blue. Remember last year when the

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So Boring, Even the Owner Falls Asleep

Lost in my euphoric look into the future yesterday (ha ha) is the fact that the current version of the Indians is still a very flawed collection of players. I know it worked for one night last week, but when an opposing pitcher looks at the Tribe lineup and sees a 6-9 of Chris Gimenez,

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Whither Jordan Brown?

As you probably know from my extra-long Clip Show yesterday, I am not opposed to Andy Marte getting one last shot in the majors. But, as I had an interesting conversation with Jacob yesterday over e-mail about the state of the Clippers and Aeros, an interesting point came to light that Jacob encouraged me to write

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Five and Fly: Vic’s Bomb Saves The Day

Amazing. I smell 2008 all over again with your beloved Erie Warriors. Thanks to a ninth inning Victor Martinez three-run jack off of Angels close Brian Fuentes, the Indians pulled off a come from behind stunner in Anaheim, winning 8-6, and pushing their winning streak to five. From an hour before the game until the

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While We’re Waiting… Jamario Moon Deal Final, Josh Cribbs Discussions, Derek Anderson Interview

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar. Although the Heat made their intentions known earlier in the evening, Super Jamario officially became a Cavalier as the clock struck midnight: “Per

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The Little Lineup That Could

As bad as they have been all season, you have got to give it to this scrappy Indians team lately. I know I know, they were picked by many to win the AL Central and sit seven games out with an unimpressive 25-34 record, but there are signs of life. I mean seriously, how can

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BREAKING: Grady Sizemore to 15 day DL

The Tribe have placed Grady Sizemore on the 15-day DL with left elbow synovitis, the team announced by press release this morning.  They have called up Chris Gimenez from AAA  Columbus to fill his roster spot. Sizemore has battled with elbow pain all season and his hitting (or lack thereof) can surely be related to

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Josh Barfield Makes Tribe Roster; Trevor Crowe Sent to AAA Columbus

Josh Barfield was able to prove his versatility to manager Eric Wedge and earn the final bench spot on the Tribe’s roster.  Barfield demonstrated significant progress and sufficient ability playing both the outfield and third base throughout the Cactus League season.  Wedge also cited the speed and decision making of Barfield as a pinch runner

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Remembering Max Ramirez

What started as a way to bring you up to speed with former Indians Ryan Church and Ryan Ludwick has turned into quite the feature over here at WFNY.  But some of you may be saying, “Who the heck is Max Ramirez?”  Max, whose full first name is Maximiliano, is a 23-year old catcher that

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