Here's the Plain Dealer's report:
What I want to add is:
My wish for the Tribe is to be able to pull every bit of talent out of every player as well as they have pulled the talent out of Casey Blake.
Like his RISP numbers or not, you've got to admit that Blake has been a workhorse for the Tribe these past five years, a solid player and a good teammate. He has certainly helped form the gritty complexion of this team and I assume that's what's he's cashing in on with this, his largest contract.