The Cleveland Indians got about as close as to a World Series as possible last season, only to fall victim to the Chicago Cubs homegrown All-Star team. The dejection and futility of Cleveland baseball continued into another offseason; AL Champs would have to be enough.
However, with a team of youngsters who could set the tone of a winning franchise for years to come, the Indians have been understandably aggressive in locking them up to long-term extensions. It appears that the Francisco Lindor is the next young stud they have in their cross-hairs.
The source? The eight-year-old son of the Indians GM Mike Chernoff, Brody.
Brody drops a bomb around the 3:55 mark by saying that his dad wants Lindor to play for the Indians for “seven more years.” Given the way Mike Chernoff’s son was behaving throughout the reset of the interview, which is to say shy and hesitant to speak, there was no way of knowing he was about to break legitimate news the way he did.
Lindor is currently the Indians’ most talented and most marketable star; it isn’t exactly a shock to think that the team would be interested in keeping him around long-term.
However the specificity of the length leads you to believe that there are already conversations underway to make it happen.
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