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08:03 AM ET 01.24 | Sharing a city with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland has considered getting some members of the band back together. The Indians are looking to add a hitter, have a few bucks to spend (but not too many bucks) and are considering a reunion with several former longtime Indians. Jim Thome and Travis Hafner are two of the ex-Indians being considered, among other free agents. There has been a hint of buzz about a possible Manny Ramirez reunion, but the ex-Indians great who is tearing it up on the winter league playoffs is not a consideration at this point. ... Other free-agent hitters still available include Aubrey Huff, Luke Scott, Carlos Lee, Jason Giambi, Juan Rivera, Johnny Damon (another onetime Indian) and Casey Kotchman (another ex-Indian).

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January 24, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Out of this bunch the best all around player is Huff, who can play multiple positions and also is a average hitter.

January 24, 2013  09:05 AM ET

If you add Manny, it's not a band, it's a circus!!!

January 24, 2013  09:23 AM ET

Ha! What an awesome story.

Say what you will, but if I had my choice of these folks, I'd like to see them bring Manny back.

January 24, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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If you add Manny, it's not a band, it's a circus!!!

**** yeah!

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January 24, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Ha! What an awesome story.Say what you will, but if I had my choice of these folks, I'd like to see them bring Manny back.

There is no way in hell Tito's gonna want to deal with Manny again.

January 24, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Al those guys listed in the story as hitters didn't do much hitting last year.

January 24, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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Out of this bunch the best all around player is Huff, who can play multiple positions and also is a average hitter.

Huff does not "play" multiple positions. He loiters in an area on the field while his team is playing defense.

January 24, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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There is no way in hell Tito's gonna want to deal with Manny again.

Oh, yeah. I hadn't even considered that. Still hard for me to relate to the fact that Francona is the Tribe's manager.

Alright, then give me Thome.

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January 24, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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Oh, yeah. I hadn't even considered that. Still hard for me to relate to the fact that Francona is the Tribe's manager.Alright, then give me Thome.

Did Tito bring in Brad Mills as his bench coach?

January 24, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Did Tito bring in Brad Mills as his bench coach?

3rd base coach

January 24, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Sandy Alomar Jr is their bench coach.

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January 24, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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3rd base coach

They make a good team. Tito handles the clubhouse and Mills deals with game management.

January 24, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Is Tito's PulloverGate going to continue with the Indians?I wait with bated breath...

Who cares? I just hope he brings his pain meds!

 
January 24, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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They make a good team. Tito handles the clubhouse and Mills deals with game management.

I am certainly not expecting much, but if every possible thing goes exactly perfectly for the Tribe in 2013, this might be a fun team to watch!

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