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Michael Brantley speaks to media about rehab

Morning News and Notes, January 28, 2017

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Happy Tribe Fest, everybody.

If you are going, please take plenty of pictures, have lots of fun, and write a fanpost about the experience.

Indians News

Cleveland Is Winning the Offseason | FanGraphs Baseball - Enough said.

Indians' Michael Brantley focused on comeback | - "I won't say a target," Brantley said. "All I know is I'm healthy right now and I've got a progression to go through. Once I get through that, I'll be ready to rock and roll."

Commissioner Rob Manfred, Cleveland Indians continue to seek solution on Chief Wahoo | - "I want those conversations to continue and I think we'll produce a result that will be good for the Indians and good for baseball. But what exactly that is I don't want to speculate."

Will All-Star Game stoke debate over Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo? | - Yes. Next question.

Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan, on Edwin Encarnacion's hefty contract: 'There's no better time than now' | - "I suppose contracts like [Edwin] Encarnacion are not in our DNA either," Dolan said, "but, it was the right time for us and we felt it was the right time to reach."

Indians manager Terry Francona, Mike Chernoff open up about what team culture really means | - What Francona won't trade is what Chernoff calls a "collaborative culture" in the Indians organization. He credits his manager for being a catalyst in creating that environment, for maintaining a "deep caring for people and direct communication with players."

The demise of the 'workhorse' starting pitcher and the rise of the super bullpen - - Starting pitcher workloads are on the decline for a number of reasons

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