The Cleveland Indians have been looking to trade for a power bat in recent days, even though they've mostly targeted starting pitching.
They've been heavily linked to Cincinnati's Todd Frazier, who the Reds are reportedly trying to move:
Word I’m hearing is #Reds are shopping Frazier heavily. Makes most sense at this point— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) December 9, 2015
Frazier, who is only 30, is one of the best third basemen in the majors. Cincinnati is reportedly asking for a lot in return for Frazier as they try to rebuild, meaning a deal wouldn't get done unless the Indians were willing to give up a few of their top prospects.
Something else that's holding back a trade is that Cleveland is trying to decide if they're really a contender, or if they want to break it down and start rebuilding. That decision will determine how hard they go after Frazier or if they abandon pursuit altogether.Back to the Cleveland Guardians Newsfeed