Cleveland Indians: The best and worst landing spots for Francisco Lindor

Shortstop Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Best: Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins are one of the ideal trade partners for the Cleveland Indians to move Francisco Lindor. The Marlins shocked the baseball world in 2020 with a surge into the playoffs and could be looking for the next big step in pushing towards a World Series.

Moving Lindor to Miami is an intriguing option for the Indians in more ways than one. For starters, it would send him to the National League, meaning minimal times facing him and never in the playoffs except for a World Series matchup. The Indians and Marlins rarely face each other, so it would be hard for Lindor to inflict pain on Cleveland from Miami.

Secondly, the Marlins have one of the better farm systems in baseball right now. They’ve struggled at the major league level for a few years, but that’s because they have been building for the future through the minors. Because of that, they could offer one of the better deals to the Indians.

This could lead to a great trade for the Indians while also sending Lindor to the National League, a win-win-win for the Tribe, the Marlins and Lindor in the long-run. This is building up to be one of the more likely scenarios because of that.

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