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Best Reason Not to Ditch Your Tribe Season Tickets 

Carlos Santana

Yes, the heroes of Tribe Yesteryear Part II — C.C., Victor Martinez, Cliff Lee, etc. — are all leading mightier teams to victory these days. But that doesn't mean there's no sun on the horizon — especially not when Carlos Santana is suiting up behind the plate every day. The kid has been the gem of the Tribe's minor leagues since Mark Shapiro fleeced the Los Angeles Dodgers to get him for the not-so-kingly fee of Casey Blake. Santana finally arrived in the bigs this year and immediately showed the hitting prowess that's had forlorn fans counting the innings until his call-up. He's here now, ain't going anywhere soon, and should help put thoughts of old Victor behind you sooner rather than later. Now if we could only forget José Mesa so easily...

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