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Sizemore traded to Athletics

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No word on whether the return included the entire Oakland farm system.

"When I was hurt and afraid I couldn't catch up to some pitches, I lost what I had developed in...

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"When I was hurt and afraid I couldn't catch up to some pitches, I lost what I had developed in terms of never being afraid to hit with two strikes," says Hafner. "That allowed me to sit and wait for what I hit. But I couldn't turn on balls, and I became afraid to get to two strikes, so I was waving at the first pitch I saw. I feel just the way I did before I got hurt. With me, the best way to judge how I feel is watch how I take pitches."

From Peter Gammons' piece naming the Indians one of six from the Cactus League likely to be better than you think. In other news, Gammons is still impressed with Acta's sabermetric acumen.

Sarbaugh new AAA Manager, Skinner to Akron

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The Tribe has moved Mike Sarbaugh from the Aeros to replace Torey Lovullo in Columbus. Joel Skinner will stay with the organization, returning to Akron, where he was USA Today Baseball Weekly's Minor League Manager of the Year in 1998.

The Indians are looking for a first baseman, preferably someone who hits right-handed, in case Matt...

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The Indians are looking for a first baseman, preferably someone who hits right-handed, in case Matt LaPorta (left hip, left toe) isn't ready for opening day and to offset their numerous left-handed hitters.

Paul Hoynes, in the latest installment of Ask A Stupid Question. The context was a discussion of Jordan Brown (duh), but if ShapActa are looking for a right-handed hitter who can play 1B, I think I know a guy.

Tolman, Radinsky, Smith added to Acta's Staff

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Castro says: Tim Tolman will be coming aboard as the bench coach, Scott Radinsky has been promoted from Triple-A pitching coach to big league bullpen coach, and Steve Smith is joining the Indians as Acta's third base and infield coach. Tolman and Radinsky have ties to the organization. Smith doesn't, though he was a member of Charlie Manual's staff before being dismissed after the 2008 season.

Marte, Brown named AAA All Stars

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Noted without comment: Topps named its 2009 AAA All Star team today, and included third baseman (!) Andy Marte and outfielder (!) Jordan Brown among the ten players honored.

Indians get permission from Angels to speak to Ron Roenicke about managerial job

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The LA Times is reporting that the Tribe has received permission from the Angels to speak to bench coach Ron Roenicke about their managerial job. It is unclear when Roenicke, who has spent 10 seasons with the Angels under Manager Mike Scioscia, six as a third base coach and the last four as the bench coach, would interview for the position, or if he has already been interviewed. If Roenicke were to get the job, he would be the third coach off Scioscia's staff to be hired as a manager, following Joe Maddon (Tampa Bay) and Bud Black (San Diego).

Tribe announces 2010 schedule

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The Indians open and close 2010 in Chicago against the White Sox, plan a beatdown of the Yankees for Memorial Day, and play an interleague series against the Pirates for the second straight year. Oh, and there's a series against that guy who used to play here and now plays in Philadelphia. Direct link to schedule.

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Fun With Game Logs

While looking at some Indians stats earlier today, I came across a few tidbits of information.  So I thought I would share. With Shin-Soo Choo's 7 RBI outburst on July 3rd, Tribe hitters have...

Sizemore to be activated Tuesday; Cabrera to Columbus

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From the Fixing Things That Aren't Really The Problem Department: "Center fielder Grady Sizemore says he should be activated Tuesday against Pittsburgh at PNC Park. Cabrera, meanwhile, said he'll report to Class AAA Columbus on Monday to begin a rehab assignment after straining the A/C joint in his left shoulder." In other news, Ryan Garko's wrist isn't broken. This is good news to Mrs. Garko, who has a framed print of geraniums she'd like hung in the kitchen.

Sizemore says he feels good, hopes he doesn't need surgery

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Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore said today that his left elbow felt good during a workout today at Progressive Field and he's hopeful that it will not require surgery. Sizemore, who has been on the disabled list since May 31 because of inflammation in the elbow, had a MRI exam and a physician's exam earlier today. "I was cleared to go throw and take swings today, so I guess it went well," Sizemore said of the exams.

