Thursday, December 8, 2011

Indians want Astros to take more than half of Carlos Lee's salary

The Indians were approached by the Astros about Carlos Lee, but the issue was money:

The issue in those talks is that the Tribe would need the Astros to assume more than half of Lee's salary. To take on a contract in the range of $7-9 million for 2012, the Indians would have to move salary in another trade.

For God's sake, do it.

Indians GM Chris Antonetti:
"We were able to further some of the discussions and dialogue that we had on both trades and free agents. Hopefully that's led us closer to a deal that will allow us to improve the team."