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Edwin Encarnacion deal came together while Chris Antonetti was attending The Nutcracker with his family

Morning News and Notes, December 24, 2016

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Christmas EEve everybody. EEveryone is still buzzing over the Indians' bold signing of Edwin Encarnacion. Here is just some of what the scribes are saying:

Edwin Encarnacion's Indians deal was finalized at Six Flags and The Nutcracker - The deal was not done over a tense night in their respective war rooms, as you might expect. Oh no. Kinzer said he was at Six Flags and Indians president Chris Antonetti was at The Nutcracker with his family when the deal went down.

Edwin Encarnacion's contract a good sign for Cleveland, baseball | FOX Sports - Ken Rosenthal likes the deal.

Cleveland Indians win waiting game as they sign Edwin Encarnacion -- Terry Pluto | - The Cleveland Indians made Edwin Encarnacion their prime free agent target. It took patience and a three-year offer, but they finally signed the power hitter.

Edwin Encarnacion and the Indians are an absolutely perfect fit - - The Indians needed a slugger, and Edwin Encarnacion needed a home. Includes the best graph ever.

Edwin Encarnacion deal a bold move for Indians | - This is how you seize a moment and a market. This is how you further rid yourself of a reputation, fair or not, for being too timid, too fragile, too cheap to claim a crown.

Cleveland Indians sell nearly 200 season tickets in one day following Edwin Encarnacion deal | - The Indians' offices were scheduled to close for the holidays Friday, but when news broke Thursday night that Encarnacion was coming to Cleveland on a three-year, $60 million deal, the team opened its ticket office at Progressive Field. Twelve people worked the phones and by the end of the day they had sold nearly 200 season ticket accounts.

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Carlos Carrasco giving back in Venezuela, US | - While Carlos Carrasco watches his children open presents this Christmas, there will be hundreds of others enjoying gifts on behalf of the Indians pitcher. In fact, Carrasco's kids were a part of the process, as their home in Tampa, Fla., was transformed into a makeshift toy store in recent weeks.

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