Tribe Offseason Free Agent Targets

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Tribe Offseason Free Agent Targets
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Who's at first? What's at second? I don't know's at third.

Coming into 2011, this baseball rhetoric was all too true. Matt LaPorta was an annual unsure thing, Orlando Cabrera was signed on his way to spring training and fans weren't sure if Jack Hannahan was a player or coach.  

Fast forward one year and we think we know who's on second and third. Ideally, the Indians infield has Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall at second and third base, respectively. Though sophomore slumps seem to be a trend for young players. 

The season has come and gone. More questions were answered in 2011. However, we're left with many major questions going into 2012 as the Tribe has officially planted the contention flag after this summer. 

What's LaPorta's future? Who will play centerfeld? Where's the addition of right handed bat? Who will be added to the bullpen? Will the Indians add starting rotation depth?

Not even GM Chris Antonetti would be able to answer all these question directly. Truth is, they really have no idea. They're testing the waters, seeing who's available, evaluating the talent in the system and trying to puzzle the pieces together for 2012.

I cannot honestly put Jose Reyes or Albert Pujols on such a list, as Clevelanders are realists--you'd have a better chance of signing a prince in Cleveland than one of the top ten free agents that will command upwards of a $100 million.

...and not that Prince.

Here are a few simple ideas and options the Indians may indeed pursue this offseason.

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