CLEVELAND: Aside from obtaining matchup lefty Marc Rzepczynski, the Indians did not make a deal before today's trading deadline.
“”Some people’s asking prices were just unreasonable,’’ manager Terry Francona said. “”And if I think that, what do you think Chris was thinking?’’
General Manager Chris Antonetti echoed Francona’s words, saying, “”There were a lot of bad deals we could have made.’’
Not that Antonetti was heartbroken about the inability to make a trade.
“”We felt good going into the deadline about our players,’’ he said. “”And we’ll have more opportunities as we go through August.’’
Between now and Aug. 31, players can be dealt if they clear waivers.
The number of trades might increase as more teams find themselves falling out of the race. Because of the extra wild card, more clubs feel compelled to hold onto their players, which is one reason a proposal to move the trading deadline back from July 31 has been discussed.
“”There are a lot of considerations that go along with that,’’ Antonetti said. “”But there’s a lot of merit (to doing) that.’’