SportsLine, a sportsbooking website, set their odds for which team Cleveland Indians infielder Francisco Lindor would play with on Opening Day, with the Dodgers having the best odds at +200.
Which team will be Francisco Lindor be playing with on Opening Day 2020?
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— SportsLine (@SportsLine) December 22, 2019
Just behind the Dodgers though are the Cleveland Indians, who are at +300 to retain Lindor.
This comes off the heels of Ken Rosenthal’s report for The Athletic that the Cleveland Indians are at a “critical stage” in trade talks for star shortstop Francisco Lindor, as they told other teams to give them their best offers this weekend.
As the weekend comes to a close, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported via Twitter that the Dodgers are the team to watch not only for Lindor, but for starting pitcher Mike Clevinger as well.
The #Dodgers are the team to watch. They are being very aggressive in pursuit of Francisco Lindor and Mike Clevinger of Cleveland and remain in contact with the #Redsox on Mookie Betts. SS Corey Seager is their top trade chip veteran players.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 22, 2019
Nightengale also reported that the Dodgers are still in contact with the Boston Red Sox on a possible deal for Mookie Betts. According to him, LA’s top trade chip isn’t Gavin Lux as previously reported, but rather shortstop Corey Seager.
Don’t get too excited though. Nightengale has a track record of being just a little off the mark in his reporting at times. It has even become something of a running gag in the replies to his tweets. There may be some substance to this report though, as evidenced by the SportsLine odds.
Maybe, just maybe, Nightengale could be right this time.