Cleveland Indians: 3 favorites to get Francisco Lindor after Winter Meetings

Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Los Angeles Dodgers

For the second consecutive season the Los Angeles Dodgers are being tied to Francisco Lindor, but this time it comes after winning the World Series. While the Dodgers added Mookie Betts last year, they could look to make a similar move to land Lindor this offseason.

It has been rumored that the Dodgers are the ideal destination for Lindor, so it could be assumed that he could sign a long-term deal there. The catch would be the prospects coming back to Cleveland. Los Angeles spent a lot last year to get Betts, taking away some key pieces in a potential Lindor deal.

Assuming Lindor would take shortstop, that would free up the Dodgers to offer Cleveland one of their middle infielders. While Corey Seager is the one that Los Angeles would prefer to give up, he doesn’t exactly fit the financial outlook for the Indians. So, would Gavin Lux be on the table?

Lux has plenty of team control left and is definitely a player with a bright future, but would the Dodgers be willing to give him up? Beyond Lux, most of the Dodgers top prospects are at positions that aren’t as needy for the Indians, like starting pitching. For this deal to get done, it might require Lux, but it would also give the Dodgers an even more dangerous lineup with Betts, Lindor, Cody Bellinger and others.

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