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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:18 pm

rebelwithoutaclue wrote:Point is moot; Upton isn't going anywhere.


Probably not, but there's a better chance of him being dealt than most star players in his age group.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:39 pm

Wonder if Hagadone's moment of anger hampered what the Indians wanted to do and what they were talking with other teams about. I'd imagine he was one of the trade pieces we were dangling to teams. Obviously, he'll come back from this, but it may still hurt his value.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby pup » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:26 am

Me thinks Mr. Hagadone should be more concerned with getting someone out than if he is "on the block".
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:32 am

pup wrote:Me thinks Mr. Hagadone should be more concerned with getting someone out than if he is "on the block".


I don't think he cares either way.

I still see Hagadone like a Matt Thornton type. Thornton's first full year, 2005, he threw up a 5.21 ERA and a 57/42 K/BB ratio and gave up 13 HR in 57 IP.

He's had an ERA above 4 once since then.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:37 am

Lets throw the hypothetical out there. Say the Diamondbacks would accept a deal involving Lindor. Should the Indians make that deal?


While getting Justin Upton would definitely help, it by no means would put this team over the top to win a Title.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:28 pm

skatingtripods wrote:Wonder if Hagadone's moment of anger hampered what the Indians wanted to do and what they were talking with other teams about. I'd imagine he was one of the trade pieces we were dangling to teams. Obviously, he'll come back from this, but it may still hurt his value.


I have yet to see an official diagnosis on him. Did he break his hand? If so, I don't see him pitching again for quite a while, well past the trade deadline, and a guy like him won't clear waivers for a waiver type trade.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:44 pm

WiscTribeFan wrote:I have yet to see an official diagnosis on him. Did he break his hand? If so, I don't see him pitching again for quite a while, well past the trade deadline, and a guy like him won't clear waivers for a waiver type trade.


The fact that he's seeing hand specialist Dr. Graham is ominous enough. I'll assume, without knowing for sure, that he broke it. At least a fracture, hopefully it's not worse than that like a complete break.

It's possible that Hagadone's jackassery could keep us from making any substantial moves. Like I said, he had to be our most attractive trade piece, since he's got a big arm and is almost ML-ready.

Sure, we might move a B-level prospect for another reliever or a couple B-level prospects for a depth starter, but without Hagadone in a package deal, it's hard to see us getting an impact type of player. Without knowing how highly other teams viewed Hagadone, I'm just speculating.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:12 pm

Dnthateonthepronk wrote:Lets throw the hypothetical out there. Say the Diamondbacks would accept a deal involving Lindor. Should the Indians make that deal?


While getting Justin Upton would definitely help, it by no means would put this team over the top to win a Title.


Doesn't much matter.

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Justin Upton is available for the right offer, but his no-trade protection enables him to block trades to four teams. The Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs and Indians are the teams on Upton's list, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports report. As the FOX reporters note, players often include high-revenue teams like the Yankees on no-trade lists to maximize their leverage. Here are today’s latest Upton-related rumors:


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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:34 pm

WiscTribeFan wrote:Maximize his leverage with the Yanks and Red Sox, and stay the hell out of Cleveland


What does this say about us overall? Is this just Upton having something against the idea of coming to Cleveland or is this the most obvious example of a negative perception of Cleveland and the Indians organization?

It seems very strange that he'd single us out. Granted, of the teams possibly in the hunt, we are probably the least attractive destination.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby TouchEmAllTime » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:41 pm

How soon before we become sellers?
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:35 pm

TouchEmAllTime wrote:How soon before we become sellers?


To be honest, I was thinking about this. The next 11 games are big. 4 @ TB, 4 v. BAL, 3 v. DET. If we go something like 4-7 and wind up being 5 or 6 games back, it has to be considered. It's a very slim market with so many teams in the hunt. Hell, today's the first day in history that 11 teams in the AL were over .500.

However, what do we honestly have to sell? Joe Smith? Chris Perez? Does anybody want Derek Lowe? Choo would instantly become option 1b to Justin Upton, but would we want to trade him? We could probably ask the world for him and possibly get it.

