Oct 12, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler (68) celebrates after hitting a two run home run during the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game three of the NLDS at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Soler Is the Best Option
Cleveland should do what they have to do to acquire Soler. There is not that many outfielders left who can put up enough production, so adding Soler would fill a need and could possibly be a cornerstone player if his cards played out right.
Soler was already mentioned as a player among many others who could be sent to Cleveland in a trade, so the foundation is there. The free agent outfielders are out of the Indians’ price range. As the options decrease, Cleveland cannot be hesitant in making a trade. They have had their chances already to make a splash. However, in order to make a trade that will elevate the team to the next level, Cleveland needs to trade now.
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Like other people’s opinions, it would be great to acquire other higher profile players but that is unrealistic. Cleveland needs to go all in with a trade because if they do not, they will continue to lose out on players who could make a difference.
The Indians could have had Arizona’s outfielder A.J. Pollock, but they decided to not give enough quality players. They were in the chase for third baseman Todd Frazier, but trade talks did not work out.
Having lost Frazier to the White Sox and former Indian utility player Mike Aviles to the Detroit Tigers via free agency, both of whom are division rivals, Cleveland cannot simply wait around anymore.
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