...I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the Indians approached Cabrera, C. Perez, and Masterson regarding some deals that might buy out their FA years past 2013 and past 2014.
— Paul C. runs through a lot of Indians material, including who could constitute "core" players moving forward. His three suggestions are interesting but I think Cabrera's especially so. 2011 will still just be his age 25 seasons yet exactly who is he as a player is still unclear, at least to me. Locking him up long-term depends on a number of factors, obviously, but chief among them has to be what position the Indians anticipate him playing at 28 or 29 years of age.