Rich, Cheap and Totally Endorsed by MLB

Yesterday the Cleveland Indians, soon to be Cleveland Something Else, made the entirely expected move of trading Francisco Lindor. Cleveland exploded on their owners the Dolan’s as they moved a cool 40 million plus off their payroll as they also included Carlos Carrasco in exchange for 4 prospects from the New York Mets.

Don’t Be Shocked if Joe Musgrove is the Only Other Move Before the Season

Now, before we dig in on this please don’t confuse this with the team feeling they’re competitive or asking far too much for assets, no, this is more about reading the tea leaves and making some assumptions based on what the market is telling us.

Why the Pirates Can’t Build on This Core

Let me start by saying this, it’s not all about money. Certainly some of it is but even the Dodgers would take two looks at this roster and turn it over. Now, they wouldn’t go about it in the same way, but they certainly wouldn’t rest on this roster believing they were close.