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Cleveland Indians: Roberto Perez, number-one catcher

When Yan Gomes was dealt to the Washington Nationals last November, there was a high level of concern regarding just what the front office of the Cleveland Indians thought they were doing.

Michael Brantley was pretty clearly not coming back to Cleveland for the 2019 season, and the Indians had presumably weakened another part of their regular lineup by trading away a starter and getting no obvious immediate value in return.

Further compounding what looked like a questionable decision at the time was that the Tribe had traded top catching prospect Francisco Mejia at the 2018 deadline for Brad Hand and Adam Cimber.