Report: Dodgers, Indians engaged in ‘serious’ trade talks about Francisco Lindor
The potential of a Francisco Lindor trade appears to still be very much alive.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers are engaged in “serious” trade talks centered on Lindor. The Indians are seeking to acquire top prospects Gavin Lux and Dustin May as part of any deal.
The Los Angeles #Dodgers and Cleveland #Indians continue to be engaged in serious trade talks for Cleveland All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, with Cleveland seeking a package of Dodgers prospects including Gavin Lux and Dustin May.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 11, 2019
Cleveland’s ask is a huge one, as Lux and May are among the top prospects in all of baseball. The Dodgers have already been turning down trade offers for Lux this offseason, and adding in May will make a deal even tougher.
It ultimately depends on how badly the Dodgers covet Lindor. The fact that their pursuit of Anthony Rendon does not appear to be going well could add to the Dodgers’ sense of urgency when it comes to acquiring a big name, and Lindor would certainly fit that bill. The shortstop hit .284 with 32 home runs last year and is one of the sport’s most exciting players. Cleveland’s prospect ask is huge, but if the Dodgers are committed to going for it, it may be worth it.