The gifts that keep on giving for Indians

Asdrubal Cabrera and Shin-Soo Choo, acquired from Mariners in '06, leading the way

Originally Published: May 25, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Cleveland Indians lack the financial wherewithal to compete for big-name free agents and their recent draft history is nondescript, to put it kindly. But the Tribe sure does hold its own on the trade market.

Think Einar Diaz and Ryan Drese to Texas in exchange for Travis Hafner. Or wrap your mind around the great prospect heist of 2002, when former Cleveland general manager Mark Shapiro sent Bartolo Colon to Montreal for Grady Sizemore, Brandon Phillips and Cliff Lee.

If the Colon ...

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