Cleveland Indians: 3 players the Tribe should trade, but no team wants

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3 players the Cleveland Indians should trade, but no team wants

With the 2021 MLB Draft and the All-Star Game behind us, the next big event on Major League Baseball’s calendar is the trade deadline at the end of the month. Only a few games above .500, the Cleveland Indians could still potentially be buyers as much as they can be sellers. However, there are a few players that could allow them to be both.

The Cleveland Indians roster is far from set, but there are still some areas where there’s more depth than others. This could allow the team to explore the potential of moving depth in one area for a boost in another. The team is still in need of help in the starting rotation and this could be the opportunity to address that.

The only catch is that the players that the Tribe could offer to make that type of move happen aren’t exactly desirable. There’s a reason these players are a bit buried on the depth chart and wouldn’t hurt the team if moved.

While these players are replaceable and could be easy players to send away, they haven’t played well enough to draw interest from the rest of the league. They could be included in a deal as an additional piece, but centering a deal around these players is very unlikely at this point. There’s still time for that to change, but it will be a steep uphill battle.

If the Cleveland Indians want to become buyers at the deadline, then these players could sweeten a deal, but nothing more. If they are sellers, then the team is most likely stuck with these players as they won’t provide any interest.

No matter where the team ends up at the trade deadline, these are three players that the Tribe should attempt to trade, but unfortunately no team will want in return.