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Indians news and notes: Fulmer and Seager named Rookie of the Year

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

As the calendar slowly makes its way through November and the various awards are announced, the reality of the offseason has fully set in. The big awards (Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and MVP) are being announced throughout this week, and the Tribe could be taking home some hardware before the week is over.

Indians news

  • Naquin finishes 3rd in AL ROY voting | MLB
    Naquin started off the 2016 campaign on fire, but as he cooled off in the latter part of the season, Detroit starter Michael Fulmer continued to put up incredible numbers and ran away with the AL Rookie of the Year award. Naquin finished third behind Fulmer and New York's Gary Sanchez. Oh well, we'll always have this.
  • While the major league season may be over, Bradley Zimmer and the AFL Indians are keeping busy. Zimmer is seen as one of the top (if not the top) Tribe prospect, so it will be interesting to see how he fares in the fall league. Here's to a fantastic prelude to a long, successful MLB career, Bradley!
  • The division could be the Cleveland Indians' to lose in 2017: AL Central offseason reset | Cleveland.com
    Matt Lyons seems to agree that a weak AL Central could help propel the Cleveland Indians to more postseason action come 2017. With the Tigers getting older, the Royals running out of voodoo magic, the White Sox in a rebuild, and the Twins being the Twins, Cleveland will need to capitalize and make some deep postseason runs in the next few seasons before their divisional opponents begin to rebound.
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