April 17, 2014

Tribe Free Agent Check In: Jason Kubel

Ah, the search for a right-handed, middle of the order bat….

We’ve hit the General Managers meetings in Milwaukee this week. The season ended for the Tribe about six weeks ago, and the main focus on how to improve this team centered around two areas – finding one more starting pitcher Derek Lowe, check), and either an outfielder or first baseman who would fit that run-producing mold, presumably slotted in between the left-handed hitting Shin-Soo Choo and switch-hitter Carlos Santana. The Indians desperate need for a big right-handed stick is about as obvious as the fact the the Browns struggle offensively.

So where do they go to get one?

Well, obviously Albert Pujols isn’t walking through that door. None of the top tier free agents are. It would be a surprise if any of the mid-level guys did as well. [Read more...]