The Indians haven’t dominated out buying and selling Trevor Bauer and the Padres are essentially the most critical suitor for the right-handed pitcher, in accordance with MLB.com.
Cleveland has gotten again into the dialogue to win the American League Central in current weeks and trails Minnesota by three video games for the division lead, however the Indians proceed to look forward with regards to Bauer.
The 28-year-old righty has repeatedly mentioned he plans to check free company in two years when he turns into out there so the Indians know they’re in peril of dropping the gifted pitcher to the open market. He’s additionally due a major increase in arbitration and the Indians could wish to keep away from having to pay a excessive worth for one 12 months.
With that, the group desires to get one thing again for the 2011 No. three general choose and dealing him with one season left on his contract will assist out with that.
The Indians although know what they need again for Bauer, and in accordance with MLB.com, that’s major-league prepared expertise.
The Padres surprisingly do have quantity of that out there for commerce as Hunter Renfroe and Franmil Reyes play the identical place and make one another expendable.
As well as, the Indians will probably need extra again from the Padres in a deal for Bauer and really effectively may ask for a man like Adrian Morejon who the Padres simply referred to as as much as the MLB stage.
The 20-year-old lefty is the No. 49 prospect in baseball, in accordance with MLB Pipeline and was the No. three prospect in a 2016 worldwide signing class that included prime prospect Luis Robert, Astros farmhand Cionel Perez and Blue Jays teen Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Cleveland has already performed some groundwork on Morejon because it was reportedly asking for him in return on a possible deal for Corey Kluber in the course of the offseason. That clearly did not get performed, nevertheless it additionally provides us an concept of what the Indians may very well be searching for.
All of that being mentioned, it is extremely doable Bauer doesn’t really get moved and the Indians go for it as soon as once more, however we’ll see what occurs over the following couple of weeks.