Friday, May 3, 2013

Cleveland Indians Video: Seven Homers In 3 Minutes

Take a few minutes and enjoy the video of the 7 homers the Tribe smacked versus the Philadelphia Phillies.


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Video Highlights: Scott Kazmir Versus Kansas City Royals

MLB is now being very aggressive in adding highlights to their YouTube Channel. Here is a video of Scott Kazmir versus the Kansas City Royals:

Monday, April 29, 2013

Video: Daisuke Matsuzaka Injured....again

Video from Daisuke Matsuzaka had to leave his start against the Pawtucket PawSox on Sunday afternoon. He had retired the first nine men he faced including two strikeouts but after delivering one pitch in the top of the 4th inning he grabbed his left side in pain.
Matsuzaka Injury photo Dice-Kinjured_zps9107e765.gif The training staff came out to the mound and he briefly attempted to stretch hoping it was just a cramp but Dice-K didn't react as if it were just a cramp: Attempted Stretch Fail photo Dice-Kstretching_zpsdf43561b.gif

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Trevor Bauer's Nasty Curveball

Trevor Bauer with a nasty 79 mph curve ball to strike out John Lindsey Bauer Curve photo Bauer79mph_zps9c79d480.gif

A 96 mph heater to end the 6th inning:  photo Bauer96mph_zps0c7f8119.gif

 (Videos From Milb.TV)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Shin Soo-Choo and Joe Carter?

Work A Trade & Sign
Say what? This isn't the NBA! Besides didn't you just say that odds were long that Choo would sign an extension anywhere? Yes, I know this isn't the NBA and yes I did say that the odds were long....but not impossible. Trade and sign deals don't happen often in major league baseball but they do happen and should be explored as history shows benefits can be advantageous for the Indians.

The player was Joe Carter and then Indians GM Hank Peters wanted desperately to sign him to a long term contract. He made several proposals to Carter's agent Jim Turner and each one was rejected and Turner made at least one counter proposal which Peters rejected. After the 1989 season Peters made one last offer to Carter for 3 years at $10M and after Carter rejected the offer Peters released a statement to the press announcing that the negotiations had ended and Carter would be traded by the end of the year.

Since Carter, like Choo, was entering the final year of his contract the team acquiring him would want to sign him to a long term extension before finalizing the deal with the Indians. This didn't seem to be much of a deterrent until Turner alerted Peters that Carter would only sign extension with 5 teams (Padres, Dodgers, Angels, Royals, or Cardinals).

Luckily, Jack McKeon was running the Padres who had finished 2nd to the Dodgers in 1989 a mere 3 games behind the San Francisco Giants and had a loaded farm system. The Indians and Padres reached a deal that would send  Carter to the Padres in exchange for Sandy Alomar Jr., Chris James, and Carlos Baerga and the next day the Padres and Carter reached an agreement on a 3-year $9.2M contract. The trade became official on December 6, 1989.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dugout Seeds: What Type Of Manager Will Sandy Alomar Be?

Today the Indians fired manager Manny Acta and put the interim tag on Sandy Alomar Jr. at the helm. The Indians will continue to interview others over the winter (Terry Francona, Dave Martinez, Sandy Alomar Jr.) etc.  I touched on why I'd support Alomar's hiring over at Wahoos On First:

Why Sandy Alomar Jr. Should Be The Indians Next Manager

What kind of manager will Alomar be? After interviewing with the Boston Red Sox last winter he met with the media to answer a few questions about his thoughts on managing. The video is iincluded below.