Trevor Bauer or Corey Kluber? Who Will the Indians Deal and What Will They Get in Return?

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsCorey KluberIndiansTrevor Bauer The 2018 MLB Winter Meetings is set to kickoff in Vegas starting on Monday, and all eyes for the Indians will be on which one of their right-handed pitchers, Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer.People have been speculating as to why the team would want to deal Bauer, who was a breakout star in 2018, but let’s make one thing clear, this is not something they actually WANT to do. If Bauer is dealt, it would be out of necessity for a team that wants to dump some payroll (Bauer through arbitration this offseason will make about $11-12 million) and also wants to get some young talent onto a roster that the last two postseasons have been one and done.As for Kluber, he’s going to be 33 in April of 2019, and he’s due to make $17.5 million in 2019, and the Tribe holds options on him for $18 million in 2020 and $18.5 million in 2021.His history of injuries, as well as the last two postseasons of not being able to get the job done are two very large reasons the team might be willing to part with a pitcher that has won two Cy Young awards, and was in the final three this season for a third. While people want to slam the Indians for even thinking about trading Bauer, they have to remember that not only is he going to be in for a raise that will pay him about 11-12 mil this season, but if he’s as good as he was in 2018, he could wind up making close to $20 million in 2020, a number that will hamstring the Indians. So the big question that Indians fans want to know is – what kind of loot would the Indians get back in return for a player the caliber of Kluber or Bauer?The rumor mill has (as you would expect) some high profile teams with plenty of talent in the mix for the two stud Indians pitchers, including the two New York teams, the Mets and Yankees.The Dodgers is another team that is in the mix for Kluber, with a return that reportedly would include the likes of OF Yasiel Puig, starting pitcher Alex Wood and right-handed prospect Yadier Alvarez.One would think that no matter who is dealt, the objectives in the return would be simple, get 1-2 young prospects, and get 1-2 Major League players that could help this team, this year.The Indians still need to find at least two arms for the bullpen, they need a right fielder, and they could use some young players that could help this team for the foreseeable future.Expect to hear an awful lot this week in Las Vegas, as the Indians look to make a move that could define not only the offseason but just how the 2019 season will go. center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

“Split” and “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” Among This Week’s New Releases

first_img Related Vin Diesel as Xander Cage in “xXx: Return of Xander Cage/Paramount Pictures and Revolution Studios(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:* Split — The latest thriller from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan stars X Men‘s James McAvoy as man with multiple personalities who kidnaps three girls. Their only escape it to find some of the personalities, while avoiding the others. Rated PG-13.* xXx: The Return of Xander Cage — The third chapter in the xXx series finds Vin Diesel’s Xander Cage secretly back in action, this time in search of a device that has the capability of controlling every military satellite. Toni Collette, Nina Dobrev and Samuel L. Jackson co-star. Rated PG-13.* The Founder — Michael Keaton stars in this true story of Ray Kroc, a struggling salesman who turned McDonald’s, a California burger store run by two brothers — played by Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch — into a multi-billion-dollar empire. Also starring Linda Cardellini, Laura Dern and Patrick Wilson. Rated PG-13.* 20th Century Woman — Annette Bening plays a middle-aged single mother who enlists the help of two younger women —  Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig — to help her raise her adolescent son during the late 1970s. Billy Crudup also stars. Rated R.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more