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Indians financial situation meant little chance of keeping Carlos Santana and Jay Bruce

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Morning news and notes for Monday, January 15, 2018

MLB: ALDS-New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to a great week!

Tribe News

Indians not lost losing Jay Bruce | Cleveland.com

A look into the Tribe’s financial picture and losing Carlos Santana and Jay Bruce. From Terry Pluto:

The Indians will never admit it, but the quick exit from the playoffs has had an impact on this season’s payroll. Blowing the 2-0 lead against the New York Yankees in the best-of-five American League Division Series meant the season ended on a downer.

That has hurt off-season ticket sales. The Indians are ahead of a year ago, but it’s not the tidal wave of enthusiasm that could have come from a deep playoff run.

Francisco Lindor ranked as MLB’s top shortstop | MLB.com

Tons of young talent at SS and Lindor is as good as any.

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