As the offseason roles on, these three free agents could make sense for the Cleveland Indians on a short-team deal.
Nearly every top ranked name on the open market, including former Indian Trevor Bauer, Astros star center fielder George Springer and Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu are still free agents while trade targets such as Lindor and Colorado’s Nolan Arenado remain wondering when and where they’ll be moved.
With that, the price tag is likely to drop on several free agents as players like to find homes and organizations deal with the financial losses of a shortened and crowd-free 2020 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For the small market Indians, this plays into their favor as they seek affordable veteran talent to help the team earn a fifth postseason berth in the last six years.
As the slow-moving winter drags on, here’s an updated look at three under-the-radar free agents that could make sense for the Indians to target as price tags drop and time goes by.