Evaluating the seven best landing spots if Cleveland trades Jose Ramirez

Jose Ramirez
Jose Ramirez could be made available at the trade deadline. Photo from Bleacher Report.

Is it possible the Indians will be sellers at the MLB trade deadline? Cleveland is barely hanging above .500 at the moment and barely within striking distance. While there’s still time to turn things around, some of the recent Cleveland trade rumors indicate that the Tribe could be sellers at the deadline. If that ends up being the case, third baseman Jose Ramirez could be made available.

If that’s the case, Ramirez would easily be one of the best players available at the MLB trade deadline. He’s already hit 20 home runs this season and has an OPS over .850, which is why the Jose Ramirez trade rumors are running rampant at the slightest suggestion that he could be available.

Jose Ramirez trade rumors

As one of the best players available at the MLB trade deadline, there are bound to be several teams inquiring about Ramirez. Not only is he an impact offensive player but he’s also capable of playing multiple infield positions. On top of that, he’s also under team control for two more years for just $24 million, making him more than a rental player.

Of course, all of those reasons will also make him rather expensive in a trade. Nevertheless, given the recent Jose Ramirez trade rumors, here are some of the teams that could be a potential landing spot for Ramirez.

Dodgers

There is no limit to how far the Dodgers are willing to go to win another World Series. That means if Ramirez is available, they’ll be calling.

They aren’t getting enough from their superstars right now, so adding another is possible. Plus, with Gavin Lux having a disappointing year and now on the IL, Ramirez fits their needs at second base.

Brewers

Ramirez would be a perfect fit for the Brewers at third base with Travis Shaw on the IL. He’s also flexible enough to move when Shaw returns.


Either way, Milwaukee can’t count on Christian Yelich carrying the offense, so they need to add an impact bat at the deadline.

Braves

The Braves are still trying to replace both Ronald Acuna and Marcell Ozuna. Unless Ramirez or Austin Riley can play left field every day, it’s not a perfect fit.

But Atlanta is desperate for offense right now.

Yankees

If there’s an impact offensive player available, the Yankees will be interested. Given the injuries they’re experiencing at the moment, the Bronx Bombers could be desperate enough to pay the hefty price required to trade for Ramirez.

Red Sox

Ramirez potentially fits Boston’s vacancy at second base, which hasn’t produced much offense this year.

The Red Sox aren’t exactly desperate for another big bat, but Ramirez next to J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, and Rafael Devers is enticing.

Athletics

The A’s have to do something to help jumpstart their offense. They just don’t have the depth right now, and Ramirez could fit nicely at second base or possibly shortstop.

Since he’s not a rental player, Oakland might be more willing to pay a high price for him.

Mariners

Seattle loves making trades, especially for players who are under team control beyond the current season.

The fact that Ramirez has such a team-friendly contract and can help the Mariners next season and beyond makes him an obvious target for the Mariners.

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Bryan Zarpentine is a freelance writer and editor with most of his work focusing on the world of sports. He is a 2008 graduate of Syracuse University and still resides in upstate New York.

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