With the conclusion of the MLB season, some big names could be on the move, with players like Mookie Betts, Kris Bryant and Francisco Lindor being discussed as possible targets.
The San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, LA Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, and the Philadelphia Phillies are all possible locations for the former AL MVP.
At least one player among the Mookie Betts/Francisco Lindor/Kris Bryant group will be traded this offseason, in the opinion of multiple @MLB team execs I’ve checked with over the last 24 hours. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 11, 2019
Lindor still has a couple of years left on his deal but all signs point to him leaving Cleveland. The Indians tried to extend Lindor but he turned down the deal because he is looking for a lot more than $100 million, and rightfully so. RADIO.COM listed four potential destinations for Francisco and they include the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, and the Texas Rangers. I think that he will end up with the Yankees and it makes sense, especially since they did not offer shortstop Didi Gregorius a qualifying offer. The Rangers could also end up acquiring Lindor. Yes they are are rebuilding team but if they could get him, it would be a huge boost to their roster.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant could be on his way out of Chicago. Like Lindor, Bryant still has a couple of years left on his contract but he has filed a grievance against the Cubs.This article ranks all of the teams where Bryant can land.
You can make a case for these three players but I think Lindor will be on the one who will get traded first. It’s very possible that each player will get moved but you just never know. One thing is for sure though, it’s going to be an interesting offseason.