Originally Posted by traderumor
That is why the Swisher deal makes no sense to me. But then I think they showed what they thought of Choo since they gave his money to someone else who is likely to not produce at the level Choo would for similar dollars.
The Indians have enough talent to rebuild while being presentable. I guess I don't see a complete need to totally go with rookies while rebuilding. Also, isn't there a new rule that says if you spend below a certain threshold, you lose revenue sharing (not sure when that rule takes place).
I'm guessing they hope they will be relevant before Swisher's deal expires.
I think if Choo was willing to sign for Swisher money, they would've extended him. Isn't the rumor that Choo wants 20 million/year or something outrageous like that.. Or perhaps Choo was going to test the market no matter what the Indians offered.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!