Eddie Rosario, OF, Cleveland Indians
Of the four players on this list, Eddie Rosario might end up being the most difficult to move. Not because of his contract, stats or market, but because he’s currently on the injured list. If he can return healthy before the trade deadline, which seems decently possible, then he could be a nice trade chip for the Tribe.
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Rosario is having a down season in Cleveland, slashing .254/.296/.389 with only seven home runs. While those stats are about average, they’re lower than what Rosario usually does. That makes it seem like he could be gearing up for a big second half. The hope of the Cleveland Indians is that other teams think the same thing.
Being on a one-year, $8 million deal, Rosario isn’t locked into any future plans of the Tribe. If that remains the outlook, then there’s no reason to keep him in Cleveland if the season is lost by the deadline. The team might as well send him off for something in return if they won’t get anything from him past September.
Replacing Rosario would be the most difficult of these four players as well. Cleveland’s outfield has been a mess for a long time, so that wouldn’t be anything new. Prospects like Daniel Johnson could get an extended interview in Cleveland down the stretch should Rosario be moved.