The Cleveland Indians seem to have found their groove—winning eight of their past 10 games—but how soon is too soon for a team to begin to look at different trade scenarios to help push them toward a postseason run? For most general managers, the 30-game mark is when they begin to evaluate their rosters.
A lot of people might argue that May is too early in the 162-game season for speculation to occur. Also, a lot of fans might not want to give up on their team so early while others might not want to jinx the team if things are going well.
If the Indians are going to entertain some of those trade scenarios, they will more than likely be going after starting pitching. The position players have been firing on all cylinders, and the bullpen has been solid, so it only makes sense to address the weak link on the team.
For the sake of argument—or good conversation—let’s take a look at a few of the opportunities that may present themselves to the Tribe as they move into summer baseball.