The Cleveland Indians have traded Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets.
CLEVELAND — Editor’s be aware: the video within the story above is from Nov. 5, 2020.
After the primary stories of a commerce that may ship Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets turned public, it did not take lengthy for the response from Cleveland Indians followers to pour in.
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Taking to social media all through Thursday, Indians followers and people throughout baseball reacted to the Indians blockbuster deal. And by way of the sentiment shared, there wasn’t a lot selection, with most expression frustration that Cleveland was buying and selling away two of the preferred gamers in franchise historical past.
In return for Lindor and Carrasco, the Indians have acquired shortstops Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez, right-handed pitcher Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene from the Mets.
The 25-year-old Rosario has spent the previous 4 seasons taking part in on the Main League degree and hit for a .252 common (.43 OPS) in 46 video games in 2020. The 21-year-old Gimenez appeared in 49 video games for the Mets through the 2020 season, hitting for a .263 common (.732 OPS). In the meantime, Wolf and Greene rank because the No. 9 and No. 10 prospects, respectively, within the Mets group, per MLB.com.
Since making his debut with the Indians in 2015, Lindor made the All-Star Sport in every of his 4 full seasons with the group (an All-Star Sport wasn’t performed in 2020). In that span, the 27-year-old earned two Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Sluggers, changing into each a fan favourite and one in every of baseball’s greatest stars.
Like Lindor, the 33-year-old Carrasco has spent his whole Main League profession in Cleveland. In 2019, the right-hander was named the winner of the MLB’s Roberto Clemente Award following his bout with leukemia, which value him three months of the season.