Ryan Garko and Fernando Cabrera of the Buffalo Bisons have been selected to play in the Futures Game…
Sweep Aside, Tribe's Week Good
The news was much better on the minor-league front. The Indians had a couple of key signings; saw several blue-chip pitchers move up; had their top-rated prospect make his first appearance of the year; watched as another highly-touted pitching prospect return to action for the first time since last summer; and also welcomed back their best third base prospect come back from back problems. If the Indians are to become a serious contender down the road, the continued improvement of these players is every bit as important as what the major league team is doing right now. The signing of first round draft choice Trevor Crowe this soon after the draft is far more important than a lot of people might realize. The adjustment from college ball to the pros, in particular the adjustment to using a wooden bat, makes it vital for position players to sign as soon as possible so as not to waste their first of pro ball. Teams have a very limited time to develop young players (college players three...
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