9 moves the Cleveland Indians must make this offseason

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 11: Jason Kipnis
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 11: Jason Kipnis /
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3. So long Slamtana

This one hurts. Santana is a very good player, he’s been an Indian for what seems like forever, and his ability to switch hit is invaluable.

However, the Tribe isn’t likely to keep Bruce and Santana, and for the sake of the 2018 club’s roster makeup, Bruce is a better fit.

Santana hit .259 with 23 homers and 79 RBI. He’ll likely get a nice free agent contract from somewhere, as it’s been rumored Seattle could be interested.

If the Indians could get him back for $12-13 million per season, they should jump at the chance to bring Slamtana back.

Santana was acquired by the Tribe in 2008. All it cost was Casey Blake. He’s played eight seasons with the Indians, belting 174 homers and 587 runs.

It will be hard to see him go.