The Indians got rid of Derek Lowe yesterday and it’s time to do the same with some of the guys that they have been playing in the field lately. The Indians are 50-54 on the year now, which has them 7 games behind the White Sox in the A.L. Central and 6 games behind the A’s for the Wild Card Spot. The Indians just can’t hit right now, so why not give some younger players a shot? 29-year old lefty swinging Casey Kotchman, 38-year old lefty swinging LF Johnny Damon, 28-year old righty swinging infielder Jose Lopez, 32-year old lefty swinging 3B Jack Hannahan, 35-year old lefty swinging DH Travis Hafner and 32-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Shelley Duncan are just taking ABs away from younger players that will be part of the Tribe’s future. All of those guys would clear waivers, so maybe the Indians could find a taker for a deal or two. Kotchman is an outstanding defensive 1B, but he’s just not much of a hitter for the position. He has played in 92 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 70 for 311 (.225 avg, .644 OPS) with 37 runs scored, 10 homers, 39 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Kotchman is the most likely of this bunch to have any trade value. 28-year old righty swinging 1B/3B Jose Lopez has played in 61 games for the Indians this year and he is 48 of 198 (.242 avg, .633 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 4 homers and 28 RBIs. His versatility could interest some team. 32-year old lefty swinging 3B Jack Hannahan is a wizard with the glove but a non-factor with the bat. Hannahan has played in 64 games for the Tribe so far this year and he is 46 of 193 (.238 avg, .663 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 4 homers and 23 RBIs. 38-year old lefty swinging LF Johnny Damon just hasn’t been playing too well for the Indians this year. He has played in 64 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 46 of 207 (.222 avg, .610 OPS) with 25 runs scored, 4 homers, 19 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. 35-year old lefty swinging DH Travis Hafner is on the last year of his contract. He has played in 59 games for the Indians so far this year and he is 45 of 196 (.230 avg, .784 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 10 homers and 29 RBIs. 32-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Shelley Duncan has played in 65 games for the Indians this year and he is 41 of 182 (.225 avg, .744 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 9 homers, 25 RBIs and 1 stolen base. The Indians should start the rebuilding right now by taking these guys of the roster by dealing them or releasing them.