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Morning News and Notes for Saturday, January 20, 2018

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TribeFest is today at the Huntington Convention Center. Feel free to post pictures or any news here or on a fanpost if you are going. The media had access to the team yesterday at Progressive Field, so there is, for once in the offseason, plenty of Indians news.

If you are going, here are some things you might need to know.

If you get a chance to ask a question of the front office, you might start with this:

Indians match up well for Manny Machado deal - The Indians and Orioles were in contact last month regarding a possible Machado trade, although sources said Friday that the sides aren't actively discussing him now.

Other Indians News

10 questions Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona answered about the Tribe's offseason | cleveland.com - Terry Francona talked about Michael Brantley, Yonder Alonso, Bradley Zimmer and Francisco Mejia among other topics during a media session Friday.

Five keys for Indians' continued success - Castrovince explores what it will take for the Indians to continue their success.

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has me ready for season -- Terry Pluto | cleveland.com - "I don't think anybody should be pessimistic right now," he said. "My goodness, we have the best record in the American League in the last five years. This has been a good run of baseball, and I don't see it going anywhere."

wkyc.com | Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis addresses report he was nearly traded to New York Mets - "Guys get traded all the time," Kipnis said. "They know I love playing here and I want to stay here, but I understand the business side of it. Stuff like that is usually out of the players' control and our job is to only take care of what we can take care of."

Jason Kipnis will carry a chip on his shoulder back to second base (or wherever Indians need him in 2018) | cleveland.com - And while nothing is set in stone, one thing is certain: Wherever Kipnis plays this season, he will be out to prove himself.

Indians keep focus on winning World Series - "You can focus on what we've lost all you want," Bauer said. "But, no one seems to be focusing on what we're bringing back, which is the best pitching staff in the big leagues last year."

Cleveland Indians' Andrew Miller hopes to avoid 'ugly showdown' with MLB over pace of play - Indians match up well for Manny Machado deal
The Indians and Orioles were in contact last month regarding a possible Machado trade, although sources said Friday that the sides aren't actively discussing him now.

Indians' Yandy Diaz: Will not require surgery - CBSSports.com - Indians' Yandy Diaz: Will not require surgery for sports hernia suffered in November.

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