Predicting Francisco Lindor’s 2020 Fate

Ever since Gerrit Cole signed with the New York Yankees, MLB’s hot sove has been quiet. However, there are trade rumors surrounding Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor.

Lindor is entering his next-to-last season of arbitration control. There are trade rumors out there because Lindor is expected to have a big price tag on the free-agent market.

The Cincinnati Reds have talked to the Indians about a Lindor trade, according to Mark Feinsand of

The Reds join the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers as teams interested in Lindor.

So, where will Lindor be in 2020?

Possible Trade Partners

If the Dodgers want Lindor, they could send the Indians prospects like Dustin May, Gavin Lux, or Alex Verdugo. However, the Dodgers are unlikely to give up Lux while Verdugo had a good rookie year. While Lindor could help the Dodgers win a World Series, they would have to give up a lot to get him.

The Indians would also get prospects if they traded Lindor to the Reds. The prospects that the Indians could get from the Reds include second baseman/outfielder Nick Senzel and third baseman Jonathan India, among others. The Reds want to contend in the National League and believe that Lindor, along with Mike Moustakas, can get them there.

Trading Lindor to the Reds might be the best thing to do if the Indians were to trade him. That’s because the Indians like Senzel a lot and could get him if they send Lindor to Cincinnati.


Lindor will not be traded and will be with the Indians next year. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Indians want to keep Lindor and be patient when it comes to trading the star.

The Indians would have to get an offer that they can’t refuse in order to trade Lindor. It doesn’t look like any team can do that, so Lindor will be an Indian in 2020.

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