Andy Marte and Jordan Brown of the Columbus Clippers have been named to the 2009 Topps Triple-A All-Star team. The baseball card company recognized the productive hitting by both players. Marte has yet to fulfill high hopes in multiple opportunities with the Indians. Brown, despite winning the 2009 International League batting crown with a .336 mark, did not get a late-season call to Cleveland.
November 13, 2009
About all Indians fans have to look forward to in 2009 is the last out of the final game. Then this most disappointing season will be over. Until then, however, the Indians would be wise to promote some players from the minors and jettison the castoffs they have added to the big-league roster such as Winston Abreu. Andy Marte deserves another look and Matt LaPorta should get some big-league ABs.
July 24, 2009