Fangraphs now has the Indians projected as the AL's best team, sneaking past Boston with the Encarnacion signing. Of course, games aren't won based on what the projections say, but it's nice to see regardless.
Chris Antonetti was at The Little Mermaid, while EE's agent was at Six Flags when the deal was made.
Pluto gives some background on both the deal itself and the financial situation the Indians were in.
With Encarnacion signing, I'd expect the remaining 1B/DH free agents to sign quickly, starting with Mike Napoli.
John Hart signed his veteran pitchers, and now he's signing a core player to a long-term contract. It's like he's done this before.