Tribe signs Peralta to long term deal

Jhonny Peralta gets a 5-year, $13 million deal as Mark Shapiro and the Dolans continue to lock up their core players.

“They have to have a combination of talent and personality,” Shapiro said. “You want someone who is dependable. You want someone whose primary motivation is not money and fame, but for using their skills to get better.

Shapiro will now turn his attention to Cliff Lee and Grady Sizemore. Fans might not like the failures by the Dolans to land big free agents, but with the leadership of Mark Shapiro they are building this team for the long haul.

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