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Dodgers Reportedly Pursuing Indians’ Shortstop Francisco Lindor

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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians looks on during the second game of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins on September 14, 2019 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)

According to Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com, the Dodgers are expected to demonstrate interest in Cleveland Indians stud shortstop Francisco Lindor. This looks as if it might be the first big piece of news regarding the Dodgers in the rumor mill as the off-season approaches.

Whew. This is some big news. Even if it does not come into fruition, the idea that Morosi’s sources have linked the Dodgers to Lindor might imply that the Dodgers mean business this off-season.

According to Morosi, the Dodgers are planning on being more willing spenders, however we have heard this song before. Could this really be the off-season? One baseball pundit doesn’t think so, but Morosi and his sources seem to believe so.

With an acquisition of Lindor, a ripple effect occurs on the entire roster. There is no real known price tag on Lindor because a trade for a player of his caliber is almost unprecedented at his age.

Corey Seager would seem to be an obvious piece heading back to Cleveland in a deal of this nature considering he would be displaced at shortstop. The Dodgers would then potentially be in the business of fielding an infield of Max Muncy, Gavin Lux, Francisco Lindor, and Justin Turner.

However, do not get too excited. This is the Dodgers. We will see what they decide to do in the end, but Cleveland’s price tag might be way too high to get a deal like this done. Let’s wait on it and hope for the best. This will be the first of many rumors to swirl this winter.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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    • Not only that but it appears that Turner would end up at 1st if Dodgers get Rendon, but we all know the Indians would want more from us than they would ask for from any other team.

      • You can’t pursue Lindor (by trade) and Rendon unless someone goes. Do you keep Max Muncy and his proven stats or do you get rid of Gavin Lux and his potential at second. If you get Rendon he plays third and Muncy has to play second if Turner is at first. You could keep Lux on the bench, playing other spots giving them days off, sort if the Kike’ Hernandez role. However, I don’t think Lux has the mental makeup to fit into that role. He’s been given expectations by the team and he expects it to be that way. If you are going to say adios to Seager (I think a bad move long term) then send Lux to Cleveland with him because you have no one else to send that is ready to go and some of the guys coming up show more long term promise than Lux in my book. I think Cleveland would jump at Lux and Seager and some throw in minor leaguers, maybe Rios or Garlick… Personally, I think this is a Scott Boras type rumor mill creation trying to get publicity for his players and encouraging big money moves, no matter the cost.

        One thing is correct. They don’t call it the “hot stove league” for nothing. This winter should be interesting for the Dodgers…OR it will say a lot about how they plan to continue the same old same old because, after all, they have 3 million fans willing to pony up for what has become the Buffalo Bills of baseball.

    • Most of what we hear are rumors generated by journalists. That’s why they don’t happen, because they weren’t real. Think about the deals Friedman has made, we never saw them coming.

  1. These rumours are likely started by the FO to make the fans think they may do something big. History has proven differently. I’ll believe it when someone big actually signs on the dotted line.

  2. It’s just a rumor………and it’s a rumor that makes no sense. Dodgers need bullpen help……..Dodgers need another lights out starter………maybe they need an experienced front line catcher? But they certainly don’t need another infielder……….

    • I disagree. Our offense is boom or bust. We need guys who can put the ball in play. If Turner goes to 1st, its Moonshots time at 3rd. No to Rendon. If Seager needs Cleveland, it would hurt, but I would pull that trigger.

      Wishes: i would like to see Kluber come in as a starter and Will Smith in the pen. Get it done brass.

  3. Yeah they heard me, looks like Friedman finally got the message. Dodgers didn’t want to get sued for not having black player in their lineup. Lindor is the big powerful black hitter I kept preaching them to get. You can’t win the World Series without a powerful black bat. But I guarantee the Indians won’t trade for choke boy Corey Seager, they’re gonna want at least Lux, May, and Ruiz. After they get Lindor, send Cody Bellinger to the Mets for Jacob DeGrom. DFA Kershaw and Jansen. Trade Pollock for 10 cents on the dollar. Time to clean house.

    • It’s apparent our guys are always going to be playoff letdowns they just can’t handle it. Time to keep who can handle it and trade everyone else

    • What the heck has any of this to do with race? I am offended that some people have to identify players by the color of their skin. They are baseball players, can we leave it there.

    • Please take your idiotic views somewhere else. If a player can get the job done, their race or colour don’t matter.

    • Don’t be an idiot. This the team of Jackie Robinson. Roy Campenella. Newcombe. Most of the players we have have come through our system. Right now, we have a Korean, a Japanese, several Latin players, a Curacao native, a Canadian ( who happens to be black), and numerous diverse backgrounds represented. How many nationalites? Seven. At least. Could be more.

  4. Pollock hurt to much foiled on breaking balls just not the player they thought they were getting Lux hasn’t proven anything I like Kiki better at second or Muncy Rendon at Third if they could sign him and I’d alternate Bellanger and Turner at first but we do pitching help dramatically.

  5. YES GET LINDOR ,LET THEM HAVE CORY MAY AND THE BOYS, DO NOT NEED LONG RED HAIR, J.T. TO SHORT FOR 1ST, HAS LOST MOVEMENT BELLI @ 1ST. 2ND,KIKA BETTER THAN LUX, GET RENDON @ 3 RD. DO NOT TRADE BELLI. KEKI PLAYS ANY WHERE GREAT. TAKE$.10 FOR POLELICKER.IN TRADE FOR ANYTHING, SUCK UP CRAZY CONTRACT FRIEDMAN MADE ,COST DODGERS A LOT OF MONEY.& MOVE ON. DO NOT FORGET BELLI PLAYS MOST POSITIONS. FRIEDMAN GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS. GET PITCHERS

  6. It’s just rumors and you guys are falling for their BS. Also Matt take your bigoted self some where else! Players are not identified by color. Your way off base!

  7. Folks, Daniel here on this page is correct when he says” Here We Go” The Dodgers will not get Lindor, and he, like many other players on the market will not want to come to the Dodgers with Roberts as manager, as I have to believe they saw how he totally mismanaged the pitching during the NLDS to the point it took the team right out of the PS,
    plus an everyday player like Lindor is not going to want to be on a team where his playing time would be compromised due to the daily shuffling of the lineups with the lefty/righty obsessions to no end. Don’t expect much, as most have come to the conclusion that the FO is not for winning a Championship, but instead to just contend for a PS spot.

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