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KevinV

  • joined May 30, 2008
  • last login Oct 29, 2010
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These are a few of my favorite things...

Went to the game Monday night. It was a great night with a few ups and downs.

Castrovince: Marte Clears Waivers

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I might be on my own here, but I am happy about this. I wasn't quite ready to throw him away.

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Rotoauthority finds no relationship between weightloss & performance improvement.

Before I started writing this, I assumed there would be little if any correlation between spring training reports (of weight loss), and increased level of performance. Most players chronicled...

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Ty Wigginton Anyone?

It seems that the Astros have Non-Tendered him. He was due to make $7-8M in 2009 from arbitration. His numbers in Houston in 2008 were very strong, much stronger than I would expect in...

Lacey Cakes to LAD @ $17.1M/3 Years

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Phew! We dodged a bullet on this one.

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The Marlins: A good fit for a trade?

Going in to the 2008 off season the Indians find them selves is need of another infielder. The Marlins find them selves with infielders Dan Uggla and Jorge Cantu in their arbitration years and have...

Paul Byrd projected to be a Type B Free Agent

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I hope the possible PTBNL is at least decent prospect. Otherwise the Indians probably didn't get enough for Byrd. I think a compensatory draft pick (probably in the #50 to #70 range) is worth more than the $2M salary savings.

LaPorta beaned in USA-China game

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LaPorta was hit IN THE HEAD by a pitch in the top of the 7th inning of the 9-1 US win over China today. He seems like he is OK and was able to leave the field under his own power. The beaning was in retaliation for a home plate collision that he had with the Chinese catcher that knocked the catcher out of the game with a knee injury. LaPorta was one of five US players to be hit by a pitch. The lone Chinese run in the game came on a solo HR where the hitter kept his right arm raised in the air the entire time he circled the bases. Lefebvre really put together a class act organization over there. Nice job. UPDATE: Hoynes is reporting that LaPorta suffered a concussion but apparently nothing more serious, based on a CAT scan and other tests. (Hat-tip to palcal.) It's not clear if he'll play again in these Olympics, but without him, Team USA wold be down to just one bench player. My guess is that he'll sit out the next game but will play in the medal round if we advance. I also cleaned up the wording to clarify that China did not "bean" five different players, since "bean" means "hit in the head." [Jay]

Stephen Strasburg: 2009 #1 Overall Pick? Future Indian?

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This guy looks pretty phenomenal so far. He'll probably be represented by Boras and everything. I really hope that wouldn't deter Shapiro. Here's hoping our epic failure is enough to get him.

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Race to the Bottom: "Why Losing is not Bad" or "How I Learned to Love the Bombing"

Obviously all teams want to win every game they play and Shapiro and Wedge would tell you that they wan to win as many games as possible this year. But with the Indians officially in retooling mode...

s-st...

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Rosenthal: After Sabathia, the Indians' player drawing the most trade interest is third baseman Casey Blake, who leads the majors with a 1.281 OPS with runners in scoring position. Blake, who turns 35 on Aug. 23, is coveted because of his ability to play first base and both outfield corners as well as third; he would be a good fit for teams such as the Dodgers, Mets and A's. Class AA third baseman Wes Hodges projects as the long-term replacement for Blake, who is a free agent at the end of the season.
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Official 2008 Indians Sweet Surrender Photoshop Thread

The last photoshop thread we had on here, started by the inimitable emd2k3, really helped me vent my frustration over the whole Blake/Wedge situation. So what better way to lament our latest and...

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Would Shapiro pony up for Huston Street?

With the Oakland rebuilding firesale in full swing I think it makes sense for us to take a shot at getting Huston Street.He's a legitmate shutdown closer and is under club control for the next 3...

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Minaya on shaky ground? We could capatalize...

Ken Rosenthal said the following in his latest article: Mets general manager Omar Minaya always takes a high-energy approach, but it would be understandable if he was even more motivated this...

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A $653,400,000 off season.

 This is purely speculative at this point. But based on the way things are going, this seems to be how things might fall out. The NYY could spend more or a little less, but this should be in the...

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$653,400,000 off season?

This is purely speculative at this point. But based on the way things are going, this seems to be how things might fall out. The NYY could spend more or a little less, but this should be in the...

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Unique Souvenir Opportunity

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071118&content_id=2303362&vkey=news_mlb&fext=. jsp&c_id=mlbNow that's a keepsake. It's too bad the Indians weren't able to finish of the Red Sox and smash...

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