Addressing the outfield
Cleveland needs to do something with their outfield. Rather than placing band-aids over the situation, how about fixing it for years to come? In this scenario, Cleveland adds Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Duvall.
Duvall cannot become a free agent until at least 2022 and is only making $645,000 this season. So far in 2018, Duvall has put up 14 home runs and 60 RBI. However, he is just above the Mendoza line with a .201 batting average.
To say Duvall has been disappointing would be an understatement. However, with a change of scenery like Schoop, maybe the Indians could benefit from improved play, similar to Duvall’s 2016 and 2017 seasons.
With such inconsistency, maybe Cleveland would not have to give up as much as one would assume.
In this scenario, to make this trade happen, Cleveland gives up outfield prospect Aaron Calica to get the two-time Gold Glove finalist. While with the Akron Rubber Ducks this season, Calica has 22 stolen bases so far to go along with a slash line of .285/.391/.385/.776.