Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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The Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes answers his mail bag this morning, which includes one about what the Tribe would both look to add if they were buyers and what they would trade if they are sellers at the trade deadline in 2013. Hey, Hoynsie: Over or under .500? Also, if the Indians are buyers at the trading deadline, if you were GM Chris Antonetti, who would you target to get? If they are sellers, who would they trade and what for? – Noah Yingling, Sandusky Hey, Noah: I think the Indians will be fortunate if they have a winning record this year. If they’re contending at the trading deadline, I’d go for a starting pitcher. If they’re out of it and looking to sell, I think they’ve already got a good idea what shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera or closer Chris Perez would bring. The speculation was with the acquisition of Mike Aviles in the offseason that the Tribe may entertain offers for Asdrubal. Meanwhile, the Indians have added Matt Capps to the offseason additions of Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw that adds to a bullpen of Perez, Vinnie Pestano, Joe Smith, Cody Allen, and Nick Hagadone. Perez is the second highest paid player on the roster heading into opening day, trailing only Nick Swisher. Both Asdrubal and Perez are under control for two more seasons. Related: The Diff: Cleveland Indians Embrace The Strikeout
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