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Trading Trevor Bauer to the Padres Helps For The Future

On Thursday night, Trevor Bauer could have made his final start for the Cleveland Indians and it was a victorious one.

According to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network, the San Diego Padres are the most serious suitor for the Indians starting pitcher.

The problem with that is that Cleveland will be looking for MLB ready talent in a trade for their starting pitcher.

Some players can end up coming to Cleveland in the exchange but what I see that will be likely is the Indians trading Bauer away to San Diego in return for right fielder, Franmil Reyes.

Reyes will be a free agent in 2025 and will be arbitration eligible in 2022.

Reyes in 90 games this year has a batting average of .253, 7 doubles, 26 homers, 44 RBIs, walked 25 times, and struck out 81 times.

In his career, Reyes has played in a total of 162 games, a batting average of .265, 16 doubles, 42 home runs, 75 RBIs, walked 49 times, and 161 strikeouts.

The Padres have a good farm system and can throw in both one of their pitchers (possibly one of their 6 lefties out of the 15 pitchers in the top 30 prospects) and a bat as well.

Trevor Bauer in 2019 has a record of 8-7, 3.65 ERA, 21 starts (1 complete game/1 shut out), 138.0 innings pitched, 160 strikeouts, and 54 walks.

In Bauer’s career he has made 171 starts, has 3 complete games (1 shut out), a record of 67-54, 3.90 ERA, 1042.0 innings pitched, 409 walks, and struck out 1086 batters.

The Indians pitcher will be under control until 2020 which can benefit the Padres for at least one full season.

Bauer for Reyes, a pitcher, and hitter in the top 30 can possibly be pulled off with the Indians just parting ways with Bauer.

Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.

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  1. Perry Boal

    July 20, 2019 at 10:59 am

    This is very difficult question to answer.
    I have my own questions……
    Do we know that we can count both Kibler and Cookie?
    Do we need a right fielder with these stats??? The current
    core of players seem to be doing quite well as of late. Plus we might get Zimmer back soon.

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