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Thread: Sorry, Uncle - Michael Bourn signs with Indians

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    Sorry, Uncle - Michael Bourn signs with Indians

    Uncle Drew loses his second chance, as Jon Heyman reports that the Tribe have signed Michael Bourn

    Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS
    Michael bourn agrees to #indians deal
    Indians should have a pretty good lineup this year. Still not a fan of their pitching, but you never know. Should make for a fun Ohio Cup Series this year, and the Indians have always been my AL team.
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    Re: Sorry, Uncle

    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    Uncle Drew loses his second chance, as Jon Heyman reports that the Tribe have signed Michael Bourn



    Indians should have a pretty good lineup this year. Still not a fan of their pitching, but you never know. Should make for a fun Ohio Cup Series this year, and the Indians have always been my AL team.
    4 yrs - $48 M with a 5th year if he gets 550 AB in the final year -- or so says MLBTradeRumors.....
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    Re: Sorry, Uncle

    Stubbs to RF and Swisher to DH?
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    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: Sorry, Uncle

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Stubbs to RF and Swisher to DH?
    Stubbs will be on the bench by, hmmmm, mid-May. Or he'll be an April fast start folk hero and last through June.
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    Michael Bourn to the Indians

    Per MLB's Facebook page.

    Link to follow once I have one

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    Re: Michael Bourn to the Indians

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/ey...l-with-indians

    Michael Bourn agrees to four-year, $48M deal with Indians


    Free agent center fielder Michael Bourn has agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the Cleveland Indians, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Heyman also reports there's a vesting option for a fifth year worth $12 million if Bourn reaches 550 plate appearances in 2016.

    The Indians pick fifth in the 2013 MLB draft, so their first-rounder is protected and they'll only lose a second-round pick for signing Bourn. If a team outside the top 10 in the draft signed Bourn, it would have lost its first-round selection. So this is a relative coup for the Indians.

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    Re: Sorry, Uncle

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    Stubbs will be on the bench by, hmmmm, mid-May. Or he'll be an April fast start folk hero and last through June.
    He should only play against LHP, but looking at that Roster, he still should be a starter.

    I've heard some optimism about the Indians. I don't see it. I think 70 to 75 wins tops.
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    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: Sorry, Uncle

    I think the Indians might be fun to watch at times, but I still don't think they're very good. Too many of their moves have been underwhelming. At least Bourn will be around long enough to help in the future.

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    Re: Sorry, Uncle

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Stubbs to RF and Swisher to DH?
    Maybe Swisher to 1B? Unless they have one I'm forgetting.
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    Re: Sorry, Uncle

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    Maybe Swisher to 1B? Unless they have one I'm forgetting.
    I think the plan was Mark Reynolds at 1B and Chisenhall at 3B.
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    Re: Michael Bourn to the Indians

    Sucks for Stubbs

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    Re: Sorry, Uncle

    Ken Rosenthal
    Bourn will lead off for the Indians and play center field. Swisher will be in right and Michael Brantley in left, leaving Drew Stubbs as a likely fourth outfielder.

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    Re: Michael Bourn to the Indians

    Stubbs could still play a lot (if he produces) as Swisher can play 1B and Reynolds can DH.

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    Re: Michael Bourn to the Indians

    That's going to be a good defensive outfield...

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    Re: Sorry, Uncle

    Pretty reasonable contract for the Tribe.


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