Found December 07, 2011 on Burning River Baseball:
There have been a few rumors about the Indians running around during the Winter Meetings. The majority of these have involved an improvement to the offense, specifically first base. The Indians, according to indians.com, have already proclaimed themselves out of the running for Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Carlos Pena (who would want him?) so they are currently looking for Matt LaPorta's replacement through trade. They have already signed Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league deal leading to even more rumors of Carlos Santana moving to first to replace LaPorta. Just for a little background information on Pagnozzi, he is a 29 year old career minor leaguer who hit .275 in AAA last year and was dropped by the Rockies and Pirates. Assuming that the Indians do not make a major signing or trade, let me show you some numbers that will hopefully stop the talk of Carlos Santana to first base. If Santana moves to first, this will completely remove LaPorta from the lineup. This means the t...
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