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Clint Frazier is "a supremely talented guy" says his AFL coach.

Plus, the head of Homeland Security meets with MLB owners and momentum grows for the universal DH.

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What the Detroit Tigers' signing of Justin Upton means for the Cleveland Indians, AL Central: Zack Meisel's musings | - The Detroit Tigers were already all in. What's another $132 million? Here are five thoughts on the Tigers' signing of Justin Upton, the landscape of the American League Central and what it all means for the Indians.

Matt Quatraro on Cleveland Indians prospect Clint Frazier: 'He's a supremely talented guy' | - After last season Matt Quatraro, Indians assistant hitting coach, got his first up close and personal look at prospect Clint Frazier as manager of the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. He came away impressed.

Bob Feller still a star in Indians exhibit | - Part 2 in  a series on the Indians' archives.

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The Royals Haven’t Been the Projections’ Biggest Miss | FanGraphs Baseball - There’s absolutely no question the Royals have exceeded statistical expectations the last few years. What might surprise you is another team has done that even more.

Mets, Antonio Bastardo agree to two-year deal | - The Mets added a quality left-handed arm to their bullpen Wednesday, agreeing to a two-year, $12 million contract with Antonio Bastardo, a source told's Jesse Sanchez. The club hasn't confirmed the report.

'Critical' moment arrives for Pirates, other small-market teams - The Pirates are playoff regulars now, but warily eye collective bargaining negotiations.

Ten most intriguing players in AL Central: Miguel Sano No. 1 - SweetSpot- ESPN - The AL Central is a balanced division that could feature a five-team race in 2016. Here is a look at some key players for each team this season.

Cardinals' Wainwright calls into radio station to voice displeasure with fantasy draft | FOX Sports - Drink, Adam Wainwright.

Why hasn't Yoenis Cespedes signed, and how much is he worth? | FOX Sports - Rob Neyer does the math.

Head of Homeland Security meets with MLB owners about ballpark safety - "Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson addressed owners for approximately an hour and took about a half-dozen of their questions so teams can have a better plan to protect America from similar attacks."

This is why MLB needs to adopt the universal DH. - "Rather than just totally rehash the same old pro-DH arguments that applied way back in 1973, here is why the modern game not only deserves the universal DH but demands it, and why I believe this rule is an inevitability -- and a tardy one, at that."