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What does the Erik Gonzalez trade indicate about the Cleveland Indians’ approach to the offseason? (podcast)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — With the MLB awards season wrapping up, baseball’s attention turns to the hot stove, which should begin to heat up as the winter meetings in Las Vegas draw near.

The Cleveland Indians began their offseason roster renovation with a minor trade on Wednesday, sending utility infielder Erik Gonzalez and a pair of minor league pitchers to Pittsburgh for outfielder Jordan Luplow and infielder Max Moroff.

With rumors swirling about the Tribe’s possible interest in dealing a front-line starting pitcher such as Corey Kluber or Carlos Carrasco, what does the Gonzalez trade indicate about president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti and GM Mike Chernoff’s approach to formulating the 2019 roster?

In this week’s podcast, Indians beat writers Paul Hoynes and Joe Noga look at what the Indians’ options are for a possible Kluber trade They also talk Kluber’s third-place finish in the AL Cy Young Award voting and what teams could make a push to sign free agent Michael Brantley.

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