May 24, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana (41) during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE
At the end of the story, Hoynes mentions the Indians have signed their third round pick Kieran Lovegrove. They agree to pay Lovegrove $400k, a little under the slot of $432,700. So they've saved $372,400 from their first three picks that they can use to entice some of the lower picks (including Dylan Baker and D'Vone McClure) to forego college opportunities to sign with the Indians.
Paul looks at the power outage in the Tribe lineup, and particularly the outage from Carlos Santana. It's gotten to the point where given the choice, Manny Acta is going with Casey Kotchman at first when Lou Marson is catching the weekend day game.
Last season, Duncan was a pleasant surprise, especially in the last couple months of the season. This year, he started slowly, lost playing time to Johnny Damon, and hasn't taken advantage of the few times he's been in the lineup.