On Thursday, the Cleveland Indians sent All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor (pictured, sliding into 1st base against the Detroit Tigers) and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets for four prospects, including pitcher Josh Wolf.

Lindor will be a free agent after the 2021 season.  And after the Indians were unsuccessful in signing him a long-term contract extension, the team has moved one of the best players in baseball.

Carrasco's career has been curtailed a bit by a leukemia diagnosis.  But he was awarded the American League's Comeback Player of the Year in 2020 after starting twelve games and compiling an excellent 2.91 earned run average.

So far, this is the biggest trade in baseball's offseason.  The Mets have also signed former Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann and pitcher Trevor May to deals.

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