With only two years left on his contract, Francisco Lindor may not be in a Cleveland Indians uniform much longer (as the team's owners have clearly stated, enjoy him!). As he enters his prime and becomes less affordable, the Indians may prepare to trade him before things get too dicey, sacrificing goodwill in the name of team-building. Knowing what we know, here are four potential blockbuster deals to find Lindor's next home.
And no, the Dodgers are not on this list. Come on, LA. You have plenty of infielders.
4. Lindor to the Yankees for Clint Frazier and Estevan Florial
With the Yankees not giving Didi Gregorius a qualifying offer, there may be a hole at shortstop the Yankees would rather fill with Lindor full-time, rather than Gleyber Torres. Torres did an adequate job while Gregorius was out for part of the 2019 season, but he's young and erratic, and could slot in at second while DJ LeMahieu mans first and/or third, covering for potential Gio Urshela and Luke Voit regressions. Frazier, as always, is the odd man out, and Florial is the power-hitting center fielder the Indians need.