Updated: Indians Offseason Target List


Offseason Targets

Looking for all of our offseason player target profiles? Well we’ve compiled them all here in one easy to access list. Check back often as we will be updating this list as the free agent dominoes start to fall.

Ugly List Members:

Ryan RobertsPreviewed Here – as vertical depth at Columbus in the event of injuries to infielders.

July 3, 2012; Cleveland, OH USA: A young fan waits out the rain delay between the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Angels at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

Jordan NorbertoPreviewed Here – left-handed reliever who will spend most of year rehabbing from TJ surgery but would be under team control for three seasons.

Rafael PerezPreviewed Here – Left-handed reliever and former Tribe set-up man. Perez got through 2013 healthy and could be close to returning to his previous form.

Minor League Free Agents – Previewed Here – Technically, these options are worse than ugly and not at all ruggedly handsome. Evan Vogel details which minor league free agents could be major steals for the Indians in 2014.

Ruggedly Handsome List Memebers:

Justin MorneauPreviewed Here – good defense, ability to hit right-handed pitching, cleanup hitter, and will free front office to shop Drew Stubbs or Asdrubal Cabrera or both.

Roy HalladayPreviewed Here – Add value and character to Indians and if he rebounds from last seasons shoulder issues he could be a big boost to the rotation.

Rafael FurcalPreviewed Here – Could allow Indians to trade Asdrubal Cabrera while having a stop-gap 1-year shortstop while Francisco Lindor finishes his development in the minors.

Tim HudsonPreviewed Here – Despite his age and ugly ankle injury last season the wily vet has been consistent his whole career. He’d be a nice addition to soften the blow of losing Ubaldo Jimenez and/or Scott Kazmir.

Dan HarenPreviewed Here – Although he has fallen off the last two years he is still a very good back of the rotation pitcher who could step up in 2014 and regain his earlier form.

Bartolo ColonPreviewed Here – The Tribe’s former ace is coming off a dominant season. However at 40-years-old with a PED history the market for Colon is rather cool. Is this an opportunity for the Indians to bring back Colon on a one-year deal? Buster Olney discusses the options available for Bartolo Colon in a video posted on ESPN and featured here.

Francisco RodriguezPreviewed Here – Could K-Rod be an option at closer in 2014 for the Indians? Possibly. If Rodriguez is looking to get back into a closer role, Cleveland might be the location for that to happen.

Josh JohnsonPreviewed Here – Could Josh Johnson be the next reclamation project for Terry Francona and Mickey Callaway? The former Marlins ace is in desperate need of a career reboot and Cleveland could be just the place.

Brian Wilson and Fernando RodneyPreviewed Here – Might opposing hitters have to “fear the beard” in Cleveland in 2014? What about Tampa’s former closer, Fernando Rodney? The Indians brass is set to sit down with their agent about a possible union.

Phil HughesPreviewed Here – Hughes, a former top draft pick, is in desperate need of a change of scenery. After having his ups and downs in a huge New York market, could some time in Cleveland serve him well?