Tribe Talk - Off Season Version

cat_lover Senior Member
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Mon, Dec 4, 2017 9:50 PM

Tribe resign Dan Otero and Abe Almonte to one year contracts. Otero for 1.3 million and Almonte for 875 thousand.

Go Tribe


BRF Senior Member
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Mon, Dec 4, 2017 9:56 PM
posted by cat_lover

..... and Almonte for 875 thousand.

Go Tribe

Cueing Gardens35 to the new site. 

TBone14 Senior Member
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Tue, Dec 5, 2017 9:35 AM

Fine with both. Can never have too many arms in the bullpen and outfield depth doesn't hurt either.

GOONx19 An exceptional poster.
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Tue, Dec 5, 2017 11:03 PM

Go Tribe. 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 7, 2017 11:47 AM

They may make an offer to Austin Jackson.  Must mean they think Columbus for Greg Allen to start the year.

 

I'd guess it's better than 50/50 they resign Santana, not good LAA and NYY seem interested.

TBone14 Senior Member
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Fri, Dec 8, 2017 11:29 AM
posted by Verbal Kint

They may make an offer to Austin Jackson.  Must mean they think Columbus for Greg Allen to start the year.

 

I'd guess it's better than 50/50 they resign Santana, not good LAA and NYY seem interested.

Heard Boston may be interested in Santana too. Hanley Ramirez not cutting it for them at 1st. This was on Wednesday so maybe things have changed. Haven't been locked into the Hot Stove so far this year. 

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Fri, Dec 8, 2017 12:04 PM
posted by TBone14

Heard Boston may be interested in Santana too. Hanley Ramirez not cutting it for them at 1st. This was on Wednesday so maybe things have changed. Haven't been locked into the Hot Stove so far this year. 

Had heard Boston was interested in Santana awhile ago. Surprised they haven't moved on him already, if there was still interest.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Sun, Dec 10, 2017 12:54 PM
posted by BR1986FB

Had heard Boston was interested in Santana awhile ago. Surprised they haven't moved on him already, if there was still interest.

Apparently more interested Jose Abreau. 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Mon, Dec 11, 2017 7:34 AM

Texas and SD interested in 'Los, formal offer made by Tribe, will be allow to talk about matching any offer as he favors remaining in Cleveland.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 13, 2017 9:05 AM

Salazar being talked about with Cubs?  Makes no sense to me.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 13, 2017 9:10 AM

Appreciate what the Dolans did last year, going all in for Encarnacion and picking up Bruce, but I have a feeling the Tribe is going to fall back into their find "lightning in a bottle" mode this season and look for bargain basement cheapies. Had heard if Santana falls through that they will look at Logan Morrison from the Rays to possibly replace him at 1st base.

33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 12:00 PM
posted by Verbal Kint

Salazar being talked about with Cubs?  Makes no sense to me.

For Ian Happ?? Makes perfect sense and I can't imagine a better scenario for either team. Don't know if that's who is being discussed though.

Crimson streak Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 13, 2017 12:41 PM
posted by Laley23

For Ian Happ?? Makes perfect sense and I can't imagine a better scenario for either team. Don't know if that's who is being discussed though.

Baez I wouldn't hate it 

33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 1:35 PM
posted by Crimson streak

Baez I wouldn't hate it 

Meh, our infield would be fucking insane. But don't really care for his bat. If he can learn to walk a bit more and K a bit less, I'd be very intrigued.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 13, 2017 2:07 PM

Shaw 3/27.  Congratulations for him.

Tribe will miss his rubber arm.

He was very good, but those infrequent mistakes will travel further in Coors Field.

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Wed, Dec 13, 2017 3:19 PM
posted by Crimson streak

Baez I wouldn't hate it 

I just hate trading Starting caliber pitching, esp one with the potential of Salazar. If I were GM I would never trade away pitching, too valuable. It's like trading away QBs in the NFL.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 14, 2017 8:03 AM

Sounds like Joe Smith is gone to the Astros on a 2 year deal.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 14, 2017 8:04 AM
posted by Commander of Awesome

I just hate trading Starting caliber pitching, esp one with the potential of Salazar. If I were GM I would never trade away pitching, too valuable. It's like trading away QBs in the NFL.

Salazar is the Tribe's Deshone Kizer. Plenty of "potential" but will likely never put it together. I'd move him in a heatbeat if they could get a solid return.

TBone14 Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 14, 2017 10:03 AM

Wish Smith and Shaw nothing but the best. Hated to lose both, especially Shaw. However, I wouldn't have paid him that much. Relievers, especially ones with that many innings consistently, can fall off the cliff at any point. 

The Yankees are getting better and aren't done. The Astros aren't losing much and taking steps to sure up their big weakness in the bullpen. The Red Sox seem involved in every rumor and they want JD Martinez. 

This appears to be one of those offseasons where "our biggest additions will be our guys like Kipnis and Brantly getting healthy and some guys will need to play better."

33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 1:35 PM

Santana to Phillies.

3 years, $60M

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Fri, Dec 15, 2017 1:44 PM

Dam!  That is alot, he was predicted at 3/45.  

Don't blame Tribe for not matching.

No semi days off @DH.

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