Has to be tough for Drew to see someone with Bourn's skillset get such a contract like this...especially when it's moving him down the depth chart.
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Indians To Sign Michael Bourn
Bourn is the second four-year deal that the Indians have given out this offseason, as the team also agreed to a four-year, $56MM contract with Nick Swisher in early January. Cleveland forfeited its second-round pick in order to sign Swisher, and the Bourn signing will cost them their competitive-balance pick, which would have been No. 69 overall according to Baseball America's Jim Callis (on Twitter). Bourn's former team, the Braves, will now receive the No. 31 pick in this year's draft as compensation for their loss, Callis adds.
Haha. Even the Indians are convinced Stubbs sucks. (And they are right.)
Not sure about all the plans on this thread as to how the Indians now will use Stubbs.
Stubbs is very likely to be moved by the Tribe IMO. Guy hit .213, his main value is as a defender in CF, don't see them paying him almost three million now that they have signed Bourn long term. Already seen internet rumors going both ways on this, but I'd guess Tribe will shop Stubbs.
If I were a Stubbs fan looking forward to seeing him at Goodyear, I'd go early in the spring.
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I would like him as a fifth outfielder, backup CF for the Reds. A good bat against lefties, and a very good glove in CF. Not sure what the Tribe would want for him, though.
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That news is really gonna pee off my buddy who is an ATL fan. LOL
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I think Stubbs will be dealt. probably here...
they need all the help they can get.
This morning's Baseball Prospectus speculates that the Indians may now look into flipping Stubbs to the Mets, who were the runners-up in the Bourne derby. The Mets' current CF, Kirk N*****, (I'm not going to attempt to spell it), bats lefty, so Drew might make an appealing platoon partner.
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I would think the Brantley and Stubbs would make an excellent platoon in LF.
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