Fall is here and winter is getting ready to settle in, but die-hard baseball fans know that there is no offseason! With the latest MLB rumors swirling out of Cleveland, things may get interesting this winter during Hot Stove talks. Are the Cleveland Indians ready to take a page from the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals and start from scratch? According to a Fan Sided report via Buster Olney, the Tribe is ready to listen to offers for veteran players, including pitchers Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco.

Cleveland fire sale ahead?

Olney tweeted that his sources revealed that the Cleveland Indians are willing to listen to offers on players that include Kluber, Carrasco, Edwin Encarnacion, and Yan Gomes.

Olney also mentioned that the only untouchables would be Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramírez. If the Indians dealt away the four players mentioned above, Lindor and Ramirez may not want to stay in Cleveland.

Cleveland has had great success over the past four seasons in terms of the American League Central, however, they have not fared well in the postseason. In 2018, the Tribe was swept by the Houston Astros in three games. Last season, Kluber finished with a 20-7 record, and an ERA of 2.89, which was fifth-best among qualifying American League starters. Kluber knows how to eat up innings, as well. He led the league in innings pitched with 215, while recording 222 total strikeouts.

Yankees have players to deal

If these rumors are true, one team that will surely be interested is the New York Yankees. As indicated by the New York Daily News, the Yankees have the big sticks but are in need of a solid pitcher or two. With all the youngsters the Yankees have in the farm system, don’t be surprised if the Bombers make a serious play for Kluber or Carrasco.

As the Yankees showed last year, when they dealt for Giancarlo Stanton, they are willing to spend the big bucks to chase down No. 28.

A report by Yanks Go Yard claims that the names circulating early on include Clint Frazier and left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield. New York has also been rumored to want to unload starter Sonny Gray.

Gray, who had success with the Oakland Athletics early in his career, hit a speed bump in New York. New York should find plenty of takers for Gray, who is just 28 years old and was paid a relatively modest $6.5 million last season. In terms of dealing Gray, a team like the Detroit Tigers or Minnesota Twins may be a perfect fit, considering they are in need of starting pitching and the price is very reasonable.