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.