5 potential trade scenarios for Bauer, Kluber – MLB.com

With Patrick Corbin off the free-agent board and the Winter Meetings fast approaching, the Hot Stove starting pitching market is beginning to solidify. That means all this talk about the Indians possibly moving a starter could be coming to a head in the coming days.

Here’s what we know right now: The Indians have signed Carlos Carrasco to an extension that keeps the man they call “Cookie” in Cleveland through at least 2022 and yanks him off the trade table. There also does appear to be merit to what USA Today’s Bob Nightengale heard recently — that the Indians appear more likely to deal Trevor Bauer than Corey Kluber. Actually, some rival execs are still skeptical that the Tribe actually trades either pitcher, though last week’s Yan Gomes trade is affirmation of the idea that the Indians’ payroll complexities are, indeed, influencing their actions.

With Patrick Corbin off the free-agent board and the Winter Meetings fast approaching, the Hot Stove starting pitching market is beginning to solidify. That means all this talk about the Indians possibly moving a starter could be coming to a head in the coming days.

Here’s what we know right now: The Indians have signed Carlos Carrasco to an extension that keeps the man they call “Cookie” in Cleveland through at least 2022 and yanks him off the trade table. There also does appear to be merit to what USA Today’s Bob Nightengale heard recently — that the Indians appear more likely to deal Trevor Bauer than Corey Kluber. Actually, some rival execs are still skeptical that the Tribe actually trades either pitcher, though last week’s Yan Gomes trade is affirmation of the idea that the Indians’ payroll complexities are, indeed, influencing their actions.

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