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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 organized and operated by a Youngstown crime ring. Ok, that last one was pretty specific and I don’t really see how anyone could take issue with it.
Anyway, I wrote last week that it made quite a bit of sense for the Indians to trade Asdrubal Cabrera this offseason without specifying exactly what they should get in return. I hope the reason for this is obvious: we just don’t know, dude, the player(s) we might receive in any given trade. It’s a fool’s errand to try to name the specifics.
But I run errands all the time. And for the sake of webloggery, I thought I might show you what a good off-season might look l...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
Now that the Indians have picked up Ubaldo Jimenez's option, the next step needs to be fixing him for the 2012 season. When Jimenez came to the team in 2011 it was too late in the year to work on much of anything and he struggled through the end of the year. In 2012, Jimenez struggled again through most of the year, although he did have moments of brilliance. By utilizing his...
Cleveland Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will forego the upcoming World Baseball Classic in order to “prepare” for the 2013 season, reports FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi.
With free agency looming, it appears that Choo and his agent Scott Boras are doing everything they can to ensure that market value remains in tact, even if it means disparaging one of 30 potential employers and...
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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Looking for bodies to plug in to their gaping holes, the Cleveland Indians continue to be linked to veteran outfielder Jason Bay. The latest comes from ESPN’s Buster Olney who states that the 34-year old is in search of “familiarity” when it comes to his future employer.
Indians on a short list of teams being considered by Jason Bay, who is looking for opportunity and a place...
It’s no secret that Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is on the trading block.
The Red Sox are reportedly one of the teams interested in acquiring the outfielder’s services and have been reportedly brainstorming packages to acquire Choo and/or Justin Masterson. But in order to focus on his last year before free agency –– and the likelihood of switching teams –– Choo has...
As the San Francisco Giants showed in their run to the 2012 World Series title, a good pitching staff is possibly the biggest factor in winning a championship. The St. Louis Cardinals have good, young pitchers, but they could also use an upgrade at shortstop.
To make that improvement, the team will likely have to give up some of its stock of young pitching talent no matter what...