Five Unlikely Offseason Trades that Make Sense

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Cleveland Indians Trade Carlos Carrasco

Another trade that has been rumored on and off for the last several months is a trade involving the Indians young, cost-controlled pitching, mainly Carlos Carrasco. Carrasco had another good season in 2015, although not quite as good as his previous season, and would definitely net the Indians a great return. The Indians are rich in pitching talent, with Corey Kluber, Danny Salazar, Trevor Bauer and several others, and could use someone like Carrasco to get a great return to fill deficiencies at other positions.

Carrasco may have the most team-friendly contract of any player on the list and also may be the cheapest. This sets up the Indians for a possible huge return if he is shopped around this offseason. Carrasco is really just entering his prime years and is under contract for the next three years for only $19 million, with two more team-option years for just over $18 million. For a pitcher of his caliber, in the prime of his career, just over $37 million for five years is an absolute bargain. It seems like Carrasco will only get better, and buying out the prime years of his career may pay off big time for the Indians. Despite this, it is uncertain whether the Indians will get enough in return or even if they are willing to make this type of trade at all. Despite the various rumors about this deal, it still remains very unlikely.

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