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One of the blockbuster deals of the MLB offseason saw Drew Stubbs, top prospect Trevor Bauer and relievers Brian Shaw and Matt Albers land in Cleveland.
For complete details on how that trade shook out, check out Cleveland.com's article on the trade.
A lot of this trade's value—as far as the Indians are concerned—hinges on the future production of Trevor Bauer, who ranked as Baseball America's 14th best prospect and their seventh best pitching prospect on this year's incarnation of their Top 100 prospects list.
However, we're concerned about here and now, and because of that, this trade does not shake out well for the Indians.
Stubbs has been a mess in Cleveland. In 43 at-bats, Stubbs is slashing .209/.292/.279 with three doubles, three RBI, two steals and a whopping 17 strikeouts.
Stubbs strikeout rate sits at a discouraging 35.4 percent, and he looks to be on-track for his third straight season above the 30 percent mark.
Bauer hasn't had much of an impact on the Indians season and, thus far, has only made one start. The 22-year-old starter has pitched just five innings and has a 5.40 ERA and 1.80 WHIP with ratios of 3.6 K/9, 12.6 BB/9, 0.29 K/BB and 3.6 H/9.
Bauer suffered a loss in his only start, but should he cut down on his walks, he may become a significant part of the team sooner rather than later.
Shaw and Albers are the final two pieces the Indians received this year. Shaw has been outstanding, while Albers, not so much.
Shaw has pitched 8.1 innings this season with a 1.13 ERA and a 0.63 WHIP while averaging 12.4 K/9 and 5.63 H/9. Additionally, Shaw has yet to surrender a single walk in 2013.
Albers numbers are very similar to those of Bauer. The 30-year-old righty has a 5.40 ERA, a 1.80 WHIP and 7.2 K/9, 5.4 BB/9, 1.33 K/BB and 10.8 H/9 over five innings pitched.
To get these four players, the Indians gave up Shin-Soo Choo, Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson, who has yet to play a big league game with the Diamondbacks. However, Choo and Sipp are off to solid starts with the D-backs and Reds, respectively.
Sipp has appeared in nine games this year, has a 3.00 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP with ratios of 13.5 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, 4.50 K/BB and just 4.5 H/9 (per Baseball-Reference.com).
Choo, meanwhile, has been a star in Cincinnati. In 15 games, Choo is slashing .345/.472/.569 with three home runs, eight RBI, 13 runs scored and a stolen base.
Based on the numbers produced by the players that the Indians received and by the ones they gave up, there's no way to say that they won this trade so far.