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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.

Trading deadline?!?!?


This trade deadline is going to make history.
Why? Because if a team were to acquire a so called “rental”, or a player whose contract will expire at the end of the year, and at the end of the year they cannot sign a new contract the team will not receive a draft pick!

Item # 2
There are a ridiculous amount of contending teams and nobody selling? So that means that the sellers probably get some better prospects if these teams really believe they can win it all. That would mean that these rebuilding teams can rebuild at a much faster pace or have a better ball club in the future.

#3 what about those with multilayer deal
Lets start with justin upton… Hes a guy that is under an affordable contract and is a 26 yr old i believe that really has a bright future
Felix hernandez
This is a guy that seattle really has to be blown away for because hes SO good but many teams would be interesting to watch
Twins hitters
Between willingham and justin morneau many teams could be interesting
Tampa pitching?
Tampa has so much talent in the minors that it could make sense for them to pull a trigger

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)

What needs to happen…


For starters those people that have had fantastic years behind them but cant seem to find it need to step up such as…

A cab. (who is starting to) Santana Ubaldo(again starting to) MAsterson (same story) Kotchman (with the bat) damon (what the heck is he doing) the #5 starter (rather mccallister or gomez) smith needs to improve slightly and finally get rid of sipp end of story

The Indians could find some answers towards the deadline and through the september call ups lets start with the trading deadline the indains could easily be evaluating guys like beantencourt for the bullpen a guy like carlos quintin would be fantastic for the the outfield… now september call ups guys in the minors are doing a fantastic job like scott barnes wjo in fact i was very impressed with cord at the infield postion could be fun to watch in the future and many pitchers down in the minors to watch

Fianally the Indians still might not need to attack quintin when in fact grady should be coming back soon and should help this club out

Countinue what your doing….

Lou Marson has been tearing the cover off the baseball and to add to that he s one of the best deffensive catchers in the game today

Jason Kipnis is a huge reason that this club is playing its best baseball hes making the plays defensively and is really turining in a great season at the plate

brantly has really impressed me defensively from day one but while he had his hit streak going he should he can hit daily as well

choo lately has been on a tear at the plate in fact ever since he was moved to the leadoff position in the lineup

jose lopez hasnt been half bad i didnt have much expectations for him but he has done a nice job

Shelly duncan lately has been hitting quite well in fact at the beggging of the year when the  signed damon he was doing well (im not sure why shelly isnt the everyday lf)

Finally derek lowe gets an honorable menchuion for pitching so well early but needs to refind that groove