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Indians expected to trade Martinez

Updated: July 29, 2009, 7:19 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Now that the Indians have traded Cliff Lee, rival executives fully expect Cleveland to deal All-Star catcher Victor Martinez in the 48 hours before the trade deadline.

"I don't think they'd move one without thinking about moving the other," said an AL official.

The Indians had indicated to other teams for weeks that they would have to be overwhelmed in a deal for either Lee or Martinez, because they considered both players to be crucial to their chances for contending ...

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