Indians Notes: Choo, Antonetti, Bourn

Earlier this week, we learned that the Indians were finalists to sign Edwin Jackson before he hooked on with the Cubs this winter.  They may not have been able to top the offer from Chicago, but the Tribe has had an extremely busy offseason nonetheless.  Here's more out of Cleveland..

  • Most traded players exchange a few words with their GM before moving on to their next team but Shin-Soo Choo felt compelled to send Chris Antonetti a moving letter when he was sent to the Reds, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  Choo is being asked to move to center field in Cincinnati but he implied to Rosenthal that a swap with Jay Bruce is still possible.
  • The new-look Indians remind MLB.com's Barry M. Bloom of the club's teams from the mid-90s.  While Cleveland's starting pitching could be stronger, there is a lot of optimism surrounding the club and their improved offense.
  • It will take time for the aggressive Michael Bourn to get acclimated with his outfield mates in Cleveland and vice versa, writes Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer.

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