Cleveland Indians: Five trade destinations for Jose Ramirez

Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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David Fletcher #22 of the Los Angeles Angels (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

Los Angeles Angels

This might be a long shot with David Fletcher at third and Anthony Rendon on the roster, but the Los Angeles Angels might need to make a splash. The Los Angeles sports world has watched the Dodgers and Lakers win titles while most of the other teams have made some sort of splash. Meanwhile, the Angels have been cruising along. Now, they might be able to trade for Jose Ramirez.

Albert Pujols’ contract is about to end after the 2021 season, not only clearing a lot of payroll, but opening a spot in the lineup. Ramirez, Fletcher and Rendon are all flexible infielders, so finding a spot for everyone might not be too difficult to do, even with Pujols in the mix this year.

If the Angels do decide that they want to pursue a deal with the Cleveland Indians, they might have the best assets to deal away of the teams on this list. The Indians still need solid outfielders and the Angels have them to offer. Their own outfield is pretty much set while their minor leaguers have been more rapidly progressing.

If the Indians are serious about moving Jose Ramirez, they might be better off calling up the Angels first. Based purely on what they could offer back, this is the Indians’ best bet to make up ground on what they missed out on in the Lindor, Carrasco deal.