Bring Nomar to Cleveland

Sure, he’s old, but a healthy Nomar Garciaparra could be a great addition to the Indians’ lineup. ESPN’s Buster Olney agrees:

He got off to a terrible start last season, batting .157 in April before tearing his groin, but Garciaparra hit .338 in August and .311 in September. When healthy, he would fit in perfectly with the Indians in the middle of their lineup, perhaps batting behind Travis Hafner, lending some experienced and right-handed protection; he’d be playing for former Red Sox prospect Eric Wedge in Cleveland.

Nomar could be the right-handed bat this team needs. He has a lot to prove, and he can play first, third and in the outfield. Of course, Shapiro and Dolan would still have lots of work to do, but this guy should come cheap, and the upside could be huge.

Meanwhile, it looks like Brian Giles is re-signing with San Diego and Paul Konerko will be back with the White Sox. Shapiro better get to work.

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