Hand-wringing is in fashion this offseason when discussing the 2019 Cleveland Indians. Let’s not forget this is still an incredible and fun team.
Whether the Indians trade Corey Kluber, or don’t trade Kluber, it sure feels like a win-lose scenario, either way.
The Indians have maneuvered themselves into a position where they could use some DH pop. Evan Gattis and Mike Moustakas are reasonable targets.
The Indians made a flurry of moves. No frontline starter traded, but some interesting prospects added.
In what appeared to be more aptly explained as two separate deals than a three-way deal the Indians sent Yandy Diaz and Cole Sulser as part of a three-way trade to the Tampa Bay Rays in return for Jake Bauers. Many words have been spilled on WFNY footprint between Jim Pete, Michael Bode and myself
In the winter of 2017, the Indians signed Yonder Alonso coming off a career year to replace the exiting Carlos Santana. Just a year later the Indians have returned to stasis with Santana in the fold as well as Jake Bauers and Bobby Bradley waiting in the wings; Yonder Alonso became an $8 million afterthought.
The Cleveland Indians made a couple of bold moves in reshaping the 2019 roster.