Jose Lopez could be a viable sell piece, but he's only netting you a marginal prospect, if that.

The Indians, IMO, are f'd. They're probably not good enough to make the playoffs and definitely not good enough in the rotation to make a run if they get there. The farm system is awful. There's no help incoming for next season unless they get some free agents.

We're in a bad spot no matter what we do. Can't really buy or sell. Just have to hope the entire lineup catches fire for two months and the pitching is good enough to keep you in every game.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:59 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
WiscTribeFan wrote:Maximize his leverage with the Yanks and Red Sox, and stay the hell out of Cleveland


What does this say about us overall? Is this just Upton having something against the idea of coming to Cleveland or is this the most obvious example of a negative perception of Cleveland and the Indians organization?

It seems very strange that he'd single us out. Granted, of the teams possibly in the hunt, we are probably the least attractive destination.


Depends on when this contract was signed. Could have been a few years ago...

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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby TouchEmAllTime » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:33 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
TouchEmAllTime wrote:How soon before we become sellers?


To be honest, I was thinking about this. The next 11 games are big. 4 @ TB, 4 v. BAL, 3 v. DET. If we go something like 4-7 and wind up being 5 or 6 games back, it has to be considered. It's a very slim market with so many teams in the hunt. Hell, today's the first day in history that 11 teams in the AL were over .500.

However, what do we honestly have to sell? Joe Smith? Chris Perez? Does anybody want Derek Lowe? Choo would instantly become option 1b to Justin Upton, but would we want to trade him? We could probably ask the world for him and possibly get it.

Jose Lopez could be a viable sell piece, but he's only netting you a marginal prospect, if that.

The Indians, IMO, are f'd. They're probably not good enough to make the playoffs and definitely not good enough in the rotation to make a run if they get there. The farm system is awful. There's no help incoming for next season unless they get some free agents.

We're in a bad spot no matter what we do. Can't really buy or sell. Just have to hope the entire lineup catches fire for two months and the pitching is good enough to keep you in every game.



Yeah I know we don't have much to offer. I think a team would take Lowe, and possibly Kotchman, I know you won't get much of anything, but maybe if they could be packaged together. And if the FO does their homework, they could probably get a better return then we got for CC and Cliff Lee for Choo. I'm on the fence with Perez, but this could be the last year he's this consistent, so if someone is willing to overpay then I'd pull the trigger. Five or six games back for a team that can't seem to win more than three or four in a row at any given time is almost insurmountable as crazy as that sounds.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:39 pm

If they fall out and sell, then they might as well go all in and sell everything not named Masterson, Kipnis, Chisenhall, Santanna, Pestano, if they are not going to augment this club with free agent signings next year, because as it was mentioned before, as of right now, they have no internal help coming next year and really none that could really be considered impact for at least 3 years i.e. Lindor, Paulino, Howard, Naquain, Wolters.


If they are not going to pony up money this offseason :pigs: then they need to get as many pieces as they can to blend with the talent due in 2015-2016 that will be added to help our core players who will be under contract and start our 3 year window of contention all over again.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:23 pm

As far as I'm concerned they could get rid of Santana too. His head has been somewhere other than in the game. Probably the same place that I'd like to put that guy's vuvuthingy...(Listening to the Tribe/Rays game 7-16, to put that remark in context ;-) ;) :wink: )
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby pod2dawg » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:22 pm

Derek Lowe will be the first player sold.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby Dellucci TailGator » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:04 am

::doh::

The Indians will not be sellers. They are a half game back in the wild card. They would have to lose the next 10 games for them to not be at least cosmetically in the race at the time of the trade deadline.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:53 am

Dellucci TailGator wrote:::doh::

The Indians will not be sellers. They are a half game back in the wild card. They would have to lose the next 10 games for them to not be at least cosmetically in the race at the time of the trade deadline.


