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Casey Blake

Hi guys, I'm a Rays fan (as the name implies), and I have some questions about Casey Blake and his situation with the Indians.

First, I noticed a post talking about Blake possibly being a Type A free agent.  However, do you think it is likely that Blake would accept an offer of arbitration?  He makes $6.1 million this year, and would likely make at least that much if he went to arbitration.  I just can't see him getting $6.5-7 million per year on the open market. 

 

Second, what type of return do you guys think Shapiro would be looking for for Blake?  Would it be mostly a salary dump/roster space move, with a couple of low-mid level prospects, or would Shapiro try to get a really solid prospect?

 

Third, I don't know much about Blake other than his offensive stats.  How is his defense, especially in RF?  And how is he regarded as a teammate/clubhouse presence?

Thanks in advance!

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