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Francisco Lindor reportedly turned down $100 million before the season

Morning news & notes for Friday, April 21, 2017

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Funny how all it takes is a “sweep” of the Twins for all to seem right in the world again. The Indians are a (tied for) first place team again! Next, the Tribe marches into Guaranteed Rate Field™ to take on the White Sox. In the meantime, here’s what’s happening in Tribeland and beyond.

Indians 6, Twins 2

Despite a wonky inning that saw him balk in a run, Trevor Bauer had a pretty solid outing. Tribe bats feasted on the Minnesota ‘pen after being stifled by Twins starter Ervin Santana.

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Why MLB’s best young stars will strike it wildly rich in ‘resetting of the market’ | Fox Sports

This isn’t technically a Tribe article, but the first paragraph is a doozy. Apparently, the Indians offered Francisco Lindor around $100 million before the season and Lindor turned it down. It’s not super surprising, but it’s a bit of a wake up call and reminder that we should enjoy every second of Frankie’s Tribe career while we can.

How the Indians benefitted (off the field) from reaching the World Series |

It’s not just filling seats and having more money to sign free agents - there’s a whole list of ways the Tribe’s business improved based on their deep playoff run.

Manning and Underwood sharing bad information, again | It’s Pronounced ‘Lajaway’

I may be LGT’s resident Matt Underwood apologist, but this... this is pretty dumb. I still maintain that Underwood, despite not being the most knowledgeable, is at least interested and eager to learn. I put most of the blame on Manning for talking down to/over Underwood any time Underwood brings up something more complex than RBI.

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