10 Cleveland Indians Who Will Have to Sweat Out the 2012 Trade Deadline

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10 Cleveland Indians Who Will Have to Sweat Out the 2012 Trade Deadline
Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

As the trade deadline nears, the Cleveland Indians will be looking for a lot of upgrades. Due to a left-handed loaded roster, fans have been clamoring for months for the team to acquire a right-handed, power bat.

Before the Chicago White Sox gave a bag of baseballs to the Boston Red Sox for third baseman Kevin Youkilis, he was the name that came up most often. Now, Indians fans are drooling over the thought of trading for Justin Upton, Shane Victorino, Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Quentin and others, while hoping ownership is willing to shore up the rotation with someone like Ryan Dempster.

All of those names would be excellent fits for the Cleveland Indians, but there is a cost to acquire this type of proven talent. It is debatable as to whether dealing the farm for a rental property, like the names above, is a good idea, especially with the change in draft pick compensation with the new collective bargaining agreement.

So, as the deadline nears, who should be sweating it out in the Indians' locker room? Here, you will find the 10 names of players who could be moved, or, players who could have a completely different role with the ballclub due to possible trades.

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