MLB Trade Speculation: Can the Cleveland Indians Upgrade via the White Sox? (7.26.12)

16 Nov

Monday night, Buster Olney tweeted that: “White Sox GM Kenny Williams is talking about turning over entire roster.” For Indians fans, this should be treated with enthusiasm. While that doesn’t mean that we can count the White Sox out of it, if they’re talking about turning over their entire roster, it’s safe to say that the AL Central race will likely come down to the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians.

Taking it one step further, maybe the Indians can use the White Sox’s misfortune to improve their own lot. Teams don’t normally make trades within their own division, but White Sox GM Kenny Williams isn’t just any normal GM. Williams tends to make the deals he feels are best for his club, other consequences be damned. This could help out the Tribe.

If the Indians offer the right package, maybe they can upgrade their roster with one (or more) of the White Sox players that have been killing them all year. Our top four prospects should be safe (Drew Pomeranz, Alex White, Lonnie Chisenhall and Jason Kipnis), but no one else should be bolted down. If Williams wants any other two (or so) prospects, we should make a move.

Since the Tribe’s biggest needs are starting pitching and an outfield bat, let’s take a look at what the White Sox could potentially send to Cleveland. Read More…

From Bleacher Report, July 26, 2011

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Posted by on November 16, 2012 in H. July 2011


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