Westbrook tosses three scoreless innings for Aeros

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In his first rehab start since undergoing the dreaded TJ surgery, Jake Westbrook started for Akron on Saturday, giving up a single and a walk while striking out one in three innings (39 pitches). Five of the outs were on the ground. He'll pitch four innings next time out. Also, Joe Smith has done all he can in AAA. In five rehab appearances, he's gone 5 IP, giving up four hits, 0 R, 1 BB and striking out 6.

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Settle a Game Thread bet - Browns or Not Browns?

A discussion arose during the rain delay today - are there more Indians fans who are fans of the Browns or fans of some team other than the Browns?  It started as many things do as an insult the...

Head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff said the Indians are in the process of working out the upcoming...

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Head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff said the Indians are in the process of working out the upcoming schedule for Adam Miller, who threw another bullpen this morning. At some point in the near future, Miller should progress to facing live hitters.

Castrovince, judiciously not attempting to define near future. Do you believe?
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Game Thread: Indians vs. Cubs, April 2

Hey, look over there! Is that the light at the end of the tunnel?  The Tribe and the Cubs face off in the final game at HoHoKam Park in 2009.  Lineups: INDIANS: CF Grady Sizemore, 3B Jamey...

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Game Thread: Indians at Mariners, April 1

The Tribe heads to Peoria for Cliff Lee's final start of the spring.  Lineups: INDIANS: LF Ben Francisco, 3B Mark DeRosa, 1B Victor Martinez, DH Travis Hafner, SS Jhonny Peralta, RF Ryan Garko, C...

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Game Thread: Mariners vs. Indians, March 31

The last home game of the spring finally arrives.  Lineups per Castrovince: INDIANS: DH Grady Sizemore, 1B Mark DeRosa, C Victor Martinez, LF Shin-Soo Choo, RF Ryan Garko, CF Ben Francisco, 2B...

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Game Thread: Indians vs. Giants, March 27

The Tribe plays a road game against some guys who may or may not play in San Francisco this year.  Lineups per Castrovince: INDIANS: CF Grady Sizemore, 3B Mark DeRosa, 1B Victor Martinez, SS...

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Game Thread: Indians vs. Padres, March 25

It's Spring in Arizona, and I hear they're playing more baseball.  Lineups per the PD, as Castro is off gallivanting somewhere: Indians (8-14-2): CF Grady Sizemore, 2B Asdrubal Cabrera, DH...

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Indians/As Game Thread: 3/20

Basketball or March baseball, you make the call.  Lineups per Castro: INDIANS: 3B Jamey Carroll, 2B Asdrubal Cabrera, DH Travis Hafner, C Victor Martinez, LF Ryan Garko, CF Josh Barfield, RF...

Castro has a preview of the opening of Jackass Stadium, in which Steinbrenner uses his time machine...

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Castro has a preview of the opening of Jackass Stadium, in which Steinbrenner uses his time machine to forecast the Indians' lineup on April 16.

BBWAA reverses course, admits Neyer and Law

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In other news from the Bellagio, the BBWAA has voted to approve four new net-centric scribes, including Will Carroll and Christina Kahrl of Baseball Prospectus and Rob Neyer and Keith Law of ESPN.com. Last year, Neyer and Law weren't good enough, but they've been granted the keys to the fluorescent green chartreuse BBWAA washroom.

Vote Victor ... for Oddity of The Year

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Lets talk about the election! The election for This Year in Baseball Awards, of course. Tribe contenders this year include Cliff Lee for Starting Pitcher of the Year, Grady Sizemore for Defensive Player of the Year, Kelly Shoppach for Single-Game Performance of the Year, AsCab's triple play for Play of the Year and Victor Martinez for Oddity of the Year (stupid flash, so no direct links). There's also a Minor League version - the Tribe's sole hope is Carlos Santana for Hitter of the Year.

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