Indians only want outfield help and look for help now and for the future, while the Mariners also ask for a reliever
If the Indians were to say that they only want outfielders, and they want guys who can help their offense next year and for many years into the future, the Mariners would also have the deal for them. This possible deal would also have Cleveland being extra pesky when it comes to Lindor’s value, asking for a lot of outfield help in return. However don’t worry, because Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto will not leave with just Lindor.
Along with the aforementioned top prospects Taylor Trammell and Jake Fraley, who could both be offensive contributors for the Indians outfield next year, Cleveland would also be receiving the Mariners utility man Dylan Moore. While Moore is 28 years old, he still has 4 more years of team control and he had an excellent shortened 2020 season.
In just 38 games played, Moore had an incredible OPS+ of 139, along with 8 home runs in just 159 plate appearances. He would also offer an insane amount of versatility with MLB experience at 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF. Moore also has a Baseball Savant page that has statistics that would lead people to believe that his short 2020 was not just a fluke or a hot streak.
Because of the offensive talent of Moore and multiple top 10 prospects heading the Indians way, Cleveland would have to send Emmanuel Clase the other way to Seattle. Clase is a 22-year-old right-handed reliever that matches Dipoto’s beloved mold with two pitches, a 99 mph fastball (with cutter movement), and a hard slider.
Clase had a 2.31 ERA and a 3.43 FIP in 23.1 innings pitched in 2019 but missed the 2020 season due to an 80 game P.E.D. suspension. If the Indians are ok with giving the Mariners Clase in the deal because of his suspension, he could be a steal for the Mariners on top of receiving Lindor.