So, Edwin Encarnacion for Mike Napoli, huh? Pretty good swap, Indians.It wasn't an actual trade, of course, but rather a free-agent upgrade by the defending American League champions. Encarnacion will replace Napoli as the team's right-handed-hitting slugger at first base and DH, and for the reasonable price (by modern baseball standards) of $60 million guaranteed, give or take, over three years. That includes a fourth-year option reportedly worth $25 million. MORE: Tracking the free-agent marketThe Blue Jays offered a similar deal at the beginning of the offseason, but talks broke down and Toronto moved on to other options, beginning with free agent Kendrys

Morales. Enter the Tribe, which landed a player who has posted a .912 OPS (146 OPS+) and 193 home runs over the past five seasons. Encarnacion, who will turn 34 in January, launched 42 for the Blue Jays in 2016, tying a career high. That power potential will help maintain an offense that finished second in the American League in runs in 2016, despite being just 10th in home runs.The Indians' infield alignment, already one of the most potent in the majors, just became more dangerous: Encarnacion or Carlos Santana at first; Jason Kipnis at second; Francisco Lindor at short; and Jose Ramirez at third. Santana, Kipnis, Lindor and Ramirez all were above 100 in OPS+ last season. That production can help cover for any deficiencies in the outfield and at catcher.Now that Encarnacion has reset the market for right-handed power (he'll make a little more than half what the Mets paid Yoenis Cespedes over four years), expect other free agents in his group — Napoli, Jose Bautista and Mark Trumbo in particular — to quickly fall in line.Don't expect those three to do better, though. The Indians just bought the best piece of that collection.

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