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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

$32,000: Price paid by a fan on StubHub today for 4 seats in the front row by the Cubs visitors dugout for Game 2 in Cleveland.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Maddon told me today that the Cubs will make a decision on their 25th player in the morning. It is expected that Kyle Schwarber will be added to the roster. Maddon said they will discuss whether they should take a pitcher or position player off the roster. If it's a pitcher it could be Rob Zastryzny or if position player could be Jorge Soler.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Jason McLeod Cubs VP said the reports from Arizona Fall League was that Kyle Schwarber hit 3 balls hard today including a double. He is on a plane heading to Cleveland now.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Terry Francona told me in his office today that his game 4 starter could be Kluber depending on his usage in Game 1 and how he feels. Otherwise, it could be Danny Salazar or Ryan Merritt he's undecided at this point.

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Game 1 of the 2016 World Series is less than 24 hours away.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

An idea under strong consideration by the Indians: Kluber starting in Games 1, 4 and 7. Old School.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State coach Mike Leach has weighed in on who he will be cheering for in the World Series (the Indians) and why (Cubs fans bother him). Summed up, Leach thinks there are too many Cubs and doesn't like when the team is referred to as "My Cubbies." "Every yuppie with a BMW or with some special attachment to his computer or some designer set of jeans or something like that is a Cubs fans and refers to them as ‘My Cubbies,'" Leach said. "And I think there are too many out-of-the-woodwork people that like them that like them because they like the uniforms. Don't know the first thing about baseball. Probably have never even attended a Cubs games."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Trevor Bauer about to test his cut pinky.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

How will the Indians use Danny Salazar? "We are going to have him available for whatever we need him for," pitching coach Mickey Callaway said. "If it is Game 4 and we need a starter, he can pitch. He can probably go four innings and 60 pitches, if we need him to."

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

One thing you'll hear about heading into Game 1 is whether the five days off will hurt the Indians. It's true that there have been a few teams in the past 10 years who didn't fare well after a long layoff (like the 2012 Tigers, who got swept), but if you go back to 1995 the team with the longer layoff has won 11 of 21 World Series. If the Indians lose it won't be because they had three more days off than the Cubs.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Red-hot Indians reliever Andrew Miller talks about going against several former teammates who are now with the Cubs.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Indians outfield Rajai Davis talking about disrupting Jon Lester and the rest of the Cubs pitching staff with the running game, and doing it more successfully than the Dodgers were able to do it in the NLCS.


Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Terry Francona just told us that Danny Salazar will be on their WS roster and Cody Anderson will be off.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Corey Kluber at the mic in the interview room at Progressive Field

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Clayton Kershaw was heathy for his start Saturday. Kershaw still needs to go through his exit physical but "no news is expected," Friedman said. Back surgery is not anticipated.