Cleveland Indians: Francisco Lindor trade packages for the AL West

Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /
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Taylor Trammell, Cleveland Indians
Outfielder Taylor Trammell #7 of the Amarillo Sod Poodles (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images) /

Trammell moves again

The Seattle Mariners currently have J.P Crawford at shortstop, but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t come after Francisco Lindor. Crawford could easily move over to second and create one of the better and more balanced middle infield duos in baseball.

Some might be wondering on the price that Lindor would cost long-term. It was only a handful of years ago that the Mariners made a similar move for Robinson Cano, signing him to a massive deal. Now, that didn’t pan out so it could tarnish their view of the situation, but that shouldn’t deter them from at least exploring the idea.

As for the Indians, they bring in a prospect who seems to get traded at least once every season, Taylor Trammell. A 2016 first round selection, Trammell first moved from the Reds’ organization to the Padres in the Trevor Bauer trade. He was then moved from San Diego to Seattle, so this would be his fourth organization in really two years since there wasn’t minor leagues in 2020.

Usually, that doesn’t bode well for prospects, but the Indians could still be interested. His average needs work, but his speed is a big plus. He seems like a better offensive version of Billy Hamilton with a little less speed.

The second player would be another middle infielder in Donovan Walter. He would be another player to throw in with players like Ernie Clement who have potential to fill in during the 2021 season.