Francisco Lindor is going to be traded before the start of the 2021 season.
This obviously isn’t a surprise. Cleveland, a notoriously cheap baseball franchise at the best of times, was never going to hand Lindor the over $300 million contract it would take to keep him around long-term.
After losing a season of ticket revenue, any faint chance of offering Lindor a contract has gone out the window. I mean, back in October, Lindor literally laughed at the idea of Cleveland offering him a big contract, so it was pretty obvious he had played his last game for the organization at that point.
Anyways, according to Bob Nightengale, Cleveland has informed other teams around the league that they intend to trade their All-Star shortstop ahead of the 2021 season…
Cleveland, strapped for money, intend to trade All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor by opening day, several rival teams have been informed. Lindor earned $17.5 million last season and is projected to earn about $21 million in salary arbitration in his final year before free agency
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 5, 2020
If times were normal, we might see Cleveland go into the season with Lindor on the team and try to get a massive haul for him …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation