December 3, 2005

Tribe Talk

Indians G.M. Mark Shapiro answers questions from fans:

Q: Are you looking for veteran pitching in free agency or looking to your farm system? Who are some of the internal candidates?

A: I would certainly like to add one quality starter through either free agency or a trade. Internally, I feel very good about one starter being given the opportunity to earn the fifth spot. The most prominent pitchers that will compete for that spot will be Jason Davis, Fausto Carmona and Jeremy Sowers, although others could certainly work their way in.

Q: Who is the hottest Minor League prospect that we could see at the Major League level this year?

A: We have a lot of good, young prospects. Ones that we expect to make a contribution this year are Carmona, Sowers, Garko and possibly Gutierrez.

Posted by dan at December 3, 2005 1:16 AM