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Offseason updates


Let’s start with the people that were resigned … (the 1 player)

Ubaldo Jimenez’s club option was exercised due to the amount of work they have put in him.

Trades

The Indians traded Esmil Rodgers to the Toronto Blue Jays for Mike Aviles and Yan Gomez.  Mike Aviles could be a backup to Kipnis, A. Cab, or even Chistenhall.  This could also open the option to trade Asdrubal if an offer would emerge that could benefit the Indians greatly.  Yan has the potential of making the major league team at first base.

Free Agents

The Indians signed Luis Hernandez (I don’t believe has any relationship to Roberto) to a minor league contract with an invitation for spring training.

The Indians also signed Matt Carson to the same type of deal. (minor league, spring training invite)

 

What’s next???

Choo- With Choo’s agent basically saying that he would not sign with the Indians because they are not “contenders”, he currently has a 1 year deal, if the Indians dont believe that they were good enough to contend they will trade him and get the best value right now.

A Cab.- His current contract is through 2014 with an affordable contract which could draw an interest, currently the Red Sox and D-Backs have been linked

Masterson-  I doubt this would happen because he had a good year a year ago but has value.

Santana- I doubt this will happen too but is a young talented kid who has power, marson could step in as the every day catcher.

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Indians Offseason???


With Francona becoming the leader of the Tribe what happens in the offseason??? Let’s evaluate it piece by piece

DH- I don’t see Hafner coming back without a MAJOR pay cut but the Indians have shocked me before.  What I do think will happen though is that the Tribe decides to rotate guys in the DH role but guys like Carlos Santana getting the majority of the reps and Matt LaPorta (providing he makes the team)

C- It should stay the same Carlos getting a lot of PT there and Marson getting more

1B- Here’s the position with the most question marks. Will Kotchman be back, will Ruzz Canzler get playing time there, will matt Laporta be back?? We shall see.  What i see is Matt Laporta and Casey Kotchman getting the majority of the resp

2b- 1 name KIPNIS

SS- A. CAB

3b- rather kevin youklis signs with cleveland or chistenhall and hanahan get the reps

inf role- look at 3b, phelps might get a shot,lillibridge

OF- Choo are everyday Brantly guys like Lillibridge and Canzler should still get a lot of playing time

Projected Rotation-

1.Justin Masterson

2. Free Agent pickup

3. Ubaldo Jimenez

4. Roberto Hernandez

5. David Huff/ Corey Kluber/ Jeanmear Gomez/ Zack McAllister/ Josh Tomlin (they will have to fight it out in Spring)

Bull pen-

Closer: CP

SU: Vinnie Pestano

MR: Joe Smith

Others (most likely to least likely): Cody Allen, Esmil Rodgers, Rafael Perez, Josh Tomlin, Tony Sipp, Nick Hagadone, Scott Barnes, Frank Herman, Free Agent, Chris Shelden

Trade Possiblities

Choo???- I dont see this happening the Indians I think will try and sign him to a long term deal, he will be in cleveland on oppening day, they might try and get a long term deal done by the end of spring

CP??- With Vinnie being able to close games this deal would make sense especially after Chris’s crude comments this past season, could get a pretty nice return (prospect wise)

Tony Sipp- A name that could pitch well in a different environment he seems like a NL pitcher

Masterson- this doesn’t look to be happening but if a fanastic return this could happen I don’t see it

Hannahan- ONLY if the Indians sign Youk there would be not point in having him with Chistenhall and Youk all on the same roster

 

Side Note: I feel as if Grady Sizemore will sign a minot league deal in this offseason

June 19th


Well it really looked like we would see a rubber match tommorow with the reds despite many opportunities the pitching was pretty good until the 10th when hagadone struggled to get an out
At the end of the jam he gave up only 1 run
Then the bottom of the 10th lonnie gets out
Choo singles
A 3-1 count on a cab and then swing and a drive to right field
WALK OFF
Anyways the pitching did its job and the offense came up big that put the tribe in 1st

Good-pitchinh through 9, hitting
Bad-hagadone tonight

June 12


Why in the world do the Indians keep Sipp its just puzzling ????

Maybe the gameplan is to trade him but right know and the last couple of seasons have really struggled

anyways the Tribe will be 1.5 games out

Trade deadline candidates even if contenders- Sipp(of course), Sizemore (with such good outfield prospects and LaPorta able to go out in the outfield), Damon (not really hitting well, Terrible defender) (not a lot of value), Hanahan maybe (with Lonnie ready to play I feel Jack could be the man out) Lopez if Jack isn’t gone (decent amoount of value on the bench none other than that)