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08:14 AM ET 10.13 | Cleveland, you are on the clock. The Indians have until three days after the conclusion of the World Series to make a decision on the club options contained in the contracts of center fielder Grady Sizemore and pitcher Fausto Carmona. Cleveland plans to take its time in weighing its options. "I don't think too much has changed," general manager Chris Antonetti said on Wednesday. "I would expect our decision on both Fausto and Grady to come down to [being made] on or around the deadline that is in place. These are big decisions for us." Sizemore, who underwent surgery on his right knee on Oct. 3, has a club option worth $9 million for the 2012 season.

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October 13, 2011  08:19 AM ET

That's actually pretty short money these days if there's a chance the guy can come back and play well.

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October 13, 2011  08:48 AM ET

short money? what is that? $8 million for a guy who has missed more games than he has played over the last 3-4 seasons is alot to give to a player knowing their team payroll last season was $49 million at opening day (a bit higher now with the Ubaldo trade).

$8 million would acccount for about 15% of their team payroll, pretty significant if he can't play somewhat regularly.

October 13, 2011  08:52 AM ET
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That's actually pretty short money these days if there's a chance the guy can come back and play well.

Maybe to some teams, but that $9m represents about 20% of the Indians payroll.

He'll be a Red Sox by Kwanza.

October 13, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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short money? what is that? $8 million for a guy who has missed more games than he has played over the last 3-4 seasons is alot to give to a player knowing their team payroll last season was $49 million at opening day (a bit higher now with the Ubaldo trade).$8 million would acccount for about 15% of their team payroll, pretty significant if he can't play somewhat regularly.

I hear you...I'm not saying he's necessarily a good investment given the health history, just that the money's not bad if he can actually come back and play like he used to. I honestly doubt they'll pick him up, but I'm sure they're reviewing the medical reports on the surgery very carefully.

October 13, 2011  09:07 AM ET
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I'm sure they're reviewing the medical reports on the surgery very carefully.

Interesting. I'd have thought they were watching reruns of ER and playing that old board game, Operation.

October 13, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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Interesting. I'd have thought they were watching reruns of ER and playing that old board game, Operation.

They couldn't afford batteries for their game and it doesn't buzz anymore.

October 13, 2011  09:10 AM ET
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They couldn't afford batteries for their game and it doesn't buzz anymore.

Cheap ****!

October 13, 2011  09:57 AM ET
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Kwanza.

See you at the family party.

October 13, 2011  10:04 AM ET
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See you at the family party.

Sounds good. Just stay away from me with your missletoe this year. THat really freaks me out.

October 13, 2011  10:16 AM ET
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Sounds good. Just stay away from me with your missletoe this year. THat really freaks me out.

I told you man, I was drinking absinthe all night and I thought you were a chick.

October 13, 2011  12:51 PM ET
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They couldn't afford batteries for their game and it doesn't buzz anymore.

Gee, I was wondering why the game had become so easy.

October 13, 2011  12:59 PM ET

the indians can turn a deaf ears to carmona & Zizemore, after all that would be the only way to safe some good millions!!

October 13, 2011  01:01 PM ET

could the indians try to sign david ortiz? or a couple free agent players from the twins organization!!!

October 13, 2011  01:04 PM ET

about bobby abreu he will become free agent this winter, he won't mind to sign with the indians for a million/ one year deal plus they can use him in the DH spot and sometimes he can be playing the outfield!!

October 14, 2011  06:40 AM ET
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could the indians try to sign david ortiz? or a couple free agent players from the twins organization!!!

Two random free agents from the Twins organization? That include coaches too?

 
October 14, 2011  06:45 AM ET
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about bobby abreu he will become free agent this winter, he won't mind to sign with the indians for a million/ one year deal plus they can use him in the DH spot and sometimes he can be playing the outfield!!

No?

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