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MLB: Tribe News and Notes 7/18/13 - The Polo Shirt Report

A two-part interview with Tribe GM Chris Antonetti, the odds are established for the second half, and mid-season review and trade speculation.

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Chris Antonetti talks Chris Perez, Trevor Bauer and trade possibilities (Part 1) - morningjournal.com - Chris Anotnetti interview Part 1

Cleveland Indians GM Chris Antonetti reflects on first half, looks toward second half (Part 2) - morningjournal.com - Interview with Antonetti, Part 2

Tribe aims to establish winning identity in second half | indians.com: News - Entering the All-Star break within striking distance of the first-place Tigers in the American League Central, the Indians are aiming to establish their identity in the second half as a consistent, scrappy club.

Can the Indians keep up with the Tigers in the second half? | SportsonEarth.com : Jonathan Bernhardt Article - The playoff races in the American League are wide open. So are clubs like the Indians and Rangers going to make a move to take a run at first place in their respective divisions, or stand pat? Also, we examine the always-competitive AL East.

Oddsmakers pick Detroit Tigers to win World Series, sweep AL Most Valuable Player, Cy Young awards | MLive.com - Bovada lists the Tigers as having the best odds to win the World Series at 13-to-2. The St. Louis Cardinals are close behind at 7-to-1, followed by the Atlanta Braves (8-to-1) and the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers at 9-to-1.

Clippers: Success measured in help to Indians | The Columbus Dispatch - Review of the first half from Dispatch Clippers beat writer Jim Massie.

Minnesota Twins 'nervous' about Target Field after Kenny Chesney concert - TwinCities.com - This was never a problem at the Baggiedome.

Alex Rodriguez expects to return to Yankees on Monday - This will solve all the Yankees' problems, right?

Ailing union chief ready to take on MLB - Head of MLB players union isn't letting inoperable tumor stop him.

Derek Lowe 'officially' threw his last MLB pitch - LGFT Lowe, 40, was 176-157 with a 4.03 earned-run average in 681 career games.

Trade Talk: Cleveland Indians | StarTribune.com - The StarTribune speculates on trade matches with the Twins.