Found January 15, 2012 on Indians Baseball Insider:
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Pena's power would be much welcomedto the Indians lineup. (Photo: AP)Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…First base options come into focusThe Indians are about five weeks from the start of spring training as pitchers and catchers will report on February 20th. As spring training gets closer a lot of teams are still making moves to add players to their Major League rosters, and the Indians could be one of them very soon. Reports this week surfaced that talks between the Indians and free agent first basemen Casey Kotchman and Carlos Pena have heated up.The Indians have yet to address their need at first base this offseason, but they have been talking to lots of free agents and to lots of teams about potential trades to fill their need there. After Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, the market for the remaining first baseman was expected to drag out late into the winter, and it has. In fact, Fielder has yet to sign with a team.There are lots of options still ava...
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