The Firesale is coming soon for the Cleveland Indians

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,If I Were GM,Trade Rumors by chinmusic on Tuesday 25 May 2010 at 11:02 am

I see the Indians having another fire sale sometime before the trading deadline as I see at least 9 players being sent packing by the Tribe. At least this year they won’t be trading a Cy Young Award winner. Here is what kind of trades I think could go down this summer for the Indians. I see the Mets wanting Jake Westbrook and Mark Grudzielanek and offering the Indians 1B/OF Daniel Murphy and righty Fernando Nieve for them. That is a trade even I would make. Backup catcher Mike Redmond will likely be sent packing to a team like the Dodgers for a C-level prospect or cash considerations. The Mariners might make a play for DH Travis Hafner if the Indians send them a ton of cash in the deal which could net the Indians lefty starting pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith and 3B Matt Tuiasosopo. The division rival Twins will probably come after Jhonny Peralta with a offer of Alexi Casilla and Kevin Mulvey. The Reds would probably have a huge interest in Kerry Wood and Jamey Wright if the Indians sent them a bunch of cash. The Indians would probably get something back like OF Chris Dickerson and SS Paul Janish. The Yankees might have a interest in Russell Branyan who would fit their stadium like a glove offering the Tribe reliever Mark Melancon. Austin Kearns might be moving to a team like the Giants for 1B Travis Ishikawa and IF/OF Eugenio Velez. I’m not a fan of Indians’ GM Mark Shapiro who almost never gets value back in these kinds of trades so Indians’ fans shouldn’t hold their breath.


  1. Comment by Nicholas R.W. Henning — May 25, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

    A change of uniform might be good for Ryan Rowland-Smith. It seems to be the way in sport; a player having a rough season then changes team and so does their form and luck. I don’t mind where Ryan Rowland-Smith plays; as long as it is MLB! Nicholas R.W. Henning – Australian Baseball Author

  2. Comment by chinmusic — May 29, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

    I think part of the problem with Rowland-Smith right now is that he just isn’t aggressive like he has been the last couple of years. If he quits nibbling I think he will pitch well.

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