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The Indians will listen to offers for basically anybody

Nov 7, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

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Sometimes general managers will declare certain players off-limits. Less than they used to, but they still sometimes do it. I think, in their heart of hearts, all general managers will listen to any offer for any player because, hey, you never know when someone may do something dumb and offer you too much.  That’s kind of what the Indians’ Chris Antonetti is doing with Shin-Soo Choo, Asdrubal Cabrera and others, Jon Heyman reports:

The Cleveland Indians, willing to discuss their biggest players in trades, could be one of the centers of trade activity here at the GM meetings. No less than four very good Indians players are already drawing calls — starter Justin Masterson, closer Chris Perez, outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. And Cleveland will listen.

Antonetti says he’s not looking to trade anyone, but that he’s being “open-minded” on it.

Choo, because he’s almost certain to walk when he hits free agency, is a good guy to shop. Perez, because he’s a quirky, outspoken closer and those guys have a shelf life of about 1.5 seasons, is another.

  1. foreverchipper10 - Nov 7, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Uh-oh…..I have reached the end of HBT. So this is what it’s like. Kind of lonely out here. No what am I supposed to do at work? Work? HA! Fat chance of that. Time for the USA today crossword I suppose.

    Also I wouldn’t mind if the Braves made a play for Choo. :)

  2. kkolchak - Nov 7, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Smart move. I’m still hocked off at that dope Jim Bowden for not trading the likes of Cristian Guzman, Dmitri Young, Ronnie Belliard and Chad Cordero from the Nats when they still had value. Instead he gave contract extensions to the first three and Cordero blew his arm out, so the Nats ultimately ended up with virtually nothing for any of them.

  3. heyblueyoustink - Nov 7, 2012 at 10:06 AM


  4. joerymi - Nov 7, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Well, after the success of the Jimenez trade.

    Oh, wait…

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