2011 Draft Already Paying Off For Indians

Cody Allen, the second 2011 draft pick to make the majors. The first? Trevor Bauer. - Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

In Trevor Bauer and Cody Allen, the Indians have the first two players from the 2011 Draft to make the majors. Also, has anyone seen the 1948 pennant? It's still missing.

First, the notes from Goodyear:

Cleveland Indians batter Chicago Cubs, 13-5 | cleveland.com : The meat of the Cleveland Indians' new lineup has a big day against the Chicago Cubs in Mesa.

Cleveland Indians' Cody Allen at the top of his draft class: Indians Insider | cleveland.com | Tribe reliever was second player from 2011 draft, after teammate Trevor Bauer, to reach the big leagues.

Francona impressed by top prospect Lindor | indians.com: News: Bastian's notes rundown from Goodyear, where he also singles out Danny Salazar as a rookie who might help the team this year.

Next, from Cleveland:

Chasing the Indians' missing 1948 pennant - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN: The actual 1948 pennant is still missing.

Indians partner with The Collection Auto Group on new premium club at Progressive Field | indians.com: News:
The Cleveland Indians and The Collection Auto Group have reached agreement on a naming-rights deal for the new Premium Club at Progressive Field, which will make its debut on April 8 when the Indians play their home opener against the New York Yankees.

It's OK if Trevor Bauer is different; it's better if he wins: Bud Shaw | cleveland.com: Bud Shaw gives Trevor Bauer permission to be as different as he wants, but only if he wins. He does not report on the consequences of whether Bauer will still be allowed to be different if he fails to win.

Last, vaguely Indians-related news from around the league:

How Long Beach State baseball became known as the Dirtbags - ESPN: Current Cleveland Indians scout Dave Malpass, then an assistant coach at Long Beach State, came up with the nickname "Dirtbags" that Long Beach State now wears proudly.

Washington Nationals sign Jason Michaels - MLB Daily Dish: The Washington Nationals have signed LGFT outfielder Jason Michaels as a player and hitting coach for the team's minor league system.

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