Indians Catapult Over Chiefs 7-5

INDIANS CATAPULT OVER CHIEFS 7-5 Tribe Jumps Ahead Early And Rallies Late For Victory SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Right fielder Brandon Moss blasted a first inning grand slam to give the Tribe an early lead, before center fielder Alex Presley came through with a clutch two-out two-run single in the ninth to catapult the Indianapolis Indians over Syracuse in the International League Wild Card race with a 7-5 victory over the Chiefs on...

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Trade Rumors: Garrett Jones, Javier Lopez, Zach Duke, Octavio Dotel

Three days away from the July 31st trade deadline and we’ve got some rumors… -The big rumor from Ed Price involves Garrett Jones and the Anaheim Angels.  Price mentions that the Angels inquired on Jones, but balked at the Pittsburgh asking price of Maicer Izturis.  Izturis wouldn’t be a horrible return for Jones.  Izturis is about a year older than Jones, has a career 4.1 UZR/150 at the shortstop position, and has...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/24/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis beat Charlotte 8-5.  Jeremy Powell pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with two walks and six strikeouts.  Steven Jackson pitched 2.1 innings, allowing two runs on two hits, with no walks and no strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout for the save. Jeff Clement went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.  Kevin Melillo went 2-for-4 with a double,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/20/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Lehigh Valley.  Daniel McCutchen pitched five innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with a walk and five strikeouts.  Jeremy Powell pitched two innings, allowing one run on one hit, with no walks and one strikeout.  Justin Thomas pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out three. Jeff Clement went 1-for-4 with a solo homer....

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Why John Russell Shouldn't Be Fired

As you may already know, I don’t believe that a baseball manager has a significant impact on a baseball team.  I feel that the most important thing is talent, and that “good managers” are usually managers who have been blessed with good players.  Too often a manager is fired as a scapegoat.  When the whole team is playing horrible ball over an extended period, it’s easier to fire the manager and...

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