Indians should go with Lindor
With defense key, Cleveland should deal Asdrubal Cabrera and ride the rookie
The Cleveland Indians enter spring training with a classic situation of an incumbent player being pushed by a top prospect. Asdrubal Cabrera is a former All-Star who has been the team's starting shortstop for the past five seasons. Francisco Lindor is a top prospect -- the No. 6 prospect in baseball, according to ESPN's Keith Law -- but is just 20 years old and has played only 21 games above Class A. The plan for Lindor will probably be to give him a half-season of playing time in the minors before even thinking about promoting him to the major league level. But there are more than a few reasons why pushing him to the big leagues for Opening Day and trading Cabrera is the right move for Cleveland.
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