Cleveland Indians: Francisco Lindor trade packages for the AL West

Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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Brandon Marsh, Cleveland Indians
Brandon Marsh #89 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

Angels make splash for Lindor

Albert Pujols has just one year left on his contract with the Los Angeles Angels, which would free up $30 million for the team to use. The best place to put that money might be in a long-term deal with Francisco Lindor.

After watching the Los Angeles Dodgers trade for and sign Mookie Betts, the Angels might be more inclined to make a LA-sized splash of their own. What better way to do it than landing the Betts of this offseason.

Pairing Lindor with Trout would give the Angels two of the best players in the game with both still a few years away from their primes. However, knowing those plans the Cleveland Indians could look to cash in on the deal as well.

Adding Bradley Zimmer to the deal to ease the loss for Los Angeles, the Indians look to gain the Angels’ No. 1 prospect in Brandon Marsh. The No. 73 prospect in all of baseball, Marsh is regarded as a five-tool player with power being the one that lacks the most. He’s strong and athletic in the field, puts up solid numbers at the plate in terms of average and is a threat on the bases.

The second player coming to Cleveland is Jahmai Jones. A second basemen with the potential to play in the outfield, Jones debuted for the Angels this past season playing in three games. He would be able to fill in at second this season for the Indians and moving forward.