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Second half kicks off with a new cast

Morning news and notes for Friday, July 20, 2018.

89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Happy Friday, everyone! Slow news day, eh?

Tribe news

Blockbuster trade ‘definitely a boost’ to club | MLB

It’s easy to get lost in the perspective of a fan around the trade deadline, so I’m always fascinated by how players react to big trades such as the trade the Cleveland Indians made yesterday. It seems that the players on the Indians are really excited to see a front office pulling out the stops and taking a chance on them winning it all. Let’s go.

Jose Ramirez has a very important question for new teammate Brad Hand | MLB

If there is ever another rain delay in Cleveland (what are the odds of that happening), there needs to be a Twitch stream of the Cleveland Indians playing Mario Kart.

J-Ram racking up bases at breathtaking pace | MLB

When Jose Ramirez isn’t besting his teammates at Mario Kart, he’s making his way towards a milestone that hasn’t been done since 2001.

Cleveland Indians get Brad Hand, Adam Cimber for Francisco Mejia: Social Media reaction |

When things happen, people will rush to Twitter to react. It seems that the majority of folks are excited and happy with the trade executed by the Cleveland FO yesterday.

In Francisco Mejia and Francisco Lindor, Indians maximized prospects both ways: Doug Lesmerises |

With Cody Allen and Andrew Miller both likely gone at the end of this season, the Mejia trade helps the Indians this season as well as in future seasons.

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