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New Kid In Town: James Ramsey

After Justin Masterson‘s rough start to the 2014 season, many fans were debating whether or not the Indians should give him a qualifying offer, ensuring draft pick compensation if he were to sign with another team in the off-season. By the All-Star break, Masterson’s struggles had gotten so bad that many fans were wondering if […]

GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 27:  Erik Gonzalez #78 of the Cleveland Indians bats during a spring training game against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark on February 27, 2014 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Lost In The Crowd: Erik Gonzalez

It says a lot about the depth the Indians have at the middle infield positions when one of the team’s ten best prospects may never play meaningful innings with the team because there are two players younger and better than him. If you couldn’t guess by the title of this post and the scenario laid […]

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Top 10 Prospects To Watch

This is an incredibly exciting time to be an Indians fan, the big league team is a legitimate contender for the pennant and the minor league system is chock-full of talent.  While there may only be 2-3 players considered to be in the Top 100 prospects list, the Tribe system is filled with a slew […]

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2014 Cleveland Indians Winter League Results

For some, 162 games are not enough and as they have done almost since baseball’s inception, many of the Indians current and future players were involved in international baseball leagues during the off-season. This year, including those who played in the Arizona Fall League (which was already covered), 38 Indians continued their season through December. […]

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Is Louis Head the Next Indians Relief Ace?

It seems almost every season another rookie reliever comes out of nowhere to make an incredible break through into the Indians bullpen. Last season it was left hander Kyle Crockett, the year before it was Cody Allen and before that Vinnie Pestano and the list goes on. While the current bullpen seems set with depth, […]

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Seven Little Piggies: The Indians AFL Results

The short season of the Arizona Fall League has come to a close as it gets cold everywhere, even in the desert. This season, the Cleveland Indians changed affiliate clubs from the Surprise Saguaros to the Peoria Javelinas, although they kept the same home field in Surprise (the Spring Training home of the Rangers and […]

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Rule Five Risks & Rewards

The current Cleveland Indians 40 man roster sits at 35 men and while that may seem like extra room for free agents, at the moment, those spots should be reserved for the Rule 5 draft. On November 20th, all rosters in Major League Baseball need to be set for the draft which will occur during […]

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Initial Analysis Of The Indians 2014 Draft Picks

It has only been three months since the Indians picks in the 2014 amateur draft were selected and even less time since they signed and joined their minor league squads, but already some have stood out. While the best performers were generally those taken at the top of the draft, there have been a few […]

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Top Ten Prospects for September 2014

The minor league season has come to a close and the Indians farm system was incredibly successful with the Clippers, RubberDucks, Captains and AZL Indians all making the play-offs and the Indians winning the their championship and Lake County currently battling in their own championship series. In order to be that great there has to have […]

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This Is Next Year: The Captains Are Moving On!

Clippers 3 Durham Bulls 4 (Series tied 1-1) The Clippers had built a 3-2 lead for starter Tyler Cloyd, who pitched seven innings before turning matters over to J.C. Ramirez in the eighth. Ramirez had an easy eighth but walked Vince Belnome with one out in the ninth. Ray Olmedo came in as a pinch […]

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This Is Next Year: A Look At The Indians Affilaiates In The Playoffs.

Here are clippings from the Indians affiliates that are in the post season. Both the Clippers and Captains won while the Duck lost. Clippers 9 Durham Bulls 4 (Clippers lead 1-0) David Murphy, on a rehab assignment from the big league club, hit the first of three home runs that helped the Clippers top the Durham […]

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(Arizona) Indians Win Championship!

While it may not be the World Series that Indians fans have been looking for since 1948, a team with their namesake and future players did win it’s league championship last night and that team was the Arizona League Indians. The team plays at the MLB Indians Spring Training site in Goodyear, Arizona and while […]

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Minor Successes

The Indians may not have many All-Stars on the current roster, but thanks to much improved drafting from 2009 through 2014, the minor leagues are finally start to be replenished. Multiple teams have seen great success this season and will look to play into September with play-off runs. Unfortunately, the DSL Indians (R), Mahoning Valley […]

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Tyler Holt: Not To Be Confused With Torry Holt

Tyler Holt burst onto the scene this season at a time when the Indians need him. With injuries and inconsistent play from veterans Nick Swisher and Ryan Raburn, the young outfielder will play a vital role down the stretch if the team is to stay in contention. Although not entirely off the radar, Holt certainly […]

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Calling All Call-Ups

The month of September is fast approaching and with it, the expansion of Major League rosters to up to 40 players. Rarely do teams actually call up 40 men, with some teams adding just one or two relievers and others bringing up most of the AAA squad for try outs. The Indians will likely fall […]

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