Sunday, March 16, 2008
Indians outfielder Jason Michaels is drawing interest from about a half a dozen teams, according to the Plain Dealer. Michaels hit .270 with 7 HR in 105 games last season, but is a pretty decent fielder who is off to a solid spring start. He is a leader in the Indians clubhouse and could help out any team who needs a filler because of an injury. The Mets and Rays are two teams that come to mind because Michaels does not have a big contract, and will not take much to land in a trade. The Indians have Ben Francisco and Franklin Guitierrez in the outfield and they could platoon in right field in 2008. Both are solid players and one of the two will most likely become their everyday starter. Other teams that might take a look include the Padres and Rangers.