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Paul Hoynes forgot to vote for the Hall of Fame

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Cleveland News

Why I didn't vote for Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez | — So, Hoynes lost his ballot walking back from the mailbox. That's why he didn't vote for Pedro. Or anyone else. Also, he thought Pedro was a "punk." What the hell, Hoynes?

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona won't thin herd in right field, first base | — This headline...does it make anyone else uncomfortable? Confused? First, that's a very strange analogy. Second, that's not Francona's job. The article is really a news and notes from the Plain-Dealer. The most notable item is another reliever has been picked up from last year's AngelsLHP Michael Roth is on a minor league deal with an ST invite.

Indians sign southpaw Roth |— Bastian fills in with some more detail on Roth. Tyler Cloyd was waived to pursue opportunities in Korea, in a vaguely corresponding move.

Around The League

Baseball Hall of Fame voting leads to four new members | LGTRandy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Craig Biggio, and John Smoltz are the newest members. Somehow Mike Piazza drew more votes than Barry Bonds which...what?

Tim Hudson underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle. He's expected to miss ~8 weeks, which means he'll have a delayed start to his spring training, but should still be ready be Opening Day.

The Yankees have re-signed shortstop Stephen Drew to a one-year deal, which Jon Heyman says will be worth $5 million, plus a couple million more in incentives.