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Saturday Afternoons in the fall is reserved for college football. On a day with big games galore, the Indians made news with a very interesting deal. Esmil Rogers, who was somewhat of a pen savior and one of the few bright spots in the horror show that was the 2012 season, was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays for veteran infielder Mike Aviles and catcher/1B/3B Yan Gomes. Aviles spent last season as the regular shortstop for the Boston Red Sox while Gomes, 25, was the AAA catcher for Las Vegas, the Blue Jays affiliate. Both are right-handed bats.
My initial, knee-jerk reaction to the deal was that bringing in Aviles signals to me that Asdrubal Cabrera is on the market.
Yes, while Aviles is 31 and probably at his best as a super-utility man, he is a solid defensive shortstop and comes as a nice, inexpensive stop-gap for the Indians top prospect, Francisco Lindor. Asdrubal has two years left on the extension he signed last season, which pays him $6.5 million in 2013, and $10 million in 2...
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The Toronto Blue Jays traded shortstop Mike Aviles to the
Cleveland Indians with infielder Yan Gomes in exchange for right-hander Esmil
Rogers, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.
Well that didn't last long. Mike Aviles era is over traded by #Jays to Indians with Yan Games for RHP Esmil Rogers.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) November 3, 2012
Aviles spent the 2012...
In a recent column penned solely with the goal of discussing what the Cleveland Indians should do in the offseason following one of the most depressing and disheartening seasons in recent memory, ESPN’s Buster Olney believes that Chris Antonetti should hoist the white flag on the contention window that never opened. The first course of action being trading every player who has...
As you should all know by now, the Jays have trade Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes for Esmil Rogers. After spending so much time pondering whether Aviles was a good return for a manager or not, what do we make of this?My first reaction was that this trade was kinda a head-scratcher. After the disappointment that were weren't getting Pedroia for Farrell faded away, I think many of us...
Blake Wood missed the entire 2012 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He underwent the surgery in May and will likely not be available to pitch again until the middle of the 2013 season. But that did not deter the Cleveland Indians. They picked Wood up after the Kansas City Royals waived him. Yet, that wasn't the only player with elbow issues to be impacted...
I realized something over the weekend that was mildly surprising.
The Indians were TERRIBLE last season. No, that’s not the thing I realized; but let me finish. They had the worst run differential in the league, despite suffering no major injuries. Their starting rotation was historically bad. Their offense was mediocre at best. Rather than taking a step forward from 2011—a...
Johnny Damon has bounced around in recent years, but he is really venturing out to join his next team.
Damon will play for Thailand as the country attempts to qualify for the World Baseball Classic, Thai Amateur Baseball Association deputy secretary general Chaiyawat Chaiwannajinda told The Nation.
Damon, whose mother is from Thailand, last played for the Cleveland Indians, batting...
I completed my second trade with Jeff from Cardboard Catastrophes. Jeff let me know he had a card of Carlos Santana I might be interested in, and sent it along without even questioning what I had to send in return. It's taken me forever to get to this post, so my apologies to Jeff on that front.Numbered 16/50, it's a sweet parallel of some sort from 2009 TriStar Obak of the...
Mike Aviles should take all this attention as a compliment.
Just weeks after being sent to Toronto as compensation for the Red Sox hiring away former Blue Jays manager John Farrell, Aviles has been dealt to another team.
Aviles, who came to the Red Sox partway through 2011 and was the team's starting shortstop last year, is headed to Cleveland with infielder...
The Tribe added SS Mike Aviles ad C Yan Gomes from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for 27 year old relief pitcher Esmil Rogers. From their press release:
Aviles, 31, appeared in 136 games for the Red Sox as their starting shortstop last season, batting .250 with 13 HR and 60 RBI. The right-handed hitting versatile middle infielder was originally drafted in the 7th round by the...
The Cleveland Indians acquired infielder Mike Aviles and catcher/infielder Yan Gomes from the Toronto Blue Jays for right-handed pitcher Esmil Rogers, the Indians announced Saturday. Aviles batted .250 with 13 home runs and 60 RBI in 136 games last season for the Boston Red Sox. He was traded from Boston to Toronto two weeks ago. Gomes batted .204 with four homers and 13 RBI...
After the Blue Jays acquired Mike Aviles from the Red Sox for David Carpenter as the compensation for manager John Farrell, many expected this to be the end of days for Yunel Escobar in Toronto. Two weeks later, a shortstop has been dealt...and it's Aviles. Toronto sent Aviles along with Yan Gomes to the Indians in exchange for reliever Esmil Rogers.
I'm not really sure...
In this young off season, the Cleveland Indians are already making moves, trading for Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes, sending Esmil Rogers to the Blue Jays. It’ll be a while before we see how these moves impact the team, but hopefully they can provide the Tribe with an offensive jolt.
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club acquired INF MIKE AVILES and CA/INF YAN GOMES from the...
The Cleveland Indians have acquired Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes from the Blue Jays for Esmil Rogers, the involved teams announced.
Aviles was acquired by the Blue Jays from the Red Sox as compensation for manager John Farrell. Aviles will be rejoining new Indians manager Terry Francona whom he played briefly for in 2011. Aviles who can play anywhere in the infield (besides first base...
The Cleveland Indians have traded right-hander Esmil Rogers to the Toronto Blue Jays for infielders Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes.
The deal was announced Saturday.
Rogers split time last season with Cleveland and Colorado, going 3-3 with a 4.69 ERA in 67 combined games. The 27-year-old is 11-12 lifetime in the majors with a 5.95 ERA.
Aviles never played for Toronto. He was acquired...