Aeros Reliever Nick Hagadone Re-Adjusting to Familiar Role

Before the 2010 season started, Baseball America named Nick Hagadone the third-best prospect in the Cleveland Indians system. A dominating presence on the mound at 6’5″, 230-lbs and a left-hander, it made perfect sense for the publication to view him in such a fashion. He was arguably the player with the most upside acquired from

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Aerodynamics: Catching up with the Double-A Akron Aeros 7/24/10

Seven straight wins started the second half of the 2010 season for the Akron Aeros and moved the team into a great position for a playoff run. After continuing to dominate the last-place Erie SeaWolves for four contests, the Aeros then also swept the first-place Altoona Curve to move to only 5.5 games behind the

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Starter Alex White Gaining Confidence for Double-A Akron

From bizarre to typical to incredible, the story of Alex White in the Cleveland Indians organization continues to intrigue every passing day. Drafted in the first round of last year’s MLB Draft out of North Carolina, White was slated from the beginning as an eventual reliever for the long-term in Cleveland. The comments from the

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Aerodynamics: Catching up with the Double-A Akron Aeros 7/14/10

Tonight is the Eastern League All-Star Break as the Aeros enjoy their second day off in a row in the middle of the 2010 season. After a mediocre past week and a half, Akron remains right at .500 for the season and still just 2.5 games behind second-place Bowie. The team is in position to

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Aerodynamics: Catching up with the Double-A Akron Aeros 7/3/10

Cleveland’s five-game winning streak ended last night as their Double-A affiliate won their fourth consecutive game. The Akron Aeros smacked a season-high four home runs in their 9-4 victory over the Bowie Baysox, moving to only 2.5 games behind Bowie for the second-place wild card spot in the Western Division. Back at .500 now for

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Aerodynamics: Catching up with the Double-A Akron Aeros 6/23/10

The hot streak from earlier this month is long gone but the Aeros remain in a decent position for the second-half burst to the playoffs. Tonight’s contest against the Richmond Flying Squirrels (with returning starter RHP Paolo Espino on the mound and pictured on the right) will mark the exact midpoint of the 142-game Eastern League

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Aerodynamics: Catching up with the Double-A Akron Aeros 6/16/10

The franchise-record winning streak is over, but the Akron Aeros still have a chance at contending for the Eastern League title again this season. The team is back at .500 after two straight losses on Sunday and Tuesday, but still right in the middle of the Western Division playoff race. Hot pitching along with clutch

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Lonnie Chisenhall On Fire in Double-A

The 2008 and 2009 drafts for the Cleveland Indians keep looking better by the day. Sure, everyone is excited about ’09 top selection Stephen Strasburg and the yet-to-be-signed first pick in the 2010 draft in Bryce Harper, but the Indians have themselves quite a load as well. From last year’s draft, starter Alex White is

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Aerodynamics: Akron Ties Franchise Record with 11th Straight Win Friday

As a reminder, I’ll be serving this summer as the media relations director for the Akron Aeros. I presented my first update earlier in the week and will be writing many more articles in the future from the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The best team in Northeast Ohio continues to fight through adversity

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2B Cord Phelps Leading Akron Aeros

You’ve seen this story before. College draft pick, middle infielder with average tools and a grinder mentality. Player likely won’t ever be a threat to hit 15 home runs or steal 30 bases in the major leagues, but in the meanwhile could be a very serviceable player in the organization. Well, 2B Cord Phelps is exactly

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Cleveland Indians Offseason News: Rule 5 Draft Results and Coaching Staff Finalized

(The following is a look at the recent movement in the Cleveland Indians organization. This follows in line with my article about the first batch of offseason news for the Indians about three weeks ago. For other recent Tribe updates, check out Scott’s article on Adam Miller/Carlos Santana and TD’s take on the winter meetings

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Tribe News: Sarbaugh Takes Over in C-Bus, Skins To Akron

It’s a slow period in baseball right now, but the Indians organization actually has some news that isn’t Grady Sizemore/stolen photos related. Akron Aeros manager Mike Sarbaugh, who has risen in the ranks of the Tribe minor league system, will be promoted to skipper of the AAA Columbus Clippers for the 2010 season. On the

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While We’re Waiting…Cutler bad for the Bears & Browns, DA Expectations, Shaq(s) plays college football

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. Assessing the Bears both today and for the future: “I’ve never understood all of the hype surrounding QB Jay Cutler. Sure, he has

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