The Cleveland Indians have a massive elephant in the room. To date, they’ve only moderately addressed it.
Said elephant is the contract status of All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor. With only two years of team control remaining on his deal, the pressure is starting to increase with Cleveland when it comes to how he and the team will move forward.
So far, the Indians have danced around this topic, insisting they expect him to be their starting shortstop in 2020, that they’re seeing how things play out for now.
If you ask me, though, we’ve already hit the point where waiting this situation out is no longer a valid option. Whether it’s a contract extension or a trade, figuring out which route they’re taking with Lindor should be the Indians’ main goal this winter.