Top 10 SS Right Now: The top 2 | MLB.com - MLB Network recaps its Top 10 Shortstops Right Now, numbers 1 and 2, with a standout veteran and a rising star in Cleveland making the list/
Cleveland Indians reach contract agreements with all arbitration-eligible players | cleveland.com - The Indians did not exchange figures with any of their players, a source told cleveland.com.
Cleveland Indians add former reliever Scott Atchison to major-league coaching staff | cleveland.com - In his new role, Atchison will assist with the team's advance scouting process, offer analysis of upcoming opponents to players and coaches and work closely with pitching coach Mickey Callaway and bullpen coach Jason Bere.
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After weeks of waiting on Chris Davis, O's reportedly keep their slugger | FOX Sports - The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a seven-year, $161 million deal with free-agent first baseman Chris Davis.
Angels Sign Former Tiger Al Alburquerque To 1-Year Deal « CBS Detroit - Alburquerque had spent his entire five-year big-league career with the Tigers, going 17-6 with a 3.20 ERA and 276 strikeouts.
A Modest Proposal: Making Second Base Optional | FanGraphs Baseball - Don't want to stop at second base? Go straight from first to third!
Alan Trammell is proof that the Hall of Fame should revise its election rules | FOX Sports - Trammell just fell off the writers' ballot after his 15th year of eligibility
Decision by St. Petersburg City Council involving Tampa Bay Rays home gives Montreal and Mexico City hope | FOX Sports - Rays receive permission to expand search for ballpark sites
Can a career reliever transition to the rotation? - Until the very end of last season, all of LGFT Craig Breslow's 512 career innings in 522 games across 10 Major League seasons with six teams came in relief. Now, at 35, Breslow is pitching himself as a starter.
Sabermetrics Is Killing Bad Dugout Decisions | FiveThirtyEight - "But what’s missing from most games might be just as instructive as what’s become more common. Among the most conspicuous canary corpses lining the sabermetric coal mine are pitchouts, intentional walks and sacrifice bunts — three tactics in use since the 19th century that have seen their reputations suffer in the age of sabermetrics. None of them has gone extinct, but all are endangered, with each reaching its lowest recorded level last season."