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Indians News and Notes: Corey Kluber finishes third in Cy Young Award voting

Morning New and Notes, November 17, 2016

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Corey Kluber finished third in the American League Cy Young Award, but he is still number one in the hearts of Tribe fans. Had the voting occurred after the post-season, the results might have been different.

Cy Young Award

Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber finishes third in AL Cy Young Award race, as Boston's Rick Porcello wins | cleveland.com - Corey Kluber did not capture his second career Cy Young Award on Wednesday night. Justin Verlander did not, either.

Corey Kluber 3rd in AL Cy Young Award vote | MLB.com - With votes turned in at the end of the regular season, Kluber's role in the Indians' run to the World Series wasn't a factor.

Why I voted Justin Verlander ahead of Rick Porcello, Corey Kluber on my American League Cy Young Award ballot | cleveland.com - This was the BAR exam of Cy Young votes. Justin Verlander, Corey Kluber and Rick Porcello all seemed worthy. Chris Sale had a fine season. Zach Britton posted rarely-before-seen numbers for a reliever.

Other Indians News

Commentary: Terry Francona's arrival in Cleveland and the Indians' success is no coincidence - Chronicle-Telegram - Beat writer Jim Ingraham states the obvious.

Indians' online merchandise sales jump 269%, rank third in MLB - Crain's Cleveland Business - E-commerce research firm Slice Intelligence says the Tribe's merchandise sales were 2.1 times that of the average MLB team in 2016. Plus, in this case, less LeBron is more for the Cavs.

Perci Garner Deserves a Spot in the Indians Bullpen in 2017 | Waiting For Next Year - Local legend Perci Garner should be a part of the 2017 Cleveland Indians bullpen.

Indians Would Need To Be 'Overwhelmed' To Trade Andrew Miller - "We’re certainly not shopping him," Chernoff said. "He’s a big part of our team."

Around the League

Next stop for Naked Batting Practice - Colorado (Brrr!)

Porcello won the AL Cy Young? Kate Upton is upset

Kate Upton has a point says Ken Rosenthal

I hope Steve Goodman's family received an outrageous amount for the rights to "Go Cubs Go"

Vin Scully to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom