Attempt at a Realistic 2020 Off-season for the Cleveland Indians

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I hate to trade Cookie. Hate it, but I think that's what the Indians will do. And I don't think they'll get as much as they should for him because of his age and his medical history. And, of course, it's a done deal that they trade Frankie. So, with that in mind, here is about as good of an off-season as I think we'll get:


-Francisco Lindor, SS, Logan Allen, 23 year old LHP, and Luis Oviedo, RHP, to Los Angeles Angels for Brandon Marsh, CF, and Jared Walsh, 1B/OF/LHP

-Carlos Carrasco, RHP, to Atlanta Braves for Alec Jackson, C, and Philip Pfeifer, LHP

Releases/Non-Tenders: Delino Deshields, OF, Tyler Naquin, OF, Adam Cimber, RHP, Sandy Leon, C, Brad Hand, LHP, Carlos Santana, 1B/DH, Domingo Santana, OF/DH, Austin Hedges, C

Waived/Not-Protected: Adam Plutko, RHP, Bradley Zimmer, OF, Beau Taylor, C, Jean Carlos Mejia, RHP

Added to 40-Man: Nolan Jones, 3B/OF, Gabriel Arias, SS, Eli Morgan, RHP, Carlos Vargas, RHP, Jose Fermin, SS

Arbitration Reached - Nick Wittgren, RHP, Phil Maton, RHP

Free Agent Signings: Freddy Galvis, SS

SP1: Shane Bieber, RHP

SP2: Zach Plesac, RHP

SP3: Aaron Civale, RHP

SP4: Cal Quantrill, RHP

SP5: Triston McKenzie, RHP


1. RHP - Nick Sandlin
2. RHP - Phil Maton
3. LHP - Philip Pfiefer
4. LHP - Kyle Nelson
5. RHP - Jefry Rodriguez
6. RHP - Nick Wittgren
7. RHP - James Karinchak
8. RHP - Emmanuel Clase

C: Roberto Perez

1B: Jared Walsh

2B: Owen Miller

3B: Jose Ramirez

SS: Freddy Galvis

LF: Josh Naylor

CF: Brandon Marsh

RF: Jake Bauers, LH/Jordan Luplow, RH

DH: Franmil Reyes


OF - Daniel Johnson
IF - Yu Chang
C - Alex Jackson

Expect to see plenty of Nolan Jones (in right-field), Bobby Bradley, Tyler Freeman and Oscar Mercado throughout the year as well.

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