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The Tigers are rebuilding and shopping their young pitchers

Morning news and notes for Monday, December 4, 2017

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Tribe News

How the Indians avoided a free agent disaster |

Terry Pluto reminds of us of the many good moves the Tribe has made recently in regards to locking up our young stars. From Pluto:


The Indians don't have to worry about that because their two-time Cy Young Award winner signed a five-year, $38 million extension before the 2015 season.

Suppose that hadn't happened. Suppose the Indians were heading into this season knowing Kluber could leave via free agency a year from now. Imagine the gnashing of teeth and angst that would grip the fan base ... and the front office. Do you keep him and risk a huge loss ... or do you trade him?

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