The Indians May Have Yet Another Reason to Regret Not Trading Francisco Lindor

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Claiming the Cleveland Indians could regret not trading Francisco Lindor last winter is hardly a hot take. We already have a handful of reasons why the decision to hang on to their star shortstop was questionable.

There’s the common knowledge that Lindor’s trade value is only going to decrease from here.

There’s the new report from Keith Law, which claims Lindor isn’t even interested in discussing a new contract with Cleveland.

Top it off with the fact an extension has always felt lofty to begin with, and you can see why many questioned the Tribe’s choice to stand pat over the offseason.

Yet, the Indians’ wanted a blockbuster deal, didn’t get one they viewed as such and decided to hold on to Lindor. That’s their call to make, and it was one made regardless of all the clear rationale which made it debatable.

Not to pile on, but along with everything mentioned above, this summer could present the Indians with yet another reason to wish they moved Lindor last winter.

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Casey Drottar is an Cleveland Indians writer for Sports Illustrated. Subscribe to his podcast, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook


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