Cleveland Indians: 5 trade deadline packages to help starting rotation

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Cleveland Indians land division deal for Danny Duffy

The Kansas City Royals are one of the most unpredictable teams this season, so what they end up doing at the deadline is still a mystery. Should they become sellers, Danny Duffy might become the hottest name on the trade market.

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A homegrown player, Duffy might be hard to pry away from Kansas City. However, being in the last year of his deal, he could always return to the Royals in the offseason should a trade be agreed upon.

At the moment, Duffy is registering a 1.85 ERA over eight starts, striking out 52 batters over 43.2 innings. Duffy has allowed more than one run just twice this season while also having four scoreless starts under his belt.

Those numbers, though, won’t come cheap. Looking into the future, the Royals could use an upgrade at both third and second in their prospect outlook. For that reason, the Tribe send them the club’s No. 8 prospect in Aaron Bracho as well as Yu Chang who might need a change of scenery after struggles at the plate in Cleveland.

While the price contains a current MLB player and a top 10 prospect, Duffy would be well worth the price with the season he’s putting together. He would immediately improve the rotation and give the team a solid No. 4 starter once the main trio return.

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