Found November 10, 2011 on
Waiting For Next Year:
It’s been suggested recently on Twitter and elsewhere that it might make some sense for the Indians to consider trading Asdrubal Cabrera. For serious.
And after spraying my lunch all over my phone, I thought about it a bit. Could it possibly make sense to trade one of our core pieces and arguably our best offensive player while he’s still under club control for two more years at arbitration-level money? Are these people taking crazy pills? Maybe. But maybe not, too. Let’s discuss.
In 2011, Asdrubal Cabrera had something of a breakout season. From 2007 to 2010, he had a .284/.347/.394 line good for a .741 OPS. This made him a slightly above average offensive shortstop. But last year, he slugged an impressive .460, en route to a .792 OPS and a Silver Slugger award for the best offensive shortstop in the majors. It was quite a development.
On top of all that, Cabrera’s not a terribly expensive player to keep on board. Keep in mind that last season Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta ...
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Frank Herrmann pitches in relief for the Cleveland Indians. As a graduate of Harvard College, he’s one of my favorite players. Herrmann’s strength as a pitcher is his control. He allowed just 16 walks this season in 56 1/3 innings, and for his major league career he walked 25 in 101 innings, one every four innings.
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The Houston Astros signed outfielder Travis Buck to a minor league contract Wednesday.
Buck appeared in 50 games with the Cleveland Indians this past season, batting .228 with two home runs and 18 RBIs.
The 27-year-old Buck has a .246 career batting average with 20 home runs and 89 RBIs in 220 career games over parts of five seasons.
The climb back from injury and to the Majors helped Jason Donald appreciate things a little more this season. Now, it has him looking forward to whatever role might await him when spring returns in 2012.
CBS Sports says the Sox are looking at Grady Sizemore.For years, Sizemore was the Next Big Thing, but he has had numerous injuries over the last three years.His 2011 season, though, showed some of the old promise.
The Indians have taken a small gamble that right-hander Derek Lowe, 38 years old and trying to rebound from a September swoon, can provide some stability and durability at the back end of the rotation in 2012.
The Astros signed outfielder Travis Buck, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America (on Twitter). The 27-year-old appeared in 50 games for the Indians in 2011 before electing free agency at the end of the season.
Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. will interview with the Cubs on Friday. He is scheduled to be interviewed by the Red Sox on Wednesday.
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Posted By: albert05
Post Time: 11-11-2011 at 09:46 AM
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Two more candidates have emerged on the Red Sox list of possible managers.
With Cleveland Indians bench coach...
Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. interviewed for the Chicago Cubs managerial opening Friday.