Why trading for Lindor didn't make sense for Giants


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On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the Mets' acquisition of Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco from the Indians, and why, despite Lindor being a great player, trading for him at this point in time didn't make sense for the Giants. Brandon Crawford is still on this team for one more season and is owed north of $15 million. Lindor is only under team control for one year, and the Giants would have likely had to part with MLB talent in addition to prospects in order to acquire his services. Even with Lindor, the Giants would be fringe contenders at best in 2021. Why pay a premium for one year of Lindor now when the team will have virtually unlimited money to spend next offseason, when there's an all-time great free agent class?

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