Cleveland Indians: Who Must Be Acquired This Offseason?

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Oct 9, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Astros right fielder George Springer hits a two RBI single against the Kansas City Royals in the second inning in game two of the ALDS at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Springer Fills A Need

Ric McElroy

I would have liked to have seen the Indians actually acquire two players who would fill the gaps in the Tribe lineup. The first was third baseman Todd Frazier, but he has since been dealt from Cincinnati in a three team trade. What a welcome addition he would have been at both third base and finally as a right handed power bat.

The player that has yet to be traded that Cleveland should acquire is Houston Astros outfielder George Springer. He would fill a gap in the outfield and has shown promise with the bat. Springer is also another right handed hitter with some power that is needed!

Springer has an advantageous contract for the front office and is under it for a few more years. Pre-arbitration starts next season for Springer and the soonest he can be a free agent is in 2021.

Springer does not have the regular power that Frazier has but could be. The problem is not giving up the farm to get them. I could have said Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, but I am afraid his contract would scare the front office. Gonzalez has two years and 37 million left on his deal.

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