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Hot Stove Notebook: Dominoes Start To Fall and a First Base Discussion

MLB Winter Meetings are starting up and there are tons of rumors about the Cleveland Indians floating around from Jason Kipnis trade talks to Matt Adams and even some Carlos Santana reports.

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The Carlos Santana saga continues

Is Carlos Santana “mostly dead” to the Cleveland Indians? Is Terry Francona faultless because of his regular season winning, and near World Series championship? WFNY’s Jim Pete and Mike Hattery do what they do best, skirt the edges of what folks want to talk about regarding the Indians, and get to the real meat and potatoes of the Tribe’s hot stove season.

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Tribe outfield thoughts over the hot stove: While We’re Waiting

The Cleveland Indians have a whole bunch of questions in their 2018 outfield, but the Tribe might just stand pat. Here is a list of their most probable possibilities.

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Carlos Santana’s salary fits: While We’re Waiting

The Cleveland Indians financial plans likely include Carlos Santana’s potential 2018 salary, regardless of how the market plays out. The only questions remaining are whether or not he wants to come back, and whether or not the Indians want a five-year deal.

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2018 season MLB Hot Stove: Indians Trade Value Column

The Cleveland Indians trade value list is not a pure ranking based on ability but rather balancing skill, contract value, age, and expected value generation in the multi-year context.

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The Tito Boyzz and a Bizarre Offseason

Double the Z, double the Flava. Tito Boyzz might bring about an earlier close to the contention window than necessary for the current era of the Cleveland Indians.

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Jimmy Haslam, Michael Brantley and the band Mansions: While We’re Waiting

It’s probably not a coincidence that Jimmy Haslam sold his family’s business just a few weeks prior to former employees going on trial for a fraud scheme.

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On Trading Jason Kipnis

The 2018 Cleveland Indians are set to pay Jason Kipnis some substantial money, but no one knows where he fits on the baseball diamond. Can he regain his previous batting prowess and make Tribe fans not care where we need to shoehorn him in or should he be traded?

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Bullet-point items from around sports: While We’re Waiting

Ezekial Elliott’s suspension, Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case, Papa John’s statement, NFL injuries, Michael Brantley, Josh Tomlin, and the Houston Astros all make appearances today.

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The Risk Heavy Decision to Pick up Michael Brantley’s Option

The Cleveland Indians opted in on Michael Brantley’s contract. It could pay off for the Tribe, but there are a bunch of risk items to evaluate with it.

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MLB Hot Stove: Indians opt-in Michael Brantley and Josh Tomlin

The Cleveland Indians officially exercise the 2018 options for both Michael Brantley and Josh Tomlin.

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Indians offseason, death by a thousand cuts: While We’re Waiting

The Cleveland Indians have made some missteps and there are many worries about others that might be coming.

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Saying goodbye to Dr. Smooth?

Michael Brantley has been part of the Cleveland Indians organization since CC Sabathia was sent to the Milwaukee Brewers. After nine seasons, is it time to say good-bye?

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Who might not be back with the Indians: While We’re Waiting

The Cleveland Indians have many decisions to make with their roster in the upcoming offseason. For the first time in a generation, prominent corps players might leave the team via free agency.

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The Cleveland Indians choked

The Cleveland Indians followed up a World Series appearance with an early exit. There’s only one thing you can call it.

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The Cleveland Indians Versus Luis Severino

In 2017, Luis Severino made the leap from two-pitch, potential elite reliever type to top of the line, borderline Cy Young Contender. Despite the usual home run per fly ball issues that exist for a pitcher who calls Yankee Stadium home, Severino succeeded in adequately commanding and managing contact. Indeed, before Severino’s public meltdown in

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Cleveland Indians Versus Masahiro Tanaka

The Cleveland Indians look to sweep the Yankees. The Yankees are counting on Masahiro Tanaka to stop that from happening.

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Why you need to watch the last four Indians games

Battle for the fourth starter, standings watch, and rehabilitation from injuries are among the reasons to watch the Cleveland Indians final four regular season games.

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Optimizing the Indians ALDS Roster

Now that the magic number for the Cleveland Indians is down to four with 16 games to play, Mike Hattery takes a look at how the ALDS roster might shake out.

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How much will Michael Brantley play in the playoffs?

Mike Hattery joined Craig Lyndall and Josh Poloha for some Cleveland Indians playoff talk. Most notably, how much will Michael Brantley get to play in the playoffs with the various options in the Indians’ outfield?

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