Indians rumors: Drew Stubbs expected to be traded

Following the signing of Michael Bourn, the Cleveland Indians are receiving calls from teams interested in outfielders Michael Brantley and Drew Stubbs. While the current plan is for Cleveland to retain both players, “folks” suspect Stubbs will be traded, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.


With Bourn on board, the Indians are left with four outfielders for three spots, also including Stubbs, Brantley and Nick Swisher. Some have questioned the merit of trading an outfielder, Brantley or Stubbs, to ease this logjam. The Indians could also platoon Brantley and Stubbs in left or right.

However, it appears that, at this point, manager Terry Francona is ready to find playing time for all of the players involved. The Indians’ outfield would consist of Stubbs, Brantley and Bourn – with Bourn in center and the others manning the corners – Nick Swisher shifting to first base and Mark Reynolds becoming the team’s regular designated hitter.

While this is the current plan, Heyman seems to expect a trade to be completed prior to the start of the regular season. If that were to happen, he’s said that Stubbs has become the odd man out and is now “eminently available.”

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7 Responses to Indians rumors: Drew Stubbs expected to be traded

  1. Cleveland, please do not trade Michael Brantley ! Brantley, A-Cab, Chisenhall, Kipnis, Santana are the future, which is now - its tribe time !

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  2. And Giambi , Reynolds, Swisher, Dice-K, reek of the past

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  3. why is it every time Cleveland gets something going good that you media morons start figuring out a way to ruin it. you idiots in the media haven't even gotten thru February. since we haven't won anything since 1948 why not at least give us a chance. That's why we got Francona, how about we let him pick the team not you media morons.

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  4. Bill, are you suggesting rumors are manufactured by the media?

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  5. cubs want to trade soriano and will pay all but $10M of his salary- tribe can send them stubbs and a couple prospects
    alfonso can be the DH

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  6. thats an awesome trade if you are a cubs fan. The Indians do not need or should ever need to trade Stubbs for a wash up like Soriano

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  7. look at soraino's numbers- second best slugging % by an outfielder in MLB since 2010 (after N Cruz).
    He is a marginal fielder but would be an ideal DH.

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