3. Cleveland Guardians should push for Cedric Mullins, OF, Orioles
I’ll admit it, even the world’s greatest salesman would have a hard time prying Cedric Mullins out of Baltimore, but the Orioles aren’t winning now and they’re probably not going to be winning next season, or the year after.
So at 27, and with Mullins set to get a big raise in arbitration this offseason, perhaps Baltimore would be willing to deal the player who hit .291 with 30 bombs last season.
It would take a lot to get him, but the Guardians have prospects to move. The big question hanging over Mullins would be where he plays. He’s played a majority of his time in center and the Guards won’t be moving Myles Straw.
He’s played just a handful of games in right field, so if he’s amenable to making the switch, pushing for this trad becomes a no brainier.
Unlike Benintendi, Mullins has three years of control reaming after this season. That fits the Guardians MO, although it would take a big prospect haul to reel him in.