Indians & Phillies




Indians & Phillies

May 10, 2020


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Bohm Minors 3B 35.6 28.5 35.6 42.7
Eflin 25 Majors SP Medium 3.0 26.4 13.1 13.3 11.3 13.3 15.3
Howard Minors RHP 40.3 32.2 40.3 48.4
Moniak Minors OF 2.5 2 2.5 3


Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Clevinger 28 Majors SP Medium 3.0 81.7 20.5 61.2 61.2 69.3 77.5
Hand 29 Majors LHRP Medium 2.0 23.8 17.6 6.2 6.2 7.4 8.6
  1. There continues to be much interest by fans on this site for Indian players like Francisco Lindor, Mike Clevinger, and others. What many of those fans don’t look at is where the Indians are at as an organization. Many of the trades listed here are made treating the Tribe as a rebuilding team or one heading into a rebuild. Cleveland’s front office stated that they do not have an interested in entering a rebuild. Their goal is to always put out a competitive team that has a chance to make the playoffs. With a strong starting pitching staff, the Indians are a solid contender for the AL Central title if there is a 2020 season which I hope there is. Once you make the playoffs, anything can happen. In 2016, Cleveland made it to the 7th game of the World Series despite an injury riddled pitching staff. On the other end, in 2017, Cleveland was quickly eliminated despite being one of the favorites.

    As far as Hugh’s trade above, it has the beginnings of a good strong trade for a REBUILDING team, but not for one planning to contend in 2020. Bohm and Howard are very interesting players and any rebuilding team would love to add them to their team. One small issue here is that Cleveland’s top prospect, Nolan Jones, is also a 3B. One of Jones or Bohm would have to change positions to make this trade make sense. Personally, I have little interest in Eflin and Moniak and would want different secondary pieces. Moniak is a failed top prospect that profiles as a fourth outfielder at best which the Indians do not need. The Indians already have 10 outfielders currently on their 40 man roster so Moniak adds nothing for the Tribe. Zach Eflin also adds little as he has had little success in MLB. I also do not see him adding anything to the Indians pitching staff that has many options unless the Indians see something in Eflin that they think that they can fix. The rebuilding Indians would want to see different secondary pieces to Hugh’s strong start of a trade package.

    With all that said, the Indians are not a rebuilding club, so they would say no to this trade.

  2. heffner hugh

    Bohm, has seen time at first so he cold move their. Jones could move to first or an outfield corner. As for Eflin he provides depth as the indians rotation would need with the loss of clevinger. I get your point on Moniak though.

    • As I said you had a great start to a trade if the Indians were rebuilding, but again that is not their plan. The Indians have depth in pitching that I would have more faith in than Eflin.

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