Here’s to a great week!
Everybody’s favorite, Paul Hoynes, answers some fan questions. From Hoynsie on the rumored Encarnacion trade talks:
Bob Nightengale of USA Today was the first to write about the potential Encarnacion-Bradley trade. He’s a good reporter and I believe him.
Around the same time, the Indians were talking to free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who eventually signed a five-year deal with Milwaukee worth $80 million. It just seems like there is a piece missing from the conversation. Why would the Indians trade their cleanup hitter after losing Carlos Santana and Jay Bruce to free agency?
Just speculation here, but maybe this was part of a three-team deal between the Tribe, Boston and Milwaukee. There’s is no way the Indians would trade a proven run producer such as Encarnacion without getting a lot of offense back.
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And the amazing Sammy Sosa . . .