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Cleveland Indians 2018-2019 Offseason Outlook

Discussion in '(MLB) Cleveland Indians' started by Steve_424, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Steve_424

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    Wood is a one year rental, Pederson is two years away from FA and mostly a platoon player. If you make that deal, you better be sure Verdugo is a future star.

    I'm holding out for Bellinger or Seager.
     
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    And Bauer is a two year rental.

    Sure, Pederson is a platoon player but he's still going to get you 450 PAs and 20+ HR a year. He's instantly the best offensive player in the OF by a wide margin.
     
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    Eovaldi back to the Red Sox. Things are continuing to shape up nicely for the Indians for potential suitors for Kluber/Bauer
     
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    CBBI Super Chill Mode

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    I think it really boils down to what the Indians are looking to accomplish by trading one of their starting pitchers.

    If the goal is "field the best possible team in 2019 in an effort to win the World Series" then Verdugo/Pederson/Wood certainly isn't the worst they could do.

    If the goal is "get the best long-term package you can" then Verdugo-Pederson-Wood obviously isn't that.
     
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  6. Steve_424

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    Bauer is a two year rental that is far superior and more valuable than any of the players in that proposed deal.
     
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    Good thing it's not Bauer for Wood, or Bauer for Verdugo, or Bauer for Pederson then. It's Bauer for all of them.
     
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    Trading Bauer is best for business.

    Kluber needs to stay.
     
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    I would rather trade Kluber than Bauer.
     
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    Mine as well trade them both then because Bauer will never take a Cookie Carrasco discount. Trevor will be looking to get paid and Indians wont even weigh him as a long term solution.

    Trade him now while his stock is greater than it ever was.
     
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    Why is it either or?
     
  13. AZ_

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    Because they don't plan on winning 60 games next season.
     
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    I think the odds seem to favor a bauer trade, since he is insistent on getting paid market value. Kluber and Carrasco don't mind playing in the small market.
     
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    Beginning packages for me with Kluber/Bauer:

    LAA: Jo Adell and Jahmai Jones
    SD: Fernando Tatis Jr. and Mackenzie Gore
    CIN: Nick Senzel and Taylor Trammel
    WAS: Victor Robles and Luis Garcia
    ATL: Austin Riley and two of Kyle Wright, Mike Soroka, Ian Anderson, Touki Toussaint
    OAK: Matt Chapman straight up, or Jesus Lazardo, Sean Murphy and Austin Beck
    LAD: Cody Bellinger or Corey Seager + lower level prospect
    CHI: Ian Happ and Alex Lange
     
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