I keep forgetting about that second wild card. Either way, if they went 4-7 over the 11 games, like I said, they'd have been 6 back or so in the division and probably 3 or 4 back in the wild card with at least three teams to leapfrog.

They'd have had to at least consider selling at that point, although, like I also said, they don't have much to sell.

They're stuck either adding a marginal upgrade or remaining the same.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby pup » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:23 am

Take advantage of a seller's market at all costs. All you hear about is there are no sellers because of that 2nd wild card. Screw it. Your minors are pathetic at best.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby CleSportsTruth » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:18 pm

pup wrote:Take advantage of a seller's market at all costs. All you hear about is there are no sellers because of that 2nd wild card. Screw it. Your minors are pathetic at best.


Yep. And dealing Lopez, Perez, maybe Smith, throw in Damon and Kotchmann and Lowe should be able to net you a quantity of prospects with, if packaged right, a couple higher-quality ones in there. And that sets you up well in a couple yrs., and clears salary for next yr.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby DanErie » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:23 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
WiscTribeFan wrote:Maximize his leverage with the Yanks and Red Sox, and stay the hell out of Cleveland


What does this say about us overall? Is this just Upton having something against the idea of coming to Cleveland or is this the most obvious example of a negative perception of Cleveland and the Indians organization?

It seems very strange that he'd single us out. Granted, of the teams possibly in the hunt, we are probably the least attractive destination.


Not really strange ...most top players have the Indians as a team they don;t want to go to, quite frankly.. Under the Dolan's ownership I don't thik we are percieved as a team that's very attractive, for whatever reason ...maybe they don't think they are willing to spend what it takes to succeed. Not sure..
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby CleSportsTruth » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:28 pm

BTW: Pup's view (and my own) is predicated on the notion that ownership will never be interested/able in spending more $ than projected. Better ownership WOULD make an aggressive move now, but "you go to war w/ the ownership you have, not the one that you want."
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:42 pm

DanErie wrote:Not really strange ...most top players have the Indians as a team they don;t want to go to, quite frankly.. Under the Dolan's ownership I don't thik we are percieved as a team that's very attractive, for whatever reason ...maybe they don't think they are willing to spend what it takes to succeed. Not sure..


Seriously? It's not strange that he didn't include Pittsburgh, Houston, Kansas City, Oakland, or San Diego given the arguments you made. None of those seem to be attractive destinations from a baseball standpoint, nor do they have owners who are willing to spend money by the truckload.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby 7foot3 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:10 pm

DanErie wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:
WiscTribeFan wrote:Maximize his leverage with the Yanks and Red Sox, and stay the hell out of Cleveland


What does this say about us overall? Is this just Upton having something against the idea of coming to Cleveland or is this the most obvious example of a negative perception of Cleveland and the Indians organization?

It seems very strange that he'd single us out. Granted, of the teams possibly in the hunt, we are probably the least attractive destination.


Not really strange ...most top players have the Indians as a team they don;t want to go to, quite frankly.. Under the Dolan's ownership I don't thik we are percieved as a team that's very attractive, for whatever reason ...maybe they don't think they are willing to spend what it takes to succeed. Not sure..


Or as Cousineau just said:

"Remember that whole thing that Chris Perez posited about Carlos Beltran not wanting to come to Cleveland. If you don’t, here it is again:

“Guys don’t want to come over here and people wonder why…Why doesn’t Carlos Beltran want to come over here? Well, because of that. That’s part of it. It doesn’t go unnoticed — trust us. That’s definitely a huge reason. Nobody wants to play in front of 5,000 fans. We know the weather (stinks), but people see that. Other players know that.

“You had a choice of playing in St. Louis where you get 40,000 (fans) like Beltran chose to do, or you can come to Cleveland. It’s going to take more money to get him to come to Cleveland. That’s just how it is. That’s another thing that you have to go against. It’s not only the payrolls of the (American League) East teams, but that kind of stuff.”

