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With the Colorado Rockies shopping outfielders, could the Cleveland Indians get involved in the trade talks?

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Nationals interested in Rockies outfielders (Short)

The Washington Nationals continue to pursue an impact outfield bat after missing out on free agent Jason Heyward.  The Nationals have reportedly discussed acquiring Carlos Gonzalez or Charlie Blackmon from the Colorado Rockies, mainly for prospects.

Hmmmmm . . . maybe the Tribe should get in on this potential Rockies outfield auction.  Both guys had strong 2015 seasons and would look great in a Cleveland lineup.  Gonzalez hit a career-high 40 home runs last year, but is owed $37 million over the next two seasons, which likely makes him too pricey for the Tribe.  Blackmon, however, is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, making him much more affordable and is plenty talented himself, slashing .287/.347/.450 with 17 home runs, 58 RBI, and 43 bases last year.

Cubs are NL Central favorites after Heyward signing (Stellini)

Hard to argue with the author here, as Chicago's signing of Jason Heyward not only helps their club tremendously, but severely damages the Cardinals.

Is 2016 the year for Royals pitcher Kyle Zimmer (Cavadi)

Zimmer was the fifth overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft and oozes talent.  The problem has been injuries, as Zimmer has yet to play a full season in professional baseball.  While I'm not necessarily cheering for him, it does seem like the kid deserves a good break or two (but hopefully bad luck against our Tribe!).

Bruce Rodon involved in bench-clearing brawl in winter ball (Townsend)

Big shocker here, as Rodon has had plenty of maturity issues so far in his young career.  The right-handed flamethrower, who was suspended by the Detroit Tigers in September and told to leave the club, was the center of some more negative press as he was involved in a rather saucy winter ball brawl.