Pots atop the Hot Stove have been boiling furiously over the past few days. Jason Bay signed with the Mets. Adrian Beltre signed with the Red Sox. Matt Holliday is nearing a contract with the Cardinals. The marketÆs best offerings are suddenly disappearing. Lost in all this was the news about the Cleveland Indians. After three months of ranking among the most stagnant teams in baseball, the Tribe has quietly signed two free agents in 24 hours. The first, Shelley Duncan, has spent the last few years as an effective Quad-A player with the Yankees, racking up 30 home runs at Triple-A last season. He took baseball by storm when he was first called up in 2007 by smacking seven homers in just 74 at-bats; he has one homer and a .514 OPS in the 72 big-league at-bats heÆs received since. The seco ...
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