Four Free Agents the Indians Should Pursue

The Cleveland Indians failed to live up to its lofty expectations for the 2015 season, finishing third in the AL Central with a record of 81-80. Bright spots included the starting rotation, rookie shortstop Francisco Lindor, the consistent Michael Brantley, and all-star second baseman Jason Kipnis (coming off of a disappointing 2014 campaign). The Sports Illustrated cover boys put together a run late in the season but could not make up for a slow start. The Tribe had a 2015 opening day payroll of $86 million (highest since 2001), and according to mlbtraderumors.com, they should have some money to address needs in free agency. The MLB releasedthe list of 139 free agents available to sign/negotiate with clubs beginning Nov. 7. Barring any trades pursued by the club (such as dealing Carlos Carrasco or Danny Salazar for a bat), there are affordable options for small market teams like the Tribe. Here are four players the Tribe could pursue to address position needs.

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