Cleveland Indians: An In-Depth Look at a Game-Changing Trade

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The Cleveland Indians shocked the world with a huge blockbuster trade of Trevor Bauer that completely reshapes the club for 2019 and beyond.

The baseball world was set ablaze last night after news broke that the Cleveland Indians were trading their former All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer to the Cincinnati Reds. Things got even crazier when it was quickly reported that it was a three-team deal involving the San Diego Padres as well. The list of players kept growing and finally this morning the Tribe officially announced the deal, which is as follows:

Indians Get: Yasiel Puig (CIN), Franmil Reyes (SD), Logan Allen (SD), Scott Moss (CIN), Victor Nova (SD)

Reds Get: Trevor Bauer (CLE)

Padres Get: Taylor Trammell (CIN)

You are reading that right. The Indians traded Trevor Bauer to the non-contending Reds and are getting a total of five players in return. And true to the Tribe’s word, they didn’t just trade Bauer for prospects, but for big league players that can help the team in 2019 as well. Here’s a breakdown of the players that are coming to Cleveland, who they are and how they fit into the Tribe’s plans going forward.

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