5 Cleveland Indians whose stocks are up at 2021 All-Star Game

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5. Cleveland Indians 3B, Jose Ramirez

Jose is Jose, the best position player on the Cleveland Indians and he’s representing the Tribe in the 2021 All-Star Game.

You might say it was impossible for his already soaring stock to go higher. Well, the 2.9 bWAR player has belted 19 homers (.890 OPS), while carrying an OPS+ of 132. The Tribe’s offense was pathetic, especially for the first two months of the year, but Ramirez continue to do what he always does: Produce.

They’re better not be any talk of trading him in the near future. In fact, the Tribe better be looking at extending him. He’s severely underpaid (by MVP candidate standards) and is due $12 million next season, and then $14 million the year after.

Perhaps the Tribe could up those sums a little in order to get Ramirez to tack on a couple years to his existing deal.

If Ramirez isn’t talking, then that could make for an interesting winter. We all know what happens when you hold onto a player too long. Francisco Lindor commanded less on the trade market the fewer years he remained. under control.

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Ramirez will command maximum trade value this winter. Things could get interesting. Hopefully not. While the Indians have promising sluggers like Reyes and Bradley, no one compares to J-Ram.