Now, as much as Perez was vilified for those particular comments (and others, as his comments at the time went off the rails a bit), to see that quartet of teams listed by Upton with Rosenthal explaining the inclusion of three of those teams – and not Cleveland – is impossible to ignore."

But go ahead and keep telling yourself that all of the Indians problems would magically disappear with a new owner.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby googleeph2 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:57 pm

7foot3 wrote:But go ahead and keep telling yourself that all of the Indians problems would magically disappear with a new owner.


Oooh, snark-kay.

The snarkenator.

I think a lot of fans note the complete lack of excitement generated by the team. They bemoan the market, the economy, and complain about not being able to compete. Their marketing defaults to reminders of the '90s. (As an aside, they have ignored my repeated requests for communication in lining up interviews for this site- despite the STO partnership with The Cleveland Fan. The Browns, on the other hand, are very accommodating.)

They don't market Choo, Kipnis, Masterson, etc. It's been written about here.

Comparing these Indians fans to St. Louis fans is like comparing the current Indians era to the late 90s era.

Ownership is responsible for much of this.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby pup » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:30 pm

Christ. Pro athletes would play in front of their families if they thought they could get paid and win a title. Why isn't Tampa on his list?

Now, the guy probably doesn't follow the game all that close and thinks we still have that racist manager :nanner:
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby leadpipe » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:24 pm

7foot3 wrote:
DanErie wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:
WiscTribeFan wrote:Maximize his leverage with the Yanks and Red Sox, and stay the hell out of Cleveland


What does this say about us overall? Is this just Upton having something against the idea of coming to Cleveland or is this the most obvious example of a negative perception of Cleveland and the Indians organization?

It seems very strange that he'd single us out. Granted, of the teams possibly in the hunt, we are probably the least attractive destination.


Not really strange ...most top players have the Indians as a team they don;t want to go to, quite frankly.. Under the Dolan's ownership I don't thik we are percieved as a team that's very attractive, for whatever reason ...maybe they don't think they are willing to spend what it takes to succeed. Not sure..


Or as Cousineau just said:

"Remember that whole thing that Chris Perez posited about Carlos Beltran not wanting to come to Cleveland. If you don’t, here it is again:

“Guys don’t want to come over here and people wonder why…Why doesn’t Carlos Beltran want to come over here? Well, because of that. That’s part of it. It doesn’t go unnoticed — trust us. That’s definitely a huge reason. Nobody wants to play in front of 5,000 fans. We know the weather (stinks), but people see that. Other players know that.

“You had a choice of playing in St. Louis where you get 40,000 (fans) like Beltran chose to do, or you can come to Cleveland. It’s going to take more money to get him to come to Cleveland. That’s just how it is. That’s another thing that you have to go against. It’s not only the payrolls of the (American League) East teams, but that kind of stuff.”

Now, as much as Perez was vilified for those particular comments (and others, as his comments at the time went off the rails a bit), to see that quartet of teams listed by Upton with Rosenthal explaining the inclusion of three of those teams – and not Cleveland – is impossible to ignore."

But go ahead and keep telling yourself that all of the Indians problems would magically disappear with a new owner.


All of this....

The game is not fair. Everyone not dead knows this, including the players.

Money and winning matter. Nothing else does - not the environment, not how many fans, not the owner....none of it except the big two.

Carlos Beltran, and everyone the hell else understands that the deck is stacked. Why go to a team (and Cleveland qualifies) that annually has a slimmer chance to win then many others. What's the point?

Agsin, MLB is not fair AND EVERYONE's FILLING THEIR POCKETS.

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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby leadpipe » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:24 pm

7foot3 wrote:
DanErie wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:
WiscTribeFan wrote:Maximize his leverage with the Yanks and Red Sox, and stay the hell out of Cleveland


What does this say about us overall? Is this just Upton having something against the idea of coming to Cleveland or is this the most obvious example of a negative perception of Cleveland and the Indians organization?

It seems very strange that he'd single us out. Granted, of the teams possibly in the hunt, we are probably the least attractive destination.


