MLB Hot Stove: Reactions to lots of Indians tweets

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On Wednesday, I wrote I was frustrated as the Indians merely talked while other clubs were taking action. As is oft to happen during the hot stove season, a rumor came out almost immediately after posting about my frustration that the Indians are in deep conversations about acquiring third baseman Todd Frazier from the Cincinnati

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Indians, Reds discussed Todd Frazier deal: MLB Trade Rumors

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Would 3B Todd Frazier count as an exciting pickup for the Tribe? Reports indicate a deal was discussed but remains “unlikely” for now.

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MLB Trade Rumors: Cleveland Indians interested in Oakland’s Brett Lawrie

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The Cleveland Indians are reportedly interested in trading for Oakland Athletics infielder Brett Lawrie.

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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians discussed sending Carlos Carrasco to San Francisco

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While free agents are being gobbled up by the day, the Cleveland Indians continue to be in rumored discussions surrounding their bevy of high-end starting pitchers. Though initial rumors discussed the back-end starters like Cody Anderson and Trevor Bauer, ESPN’s Buster Olney says that the Indians discussed sending Carlos Carrasco to the San Francisco Giants

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Blue Jays, Indians discussing possible trade: MLB Rumors

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The Cleveland Indians rumor mill is starting to heat up a bit more. Michael Bode and I have covered a ton of possible outfield and infield targets the team could acquire via trade this offseason. I’ve looked at the non-qualifying offer free agent market for potential options, too. The most logical avenue for the Indians

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Analyzing possible Cleveland Indians infield targets: MLB Rumors

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As Thanksgiving approaches, the Major League Baseball hot stove is beginning to heat up. Some of the offseason’s biggest free agents already have decided on their 2016 landing spots. The Cleveland Indians, coming off a disappointing 81-80 season, are expected to have a busy winter. But the Indians aren’t expected to make a big splash

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Analyzing possible Cleveland Indians outfield targets: MLB Trade Rumors

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As Thanksgiving approaches, the Major League Baseball hot stove is beginning to heat up. Some of the offseason’s biggest free agents already have decided on their 2016 landing spots. The Cleveland Indians, coming off a disappointing 81-80 season, are expected to have a busy winter. But the Indians aren’t expected to make a big splash

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Atlanta Braves looking to unload Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn

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If you know anyone willing to take on $29 million in salary, give John Hart a call.

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Indians trade Brandon Moss for St. Louis prospect Rob Kaminsky

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Late night rumors quickly turned into early morning confirmation, as the Cleveland Indians have reportedly traded Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, the Indians will receive pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky, a 2013 first-round pick. SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo was first to report murmurs on Wednesday night. St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Bernie Miklasz confirmed the

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MLB Trade Rumors: Lonnie Chisenhall reportedly available

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it’s not exactly selling high, but it appears that the Cleveland Indians have made third baseman, and former first-round draft pick, Lonnie Chisenhall available for trade. ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports that the inexpensive Chisenhall could be the target of a team looking for a left-handed bat to fill a utility spot. Selected with the 29th

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Are the Mets eying up Ryan Raburn and David Murphy?

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It would appear that the rest of the baseball world is considering the Cleveland Indians’ front office sellers as the league’s trade deadline nears. On Monday, it was a FOX Sports speculating about Brandon Moss; today, it’s Joel Sherman of the NY Post who thinks that the New York Mets could be targeting the other

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Could Indians be looking to trade Jose Ramirez?

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The Cleveland Indians are in an odd situation when it comes to the upcoming trade deadline. Yes, they’re a disappointing team sitting at 44-47. They remain only 5.5 games out of a wild card spot. Are they a buyer or a seller? Regardless of arbitrary titles, there is some hope with the development of rookies

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Indians could move Brandon Moss by trade deadline

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Roughly one week ago, Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro discussed the addition of outfielder Brandon Moss, saying that the veteran slugger has been “as productive as hoped” who is “better than we thought defensively.” Fast forward to today, and we have ourselves a bit of a contradictory report, stating that the Tribe would love to

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MLB Winter Meetings Primer: The Indians Won’t Stand Pat

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The 2014 MLB Winter Meetings week is here! There has been lots of speculation and rumors already leading up the the convention of GMs, agents, and players looking for work that will take place at the Hilton Bayfront in beautiful San Diego, California. What, you thought it was going to be in Milwaukee? Every team comes to

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Indians and As expected to make a deal Friday

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While unwilling to trade for one of the best third basemen in the game of baseball, could Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti have something else up his sleeve when it comes to a deal with the Oakland Athletics? The Indians have been recently linked to As infielder Brandon Moss, with deal that could reportedly

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A Ubaldo Reunion?

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Would Ubaldo JImenez in an Indians uniform again frighten you?

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Indians almost acquired Josh Willingham…Again

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It wasn’t that long ago that the Cleveland Indians front office would not give Josh Willingham an extra year on his contract, ultimately losing him to a division rival. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Twins waived the right-handed slugger and traded him to the Kansas City Royals—the team that now sits in first place in

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Indians interested in reliever Joaquin Benoit

While David Price’s name continues to be bantered about, the Cleveland Indians join the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates as teams interested in San Diegot Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman iterates that while the Indians haven’t established themselves as ‘buyers’ heading into the deadline, they could be leaning that way. Benoit is owed

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Francona on Masterson: “He’s not going anywhere”

In response to rumors that the Cleveland Indians were shopping All-Star starting pitcher Justin Masterson, Tribe manager Terry Francona says there is nothing to see here. “He’s not going anywhere,” Francona said in a phone interview with Crain’s Cleveland’s Kevin Kleps. “I called him and told him this morning that if he has been reading

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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians “listening to offers” for Justin Masterson

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cleveland Indians are listening to trade offers for Justin Masterson as front offices gather in Orlando for this year’s winter meetings. Sources: #Indians listening on Masterson with idea of exploring longer-term options. Masterson entering final season before free agency. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2013 As has been

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