MLB does not have a true salary cap, although the luxury tax (which is continuing) threshold does provide effectively a salary ceiling for the biggest markets. But even with that in place, it is difficult for a small or medium market club to be able to be perennial contenders because of the nature baseball's TV deals (with local money far outpacing national contracts).
The Indians began their season-ticket rewards program in 2012, though I'd suspect the 2016 results will be a much more effective way to retaining customers than perks.
Beltran was an option for the Indians, but instead he'll play for the Astros (mostly as a DH). The deal is one year, $16M with full no-trade protection.
After [personal] issues arose between Vizquel and Venezuelan GM Carlos Guillen, Vizquel was at one one point removed as manager of the WBC team. But after many prominent MLB players intervened on Vizquel's behalf, including MIguel Cabrera, the former Tribe shortstop has been officially reinstated.
Keep in mind that this is a different group of people than the one voted on by the writers. Selig is one of 10 people on the "Today's Game" ballot that will be voted on by a 16-man committee. Others on the ballot include: Albert Belle, Mark McGwire, Orel Hershiser, Lou Piniella, and John Schuerholz.