July 22, 2014

Indians Rumors: Jason Bay, Melky Cabrera on Tribe radar

In his most recent edition of “Hey Hoynsie!”, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer speculates the Indians may be in the market for outfielders Jason Bay and Melky Cabrera.

“Melky Cabrera is an interesting case. I could see Cabrera coming to Cleveland for a year to repair his game and image in one of MLB’s backwater towns.”

“Asked Chris Antonetti about Bay last week at the GM meetings. He didn’t come out and say his name, but I would imagine Bay is on the Tribe’s radar.”

Bay hit .165 in only 70 games in 2012 for the Mets, with 8 HR’s and 20 RBI.

Cabrera was a serious canditate for NL MVP before being suspended for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy. Cabrera was second in the NL in hitting at .346, with 11 HR’s, 60 RBI, and 13 SB’s in 113 games for the World Champion San Francisco Giants. Cabrera also won the 2012 All-Star Game MVP.

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  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I’d take a shot on Cabrera absolutely but no thanks on Bay his career has been over for a few years (minimum) now.

  • Wow

    Bay would fit right in!

  • Dee P

    LF Victorino (via free agency)
    2B Kipnis
    DH Youkilis (via free agency)
    1B Santana
    RF M. Cabrera (via free agency)
    SS Aviles
    3B Chisenhall
    C Lavarnway (via trade for Choo)
    CF Brantley

    Then bolster MLB/AAA starting pitching with trades of Asdrubal, and Perez.

    No way….but, I’d like it.

  • typo

    There are few players in baseball that are as bad as Jason Bay.

  • Deesh

    if we somehow managed to pull in Melky I might not completely hate Dolan for ten minutes. That’d be a start

  • Natedawg86

    Wow … Melky nay come to cle for a yr then gone what a sad baseball town we have

  • mgbode

    Melky Cabrera – well, from age21 to age26 he hit much worse than Matt LaPorta. Then, he and Alex Gordon ate some magic beans and they both started ripping the cover off the ball for the Royals in 2011 (well, not sure on Gordon as he hasn’t tested positive, but it seems odd that he and Melky both transformed from huge busts to fringe allstars in 2011 and now Melky gets busted for PEDs).

    Just saying. Be careful what you wish for when it comes to these guys.