While the offseason may see the Cleveland Indians enter rebuilding mode, there are still low-cost free agents they should consider to help the club stay competitive.
The Cleveland Indians are entering an offseason that may see the organization transition from competing to rebuild mode.
Playing in a small market usually means windows are shorter and with Francisco Lindor, a free agent after the 2021 season and the team still not having won a World Series despite four postseason trips in five years, the Indians may just opt to blow things up.
Even if the Indians do make drastic changes this offseason, there are plenty of free agents they should consider.
Several rebuilding clubs have taken one-year flyers on veteran free agents who often help mentor young players and then serve as important trade chips come July. This is a model the Indians must follow; thus, expect them to be shopping in the bargain aisle this offseason.
With that said, here are three low-cost, external free agents the Tribe should consider signing this offseason to help the team stay competitive, mentor young players and then eventually serve as trade chips.