Proud Canadian Nick Weglarz Relishes Moment in Spotlight for Akron Aeros

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Sunday was a special day for Nick Weglarz. No, not just because it marked his 29th game out of 31 in the Akron Aeros starting lineup. And not only because he just finished one of the best months of his career. But Sunday, July 1, was Canada Day. And for the 24-year-old and only Canadian

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WFNY Friday Wahoos: Indians Minor League Weekly Review 6/22

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Oops. For the first time since I started out the WFNY Wahoos, I missed my Wednesday goal. So today, even though it’s Friday, enjoy your weekly dose of Cleveland Indians minor league news and updates. No Tribe game last night, so this is your morning substitute. Yes, the Indians remain 36-32 entering this weekend’s series

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WFNY Wednesday Wahoos: Indians Minor League Weekly Review 5/2

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Sorry for the delays y’all, but starting today, I’ll be bringing you all of the latest news from the Cleveland Indians minor league system every Wednesday. With DP’s departure from WFNY, there’s been a severe lack of regular minor league coverage following his awesome work with the Clip Show. Hopefully, this will serve as some

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WWWFNYD? – Struggling Cleveland Indians

The Indians just chalked up their fourth loss in a row. This now officially marks the worst losing streak for the Tribe so far this season. Their lead in the A.L. Central is looking precariously small. The bats that carried them to a lead seem to be failing them now. Recognizing the fact that baseball

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The Boots: Crucial 2011 Season for Top Cleveland Indians Prospects

The Boots are my form of reporting current information from around the sports world. Boot Ups and Boot Downs are assigned to various events, people or stories as I now use for the University of Dayton’s Flyer News. For possible topics in future articles, e-mail us at Tips@WaitingForNextYear.com. Boot Up: Reflective Rankings – Three baseball

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Does Shelley Fit?

I’m going to blow your mind grapes for a second.  Do you know the Indians have not had a single position-player on their active roster for the entire 2010 season?  Not one. That means that every hitter on the team has either spent some time on the DL, some time in Columbus, or has been

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Tribe Trade Tracker: The Review

I know I know, the Dolan’s are cheap. The Indians can’t contend. Baseball is sunk in Cleveland. The system stinks. All the Indians do is sell of their best players. Yada, Yada. Yada. I get it. But here is the thing, Tribe fans – the trades I am about to discuss were all the right

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While We’re Waiting… Trick Shot Montage, Thoughts on Barnes and Starting Safeties

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 at tips@waitingfornextyear.com [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0egbmPVB9Bs] The above video was sent to us by some Columbus-based Cavalier fans.  Coupling some pretty amazing shots with the Black Keys is always

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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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Rochester’s Late Runs Sink Clippers 7-5

The Clippers did their best to stay in the game on a rainy and chilly night at Huntington Park last night, but in the end their bullpen just couldn’t put zeros up on the board when it counted. Michael Brantley went 5-for-5 with 2 RBI, Carlos Santana hit his team-leading 12th home run, and Josh

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Clippers Notch Walk-off Win Over Chapman, Louisvile

The night started as a matchup between the Clippers’ best starter and the Cincinnati Reds’ biggest phenom. Josh Tomlin and Aroldis Chapman went toe-to-toe for seven innings apiece; but while Chapman left the game with a 3-2 lead after seven innings, the game came down to the Clippers’ hottest hitter and pitcher. Frank Herrmann pitched

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While We’re Waiting… The Villain’s Heroics, Tight Ends and LeBron’s Blocks

While We’re Waiting serves up an early morning breakfast buffet of WFNY-esque goodies for your daily viewing pleasure. Have something else you think we should see? Send it to our fancy tips email address at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Well that was dramatic. Enjoy the video folks: “Any more questions about who should be the Player of the

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Cleveland Indians Offseason News: 40-Man Roster, Rule V Draft and Free Agency

The Indians brought seven new minor leagues into the mix on their their official 40-man roster Friday morning. TD first mentioned the story on the blog yesterday in talking about how Jordan Brown finally received his well worth promotion to the big leagues. That was not the only story of the day however, or even

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Jordan Brown, Others added to 40-man Roster

This morning, the Cleveland Indians announced that they have purchased the contracts of seven players and added them to their 40-man roster.  Among the seven is Jordan Brown, whom we have discussed around these parts for a good portion of the last two seasons. With Andy Marte getting his just due with the big boys last

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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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Double Dose of Double-A: Akron Aeros Bi-Monthly Review 8/9/09

After changing this feature from every week to every two weeks and now effectively to every two months, I have decided to return to action on my last day as an Aeros employee. It has been an incredible summer working alongside one of the most successful minor league baseball teams in the past decade, as

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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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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… NBA Free Agency, Shaq and Portland, and Berea’s QB Decision

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. The Big Veto? “During [Shaquille O’Neal and Steve Kerr’s] midseason conversations Kerr never raised the possibility of a trade with Cleveland, according

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Santana and Weglarz Going to Futures Game

In an announcement from minor league baseball yesterday, catcher Carlos Santana and left fielder Nick Weglarz were named to the rosters for the Futures Game during All-Star Weekend this year in St. Louis. The Akron Aeros teammates learned of their recognition prior to yesterday’s 4-3 walk-off victory over the Trenton Thunder, and this year marks

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