Indians Trade Scenarios: 5 Fair-Value Prospects in Return for Shin-Soo Choo

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Indians Trade Scenarios: 5 Fair-Value Prospects in Return for Shin-Soo Choo
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As you may remember, a trade between the Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates nearly transpired at this year’s trade deadline, as the Pirates were dangling OF Starling Marte in exchange for Shin-Soo Choo.

Well, considering that Choo will enter free agency after the 2013 season, it should come as no surprise that Choo’s name is back on the trade block.

With a farm system that ranks among the worst in the game, the Indians are in serious need of legitimate, near big-league-ready starting pitching, as Baseball America’s Ben Badler noted on Thursday.

However, because the return for a player of Choo’s caliber has the potential to be substantial, the organization will surely have numerous options when they’re finally ready to move him.

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