While the major free agent signings have taken place, there are still moves to be made. Now is the time of the off-season where MLB teams get creative and think outside the box to fill a need.
Furthermore, David Vassegh joined MLB Network on Thursday late afternoon to talk about one of these scenarios. Interestingly enough, the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers continue to talk key parts of a Francisco Lindor deal. Equally important – the name Mike Clevinger has now entered the equation for the Dodgers – according to Vassegh.
You can see the content of the segment in the video below, which we will break down for you.
“There have been different versions of the trade discussed that would include Lindor & not Corey Kluber but Mike Clevinger.”
–@THEREAL_DV on Lindor to LAD trade
— Audel Del Toro (@AudelDelToro) December 12, 2019
Obviously, one of the key components of any trade with the Indians seems to remain Gavin Lux. Remember, Lux has six years of control remaining for the Dodgers or any presumptive team. Of course, this makes him extremely valuable in any trade, aside from his high pedigree as a young player. Still, if the Dodgers are willing to involve Lux, the Indians may involve a player of nice value in the way of Clevinger says Vassegh.
“The Dodgers have a lot of prospect capital, not just guys but guys that can make a difference. And Gavin Lux from what I have been told is a guy the Indians would want involved in any deal for Francisco Lindor. From what I have found out the last 24 hours – there have been different versions of the trade discussed – that would include Lindor but not Corey Kluber. It would be Lindor and possibly Mike Clevinger.”
Next, Vassegh explains why getting Clevinger in a deal would be preferential as opposed to Kluber.
“Clevinger is entering his first year of arbitration, so he’s a little bit more of a controllable asset than Kluber; who is a free agent at the end of the season. Indeed the Dodgers and Indians continue to talk from what I have been told.”
What do you think Dodgers Nation? What is a good package to land Lindor and Clevinger from Cleveland, while not giving up too much? Be fair in the comments section below.