What’s the Deal with Indians?

A few days ago we wondered what Omar Minaya and Cleveland Indians GM Mark Shapiro might have been talking about in their face-to-face meeting.

Would Shapiro trade Cliff Lee? Jason Michaels? Jeremy Sowers?

At least one Indians blogger suggests that Andy Marte was probably not part of the discussions. According to Ryan Richards of Lets Go Tribe:

“I doubt Marte would be the main topic of conversation, especially given who the Mets have at third. Andy hasn’t looked good at all on defense, but I feel that he’s making the team regardless. There’s no point in trading him now.

It would make more sense that they’d be discussing either David Dellucci or Jason Michaels. Ben Francisco has made a good impression, so Dellucci might be on the trade block. Cliff Lee? I’d be in favor of it, but I doubt Shapiro does it unless the offer is compelling.”

Incidentally, Lee is pitching this afternoon against the Mets. No TV coverage, but it’s on WFAN. I’ll be listening on XM 179, as the Cleveland announcers should have a better scoop on what’s going on with the Indians.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.