Makes perfect sense for the Indians to secure Carlos Santana for the next five years. Just like the deal for Asdrubal Cabrera.
The real question is: Are these guys cornerstones to a franchise? I am still not sold on either in that capacity. Good ballplayers, the kind you need to be successful, but I still don't see a player who scares the other team or who sells tickets.
Sheldon Ocker has said the Indians are trying to secure Shin-Soo Choo, too, but his agent, Scott Boras, is not known for having his players give away leverage in any deal. And I don't think he fits as a cornerstone player either.
I think the Indians are making good first steps, but don't be surprised that Santana or Cabrera are parts of future trades that GM Chris Antonetti uses to find cornerstone players.
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