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What is a baseball player worth?

Carlos Carrasco's trade value examined. JoePos looks at an historic attempt by Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax to set their own value. Plus, the Diamondbacks and Cubs agree on value statements with top free agents.

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Tribe Related

Should Cleveland Indians take flyer on Boston's Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez? Hey, Hoynsie |
What would it take for the Indians to take a chance on Boston's Pablo Sandoval or Hanley Ramirez? The people demand answers and Hoynsie has them. Are they good answers? You be the judge.

Cleveland Indians to hold Tribe Fest at downtown hotel on Jan. 30 | - The yearly fan fest will shift to the east bank of the Flats in 2016, as the Aloft Hotel hosts Indians players, alumni, front office members and mascots on Jan. 30. Renovations at Progressive Field prompted the need for a new location and also will limit the fourth annual event to one day.

Tribe may target Pedro Alvarez, Chris Carter | - The Indians' annual offseason search for more power is ongoing.

Indians seek offense at Winter Meetings | - When all 30 teams convene in Nashville, Tenn., beginning Monday, Cleveland will be looking to continue its search for outfield and offensive help.

Why is Rogers looking to Cleveland? DiManno | Toronto Star - Of all the sports colossi the franchise could have emulated, Rogers went to a city where no major sports franchise has won a championship since 1964.

Coming to Terms with Carlos Carrasco’s Trade Value | FanGraphs Baseball - Say, what’s Carrasco worth, anyway? August Fagerstrom ponders.

Around the Horn

Wes Ferrell, and the greatest season you've never heard of - SweetSpot- ESPN - The name probably doesn't ring a bell, but Wes Ferrell's pitching and hitting performance back in 1935 could help him make the Hall of Fame.

Five potential landing spots for Pedro Alvarez - Cleveland is on the list. Duh.

“Kelly Now Catching”: King Kelly and Baseball’s Substitution Rules – The Hardball Times -Examining a legendary baseball story.

Zack Greinke to sign with D-backs | - In a stunning turn of events, the D-backs were the winners of the Zack Greinke Sweepstakes on Friday night, agreeing to a six-year, $206.5 million deal with the right-hander, according to multiple sources.

Cubs reach deal with pitcher John Lackey | - The Cubs filled a hole in the rotation Friday, agreeing to a two-year, $32 million contract with free-agent right-hander John Lackey. The contract will be finalized pending a physical. first reported the deal. The club would not confirm.

Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda will be posted | FOX Sports - Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda moved a step closer to playing in Major League Baseball on Friday when the Hiroshima Carp agreed to post him.

Looking at David Price’s contract in light of Koufax-Drysdale gambit | NBC SportsWorld - Fifty years ago, Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale tried to change baseball's salary structure. They were a few decades ahead of their time.