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According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Cleveland Indians are one of several teams interested in outfielder Shane Victorino. The Reds, Rangers and Red Sox are also said to have expressed interest in the veteran free agent.
The 31-year-old outfielder is coming off of a disappointing 2012 season — in comparison to the 2009 and 2011 seasons wherein Victorino garnered MVP consideration — in which he hit .255/.321/.383 with 11 home runs, 55 runs batted in, 39 stolen bases and a career-worst OPS of .704.
The Indians were said to have been interested in the past and continue to have a considerable hole in left field. Victorino has proven to be a plus-defender at all three outfield spots, and has postseason experience, so any team which puts in the winning bid will have to bank on the “Flyin’ Hawaiian” rebounding from an off year the plate.
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Jordan Bastian of MLB.com dives into the possibility of the Indians trading some of their top bullpen arms to fill other areas of need throughout the organization.
“Every team tries to deal from an area of strength. For Cleveland, its bullpen — filled with young, controllable arms — has been a bright spot over the past few seasons. It has also been an area the team has drawn...
It’s unclear where The Flyin’ Hawaiian will be touching down this offseason, but there are reportedly multiple teams considering the veteran outfielder.
According to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick, Shane Victorino is on a number of teams’ radar, including the Red Sox, Rangers, Indians and Reds.
Victorino, a free agent, is coming off a season in which he hit .255 with 11 home runs...
I’m sometimes accused of throwing out a generic statement or course of action without getting into the specifics that would allow someone to disagree with me. The Indians should trade for young starting pitching. Well, yeah. They need to move Chris Perez. A little warmer, but that’s still pretty non-specific, no? The seventh inning Hot Dog race is a gambling shammockery...
Shin-Soo Choo has let it be known that he has a desire to win. I think the ownership in Cleveland, foundationally, they’re going to have to illustrate some dynamics with new revenues and where they stand about what they are going do to show their fan base and their players who they are in competing. That’s a new calling that they are going to have to bring forth to give players...
Johnny Damon took a lot away from the game of baseball in his 18-year career, including two World Series titles and 2,769 hits.
Damon is now looking to give back to the game of as he prepares to play for the nation of Thailand in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The 39-year-old has not signed with a Major League club for the 2013 season yet, and is using his time away to build a...
Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, the biggest South Korean baseball star, isn't expected to play for his home country during the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Choo's agent, Scott Boras, said in a recent interview that the 30-year-old instead will focus his efforts on preparing for the 2013 regular season -- his final one before becoming a free agent. Choo also may need to adjust...
In his most recent edition of “Hey Hoynsie!”, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer speculates the Indians may be in the market for outfielders Jason Bay and Melky Cabrera
“Melky Cabrera is an interesting case. I could see Cabrera coming to Cleveland for a year to repair his game and image in one of MLB’s backwater towns.”
“Asked Chris Antonetti about Bay last week...
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There were a lot of things wrong with the Mets in 2012, but one thing they absolutely have to fix in 2013 is their outfield depth. They have their eyes on some free agents that could help out their team a great deal but are somewhat high risks. Among these people, the picks at the top of the list are Melky Cabrera and Shane Victorino. Both can help the team out a great deal...