CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the story above is from Nov. 5, 2020.
After the first reports of a trade that would send Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets became public, it didn't take long for the reaction from Cleveland Indians fans to pour in.
Taking to social media throughout Thursday, Indians fans and those across baseball reacted to the Indians blockbuster deal. And in terms of the sentiment shared, there wasn't much variety, with most expression frustration that Cleveland was trading away two of the most popular players in franchise history.
In return for Lindor and Carrasco, the Indians have received shortstops Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez, right-handed pitcher Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene from the Mets.
The 25-year-old Rosario has spent the past four seasons playing at the Major League level and hit for a .252 average (.43 OPS) in 46 games in 2020. The 21-year-old Gimenez appeared in 49 games for the Mets during the 2020 season, hitting for a .263 average (.732 OPS). Meanwhile, Wolf and Greene rank as the No. 9 and No. 10 prospects, respectively, in the Mets organization, per MLB.com.
Since making his debut with the Indians in 2015, Lindor made the All-Star Game in each of his four full seasons with the team (an All-Star Game wasn't played in 2020). In that span, the 27-year-old earned two Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Sluggers, becoming both a fan favorite and one of baseball's biggest stars.
Like Lindor, the 33-year-old Carrasco has spent his entire Major League career in Cleveland. In 2019, the right-hander was named the winner of the MLB's Roberto Clemente Award following his bout with leukemia, which cost him three months of the season.