Question is, does one and one add up to two for the Yankees?
The Indians are shopping the 27-year-old Lindor and the Yankees continue to be mentioned as a possible trade partner.
The Yankees might be loath to spring for another mega-contract with Gerrit Cole and Giancarlo Stanton already on the books. A $300 million splash with Lindor might be too much even for the Yankees. But would a one-year push work, one that nudges Gleyber Torres back to second base? You could see a blockbuster-ish deal coming together between Cleveland and New York. Gary Sanchez, Mike Tauchman, perhaps one-time Indians prospect Clint Frazier, Miguel Andujar and Clarke Schmidt could all be components in a splashy Lindor deal, which could possibly be expanded to include Carrasco, who addresses the Yankees’ need for rotation certainty. It’s a drastic scenario, but these are the Yankees and they are working on a pennant drought that has now been extended to 11 years.
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The only team ESPN ranked ahead of the Yankees is the Cincinnati Reds.
The team which trades for Lindor will inherit his $19.5 million salary for 2021, after which he will become a free agent.
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