yeah podsednik would be a solid add.. id like to add marcum on an incentive contrace, i think lohse will be too expensive. i do however wish we could make a play for jason kubel though, add another 25-30hrs to our lineup???
1. 2B-Kipnis... .260-.280, 15-20hr, 30sb
2. SS-Cabrera... .270, 17-25hr
3. 1B-Swisher... .260-.280, 25-30hr, 90-100rbi
4. C-Santana... .250-.270, 25hr, 80-100rbi
5. RF-Kubel... .260-.270, 25-30hr, 80-90rbi
6. DH-Reynolds.. .220-.230, 25-35hr, 70-80
7. LF-Brantley... .290-.300, 10hr, 60rbi
8. 3B-Chisenhall... .250, 15-20hr
9. CF-Stubbs... .240 15-20hr, 40SB
that lineup could actually do some serious damage
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#MxBHVZGc9jqU91XA.99Quote:
The Indians have "liked" Jason Kubel dating back to his days with the Twins, so Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer figures the Tribe probably discussed Kubel in their previous negotiations with the Diamondbacks this winter. Hoynes doesn't think the Indians should deal Asdrubal Cabrera for Kubel (a reader's suggestion) but he agrees that Cleveland could use Kubel's power.
Our system is loaded with young SS prospects, unfortunately, almost all of them are 2+ years away from making a ML impact...otherwise, I would be ok with a Kubel/Cabrera focused package. I would expect a player or two more coming back in that deal (Kubel has less upside and is 3 years older)...but this would have to get AZs attention.
Available bats (not Sizemore, Hafner): Shoppach, Delmon Young, Hairston, Thome...
I think Kelly Shoppach might be a nice addition. Can fill in at C and DH.
Tribe 'have had dialogue' with Shaun Marcum
FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Indians "have had dialogue" with Shaun Marcum.
Morosi says "it's not clear yet" whether Cleveland's signing of Brett Myers will affect a potential pursuit of Marcum. The Indians have room in their rotation for another addition, but it remains to be seen if they have enough cash to make it happen. Marcum has also drawn interest from the Royals, Twins and Padres.
I'd like to see the Indians go after Bourne. Don't see it happening since they signed Swisher but that would solve the DH, 1st Base, and OF positions. Use Stubbs as more of a DH/Utility player. And you could switch out Swisher and Reynolds at DH/1st Base. Santana could stay a catcher so we don't have to watch Lou Marson EVER. Although you have Aviles too so it might not be that good of an idea.
Indians designated RHP Jeanmar Gomez for assignment.
Gomez posted an ugly 5.96 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 90 2/3 innings for the Tribe last season. He's only 24 years old, though, so he should draw some interest on waivers.
Indians claimed INF/OF Russ Canzler off waivers from the Blue Jays.
Canzler was designated for assignment by the Indians last month and quickly scooped up by the Blue Jays, but Toronto has now given him back. The 26-year-old batted just .269/.299/.398 in 97 plate appearances last season but he could see action at designated hitter in 2013.
Was first surprised when I saw Canzler get assigned but I guess it doesn't matter now. Seems pretty interesting that they would assign Gomez though to me. Can see him easily being picked up just because the small flashes he showed in 2011 and his contract/age.