Other players considered
Two other players that were considered for this list reside in the starting rotation, Zach Plesac and Aaron Civale.
Plesac has fallen off a cliff as his 2020 campaign appears to be the outlier for the five-year veteran. Things have simply not gone well for Plesac and keeping him beyond his final arbitration eligible years would be unwise.
Civale has dealt with injuries and inconsistent performance since making his debut in 2019. At this point relying on Civale to be anything more than he is seems like a foolish endeavor. Like Plesac, Civale has two arbitration eligible years remaining and it is hard to imagine either player still being in Cleveland beyond 2025, that is if they make it that long.