In today's news and notes, we have some free agency preview stuff, MLB's first trade of the offseason and MLB's first awards announcement.
• Fangraphs predicts the Indians will sign Colby Rasmus for 42 million over 3 years.
• And here is SI's free agency preview for the AL Central. It says Mike Aviles is reaching the end of his career, which isn't a very nice thing to say in a publication Tito Francona might read. I am in total agreement that Trevor Plouffe would be a nice buy low addition. I say "buy low" because he's been underrated for at least a couple seasons. Rasmus also gets a mention here.
• Today's as great a time as any to learn more about Roberto Perez!
• Who should win gold gloves this season? Let's ask Fangraphs! Eric Hosmer is nowhere to be found. I love Dallas Keuchel.
• Prince Fielder and Matt Harvey were chosen as Comeback Players of the Year. Over Jason Kipnis.
A trade! (a pretty big one, too)
We'll end with a photo