The Francisco Lindor trade is done, with the Indians dealing him to the Mets.
The Francisco Lindor trade speculation can finally rest. The Cleveland Indians traded their beloved four-time All-Star to the New York Mets, along with Carlos Carassco, for a package of prospects that includes Andres Gimenez, Amed Rosario, Josh Wolf and Isaiah Greene.
The deal is centered around Gimenez, a 22-year-old shortstop Andres Gimenez. However, the deal also bolsters the Tribe’s farm system. The cash strapped organization is constantly concerned about being competitive not just in the present, but in the future as well, and this trade hits that point home.
The prospects acquired include 19-year-old outfielder Isaiah Greene, a second-round selection from last summer’s draft. He wasn’t able to play in the minors after being selected as a result of the pandemic, but he wowed in fall instructs, batting .464 while facing pro pitching for the first time.
Josh Wolf, 20, is also someone to watch for the future. He throws a fastball that ranges from the low 90s and tops out at 96. His best pitch is probably his breaking ball. Baseball America said Wolf calls it his curveball, but that it’s actually more of a slider. It has an “abrupt break” and sits at 78-81 miles per hour.
The Tribe also landed 25-year-old infielder Amed Rosario. More on him to follow.
It’s a sad day in Cleveland, as Lindor made baseball fun again for a lot of the fans who grew up watching the likes of Carlos Baerga, Omar Vizquel and Jim Thome. He took the Indians to the World Series in his first pro year and has since become one of the faces of baseball.
Here’s five things that come next for the Tribe now that Lindor and Carrasco have been shipped to the Mets.