#5. Justin Masterson and Jason Kipnis sign multi-year extensions
Both Justin Masterson and Jason Kipnis have been in the news lately thanks to the state of their current contracts. Masterson is possibly heading to arbitration and then free agency. Kipnis on the other hand is still a year away from arbitration, but is likely headed for a monster pay day. Both of these issues have raised the question of will they or won’t they in terms of long-term contract extensions. If the Indians announced tomorrow that both players have agreed to long-term deals, fan excitement would erupt. It would signal a commitment to keeping things going while showing a willingness to spend in order to keep their top players in a Cleveland Indians uniform no matter what it takes. Yes, you can argue the merits of offering multiple years and dump trucks worth of guaranteed money to any player, but for both Masterson and Kipnis the move would be applauded by most.