Ten MLB Trade Deadline Ideas

Reds Trade Jay Bruce to the Indians


Indians Receive:

OF Jay Bruce

Reds Receive:

LHP Justus Sheffield

IF Erick Gonzalez

Why it’s good for the Indians:

Cleveland currently sits in first place in the AL Central, tied with the Royals. But if Cleveland wants to stay there, they will need to upgrade their lineup to support their pitching staff by the deadline. This deal gets them Bruce, whose contract is up at the end of the year but has tons of power and is major upgrade in the outfield and middle of the order for the Indians.

Why it’s good for the Reds:

The Reds will look to sell Bruce at the deadline as his contract expires at the season’s conclusion. In this deal, Bruce brings back two young prospects that can help Cincinnati as they continue the rebuilding process. Southpaw Sheffield is the Indians’ sixth-best prospect and is 9-4 with a 3.31 ERA in 2016, while shortstop Gonzalez is just 24 and has shown flashes of potential, hitting .255 with 69 RBIs so far in 2016.

Other Potential Deals: Athletics trade LHP Rich Hill to the Royals; Padres trade C Derek Norris to the Mariners; Angels trade RHP Huston Street to the Dodgers; Astros trade OF Carlos Gomez to the Royals; Athletics trade RHP Ryan Madson to the Nationals.

3 Responses

  1. JJ Watt

    Rangers wish they could get Lucroy for that little. No way Milwaukee accepts that deal. All these deals are gross underpayments except for a select few. That Sonny Gray package is laughable aside from JDL. Please don’t do another article like this until you can get a grasp on the trade market.

  2. fred

    Won’t happen.
    Why its a dumb idea (besides them saying it won’t happen) – They don’t need any prospects as they have a great farm system. What they need is major league stars and ready players and Teharan is one already with a long contract.

  3. fred

    Lucroy won’ happen
    Rangers have 2 backup catchers that are currently hitting better than Lucroy, doing a fine job. And Chirinos who is recovering will be ready shortly.


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