Get him, Frankie!!! Put the Dolans on blast!!!
This is what I've been saying for years. Everyone in the media has been debating whether the Indians can make the kind of offer that it will take to keep Lindor in Cleveland. Uhhhh, yes? The Cleveland Indians were valued at $1.2 BILLION last year. They absolutely could if they want to. The question is if they want to. It's completely up to the Dolans. It's their money.
And Frankie agrees:
Yeeeeesh. I mean, that is big time shots fired right there. Saying the President has proven himself and he'd love the owner to spend more, but it's not his money. This isn't just coming out of no where either. Francisco Lindor is clearly not happy with our owner (join the club) and how he handles contracts. The fact of the matter is that if the Dolans say they can't afford to keep him, get those bums out of here and find someone that can. It's not a can thing, it's a want to thing. Put your money into one of the most talented and one of the most marketable players in the game. It's a no-brainer for 99.999% of the world's population. The problem is the guy cutting the checks is the one moron on Earth who can't seem to grasp the simple concept. Don't let him walk. Don't give financial excuses that lead us to a trade. Sign him for what he's worth.
Unfortunately, the Indians have shown time and time again that that's simply not how we operate. After last night's elimination, Lindor is officially on the trading block.
"Reputation the organization has" -- my goodness he is holding nothing back. Lindor, just like every Cleveland Indians fan, is tired of watching this team develop it's players and then have to chose between getting rid of them or letting them walk, all because our ownership has brainwashed us into thinking that they can't afford it. But it seems like Lindor is saying they 100% can. We're a billion dollar team and the MLB just signed a 3 billion dollar TV deal. If Lindor isn't a Cleveland Indian for life I don't blame him one bit. This falls squarely on the shoulders of our ownership. PAY HIM HIS MONEY!!!!
**Now the question is: does this type of press conference light a fire under the Dolans ass and get them to trade him? Knowing what I know and seeing what I've seen, Lindor is a Yankee by Opening Day 2021.