It remains to be seen if the Cleveland Indians actually have genuine intentions of offloading Francisco Lindor, but, as expected, there have been no shortage of clubs reportedly willing to take him off their hands.
Well, we now have another club to account for.
Per MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, the Cincinnati Reds have entered the Lindor trade sweepstakes, and they might just boast the assets to get a deal done.
Feinsand notes that the Indians could be intrigued by a package involving star prospect Jonathan India and young big-leaguer Nick Senzel, among others.
India, the Reds' top pick the 2018 draft, is likely headed for a Triple-A promotion in 2020 after a promising professional debut campaign where he slashed .259/.365/.402.
Senzel, on the other hand, made the MLB jump in 2019, appearing in 104 games for the Reds, where he clubbed 12 home runs and drove in 42 RBI.
An in-state swap could very well be in the cards. After all, the two teams completed the Trevor Bauer trade last season, so there's nothing stopping them from making another blockbuster this winter.
While the Dodgers have been at the forefront of Lindor trade talks, it looks like the Reds could be ready to swoop in steal the prized shortstop from under LA's nose.