With the winter meetings unofficially starting today, speculations have been running wild. Whether it be free agent signings or blockbuster trades, everybody is holding their breath for something to happen this week. That was the thinking on Hot Stove, where Ken Rosenthal was recently asked if he had any bold predictions for the meetings. His answer? Francisco Lindor to the Dodgers.
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“I say that knowing that the Indians drive a hard bargain,” Rosenthal said. “They’ve got many opportunities, or other opportunities to trade him. Deadline, next offseason, he’s got two years of control left.”
Despite this, Rosenthal was intrigued by his fellow The Athletic writer Jim Bowden’s proposal of the Dodgers sending Gavin Lux, Joc Pederson, and Ross Stripling to Cleveland in exchange for Lindor.
Rosenthal said that while he originally thought that wouldn’t be enough for the Indians to ship off Lindor and they would likely want more prospects, the thinking here is that Lux would be the second…