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Fantasy Update

Dec 4, 2016
Rotoworld
MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that the Indians have shown interest in a broad range of first basemen, including Mike Napoli, Mitch Moreland, Adam Lind and Chris Carter.
Plain Dealer 21 hours ago
Who would be perfect match for Cleveland Indians --- Mike Napoli or Edwin Encarnacion?

Who would be perfect match for Cleveland Indians --- Mike Napoli or Edwin Encarnacion?

The Indians need a hitter for the middle of the lineup. Free agents Mike Napoli and Edwin Encarnacion meet the requirements, but will they get the job?
Rotoworld Dec 4, 2016

Indians casting wide net in search for 1B - Adam Lind (1B) Seattle Mariners

MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that the Indians have shown interest in a broad range of first basemen, including Mike Napoli, Mitch Moreland, Adam Lind and Chris Carter.
Fenway Nation Dec 2, 2016
POLL: Readers Remain Sharply Divided On Napoli/Beltran

POLL: Readers Remain Sharply Divided On Napoli/Beltran

Further voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that readers are still just as divided as they were earlier on the relative value of Mike Napoli and Carlos Beltran as the new Red Sox DH. As the chart shows, the percentages are identical to earlier readings—with 41% siding with Napoli and 39% favoring Beltran. And, again, one voter in five (20%) thinks both options are inadequate for the new DH job. If you haven't yet, you can still vote in the poll HERE.
Newark Star-Ledger Dec 2, 2016
4 reasons Mike Napoli is Yankees' best DH option in free agency

4 reasons Mike Napoli is Yankees' best DH option in free agency

The Yankees seem likely to add a designated hitter. Here's why Mike Napoli makes sense.
Fenway Nation Dec 1, 2016
Red Sox Showing Strong Interest In Old Pal Mike Napoli

Red Sox Showing Strong Interest In Old Pal Mike Napoli

()Now that Major League Baseball has a new Collective Bargaining Agreement in place (sort of), there is no longer any excuse for inaction on the part of Dave Dombrowski. While he has already whiffed on the Edwin Encarnación sweepstakes, multiple reports suggest he's hot for old buddy Mike Napoli. Nap had one of his best seasons in 2016—helping The Tribe get to Game Seven of the World Series. As we all recall, he was one of the most popular of the 'Bearded Wonders' who delivered us a World Championship in 2013. Most pundits surmise that Napoli could be slotted in at his old first base...
The Republican Nov 30, 2016

Boston Red Sox rumors: Could Mike Napoli return to Boston as David Ortiz's replacement?

Mike Napoli represents a short-term solution as opposed to Edwin Encarnacion who likely will receive a four- or five-year contract and may sign within the week.

Twins' new leaders intend to pursue experienced players for clubhouse

Derek Falvey and Thad Levine cited veteran leadership as a trait that helped their previous teams succeed. Mike Napoli and Rajai Davis are examples from pennant-winning Cleveland.

Indians opt to not extend qualifying offer to Mike Napoli, other free agents

The Indians on Monday opted not to extend a qualifying offer to Mike Napoli or any of their three free agents ahead of the 5 p.m. deadline to do so. Napoli was the only genuine candidate to receive a qualifying offer by the Indians. Outfielders Rajai Davis and Coco Crisp also did not receive an offer. Teams can extend their impending free agents a qualifying offer that represents a one-year contract and is valued by the average of the top 125 salaries in baseball from the previous season. This offseason, that number is $17.2 million. If players accept the qualifying offer, then they...
Plain Dealer Nov 7, 2016

Do you agree with the Cleveland Indians' decision not to extend qualifying offers to Mike Napoli and Rajai Davis? (poll)

Fans can vote in a poll asking whether they agree with the Cleveland Indians not offering Mike Napoli and Rajai Davis qualifying offers.
Rotoworld Nov 7, 2016

Indians will not make QO to FA Mike Napoli - Mike Napoli (1B) Cleveland Indians

Mike Napoli will not get a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer from the Indians.

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