The new members of the Cleveland Indians following the Francisco Lindor trade
The Cleveland Indians officially traded star shortstop Francisco Lindor and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, so it’s time to take a deep dive into the players coming to Cleveland. While fans of the Cleveland Indians didn’t get the blockbuster deal they were hoping for, they still managed to bring in four solid players.
Of the four players coming to Cleveland, two will immediately have an impact on the field while the other two will spend time in the minors before showing what they can do at the big league level. Those players are Amed Rosario, Andres Gimenez, Josh Wolf and Isaiah Greene.
Under new ownership, the New York Mets were rumored to be in the market for a big splash, particularly a trade for Francisco Lindor. Now, it’s become official that the Cleveland Indians have sent their star shortstop, along with a key starting pitcher, to the Big Apple.
For Cleveland, the future now has more question marks than ever. While Lindor was expected to be traded this offseason and rumors circulated about Carrasco as well, most speculation expected a larger return to the Tribe. The unfortunate reality for the players coming to Cleveland is now the added pressure.
Not only were they traded for the club’s best player, but they were part of an underwhelming return. That combination will make for an uphill climb for all four players to play up to the standards of what is now expected of them. Rosario is the oldest of the bunch at 25-years old, so this trade will follow these players throughout their entire career.
But who are they and what do they bring to Cleveland? While the initial reaction is negative that Lindor and Carrasco will be gone, there might be an underlying positive about the four new additions to the Cleveland Indians organization.