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National baseball writers weigh in on the Indians’ trade


The Indians’ three-team, nine-player trade was the biggest news in the baseball world on Tuesday night, as the Tribe acquired young right-handed starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, and relievers Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as outfielder Drew Stubbs from the Cincinnati Reds.

The Reds acquired Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald from the Indians in return, and sent young shortstop Didi Gregorious to the Diamonbacks, who also received Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson from the Indians. After news of the trade broke, many prominent national baseball journalists weighed in on the potential impact of the trade. A selection of their tweets and stories are below:

Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

love the #indians part of this deal. bauer and stubbs. great job.

Jerry Crasnick ‏@jcrasnick

I’m with @keithlaw: Really liked what #indians did in trade. Thought #reds did well to get Choo.

keithlaw ‏@keithlaw

Love it. “@Buster_ESPN: The Indians are going to get Bauer in the deal with the Diamondbacks.”

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The Indians need arms. And they get a good arm in Trevor Bauer, who was the No. 3 overall pick in 2011.

Buster Olney@Buster_ESPN

It really is amazing that the Indians ended up with Trevor Bauer essentially in return for a one-year rental, Shin-Soo Choo.

Chris Rose ‏@ChrisRose

Cleveland fan overload right now. @indians huge trade w @Reds @dbacks and @cavs up late @lakers. Head about to explode!!

Rob Neyer – SBNation

“Each of the three clubs is receiving one linchipin. The Indians: pitching prospect Trevor Bauer. The Reds: star outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. The Diamondbacks: shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius.”

“It’s a fascinating deal, because all three of the linchpins are completely different sorts of players…The Indians need arms, and Bauer’s a great start.”

What are your thoughts on the Tribe’s big trade?

— TribeVibe Contributor Max Lom

March 30 roster moves: Donald, Wheeler make the team

Goodyear, AZ – Good afternoon everyone, just wanted to pass along some breaking roster moves passed along by Indians GM Chris Antonetti a few minutes ago. Chris announced that INF JASON DONALD and RHP DAN WHEELER have both been told that they will make the Indians Opening Day 25-man roster. Jason went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles yesterday to raise his spring average to .293 (12-41), while Dan has posted scoreless efforts in each of his last 5 relief appearances for the Tribe with opponents going just 4-for-17 (.235) in that span. C MATT PAGNOZZI, INF GREGORIO PETIT and OF FELIX PIE have all been told that they will not make the Opening Day roster, but will remain in Major League camp for the time being. The front office has also decided to exercise a retention bonus to keep INF JOSE LOPEZ in Major League camp, a move required by a new provision in the CBA for a certain classification of Major League free agents (’20b’) who sign Minor League contracts. If Jose does not break camp with the Indians, he will start the season at Triple-A Columbus. Dan also fell into this classification of Major League agents, but was informed of making the team prior to the required deadline (5 days before the start of the season).

Our Baseball Operations Dept. also announced that the club has reduced the roster by seven (7) additional players. INF RUSS CANZLER and LHP NICK HAGADONE have both been optioned to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. C LUKE CARLIN, INF ANDY LaROCHE, RHP CHRIS RAY, LHP CHRIS SEDDON and RHP ROBINSON TEJEDA have all been re-assigned to minor league camp. There are currently 34 players remaining in Major League spring training camp (27 on 40-man, 7 non-roster invitees).