Not really strange ...most top players have the Indians as a team they don;t want to go to, quite frankly.. Under the Dolan's ownership I don't thik we are percieved as a team that's very attractive, for whatever reason ...maybe they don't think they are willing to spend what it takes to succeed. Not sure..


Or as Cousineau just said:

"Remember that whole thing that Chris Perez posited about Carlos Beltran not wanting to come to Cleveland. If you don’t, here it is again:

“Guys don’t want to come over here and people wonder why…Why doesn’t Carlos Beltran want to come over here? Well, because of that. That’s part of it. It doesn’t go unnoticed — trust us. That’s definitely a huge reason. Nobody wants to play in front of 5,000 fans. We know the weather (stinks), but people see that. Other players know that.

“You had a choice of playing in St. Louis where you get 40,000 (fans) like Beltran chose to do, or you can come to Cleveland. It’s going to take more money to get him to come to Cleveland. That’s just how it is. That’s another thing that you have to go against. It’s not only the payrolls of the (American League) East teams, but that kind of stuff.”

Now, as much as Perez was vilified for those particular comments (and others, as his comments at the time went off the rails a bit), to see that quartet of teams listed by Upton with Rosenthal explaining the inclusion of three of those teams – and not Cleveland – is impossible to ignore."

But go ahead and keep telling yourself that all of the Indians problems would magically disappear with a new owner.


All of this....

The game is not fair. Everyone not dead knows this, including the players.

Money and winning matter. Nothing else does - not the environment, not how many fans, not the owner....none of it except the big two.

Carlos Beltran, and everyone the hell else understands that the deck is stacked. Why go to a team (and Cleveland qualifies) that annually has a slimmer chance to win then many others. What's the point?

Agsin, MLB is not fair AND EVERYONE's FILLING THEIR POCKETS.

Better draft exceptionally well, better get lucky and better nail your 3 year window.

That it all.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:35 pm

From MLBTraderumors.com

The Indians are looking all over to acquire an outfield bat, but they are unable to take back a significant contract and are unwilling to move their best prospects.

Meanwhile, the Royals are trying to convince the Indians or Reds to take Jeff Francoeur so they can promote Wil Myers from Triple-A.


So we want a good player, but won't pay any salary and won't trade good prospects.

Wonder how that's gonna work out.

Cubs pay $40+M of Soriano's contract and we pull the trigger?
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:10 pm

WiscTribeFan wrote:From MLBTraderumors.com

The Indians are looking all over to acquire an outfield bat, but they are unable to take back a significant contract and are unwilling to move their best prospects.

Meanwhile, the Royals are trying to convince the Indians or Reds to take Jeff Francoeur so they can promote Wil Myers from Triple-A.

Francouer has played almost no left field. Unfortunately, that's the field we have the most need in. I'm guessing the Tribe wouldn't bite unless the Royals want to give them Alfonso Soriano $40M money...
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby NH Tribe Fan » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:46 pm

This flow chart (done by a Mets fan a few years ago) is a hillarious read on Jeff Francoeur.

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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby CleSportsTruth » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:26 pm

WiscTribeFan wrote:From MLBTraderumors.com

The Indians are looking all over to acquire an outfield bat, but they are unable to take back a significant contract and are unwilling to move their best prospects.

Meanwhile, the Royals are trying to convince the Indians or Reds to take Jeff Francoeur so they can promote Wil Myers from Triple-A.


So we want a good player, but won't pay any salary and won't trade good prospects.

Wonder how that's gonna work out.

Cubs pay $40+M of Soriano's contract and we pull the trigger?


Again, you're surprised? This ownership WILL NEVER risk a significant $ loss in any year. Maybe they truly "can't afford to," or they just think they can't, but the result is the same.

Given tonight's results, combined w/ this, I'll reiterate: SELL SELL SELL. CP, Lowe, Santana (if anyone wants him), Kotchmann, etc. Maybe, if they get a spectacular offer, Choo. Rebuild your minors, clear salary and start anew (with an established core).
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby jerryroche » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:44 pm

CleSportsTruth wrote:Rebuild your minors, clear salary and start anew (with an established core).

