Central Notes: Indians, Astros, Tigers

Here is the latest from baseball's two Central divisions…

  • "It's no secret, we're going to need to improve our offense," said Indians manager Manny Acta to Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain-Dealer when asked what his team needs to improve in 2013. "We're going to have to find a solution in left field, we're going to have to find a solution at first base and we're going to have to find a solution at DH. That's pretty obvious. And the third base situation is not determined either."
  • The Astros acquired 15 prospects in their midseason trades following today's Kevin Comer pickup, and Zachary Levine of The Houston Chronicle points out (on Twitter) that ten are pitchers. You can see all of new GM Jeff Luhnow's moves with our Transaction Tracker.
  • Lynn Henning of The Detroit News wrote about the Tigers' network of scouts, including those responsible for covering pro leagues, amateur leagues, and players overseas.

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2 Comments on "Central Notes: Indians, Astros, Tigers"

3 years 11 days ago

I wonder if Cleveland would have interest in Duda as a 1B/LF solution. IDK how the Cleveland OF plays, but maybe it’s easier than the caverns of Citi Field. Mets would want an OF or SP prospect back most likely.

3 years 11 days ago

Cleveland is going to have to get creative and to be honest I don’t see it really working out for them. They don’t really have a lot of money to spend and many times players don’t really want their money if they can get comparable elsewhere.

Not sure what they have to trade, either. Not having any pieces really work out for them from the Lee and Sabathia trades blew them up pretty bad.