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Cleveland Indians trade rumors: If not Danny Salazar or Carlos Carrasco, then whom?

If the Indians don't want to trade Danny Salazar or Carlos Carrasco, who would they trade in order to get a bat?

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Cleveland Indians have Terry Talkin' trades, Todd Frazier and a rich Tony Sipp -- Terry Pluto (photos) |

If the Indians aren't willing to trade Carrasco or Salazar, then who would be the players going in a trade for a position player? Pluto looks at the possibilities, which include Mike Clevinger, Bradley Zimmer, Justus Sheffield and Clint Frazier - basically, the team's top prospects . Also, congrats to LGFT Tony Sipp, who got a life-changing contract over the weekend.

Could Cleveland Indians have made Shelby Miller-like trade with Arizona? Hey, Hoynsie |

As Hoynes noted, the Braves wanted and got prospects for Shelby Miller. The Indians are looking for major-league bats.

Source Lunch with ... Tim Salcer - Crain's Cleveland Business

A talk with the senior director of ticket sales and service for the Indians.

Also from Crain's, the Indians will install a 13,000 square foot scoreboard before Opening Day. I believe the funding for this is coming from the Gateway Corporation because the scoreboard is considered a plant asset.

Should the Cubs hold Soler and Baez?

Not directly related to the Indians, but the Indians and Cubs match up in trade possibilities (Cubs want a starter, Indians want an outfielder).

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