As you know by now, the MLB Winter Meetings have come and gone. The Cleveland Indians have a minor problem (kind of) , the Indians are without a First Baseman/ Designated Hitter. There is no reason to worry though. With the Indians not signing anyone during Winter Meetings, it just shows that the team is in no rush to jump on the first person they are looking at. Remember that at one time the offseason was not that fun for Indians fans , now the team is spending money and can sign that right handed power bat that has been missing .
This offseason has some really nice targets that would look great in an Cleveland Indians uniform , there are also other players that do not interest me and I would rather pass on that person. I will be giving you my top three guys I would love to see with the Indians. If you agree with my list or disagree please tweet me your thoughts on Twitter, @PaytonVince .
3. MIKE NAPOLI
Mike Napoli is coming off of a career high 34 home run season and set another career high in RBIs with 101 , and to top it all off he did so in a Indians uniform. Napoli looked extremely comfortable this season at the plate and was a big part in helping the Indians get into the playoffs. If Napoli was not around , I believe you see Carlos Santana’s numbers from this season decrease. I personally would love to see Napoli back with the Indians because he hits homers in bunches, whenever he hits one home run you can expect more in the next few days.
One of the things that bothers me with Napoli is that he would be looking for about a 2 to 3 year contract with the Indians if they want him back. He provided a great season as an Indian and would love to play with the team again but he might also be asking to much for the contract he’d like. Fans might start to get greedy and deal with some regret, one thing that bothers me the most is what if Napoli cannot produce the same way he did this past season?
If that happens we might get a solid year out of him, I think the only way I would sign Napoli would be if he is willing to accept another 1 year deal. Napoli helped the lineup immensely by hitting electrifying home runs off the scoreboard or just crushing the ball, by doing that he energized the team.