Latest On Indians, Vladimir Guerrero

Cleveland GM Chris Antonetti downplayed the Indians' interest in Vladimir Guerrero this morning, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Twitter links). The Indians watched the free agent designated hitter hit and field yesterday in the Dominican Republic, but they don't necessarily have serious interest.

"Vladdy wants to keep playing. He asked if we wanted to see him work out. We worked him out," Antonetti said. 

Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com hears that the Indians will work Guerrero out again today, which could be an indication that yesterday's workout went well (Twitter link). There doesn’t appear to be a fit between the Indians and Guerrero, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney tweeted earlier today. Carrying two DH types would create a roster crunch and Travis Hafner isn’t going anywhere.


12 Responses to Latest On Indians, Vladimir Guerrero Leave a Reply

  1. Lets make hafner go somewhere. Tired of the constant injures by our star players.

  2. “Star” is a relative term.  Hafner hasn’t been a star in this league since 2006.  Having said that, we don’t need another DH.

  3. Joseph Jonathan Herrera 3 years ago

    Why exactly doesn’t Hafner play first anymore?  I know he had an elbow injury years back but wouldn’t putting him at first at least part time give the Indians more flexibility here?  

    • udenginerd 3 years ago

      Because Hafner playing first would instantly make him the worse defender in the league. I’ve actually seen him step on his own glove and fall over while fielding grounders.

    • Xyz275 3 years ago

      Did you see Hafner try and field even before the surgury?  It is worse than Adam Dunn

      • Joseph Jonathan Herrera 3 years ago

        I guess that’s true, my memory isn’t that long I guess lol.  Maybe Vlad could play some first, but that would never happen since he still seems to be holding out for a starting job that isn’t there right now

  4. Why are teams so embarrassed to have interest/work out these guys? It’s not like they bring negative value to the team.

  5. Xyz275 3 years ago

    The reason that teams are embarrassed to have interest is that it looks poorly upon their current players

  6. Xyz275 3 years ago

    I didn’t even know he own’s a glove

  7. Double_Up 3 years ago

    Not sure if there is a match, but most teams don’t like the media to get involved and guys like Olney like to spew opinions as fact.

  8. Vlady! Somebody sign this guy. Give anything to see this guy swing a bat. Miss this  guy on the angels.

  9. Slopeboy 3 years ago

    Agree 100%. I’m tired of seeing these aged players hang around just to try and collect a nice paycheck, while living on their past laurels. Not the case with Vlad, this guy can still hit! I would sign him and move Duncan if he would accept $3MM+ incentives. Duncan is a bit younger at 32, stronger, runs faster and is a slight better defender than Vlad, but that’s it. I’ve seen Shelly Duncan in the field, and he’s not that much of an upgrade.
    Given time to work out in the field, and spotted as DH occasionally, he could help the Indians lineup.

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