The Cleveland Indians, like every other team in the league, will have to make some important player personnel decisions in the upcoming offseason. The Indians have low salary commitments in 2014, totaling just $49.28 million, so the potential is there for them to retain their key players while also being a big player in the free-agent market.
Considering there aren't many high-profile names on the market this season—Robinson Cano is far-and-away the biggest name on the list—the Indians will likely focus on bringing back their own players and building through their farm system.
There are other teams that could be interested in several players on the Indians' roster, though, including Scott Kazmir, Ubaldo Jimenez, Drew Stubbs and Joe Smith. Jimenez is the most attractive target and will likely be the most difficult to retain.
With their situation explained, let's examine the 10 most important arbitration-eligible, free-agent players on the Indians' roster heading into the 2013-14 offseason.
All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.