Havok1517 wrote:Why not keep both???
I don't know if Kouz could play 2B or not but that might be an option. I've heard he's pretty good at 3rd. But maybe Kouz at 2B and Gutierrez. I don't think Michaels will be back.
Gosh, I hope not! He is awful!
Anyway, rumors around here in Cleveland are that Victor Martinez will see some significant time at 1st base next year. Kelly Shoppach will be behind the plate a lot, and Garko can play both 1st base and catcher. I think the three of them will somehow, someway become regulars in the lineup(Martinez is a no brainer.)
If they are trying to compete next year, not sure if they are yet or not, Hector Luna isn't an option at second base. Joe Inglett seems to be pretty decent, maybe a future .300 hitter. I'm not sure either if either Marte or Kouzmanoff can play second at all. As for 3rd, One of them will defiently be there, I hope and pray that I never see Aaron Boone make one more start as an Indian. If Marte still has Crisp like value, it might be a good idea to trade him for a good #2 or #3 starter.
As for the outfield I see it being a Choo/Gutierrez platoon in right field, my future husband in center & Blake in right field. If Marte/Kouzmanoff can play any outfield Blake might lose some ABs.
They somehow need to get some pitching, at least one decent starter and a couple arms in the bullpen. Octovio Dotel & Damaso Marte have been rumored to come here next year.