July 23, 2014

Indians Rumors: Perez and Smith on the trading block

Jordan Bastian of MLB.com dives into the possibility of the Indians trading some of their top bullpen arms to fill other areas of need throughout the organization.

“Every team tries to deal from an area of strength. For Cleveland, its bullpen — filled with young, controllable arms — has been a bright spot over the past few seasons. It has also been an area the team has drawn from during trade discussions.

“Cleveland might not be shopping its players, but the club is fielding phone calls.

There are obvious holes at first base, left field and designated hitter, as well as in the rotation. In the upper level of the Minor Leagues, the Indians lack the kind of impact prospects a developing organization needs. Under the circumstances, the club is not limiting its approach to this offseason.”

[Related: Indians trades need to look like more than cost cutting]

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I assume the Perez in question is Chris Perez and not Rafael.

  • Dee P

    In all seriousness though, is there a team in MLB who makes more rumors and less actual moves than the Indians?

  • RallyMonkeyUSA

    How about Angels prospect CJ Cron (2nd best MLB 1B prospect) for Chris Perez.