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Indians Acquire Brad Hand, Adam Cimber For Francis #598385
19/07/2018 09:50
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That's a big deal for both sides. Hand could close; Cimber could set him up.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/07/indians-acquire-brad-hand.html

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In a sudden and abrupt development, the Indians and Padres announced a blockbuster trade Thursday that will send one of baseball’s best relievers, Brad Hand, and emerging setup man Adam Cimber from San Diego to Cleveland in exchange for catcher/outfielder Francisco Mejia — one of the top-regarded prospects in all of baseball.

The Indians’ desire to augment what has surprisingly been one of the worst bullpens in all of baseball has been no secret, and Hand, in particular, was reported by ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick to be a target of theirs earlier this week. That said, there’d been little to no suggestion that Cleveland’s interest was anything more than preliminary in nature to this point.

Cleveland’s acquisition of Hand harkens back to the team’s 2016 pickup of fellow southpaw Andrew Miller. While Hand isn’t quite the ultra-dominant weapon that Miller was at the time, he’s nonetheless established himself as one of the top relievers in all of baseball over the past three seasons and, like Miller in 2016, is controllable for years beyond the current campaign. Hand signed a surprising three-year, $19.75MM extension with San Diego this offseason despite already being well into his arbitration years and being within striking distance of free agency.


That's two All-Stars traded since the game Tuesday night, each to the other league.


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Re: Indians Acquire Brad Hand, Adam Cimber For Francis [Re: TBP] #598428
21/07/2018 11:06
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Meija was hitting so well that he has been a periodic promotion to the big leagues in spite of the Indians having no need for a third catcher.
They actually tried to break him, a very good catcher, into playing the outfield.
Our backup, Perez, whose defense is of an all star quality has seen his previously good offense wither due to lack of playing time. And our starter,
Yan Gomes actually made the all star team as the best available after Wilson Ramos went down.
The Indians next bast prospect is in AA. - but won't be needed.
Good trade.


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Re: Indians Acquire Brad Hand, Adam Cimber For Francis [Re: TBP] #598430
21/07/2018 12:37
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I believe I read that he has also played some 3B.


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Re: Indians Acquire Brad Hand, Adam Cimber For Francis [Re: TBP] #598467
23/07/2018 12:13
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Yes, but so little that it was no more than a little league tryout.
A lot of good fielders came up as or played shortstop previous to their ML career.
Our Ramirez was one of those.
As about the best infielder in their early playing careers it was natural that they would gravitate to the hot position.
But lo and behold, the slot is crowded by all the young hotshots who played there coming up. So they have to shift to second, 3rd, or even the outfield.
Meija was always by choice and skills a catcher.


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