Cleveland Indians: 3 outfielders to target in a trade before Spring Training

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3. Trey Mancini

With the Orioles vying for one of the worst records in the league, Baltimore is an organization that needs help just about everywhere. The Tribe could deal from its vast war chest of starting pitching to land Trey Mancini, a p

Financially, Mancini is a dream catch to the fiscally conservative Tribe. At 28 and in his prime, Mancini will earn just $5.8 million in 2020 and he can’t be a free agent until 2023.

Mancicni’s control is valuable, and the Orioles are soon to face what the Indians are currently going through with Francisco Lindor. If the Orioles keep Mancinci past the 2020 season, the organization will soon go on the clock, as the sense or urgency grows with every passing second.

In 2019, Mancici hit .291 with 35 homers and 97 RBIs. He hits from the right side of the plate and offers versatility with his ability to play the outfield, first base, or DH.

Former scout Bernie Pleskoff thinks Mancinci could be even more explosive at the plate in 2020, and that’s not even factoring in what he could do in a lineup surrounded by Franmil Reyes, Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez.

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By keeping Lindor, the Indians are stating that they’re willing to “Go for it.” If that’s the case, they’ll probably have to deal away some of their young starting pitching. Adding Mancini may be worth it.