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Dec 1, 2018

There's been a lot of speculation since the Indians' season ended that the team was going to have to cut salary, and Yan Gomes was a name that has been frequently mentioned as a potential trade candidate. Gomes had a $7 million dollar guarantee in 2019, with two club options in 2020 and 2021 worth $20 million total. While it doesn't clear a ton of money in 2019, it does likely begin a process in which the Indians try and maintain their status as a World Series contender, while shedding salary and bringing in younger players.

WFNY's Jim Pete, Mike Hattery, and Gage Will take a look at the Yan Gomes trade, and what it means going forward.

The topics include:

  • Yan Gomes value to the team over the years
  • Roberto Perez stepping in as a starter thanks to his defense
  • Eric Haase getting an opportunity to be a full time major leaguer
  • 25-year old right hander Jefry Rodriguez, and how the Indians have an opportunity to develop him into a reliever
  • 23-year old outfielder Daniel Johnson, and how he fits into the Indians future
  • What are the Indians really doing here? Are they moving salary to bring in players, keep what they have, or are the just moving salary?
  • Does moving Yan Gomes mean a Corey Kluber deal is imminent?
  • Is Trevor Bauer trying to get traded?
  • Conspiracy theories