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Corey Kluber, Felix Hernandez, and the AL Cy Young Award

A look at Cleveland's baseball past and hopefully the future for years to come.

I can read books at unlimited speed. Take that, Cliff.
I can read books at unlimited speed. Take that, Cliff.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Monday, all. As the offseason inches into its infancy, the baseball news is between slim and none. But as always, I'm here to bring you the best of what's out there:

Indians news & notes

Can Kluber oust Lee as most recent Tribe Cy? | Did The Tribe Win Last Night? - It seems like so long ago, 2008 does. But back then, when Cliff Lee took home the hardware, it had only been a year since the Tribe's most recent Cy Young (CC Sabathia). Everyone knows it's a two-man race between Corey Kluber and Felix Hernandez for the 2014 Cy, a race the Klubot is unlikely to win. DTTWLN examines the similarities and differences between Kluber and Lee's runs.

Cleveland's forgotten championship | Burning River Baseball - Everyone knows about the World Series titles in 1920 and 1948, but who remembers the 1945 Negro League champion Cleveland Buckeyes? BRB has a fascinating look back at a team whose existence is probably a mystery to many.

From the mound to the broadcast booth | DTTWLN - A nice retrospective on Herb Score, including some of his more memorable announcing quirks. As a player, Score will always be remembered as one of the biggest "what ifs" in baseball history.

Tidbits from around MLB

The most loveable World Series losers | Sports On Earth - Even in their loss, the Royals are getting the "aw, what cute little underdogs" treatment. At least the Tribe gets a bit of a shoutout here.

Marlins hope to sign Stanton to long-term deal | Twitter - Don't get your hopes up for any crazy trade scenarios. Looks like the Marlins are trying to lock up Giancarlo Stanton before the Winter Meetings.

Molitor makes sense for Twins | CBS Sports - Who else but Paul Molitor could have been chosen to lead the erstwhile bunting champions of the AL Central?

Showcase planned for Cuban infielder | MLBlogs - Scouts think prospect Yoan Moncada could be the best to come out of Cuba in years. He's got a showcase scheduled November 12th to prove that.

Top 10 free-agent relief pitchers | CBS Sports - Dayn Perry breaks down the top 10. Any targets the Tribe should go after?

Dodgers expected to extend qualifying offer to Hanley Ramirez | CBS Sports - Duh.