Braves & Dodgers & Indians




Braves & Dodgers & Indians

February 1, 2020


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Clevinger 28 Majors SP Medium 3.0 105.0 20.5 84.5 74 84.5 95
Pederson 27 Majors OF Medium 1.0 20.2 8.5 11.7 9.7 12.7 15.7


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Duvall 30 Majors OF Medium 3.0 9.5 8.1 1.4 1.1 1.4 1.7
Lindor 25 Majors SS Very low 2.0 95.5 41.7 53.8 53.8 63.4 72.9


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Fried 25 Majors SP Low 5.0 97.2 37.6 59.6 49.9 59.6 69.3
Seager 25 Majors SS Low 2.0 75.1 23.0 52.1 44.6 52.1 59.6
Shewmake Minors SS 15.4 12.3 15.4 18.5
Wright Minors RHP 21 16.8 21 25.2
  1. John Furlong

    All three teams listed in this proposal plan on contending in 2020. Let’s see how this proposal helps each team do that. #1 – Dodgers would quickly say yes. To get 2 years of Lindor for 2 years of Seager and 1 year of Pederson would be beyond their wildest dreams. #2 – Braves probably say yes. Pederson is better than Duvall and Clevinger gives them an Ace for their rotation. #3 – Cleveland would quickly say NO. Lindor and Seager both have two years of control and Lindor is better. Clevinger is controlled for 3 years and is cheaply paid for 2020. Clevinger is better than Fried. This trade would mean that the Indians would be giving up on 2020. If the Indians would give up on 2020, which they are not doing, why would they want Seager back in return. This one makes no sense for the Cleveland Indians.

    • Valid points, but I believe Cleveland is in one of those rebuilds while trying to remain competitive. They have floated Clevenger’s and Lindor’s name in trade rumors. You don’t float those names if you aren’t in a rebuild. This trade would allow both to happen simultaneously. First, Seager and Fried would help keep them competitive while using Wright and Shewmake to rebuild. Shewmake could be a replacement if Seager walks at free agency. Second, how Cleveland develops pitchers, (ie Kluber, Carrasco, Bieber, Bauer, Clevenger) could you imagine what they could do with Wright and Fried? Aha, valid points, but I don’t believe Cleveland is going for it.

  2. John Furlong

    Well you are wrong on several things. #1 They plan to contend. Do your homework and read up on the Indians. #2 They are not shopping Clevinger. The Dodgers asked on Lindor. Cleveland want Gavin Lux their MLB ready top prospect. The Dodgers then wanted Clevinger added which the Indians said no. The LA media jumped on that. That is very different than shopping him. #3 Cleveland’s front office will listen on any player. They will do what is best for the immediate and long term good for the team. #4 Did they trade either player? Answer is no because no team was willing to pay the price with controllable MLB and MLB ready players. That also shows that 2020 is important to the Cleveland Indians.

    I would also add that the Indians are loaded with middle infield prospects in the system.

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