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Cleveland’s MLB team will no longer be using the “Indians” nickname

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A big change in Cleveland is on the verge of being announced.

Cleveland’s MLB franchise confirms they will officially be changing the ‘Indians’ nickname. They will still keep their uniforms and mascot for 2021, but will change them prior to the 2022 season. No word yet on their new nickname.

Cleveland had been known as the Indians since 1915, which was 14 years after they were founded. But in recent years, the nickname has come under attack for being ‘racially insensitive’ to the Native American population.

Prior to this, the team agreed to remove the ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo from their uniforms. But once the NFL’s Washington Redskins changed their name to Washington Football Team in the summer, it appeared that it was only a matter of time before Cleveland made a change to their nickname. This statement the MLB released in July all but confirmed the inevitable.

“Major League Baseball is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the game,” said MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

“Over the past year, we encouraged dialogue with the Indians organization about the club’s use of the Chief Wahoo logo. During our constructive conversations, [owner] Paul Dolan made clear that there are fans who have a longstanding attachment to the logo and its place in the history of the team.”

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Yankees finalizing six-year deal with DJ LeMahieu

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It appears that star infielder DJ LeMahieu is heading back to New York.

The New York Yankees have reportedly re-signed their second baseman to a six-year, $90 million contract extension.

The 32-year old was reportedly offered a four-year, $60 million contract from the Los Angeles Dodgers, and a four-year, $78 million contract from the Toronto Blue Jays, but always preferred to stay in New York and ended up using other teams as leverages to drive up his contract with the Yankees.

LeMahieu posted an MLB-best .364 batting average, 1.011 OPS, 10 homers and 27 RBI in 50 games this past season.

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Blue Jays sign president/CEO Mark Shapiro to five-year extension

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It appears Rogers is happy with the direction of the Toronto Blue Jays, and is rewarding their president/CEO with a fat new contract.

The team’s ownership group announced Wednesday that they have signed Mark Shapiro to a five-year extension.

“Mark’s leadership and commitment to excellence over the last five years have been critical to the team’s growth and development,” said Rogers in a statement.

“We’re extremely pleased that Mark will continue to lead the Toronto Blue Jays and build on the team’s progress as we work towards our goal of bringing a World Series championship back to Canada.”

Shapiro has been with the organization since August 2015. During his tenure in Toronto, the club has qualified for the postseason three times (2015, 2016, 2020), and developed one of the best farm systems in baseball.

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Mets acquire Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco in blockbuster trade

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Hear that? That’s the sound of every Blue Jays fan’s heart breaking. The star they were hoping to acquire in trade is now heading to the Big Apple.

According to reports, the Cleveland Indians are shipping superstar shortstop Francisco Lindor and starter Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets in exchange for various prospects, which includes 22-year old rookie shortstop Andres Gimenez, pitching prospect Ryan Wolf, and minor league outfielder Isaiah Greene.

The deal is expected to be finalized today along with the complete list of players heading back to Cleveland.

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