Tribe Loses Two, Gains One in Rule 5 Draft

The Major League phase of baseball’s Rule 5 draft was just completed.  For those who aren’t familiar with it, it works this way, per MLBTradeRumors.com: Players are eligible for the Rule 5 Draft if they aren’t on the 40-man roster four or five years after signing, depending on the age at which they signed. Teams

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Updates on Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects in the Cleveland Indians System

With the MLB All-Star Break underway, it is time to take a look back at the top prospects in the Cleveland Indians organization. The major league club has shown some promise in the early goings of the 2010 season, but sit at the halfway point in last place in the Central Division with a 34-54

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 5/18/10 – “The Big Smooth” Edition

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.   The wheels came off the train just a bit this week, as the Clippers found themselves coming back

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While We’re Waiting… McCoy Redshirts, Hector Rondon and LeBron’s Fury

While We’re Waiting serves up an breakfast buffet of WFNY-esque goodies for your daily viewing pleasure (on weekends too!!) Have something else you think we should see? Send it to our fancy tips email address at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Talking about McCoy’s upcoming season and his future prospects: “Quarterback Colt McCoy redshirted his true freshman year at

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 4/20/10

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.   What a difference a year makes. The Clippers were pretty dreadful for most of last season. But, while

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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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Manny Acta Sticking By Chris Perez…For Now

With Kerry Wood throwing bullpen sessions in attempt to recover from a back injury, the Cleveland Indians will continue to go to Chris Perez with late game duties despite two recent outings that could be kindly described as terrible.  Head coach Manny Acta stuck up for his temporary closer following yesterday’s loss to the Texas

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Indians Make a Round of Roster Moves

While TD kept us all updated on the move to send Alex White to minor league camp, the Indians have gone ahead and reshuffled a few more pieces of the collective puzzle. Heading to DP’s awaiting arms in Columbus are Jeanmar Gomez, Hector Rondon, Carlos Santana and Jordan Brown.  The first three players spent much

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Preview of the 2010 Indians Starting Rotation

Yesterday’s hire of Tim Belcher as Cleveland’s pitching coach gave a glimpse at what the Indians are looking to accomplish this season at the Major League level. Belcher, who has been all around the organization for the past eight years, had a relatively solid MLB playing career under some of the top pitching coaches in

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Tonight’s the Night: Carrasco’s Debut

With the influx of new blood infused into the Indians organization over the past month and a half, it seems like we are getting a test of something new every game. Guys like Matt LaPorta, Chris Perez, Andy Marte, and Jess Todd have gotten plenty of opportunities to show that they are indeed a part

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Carlos Carrasco to get the Call

Nothing better than an alliteration on a Wednesday afternoon, especially one that may help us feel a little better about the whole Cliff Lee trade situation.  In due time, anyway… Anthony Castrovince reports that Carlos Carrasco (along with Lou Marson) will be in Cleveland come September.  Had Jason Donald not hit the shelf with back

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Memo to the Tribe FO: Moves the Organization Should (and Should Not) Make

Now that the dust has settled a bit—and it’s quite clear that the only playoffs anyone in the Tribe’s organization should be worried about are at the AA level—Jacob and I thought we might take a moment to draft a few notes for Mark Shapiro and Co about the minor league system and the near

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Jake Westbrook – From Tommy John to Opening Day Starter?

Something that was glossed over in the wake of the Cliff Lee trade was a comment made to the press from GM Mark Shapiro: When asked who might be the Indians’ opening day starter next season, GM Mark Shapiro said, “Jake Westbrook if he’s healthy.” Quite an interesting development considering Jake hasn’t pitched since May

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The All-Star Break is Here… Thank Goodness

Things I wouldn’t have believed if you had told me on April 1, 2009: 1. The Indians would enter the All-Star break as the worst team in the American League, 19 games under .500. 2. The bullpen would be the worst we have seen (and we have seen a lot of bad ones) since the

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Best Team in NE Ohio? The 2009 Akron Aeros

The five-time defending Southern Division champions are on pace for greatness again here in 2009 as the Akron Aeros currently stand at 53-28, a mark that is good for the second best record in full-season professional baseball. Led by several marquee prospects, the Aeros look as good as ever this year as they look to

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While We’re Waiting… Hedo Turkoglu, Detroit Signs Two, and Hector Rondon

Well I guess Turk isn’t going to Portland after all… “Free agent Hedo Turkoglu has backed out of his commitment to the Portland Trail Blazers and plans to sign with the Toronto Raptors, multiple league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Friday night. Turkoglu had agreed on a five-year, $50 million deal with the Blazers, but

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Double Dose of Double-A: Akron Aeros Weekly Review – 5/17/09

With DP creating his weekly feature following the Columbus Clippers, I decided to create my own weekly review for my hometown Akron Aeros. The Aeros are off to an incredible start this season, and this is no surprise to Akronites that have witnessed the team make the Eastern League finals three of the last four

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The Hector Rondon Experiment

I am the Media Relations Intern for the Akron Aeros and on Tuesday, after dining at Swenson’s Drive-In with my boss Rob Sinclair, we heard back from Aeros manager Mike Sarbaugh that there were a couple of changes in the roster. First of all, Matt McBride (.405, 6 HR, 36 RBI) was coming to town

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Hector Rondon Continues His Assault on the (Double-A) Opposition

While the pitching at the big league level has been absolutely atrocious (save for a few select starters), Tribe fans should take pride in the fact that things are not as bad a few miles Interstate 77.  The 21-year old Hector Rondon has moved to 5-0 on the year after yesterday’s one-run outing against the Altoona

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While We’re Waiting… Wiz Fans Waiting, Hector Rondon’s Cannon, and B.J. Raji’s Drug Test

While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar.   Sorry, fellas.  The URL’s taken: “Maybe tonight’s win cost us a few ping-pong balls, but at this point, I don’t really

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