Tribe tidbits

The Beacon-Journal is reporting that the Indians are serious about landing Brian Giles:

Even so, the Tribe appears willing to pay Giles $30 million for three years to play right field. Giles, of course, spent the formative seasons of his career in Cleveland, before going off to Pittsburgh and then to San Diego, where he says he would like to stay. But he already has turned down $25.5 from the Padres, who offered a three-year deal.

They also want closer B.J Ryan, but ESPN is reporting that Ryan will agree to a huge 5-year deal with Toronto. Meanwhile, Kevin Millwood is probably out of their price range as well.

Shapiro has done a great job with the financial constraints imposed on him by the Dolans, but with a big new TV contract in the works, let’s see if they step up this year.

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