Based on pure career position player WAR (29.2), Francisco Lindor was the best player Cleveland has traded since Larry Doby (43.5) was sent to Chicago for Jim Busby and Chico Carrasquel in 1955 and the best to leave the franchise since Grady Sizemore (30.4) in 2014. Cleveland has some massive cleats to fill at short, to say the least.

In direct historical context, the situation is similar to ...

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