- Jun 2, 2012
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I don't expect the Indians to trade Bauer at the deadline. Just responding to that tweet about the Cardinals potentially being interested and thinking the Braves might also have interest.It is just hard to believe we will trade Bauer being 5.5 games back of the Twins. Honestly if we take the series from them, if not sweep them after the All-star break, we have to buy not sell. I am not against doing a couple moves, but unless we get an absolute over pay, I think Bauer is staying in Cleveland!
Who would be your targets in theory from Cardinals and/or the Braves?
I really don't love the Cardinals system. I like Tommy Edman a lot and he plays a position of need. Not sure guys like Tyler O'Neill, Harrison Bader or Lane Thomas are upgrades over what we already have. It's tricky because the Cardinals would be subtracting from the big club (which happens to be the exact team they'd be trying to strengthen by hypothetically trading for Bauer).
I don't think Bauer, with only one year of control, would land Nolan Gorman or Dylan Carlson or even Andrew Knizner. Rehabbing Alex Reyes under the Indians watch would be interesting..... provided his medicals check out.
The Braves have a surplus of close-to-the-majors outfielders and a major surplus of close-to-the-majors starting pitchers. Take your pick. I'd sweeten the pot, if necessary.