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Yoenis Cespedes will be a Met in 2016

If you had the unlikely dream that the Tribe would open their wallets for Cespedes, consider it dashed.

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MLB Network ranks Cleveland Indians' Corey Kluber as 7th best pitcher in baseball | - Corey Kluber, despite leading the American League with 16 losses last year, was ranked as the seventh best pitcher in the game by MLB Network.

Indians curator focused on future and past | - This is the final installment in this week's three-part series on going behind the scenes to get a glimpse of the team's growing history archives.

Do Cleveland Indians feel heat after Detroit signs Justin Upton? Hey, Hoynsie | - Who's feeling the most pressure after the Tigers signed free agent outfielder Justin Upton to a six-year deal -- the Indians' front office or their fans? Hey, Hoynsie! answers this burning question and more. Standard warnings apply.

Winter Report Card: Napoli a great fit, but Indians needed to do much more | - SI provides some raw meat for the DOLANZRCHEEP crowd.

Catching Up With RHP Jeff Manship - Minnesota Twins - Articles - Homepage - Twins Daily - Interview with Jeff Manship.

66 years ago this week, Bob Feller demanded a $20,000 pay cut | FOX Sports - I am not making this up. And Feller made it up barnstorming in the winter anyway.

Around the Horn

Mets agree to contract with Yoenis Cespedes | - A source told on Friday night that the Mets and Cespedes have agreed to a three-year, $75 million contract that includes an opt-out clause after the 2016 season.

Mets sign Cespedes to 3-year deal with opt out. - Just when it appeared a lackluster offseason might doom the defending National League champs, Yoenis Cespedes chose to return to Queens on a three-year deal. This is huge.

Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets Big Bet Against Fielding | FanGraphs Baseball - When the Mets and Royals met in the World Series a few months ago, it was billed as an extreme clash of styles. The Royals were the best defensive team in baseball; the Mets were, well, not.

Cespedes' return sets up Mets for National League title defense - Losing Cespedes would have been rough for the Mets, but losing him to Washington would have been a disaster, with quick-and-dirty WAR math telling you it would represent an 8-12 game swing in the standings.

This Year’s Free Agent Class Was Incredibly Good | FanGraphs Baseball - Describing this year’s class is one thing, but compared to the classes over the last decade, it might be the best we have seen. A brief look at this year’s class reveals a collection of high-end players who produced strong 2015 seasons.

Free-spending GMs can't buy the chemistry the Royals have created | FOX Sports - You might describe the Royals' character as "intangible." But the opposition knows it is there.

Oakland A's pitcher Sonny Gray had the best, yet most disturbing Snowpocalypse tweets | FOX Sports - Halloween was months ago, but A's pitcher Sonny Gray still hasn't parted with is pumpkin.

MLB Trade Deadline to be Aug. 1 in 2016 | - The non-waiver Trade Deadline this season will be moved to Aug. 1 from the traditional July 31 -- which in 2016 falls on a Sunday.