2017 MLB Trade deadline: One player from each team Cleveland Indians should target

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 7: Catcher Alex Avila
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 7: Catcher Alex Avila /
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SAN DIEGO, CA – JUNE 30: Yasiel Puig
SAN DIEGO, CA – JUNE 30: Yasiel Puig /

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2. Yasiel Puig, RF, Dodgers–Puig peaked in his rookie season with the Dodgers and hasn’t lived up to the expectations he set then. But he still packs power and it would be interesting to see him play under a manager used to managing a different kind of dude, a la Manny Ramirez. A Puig and Chisenhall platoon in right? Tito would make it work.

1. Craig Stammen, RP, Padres–The North Star, Ohio native is having the reclamation season the Indians were hoping he’d have last season. Stammen spent all season with the Indians rehabbing from injury, but didn’t play the entire year. Now he’s with the Padres and has 49 strikeouts in 52 innings. He’s still not as good as he was with Washington in his career, but he’d be a nice pen addition.

3. Tony Wolters, C, Rockies–Nolan Arenado or Trevor Story, please? OK, it’s not happening. But Wolters, a former Tribe third-round pick, wouldn’t be the automatic out that Yan Gomes and Robert Hernandez have proven to be, although he lacks power and has zero home runs.

4. J.D. Martinez, RF, Diamondbacks–The Indians made inquires to the Tigers about making a deal for Martinez, but Diamondbacks beat them out. He’s still a fit for the Tribe, unfortunately, you won’t see him in a Cleveland uniform this season.

5. Joe Panik, SF, Giants–Eduardo Nunez would’ve been a nice fit, but the BoSox just landed the veteran. Panik is a Gold-Glove caliber infielder, but his value may have decreased because it doesn’t look like he’s the .300 hitter he was in 2015 when he made the All-Star team. He becomes arbitration eligible this season, and teams will undoubtedly ask about him, according to the San Jose Mercury news. The Indians are looking for infield help, based of the Cabrera rumors. Panic would be a fit.

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There you have it. Who’s your most desired player form this list?