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Francisco Lindor rumor: Indians 'intend' to trade star SS by Opening Day

by Brendan Tuma | Mets Correspondent | Thu, Nov 5th 11:09am EST

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Indians intend to trade SS Francisco Lindor by Opening Day. (Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

This has to hurt Cleveland fans. Nightengale adds that the Indians are strapped for money and that Lindor is projected to earn $21 million in his final season of salary arbitration. This creates a massive buying opportunity for any team willing to take on his one-year contract and possibly extend the star shortstop. Players of Lindor's caliber just aren't that readily available these days. A comparison for a Lindor trade could be the Mookie Betts deal from earlier this year, which netted the Red Sox Alex Verdugo and two prospects. One would figure that it is mostly going to be the big market teams showing interest in Lindor this offseason.

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