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Now With Starting Times - Tribe News & Links 1/16/14

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Tribe starting times announced, Clayton Kershaw gets PAID, and MLB teams still waiting for Godot Tanaka

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Tribe-related

Indians announce start times for 2014 season | indians.com: News - The Indians' home opener will be a midafternoon start. The team on Wednesday announced its start times for Progressive Field, including the Friday, April 4 matchup against the Twins for a 3:05 p.m. ET first pitch.

Vinnie Pestano found the offseason's best toilet paper holder | MLB.com - More reasons why Vinnie Pestano is awesome, regardless of whether his fastball comes back.

Catching Up With Einar Diaz | Did The Tribe Win Last Night? - Wondering what happened to LGFT Einar Diaz? Wonder no more.

Around the Horn

Los Angeles Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw reach record deal | MLB.com: News - The Dodgers and two-time National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw have agreed to a record-breaking seven-year, $215 million deal with an opt-out after five years, according to a baseball source.

John Schuerholz optimistic about expanded replay in 2014 | MLB.com: News - With less than a month to go before pitchers and catchers begin reporting to Spring Training, Braves president John Schuerholz remains confident that expanded instant replay will be implemented for the 2014 season.

Explosion-damaged West remains in heart of Rangers | MLB.com: News - Nine months after an explosion rocked West, Texas, the Rangers' Winter Caravan visited on Tuesday as the community continues to rebuild.

Component Changes in New Hitter Aging Curves | FanGraphs BaseballJeff Zimmerman takes on the hitter aging curve, with some surprising results.

MLB's best free-agent pitchers are waiting for Tanaka. | SportsonEarth.com : Jonathan Bernhardt Article - Not very long ago, Ervin Santana was the best pitcher available on the free-agent market, followed by Ubaldo Jimenez and Matt Garza. Now that Masahiro Tanaka has been posted, however, they're stuck waiting for that first domino to fall before signing their own deals.