Better yet, clear your front office, rebuild it, and start anew. Shaponetti, over the past decade, has totally ruined a franchise that not all that long ago boasted the most potent hitters and the best pitchers on any one roster in the majors.

This is a stupid thread. What team in their right mind would trade any player of value for anything the Indians have? This organization is so devoid of tradable talent as to make any scenarios null and void. And even if the sorry Tribe front office could work something out, with no depth anywhere, they'd just be creating another hole to fill one of the many existing holes.

The best they can hope to do is trade one marginal player for another: GIGO.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:56 am

Carlos Quentin on the verge of signing a 3-year deal with full no-trade clause to stay in San Diego.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:11 pm

What about Bourojs from LAA. He might fit. Angels are looking for the "right" reliever
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby CleSportsTruth » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:37 pm

Well, the "big move" has been made! Brent Lillibridge! See you at the World Series.

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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby Bigfist » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:54 pm

This is our move? He is hitting .165, with an OBP of .212 and slugging an amazing .177. I've seen relief pitchers with better numbers. Wow, are LaPorta and Canzler THAT bad?
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:56 pm

Well, that's gotta be the end for Cunningham.

Lillibridge is just a more versatile version of Cunningham in the sense that he can all INF and OF positions. It's a "meh" move, but hard to criticise it as an isolated trade.

RHP Jose De La Torre traded for him - minor league journeyman.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby Bigfist » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:06 pm

I am not shedding tears over DeLa Torre or Cunningham, but cmon..this is a move that means nothing. He is a career stiff.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:40 pm

Lillibridge didn't even warrant his own thread to bitch about how cheap the Dolans are.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby googleeph2 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:37 pm

Yeah agree: Sort of grimly humorous that they were willing to sacrifice a AA pitcher rather than try Canzler.

I thought all that was blocking him was Kotchman's career year in 2011?
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby Govbarney » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:40 pm

This thread , and the thread asking why the Tribe does not draw dick have a lot in common.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:05 pm

Yeah, fooey on you for not taking our scrubs and giving us Justin Upton!
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby Adverb Harry » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:19 pm

Govbarney wrote:This thread , and the thread asking why the Tribe does not draw dick have a lot in common.


Kaz Tadano draws dick. He can trace solely from memory any he's ever seen.

Oh, that's not what you meant? Yeah, you have a point.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby jerryroche » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:34 am

Lillibridge? Can Shapiro and Antonetti do anything else to piss off fans more? We're still hoping for filet mignon and still getting Puppy Chow.

Jonathan Knight should take his spot-on letter to Shapiro, make it a petition, and have the 200,000 disgruntled Indians fans in northern Ohio sign it.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby pup » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:01 am

e0y2e3 wrote:Yeah, fooey on you for not taking our scrubs and giving us Justin Upton!


How can the best run organization in Cleveland have nothing but scrubs to trade?
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby pup » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:02 am

Meanwhile, Hanley Ramirez just got dealt for Jenmar Gomez and an A baller.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:19 am

pup wrote:Meanwhile, Hanley Ramirez just got dealt for Jenmar Gomez and an A baller.


It may be unpopular to say, but with the amount of money that he'll be getting paid over the next two years, his last two seasons of declining numbers, and an attitude the size of Texas, it doesn't surprise me that teams wouldn't be sending multiple top prospects for him.

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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:46 am

pup wrote:Meanwhile, Hanley Ramirez just got dealt for Jenmar Gomez and an A baller.



Yeah, I guess Kipnis wouldnt had to have been included in any deal ;-) ;) :wink:

Man, they really did just give him away.
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Re: Potential Indians Trade Targets

Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:53 am

pup wrote:Meanwhile, Hanley Ramirez just got dealt for Jenmar Gomez and an A baller.

The Marlins disgust me. Firesale 3.0, but this time with no World Series win.
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