Indians & Padres




Indians & Padres

October 18, 2019


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Lauer 24 Majors SP Medium 4.0 48.5 23.1 25.4 20.6 25.4 30.3
Urias 22 Majors 2B Low 5.0 75.0 19.8 55.2 47.7 55.2 62.7


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Kluber 33 Majors SP Medium 2.0 19.2 17.5 1.7 1.7 2.7 3.6
Lindor 25 Majors SS Very low 2.0 94.4 41.7 52.7 52.7 62.1 71.6
Zimmer 26 Majors OF Medium 4.0 26.6 9.1 17.5 14.8 17.2 19.5
  1. This trade would weaken the Indians so why do it. Indians need hitting so you propose to trade their best hitter for a young hitter who has disappointed in two short stints in MLB despite being a highly rate prospect. Cleveland also has starting pitching depth so why Lauer?

    On San Diego’s end would Tatis be happy at second base as Lindor is a gold glove caliber short stop?

    I think the Indians will give it one more try to try to sign Lindor. I don’t see him traded in 2020 unless the Indians are out of contention at the trade deadline.

  2. Aaron Cruz

    This trade is more about the Indians wanting to lower payroll. The Padres are looking to acquire a top of the rotation pitcher and left handed bat this offseason.
    I agree with you that Lauer is not a fit with with the Indians, but the Padres have the prospects in order to get a deal done.

    • With the Bauer trade at the deadline and declining the options on Kipnis, Cleveland is not in need of cutting payroll. Also, the Indians plan to continue to contend in 2020 and beyond. Trading for Urias and prospects sells out on 2020 which with their starting pitching strength would be considered malpractice. This proposal does not meet their needs.

      If the Indians make Lindor available, they can do much better to help their organization than this offer.

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