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If the Cleveland Indians move shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to the Arizona Diamondbacks, it would reportedly be a part of a four-team blockbuster trades involving multiple moving pieces, but at this stage is unlikely to happen at this point.
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal helps clear the muddy waters by saying that in addition to the Tribe and D-Backs, the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners would also be seeing their name in the MLB’s transaction page. Per Rosenthal, the driving force is Jon Daniels, the general manager of the Texas Rangers, who covets Arizona’s Justin Upton.
The Indians would send Cabrera to Arizona, getting a combination of players — starting pitcher Trevor Bauer continues to be in the mix, as do left-hander Patrick Corbin and Texas infielder Mike Olt. The fourth team, currently the Seattle Mariners, would give up prospects of their own and receiver Texas pitcher (and Newark, OH native) Derek Holland.
The Mariners are reportedly unsure about the deal, which could lead to yet another fourth team being placed into the mix if the trade is to be consummated.
Cleveland general manager Chris Antonetti has spent much of this offseason looking for contingency plans at shortstop, acquiring veteran Mike Aviles and talking with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the young speedster Dee Gordon. A two-time All-Star at a notoriously shallow position, Cabrera continues to be one of the team’s best assets in the trading market.
[Related: Tribe At The Winter Meetings: Will They Add, Or Blow It Up?]
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The Cleveland Indians could already have their contingency plan in place in the event that they part ways with All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that Tribe GM Chris Antonetti has been in discussion with the Los Angeles Dodgers for shortstop Dee Gordon.
#Indians talking with #Dodgers about Dee Gordon, sources tell @ken_rosenthal and me. Would replace...
The Indians have made it pretty clear that they are shopping Asdrubal Cabrera. With at least a serviceable fill-in on the roster in Mike Aviles and Cabrera’s trade value likely at its peak this winter, they’re attempting to use their 27-year-old shortstop to acquire more young pieces with an emphasis on future value. Arizona has been most often linked to Cabrera, as their never...
Looking to add quality arms to a rotation in dire need of such, the Cleveland Indians are reportedly in talks with the Arizona Diamondbacks, discussing a deal that could ultimately net them Trevor Bauer, a highly touted right-handed prospect. The price: All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.
MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince reports that the two teams have been in talks about the potential...
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Johnny Damon isn’t quite ready to retire.
After 18 years in the majors that included stints with the Royals, Athletics, Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, Rays and Indians, the 39-year-old told The Boston Globe that he would be open to playing in the 2013 season.
“I liked being home last season with my kids,” Damon said while attending David Ortiz‘ golf tournament. “But I’m in...
The Indians were one of at least two teams bidding for the services of outfielder Shane Victorino. The Red Sox have inked the 32 year old to a three-year, $39 million dollar contract.
“The Boston Red Sox reached a three-year, $39 million agreement with free-agent outfielder Shane Victorino on Tuesday, according to a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations.
The deal is...
Terry Francona enjoyed a great deal of success in a big-time market in Boston.
As the Red Sox’ manager for eight seasons, Francona lead the team to two World Series titles and 744 wins. He certainly had a huge impact on the ball club, but it undoubtedly helped that Boston is a major-market team and could pay high-priced talent like David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and Curt Schilling...
The Cleveland Indians could be in the best position to land free agent outfielder Nick Swisher.
Duelling with the Texas Rangers, ESPN’s Buster Olney states that Swisher’s decision will rest solely on the situation he prefers; the Indians will offer Swisher everyday playing time while the Rangers, hot in pursuit of Arizona’s Justin Upton, would have to juggle playing time between...
The Major League phase of baseball’s Rule 5 draft was just completed. For those who aren’t familiar with it, it works this way, per MLBTradeRumors.com:
Players are eligible for the Rule 5 Draft if they aren’t on the 40-man roster four or five years after signing, depending on the age at which they signed. Teams draft in the reverse order of the previous season’s standings...
A blockbuster could be in the works.
A variety of three-, four- and even five-team trades are in play at the winter meetings, mostly involving the same clubs and same principal players, according to major-league sources.
The clubs: Arizona, Cleveland, Texas and Tampa Bay.
The principal players: Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton, Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, Rays right...