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Indians selling????


I have read on many tweets that the Indians may in fact sell.  They wouldn’t have a lot but what they do have makes sense to sell especially if they dont see a playoff run coming this year.

Potential Pieces

Derek Lowe- this makes the most sense comparing Hernandez (carmona) will be coming back.  Derek really has had his share of bad pitching since around May and with parting with him it might make sense with fausto coming back and derek lowe prtobably wont return next season.  You might not get a lot in this deal but thee Indians might somehow produce a Casey Blake type trade and receive a Carlos Santana type player but the chances are slim to none

Chris Perez- Chris has been linked to San Francisco due to the fact that he’ll be a free agent in the next couple of years and i guess the Indians have a lot of bullpen depth 9I don’t see it but OK).  This would probably make Vinnie Pestano the Indians closer and Joe Smith the setup man but they wouldnt have a middle reliever unless you would count someone like Rodgers, raffy perez, nick hagadone, or someone else on suceeding in that role I dont see it.

Shin-Soo Choo- I think if the Indians would in fact become sellers this guy would get a lot of interest due to the fact he can hit, play defense and steal some bases.  A lot of teams looking for a big bat might look at him but the Indians would need a lot of talent if they would part with him.

Johnny Damon- Similar to Derek Lowe return but to me it might make a lot of sense.  Shelly Duncan had always been a good player and has worked to get to where he is today, he plays well but doesnt get playing time due to Damon gets most of the reps because his contract would enable him to be released if he is not pleased with his playing time.

A 3 team trade??????


The Tribe desperately needs a solid starting pitcher and the time to do that is now but what i think should happen is that due to derek lowe s age try to get a 3rd party interested in a minor guy like him in a rotation that could use some help while in the mean time the indians would get an upgrade in the rotation

Some pitchers the indians should look to aquire include grinkee (hes shown that he can pitch in the AL when he was with the royals), cole hammels (he would be a rental but could very much help in the roation especially if the indians make the playoffs), garza (the one that makes the most sense comparing he can pitch well on teams that are contenders or are winning; has shown that he can pitch in the AL [East{a harder divison}], and is still a young pitcher [who could sign cheaper]

Potential teams for derek lowe

rays (a team that really needs veteran leadership, plays good defense could be a nice fit) baltimore (a team that needs like 1 starter the system is full of prospects) the red sox??? [if they consider themselves a contending team], (they NEED pitching) nationals (2 or 3 lights out starters might be nice for a NL type pitcher) phillies (if hammels is dealt like he is supppose to they will need someone to fill that role), the cardinals ( a team that needs pitching especailly if they make they playoffs) the tigers? (if the indians get involved in a divison trade the tigers will probably need to give up a prospect or 2) the giants???? (that roatation stacked as is right now with cain, lincicum and more but might use lowe as a #5 starter), dodgers (they always need pitching)