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Reactions to Cleveland’s blockbuster Francisco Lindor trade

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Morning news and notes for Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

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Cleveland Baseball News

Lindor, Cookie sent to Mets in 6-player swap | MLB
Mandy Bell covers Cleveland’s perspective of the deal; including video snippets of Chris Antonetti’s interview following it.

Francisco Lindor was everything Cleveland could have imagined — and more | The Athletic ($)
Zack Meisel chronicles what Lindor meant to the city of Cleveland its baseball team during his unforgettable five years.

Prospects Josh Wolf and Isaiah Greene react to joining Cleveland Indians in Lindor-Carrasco trade | Cleveland
A reaction within a reaction, if you will. Wolf and Greene will supplement the lower end of Cleveland’s farm system for the time being, and they both seem excited to join the organization.

New York Mets to Acquire Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco | FanGraphs
Dan Szymborski brings his ZiPS projections to the discussion of the trade, and it doesn’t look great for Cleveland.

Cleveland Could’ve Kept Francisco Lindor. The Team Just Valued Money More. | The Ringer

The Francisco Lindor Trade Looks Even More Lopsided Than the Mookie Betts Deal | The Ringer
The Ringer spent yesterday tearing Cleveland to shreds over their decision to opt for money over winning.

Mets acquire Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco in trade with Cleveland | Amazin’ Avenue
For some perspective, here is how our Mets sister site over at Amazin’ Avenue reacted to the trade. They seem pretty happy.

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