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Author: Joseph Coblitz

Can the Indians Jump in on the Marlins Fire Sale?

The Sports Daily > Burning River Baseball Can the Indians Jump in on the Marlins Fire Sale? While the off-season got off to an extremely slow start, the signing of Shohei Otani with the Angels, then the trade of Giancarlo Stanton from Miami to New York seems to have broken the dam. While the Indians weren’t linked to either player, there is no question they would have loved to have either of the incredibly exciting young athletes in Cleveland. However, the extreme price of Stanton (along with his no trade clause) as well as Otani’s unique situation that allowed him...

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Risking Rookies in the Rule 5 Draft

The Sports Daily > Burning River Baseball Risking Rookies in the Rule 5 Draft While the Indians haven’t made any big additions this off-season (beyond returning Michael Martinez), they were busy around the rule five eligibility deadline in November, adding four players to the 40 man roster from the farm system to protect them from rule five selection. The players who joined Eric Haase, who had been added previously to avoid his pending MiLB free agency were Yu-Cheng Chang, Eric Stamets, Willi Castro and Julian Merryweather. In whole, these adds make sense. Because a rule five selection has to stay...

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