Just days after the completion of the 2011 World Series, Cleveland Indians' GM Chris Antonetti has already made a splash acquiring SP Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves. The Indians also exercised SP Fausto Carmona's club option for 2011 while declining the $9 million option for OF Grady Sizemore.
"We've transitioned from that developing team to a contending team," Indians general manager Chris Antonetti explained to MLB.com. "Our sole focus is to do what we can to build around a very talented nucleus to put ourselves in a position to have a chance to play meaningful games not only in September, but in October next year. That's what we'll set out to do this offseason."
Looks like Antonetti has wasted little time adding a solid veteran starter in Derek Lowe for next to nothing in return. Let's take a look at who the Tribe may target in free agency for some veteran leadership on offense.