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Posts By Mike Brandyberry

DTTWLN Going Down On The Farm

March 1, 2012 |

 

By Sean Tuttle

New this year to DTTWLN will be my coverage of the minor league systems within the Indians organization, any big name prospects coming to visit, and of any news on the rehabilitation journeys that may occur throughout the season.

Every Thursday, followers can expect updates on injured players, comments from their managers, and interviews with young talents that are hopeful to play for the Tribe in the near future.

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Hannahan Provides Tribe With Veteran Glove At Third Base

March 1, 2012 |

Each week through Spring Training the DTTWLN staff will profile and break down the players in camp for the Indians at Goodyear, Arizona and examine their potential roles for the season to come. This week, we continue our Goodyear coverage by breaking down the players who are battling for a chance to make the Opening Day roster.

By Craig Gifford

It’s no secret that the 2011 Cleveland Indians were not exactly an offensive juggernaut. Out of 14 teams in the American League, the Indians ranked ninth in runs scored (704), batting average (.250) and home runs (154). Those numbers are all bound to improve this year.

The Tribe should get a full season from second year second baseman Jason Kipnis. Catcher Carlos Santana, who provided fine power numbers in his first full major league season, is bound to improve as he becomes better accustomed to major league pitching. Shin-Soo Choo, who had his worst year in 2011 thanks to injuries and off the field matters, should be expected to return to his All-Star form of 2010 and 2011.

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Left Field Spot Presents Many Options

February 29, 2012 |

 

By Christian Petrila

Position battles make spring a terrific chance for a relative unknown to make a roster and contribute. One such battle for the Indians takes place in left field. With Grady Sizemore already sidelined for Opening Day, Michael Brantley will have to shift to centerfield, leaving left field a vacant, wide open competition. It’s like a game show. Your contestants are Aaron Cunningham, Shelley Duncan, Ryan Spilborghs and Matt LaPorta.

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Fifth Starter Battle Begins With Slowey

February 29, 2012 |

Each week through Spring Training the DTTWLN staff will profile and break down the players in camp for the Indians at Goodyear, Arizona and examine their potential roles for the season to come. This week, we continue our Goodyear coverage by breaking down the players who are battling for a chance to make the Opening Day roster.

By Craig Gifford

When the Cleveland Indians acquired Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves this past Halloween, it seemed they would go into spring training with zero questions about their starting rotation. Lowe was set to join incumbents Ubaldo Jimenez, Justin Masterson, Josh Tomlin and Fausto Carmona as a starting five with question marks, but long on potential.

Plans got scrapped in January as Carmona applied for his visa to leave the Dominican Republic and head back to the United States. Carmona was arrested for assuming a false identity, his real name being Roberto Hernandez Heredia. With the loss of Hernandez for the foreseeable future, it put a once stable rotation into a state of flux.

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