Getting beyond the actual players (which we've gone over ad nauseum), the Indians would give up their first-round pick (25th overall) if they sign Encarnacion, Bautista, or even Trumbo (the Indians wouldn't give up that pick if they re-sign Mike Napoli). Because of the new CBA, this would be the last time it would even be possible for the Indians to forfeit a pick in the first round. This probably isn't helping the few remaining power hitters on the market. As Pluto notes, the Indians signed Napoli in early January, so we could be waiting for a while yet.
With Eaton and Sale traded, Abreu (along with Quintana) are the two most valuable trade chips left for the White Sox, but I think they'll end up keeping both players, at least to start the season.
The deal is supposedly worth $16M. It's a good time to be a reliever.
Lots of current and former Indians among the people on the tour: Francisco Lindor, Sandy Alomar, Eduardo Perez, and Dennis Martinez.
I agree, but with only 10 slots available and more than 10 deserving players, a lot of voters will only have room for one of them.