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Manny Machado traded to the Dodgers for five prospects

Morning News and Notes for Thursday, July 19, 2018

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The starter has fired the pistol, and with the trade of Manny Machado to the Dodgers for five prospects, the runners are off for the trade deadline

Indians News

Indians target bullpen help for postseason run | - The Indians look like buyers at the deadline.

Five facts about America's sweetheart, Francisco Lindor | - With video highlights

Jose Ramirez: Cleveland Indians All-Star is even better than you think - Terry Pluto | - He learned two positions at the big-league level. He never complained. He just worked hard and made the most of his chances.

Cleveland Indians' Chris Antonetti would rather buy long term than rent when it comes to trades | - Chris Antonetti's trade history says that if he's going to make a prospect-laden deal it's probably not going to be for a rental player.

Jim Ingraham: As good as the Indians are, they have flaws that can't be ignored - Chronicle-Telegram — Your 2018 Cleveland Indians in a nutshell: What’s really good is spectacular. What’s really bad is atrocious.

José Ramírez and Francisco Lindor’s Quest for MLB’s Top Teammate Tandem - The Ringer - Individually, the Cleveland infielders are chasing Mike Trout. Together, they’re on a historic WAR pace for position-player teammates, hot on the heels of the GOAT Yankees duo of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Indians’ playoff window closing, so trade for bullpen help now | Jeff Schudel - -The Indians’ biggest weakness is obvious, but not easy to fix. Their bullpen ERA of 5.29 is the second-worst in baseball. Only the Royals (the Indians are 7-2 vs. Kansas City) are worse at 5.45. The Indians had the best bullpen in 2017 with a 2.89 ERA,

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