Cleveland Indians: 3 possible Francisco Lindor trades to New York Mets

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The Cleveland Indians build for the future.

If the Cleveland Indians should decide that they want prospects for the future from the New York Mets, then the odds of Francisco Lindor landing in the Big Apple definitely go up. While they don’t have recognizable names in the minors, they have more to offer from that pool than their current major league roster.

For starters, the Indians land Francisco Alvarez, the No. 2 prospects in the Mets’ organization. Catcher prospects don’t always pan out, so adding another top level prospect at the position is a good idea here. At only 19, there will be a good amount of time before Alvarez is ready, but his potential is high.

Secondly, the Indians land Isaiah Greene, the No. 10 prospect for New York. The Mets’ second round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft out of high school, there isn’t much scouting on Greene against professional talent. However, the upside is still there.

The third player coming to Cleveland here is infielder Jaylen Palmer, who comes in at No. 19 on the Mets’ prospect list. Just 20-years old, Palmer rounds out a young trio of players and hasn’t played above rookie ball.

I’d be shocked if this is the deal that lands Lindor, but there just isn’t much for the Mets to offer the Indians and that comes from all angles that could attempt to try.