The Indians have become a bit more active over the past week and have begun making moves to improve their roster in 2014. The signed John Axford, traded away Drew Stubbs, and have even begin adjusting their minor league coaching staff. In today’s edition of Clevelinks, we take a look at how these moves will help the Tribe be a contender in 2014.
- The Indians signed John Axford to a one year deal last week. The hope is that he will step in and become the team’s regular closer.
- The Indians acquired left-handed reliever Josh Outman in exchange for outfielder Drew Stubbs. It is expected that Outman will be a key cog in the Indians 2014 bullpen.
- The Indians minor league system is undergoing some changes. Chris Tremie will once again manage in Triple-A, but the other affiliates will all have new managers.
- Reports of Carlos Santana‘s progress at third base have been encouraging despite the fact that he has committed three errors thus far. Once again, this experiment is very much in its earliest stages.
Wahoo’s on First Links:
- The Wahoo’s on First staff explains what they want for Christmas this year.
- Josh Outman will help provide the Indians with more vertical depth according to Brian Heise.
- Are the Indians interested in Wilson Betemit and how would he fit in with the Tribe’s current plans?
- According to Michael Chaney, the Price isn’t right for David Price and the Indians should avoid making any moves to acquire him.
- Brian Heise takes a look back on his first 30 years as a fan of the Cleveland Indians.
- Let’s Go Tribe takes a look at the Tribe’s closers from throughout the years.
- It’s Pronounces Lajaway takes a look at the Drew Stubbs for Josh Outman trade.
- Did the Tribe Win Last Night explains that while the Tribe is not spending a lot of money this offseason, they are spending their money wisely.
- Did the Tribe Win Last Night’s 1948 project is also alive and well. You can check it out here.