Winter Meetings Update: Indians continue to wheel and deal
December 3, 2012
Here are some quick notes and news bits connected to the Indians coming out of the Winter Meetings today. I will have a much more thorough update on all of this and more in my Winter Meetings daily recap piece later this afternoon:
- Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is the Indians star attraction at the winter meetings and is garnering interest from several clubs. The Indians demands are still in the "stratosphere" according to industry sources, but that is what they should be doing. They want a package of Major League ready players in return, and one almost has to be a good, young starting pitcher.
- First baseman James Loney signed with the Rays for one year $2 million. The Indians were reported to be very interested in signing him.
- Injured pitchers Rich Harden and Brandon Webb are attempting comebacks next season. The Indians are expected to be involved in talks on both fronts, and could have the most interest in Harden.
- Outfielder Delmon Young is a player that is on the Indians radar, but is someone that they probably won't consider signing until January when they can see how he has recovered from his recent ankle surgery.
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I think it's more realistic for the Tribe to land one of Bauer and Skaggs and then add another player into the mix like Gerardo Parra, Matt Davidson, AJ Pollock, Chase Anderson, and Andrew Chafin.
Honestly, I think I'd prefer to see the Tribe land Lance Lynn and Matt Adams myself but I'm not sure that option is on the table from the Cards. Would they do both for ACab, I'm not so sure.