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The Kid's in the Hall

Ken Griffey, Junior, elected to Baseball Hall of Fame along with Mike Piazza. Plus, the Indians' front office dream team of 1998.

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Carlos Santana's future and the long-lost Hall of Fame cases for Kenny Lofton and Albert Belle: Zack Meisel's musings | - Maybe it will be helpful for Santana to focus solely on his offense. Maybe not.

Who's on first? Right now it looks like Mike Napoli for Cleveland Indians | - Mike Napoli is anticipating starting at first base for the Indians in 2016. Chris Antonetti, Indians president of baseball operations, is taking a wait-and-see approach.

Cleveland Indians alumni slated to appear at Tribe Fest | FOX Sports - Cleveland Indians alumni Mike Hargrove, Carlos Baerga, Ellis Burks and Jaret Wright are scheduled to appear at Tribe Fest 2016, presented by KeyBank, set for January 30 from 9AM-7PM.

The 1998 Indians had a "dream team" front office. - In 1998, the Cleveland Indians trotted out a nightly lineup featuring Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel, Kenny Lofton and Manny Ramirez. But in terms of its ripple effect on the industry, the most loaded roster of all was the front office.

Around the Horn

Hall of Fame elects Griffey, Piazza | - The Mariners made Ken Griffey Jr. the first overall pick in the 1987 Draft. The following year, the Dodgers selected Mike Piazza with the 1,390th pick, in the 62nd round. From those vastly different starting points, the two have arrived at the same place: Cooperstown.

Who didn't vote for Ken Griffey Hall of Fame | - These are civilized times, right? It would probably be the wrong thing to do a freedom of information request and find the names of the Junior Griffey Three. But come on, people.

Hall of Fame outlook for those who fell short | - Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza have claimed their immortal place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame after overwhelming voting totals on the 2016 ballot. But long before they're even sized for their suits for induction ceremonies this summer, fans and pundits will be looking toward next year.

Report: Alex Gordon returning to Royals on 4-year, $72M deal | Alex Gordon has reportedly agreed to return to the Royals on a four-year, $72 million deal.

Royals Win Again, Keep Alex Gordon | FanGraphs Baseball - Jeff Sullivan weighs in on Gordon signing.

Brewers sign slugger Chris Carter to one-year contract - According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Brewers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent first baseman Chris Carter. It’ll be worth $2.5 million guaranteed.