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Scouring the globe for bullpen help


Let the hilarity ensue. I honestly thought this was a joke at first... "Singh came to the United States with Patel after being declared winner of the Million Dollar Arm contest in India, run by promoter Jeff Bernstein, Barry Bonds' marketing agent. The contest — the second edition is scheduled to begin this month and targets India because of its population of 1.1 billion even though the country has never produced a major leaguer — was based on those who could throw the most pitches 85 mph or faster for strikes. Singh consistently hit 87 mph and earned $100,000. When veteran major league scout Ray Poitevint went to India to see whether he had potential, he also recommended Patel, who threw harder but wasn't as accurate. " So they can throw harder than Byrd. That's a plus. "There will be at least 20 major league teams represented at the workout, Borris says; at least a half-dozen teams, including the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians, confirmed to USA TODAY they will attend." And the cherry on top: "Their favorite pitcher is Cliff Lee of the Cleveland Indians." All kidding aside, I have no clue what to actually make of this. It does make for an interesting read.

Potential tax implications to speed up FA signings?


Looks like the siging period may be a little accelerated this offseason with a potential tax hit coming to any players that receive bonuses after the calendar year end.

Spring training schedule released


The schedule is listed as "tentative", that's scary. What is the fall-back plan if they run into material delays? I know they held the option of training at Winterhaven again this year, but it would seem to me that that option has lapsed. This should be fun.


Dan Wheeler, anyone?

I've been looking at the potential free agent relievers and was wondering what others' thoughts are on Dan Wheeler. I've been able to see him pitch a few times in the last week or so in the...

Peralta to start at 3B tonight (Friday)


"I can play third base," said Peralta. "I played a half season there at Buffalo. I don't know how I'll do there [today], but I'll do my best."

Fausto/Victor suspensions dropped by 1 game, will start serving tonight


Now Fausto can start game 2 if we decide we need to break up the lefties. Yea!

Miller to the bullpen in '09


Hopefully he can stay healthy enough to make a contribution

$10 off stubhub.com code, expires 9/22


I found this code and used it towards purchasing tickets to the 9/17 game to see Lee pitch. While it's good for any event ticket on stubhub.com, I was able to get two bleacher seats for for the game for a little over $7 each. Hopefully we can see win 23 tonight. Code: Exit28


Any news on Windhorst?

Other than the Mo Williams transaction, I haven't heard/seen anything from Windhorst. Anyone know how he is doing? On a related note, is Branson Wright going to be covering the Cavs for the PD...

Meet Dr. Doom


A profile of Dr. James Andrews

Indians one day sale 8/14 - 1/2 off all Sept. tickets + other assorted "deals"


Someone queue up the picture of the guy with the question mark emblazoned blazer

Reyes, Donnelly coming up; Ginter to DL, Mastny optioned to Buffalo


Reyes is slated to start on Friday. Donnelly hasn't pitched in the majors since last June, and he had Tommy John surgery a year ago.

Rotoworld: top 150 midseason prospects


Quick recap: 5. LaPorta 48. Hodges 73. Miller 78. Crowe 93. Huff 94. Mills 122. Rondon (133. Green) 132. Lofgren *No 2008 draftees were included on this list Initial reaction: At least in the order that the Indians prospects shake out, I would think Huff would be higher. I'm somewhat surprised to see Lofgren even listed.

Fausto's 7/19 line from Akron


Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Carmona (W, 1-0) 5.0 9 1 1 0 2 0 1.80

A letter to Indians fans from Paul Dolan


"We made extensive attempts to secure C.C.'s future in Cleveland by signing him to a contract extension. In fact, we offered C.C. a top of the market contract that included the highest annual salary in the history of the Indians' organization. Unfortunately, due to C.C.'s desire to test the free agent market, we determined that trading C.C. provided the best outcome for the long-term success of the organization." Something tells me Paul's definition of what a "top of the market contract" is differs greatly from my own definition. To me, top of the market = Santana's contract. Me thinks CC never got anywhere near that offer in terms of guaranteed dollars.

Brewers GM on Sabathia rumors


Not much news here; however, a couple of interesting quotes: "We lost the division by two games last year. One player could make the difference in two or three games." "You always need pitching down the stretch," Melvin said. "Even though our starting pitching has done pretty well lately, we've got our ears open." and finally... Melvin said he was not opposed to trading prospects for a "rental," a player the Brewers might lose to free agency after the season. "It all depends where we are (in the standings) and if the player could have a major impact," he said. "I've done it before. We have prospects. Whether we want to trade them is our call."


Clarification on potential compensatory picks for C.C.

I was reading Jayson Stark's latest on ESPN.com today, and I there was a statement I was hoping some LGTers could help me out with. In the article, Stark quotes a MLB executive: "Meanwhile, an...


Heading to Detroit this weekend - any bar/restaurant suggestions?

Hey all. As the title says, some friends and I are heading up to Detroit this weekend for the Indians - Tigers series. We are staying at the downtown Marriott and were hoping to find some...

Slocum to start tonight (now retracted)


Indians.com has Slocum listed as the probable pitcher tonight.

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