Cleveland: $20 For Box of ‘Good’ Pens or Best Offer
Image courtesy of Flickr/weiflyCleveland finalized a massive deal on Thursday, sending superstars Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets. The trade brought back a haul of young prospects and more importantly trimmed $44 million off the team’s 2021 payroll.
And team cornerstones aren’t the only thing priced to move.
According to a Marketplace listing on the team’s Facebook page, you can be the owner of a shoebox full of 41 “good to very good” pens from the Progressive Field supply closet. The asking price is $20, but the team appears willing to negotiate:
Condition: Good to Very Good
Specs: Blue ink, clear body, blue cap. Mild chew marks on some caps. The kind you get at Target. No Cleveland or MLB branding, but it was next to some Gatorade and staples on the shelf. Someone famous might have held one? We really don’t know, but if we find out we’d let the purchaser know.
There was no indication that the offer had been met as this article went to press.
This box of pens is just one way the 2020 playoff team is looking to reduce overhead and get more liquid. A team source said they’re also looking at getting cash now from structured settlements, selling their Beanie Babies, starting a podcast, and putting their press releases behind a paywall.
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