Sep 19, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (right) scores before a tag by Houston Astros catcher Carlos Corporan (22) in the fourth inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
#3. Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera for prospects; Francisco Lindor named opening day starting shortstop
The odds of either of these things happening is a long shot at this point. The window of opportunity to trade away Asdrubal Cabrera has come and gone and Francisco Lindor is not ready to step up to the big leagues in any role other than a possible September call-up. That said, how exciting would this be? Fans pretty much hate Cabrera at this point given how poorly he performed offensively last season and the ever declining state of his defense. Lindor, on the other hand, would certainly be a shot of excitement. Fans have been clamoring to see Lindor and his slick fielding skills for a couple of years now. Even though he’s probably not ready for the big league stage, having him in the lineup on opening day would probably rank as one of the more exciting moments of the post-Municipal Stadium era.