Found December 10, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
ORLANDO — Dodging rumors from every corner of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, it was a busy first day for the Indians at the week long Baseball Winter Meetings. The Tribe signed free agent first baseman David Cooper to a major league deal, and it was also reported the team had talks with the agent of closer Grant Balfour. Even with Cooper and outfielder David Murphy added to the 2014 fold, neither move will stop general manager Chris Antonetti from looking at ways to keep improving the offensive side of things. Barring any trades, just about every position player from Cleveland's postseason roster is set to return next season. The team however has been missing an impact power bat in the middle of the order for several years now, and there are reasons to believe they still may acquire one before Opening Day. Think about this, the last time a Tribe player hit at least 30 home runs was over five years ago back in 2008. Grady Sizemore that year hit 33 long balls to le...
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