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Evaluating prospects and how to build a team (News and Notes)

Yet another prospect ranking and Fangraphs looks at how each MLB team is built

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Evaluating the 2016 Prospects: Cleveland Indians | FanGraphs Baseball - The Indians have an enviable number of likely big league players in their system, though only a handful of them project to be impact talents.

'It's a beautiful moment': What's it like for a manager to tell a minor leaguer he has earned a promotion? | - It's the conversation every player craves, the gratifying dialogue experienced far too infrequently in a game defined by failures and shortcomings.Yet another prospect ranking and Fangraphs looks at how each MLB team is built

Cleveland Indians campaign for Bob Feller to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom | - The Indians need 100,000 signatures on their petition to draw a response from the White House. They need the signatures in 30 days.

How a Cleveland Indians minor league pitcher found his missing teeth and built a scoreless streak | - Feyereisen started his professional career with 31 scoreless innings in the Indians' organization. He registered 17 clean frames with Low-A Mahoning Valley in 2014 and he began the 2015 campaign with 14 run-free innings.

Nick Maronde aims for World Baseball Classic | - One of the Indians' farmhands, left-hander Nick Maronde, will play for New Zealand in the upcoming six-game, double-elimination tournament.

Cody Allen is one of the best relievers in baseball - Beyond the Box Score - The Cleveland reliever ascended to the ranks of the elite in 2015.

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MLB's qualifying-offer system is stacked against low-revenue clubs | FOX Sports - The qualifying-offer system doesn't only screw certain free agents. It also screws certain teams.

Jose Bautista's epic bat flip will be immortalized on a Topps baseball card |

How the Teams Were Built | FanGraphs Baseball - Every 40-man roster in baseball is built through different means, and each organization has its own unique quirks when it comes to roster construction.

Roberto Alomar trade teaches Indians a lesson | - In the immediate wake of the transaction, Antonetti said he and Shapiro had many conversations about how the team could improve its decision-making protocol.