MLB News: Indians re-align three coaching positions

The Indians season ended last Wednesday with a 4-0 whimper in the AL Wild Card game against Tampa Bay. Five days later, we have our first piece of Cleveland baseball news of the offseason, according to multiple media reports. Three members of manager Terry Francona’s coaching staff will see their responsibilities change for the 2014

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MLB News: Indians hire Mike Sarbaugh as first base coach

Though the team is reportedly not ready to make a formal announcement regarding the coaching staff of newly hired manager Terry Francona, it appears that long-time Cleveland Indians farm system manager Mike Sarbaugh will be promoted to the big league staff. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Sarbaugh, spending the last five

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Cleveland Sports Quick Hitters

What do you do with those little pieces of news and information that really don’t warrant a full blown post? You bundle ‘em. I give you my Cleveland Sports Quick Hitters for the week- – Josh Cribbs is in the local news again, for comments about being sick of losing after the Cincinnati game. This

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Pop the Champagne! Clippers Beat Lehigh Valley 4-1 to Take Second Straight Governor’s Cup

Governor’s Cup Finals – Game 4 Clippers 4, Iron Pigs 1 – (box) COL wins series, 3-1 The Clippers dropped Game 1 of the Governor’s Cup Finals at home, but true to form they rallied and capped three straight wins with a 4-1 triumph over Lehigh Valley tonight to take their second straight Governor’s Cup.

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 8/30/11

Clip Show aims to be your weekly update for all things Columbus Clippers. Check back each Tuesday for team records, roster updates, and performance updates on some of the brightest prospects in the Tribe system. The Clippers are in the playoffs for the second straight year, and will be looking to defend their IL and

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Da Clip Show: Keeping an Eye on the Tribe’s AAA Squad – 4/13/11 And, We’re Back!

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. I know, I know, it’s not really Tuesday. There’s always that one week or so when both the Clippers

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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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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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While We’re Waiting… Windhorst on ESPN NY, NFL Draft and Efficient NBA Franchises

While We’re Waiting serves up an early morning 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. Sportswriter extraordinary Brian Windhorst debuts on ESPN’s New York format with his take on LeBron’s business

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Akron Aeros Named Baseball America’s 2009 Minor League Team of the Year

In 2009, there was not much success from a big league standpoint when it came to the Cleveland Indians.  Thankfully, as Jacob let us know throughout the entire season, there was a lot of success just a quick trip down Route 77 as the Akron Aeros won the Eastern League at the Double-A level.  And

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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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The Indians Internal Candidates for Manager

When the Cleveland Indians relieved Eric Wedge of his future managerial duties back on September 30th, the wheels were set in motion for a new face of the franchise. After seven years of The Grind, many suspected that the Indians would instantly start looking outward for a fresh face to the system and the organization.

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Poppin’ Champagne: Akron Aeros 2009 Championship Season-in-Review (Part 2)

It is difficult to truly encapsulate all of the accomplishments of the team this season. A smashing 95-54 record between the regular season and playoffs was about as good as it gets in the minors, and this team was dominant throughout the year. Exploding to a 28-8 start, the Aeros led the Eastern League from

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Poppin’ Champagne: Akron Aeros 2009 Championship Season-in-Review (Part 1)

What a scene it was. The Akron Aeros capped off their miraculous season with a sensational championship-sealing victory Saturday night against the Connecticut Defenders (San Francisco Giants). In holding on to win 10-6, the Aeros won for the 14th time in 15 games to end the year and capped off the third Eastern League Championship

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Aeros Advance to Eastern League Championship Series; Face Connecticut Defenders Tonight

As routine as always, the Akron Aeros swept through the mismatched Reading Phillies to make it to the Championship round of the Eastern League for the fifth consecutive season. Highlighted by dominant starting pitching, the Aeros out-scored the Phillies 24-9 in the series and will take on the Connecticut Defenders (Double-A affiliate of the San

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Aeros Dominate EL; Aim for Fifth Straight Championship Appearance

As was mentioned on the site Friday, the Double-A Akron Aeros took home all of the major awards in the Eastern League this season and have also clinched first-place in the Southern Division. With only two contests remaining in the regular season, their playoff schedule is set and the team with the Manager of the

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So About That Akron Aeros Bullpen…

As has been discussed briefly in the past, the Akron Aeros bullpen has been just another factor of their incredible play thus far this season. Led by several top draft picks and also a couple of organizational players, the Aeros have relied upon their bullpen heavily en route to a 56-33 record thus far. Of

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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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