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Offline Tribe Time

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Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Topic Start: February 11, 2013, 08:53:22 PM »
Welcome to the Cleveland Indians  Michael Bourn!!! =D.

An Outfield of Brantley, Bourn, and Swisher?   NOT BAD!  =D

Michael Bourn Highlights 2012

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #1: February 11, 2013, 08:54:16 PM »
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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #2: February 11, 2013, 08:59:37 PM »
Maybe Chris Perez will quit nagging now.

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #3: February 11, 2013, 09:01:09 PM »
I don't understand why post Indians stuff in the Nationals Fan Forum.

Welcome to the Cleveland Indians  Michael Bourn!!! =D.

An Outfield of Brantley, Bourn, and Swisher?   NOT BAD!  =D

Michael Bourn Highlights 2012

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #4: February 11, 2013, 09:04:17 PM »
Considering this was posted in the "out of town scoreboard," where there is more than just Indians talk on here - and where it is designated to talk about things outside of the nats considering it's called "OUT OF TOWN Scoreboard", your complaint holds no validity.

I've said before I like the Nats as well (yet the Tribe are my main team), and it's funny how you and a few other posters feel the need to try and criticize the Tribe at every turn you get.  I don't rip the Nats though...

Hmm...


Just sayin'...

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #5: February 11, 2013, 09:05:50 PM »
Good job by the Tribe to get Bourn on the cheap!

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« Reply #6: February 11, 2013, 09:06:05 PM »
Good for Bourn.  Didn't look like he would get much of anything given how the market was developing.

Also probably a good deal for the Indians.  $12 mil a year for Bourn is a relative bargain.  They should sign Lohse as well. 

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #7: February 11, 2013, 09:08:58 PM »
Good for Bourn.  Didn't look like he would get much of anything given how the market was developing.

Also probably a good deal for the Indians.  $12 mil a year for Bourn is a relative bargain.  They should sign Lohse as well.

Completely agree. I'd love to see that.

The Rotation would then be:

A) Masterson
2) Lohse
3) Jimenez
4) Myers
5) Bauer

(Long relief could be Matsusaka)

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #8: February 11, 2013, 09:11:53 PM »
Bourn, Stubbs, Brantley should be a pretty athletic OF.

Swisher and Reynolds will likely switch from DH to 1B, with Reynolds playing some 3B as well.

Could be a fun season if they get the starting pitching under control.

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #9: February 11, 2013, 09:13:29 PM »
scott boras, you son of a nag

/andy dwyer

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #10: February 11, 2013, 09:29:39 PM »
The Indians are like last year's Orioles.  Grabbing whoever they can to add to their young guys!

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #11: February 11, 2013, 09:36:18 PM »
I dont think the O's signed anyone like Bourn or Swisher. 

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #12: February 11, 2013, 09:42:07 PM »
The O's went dumpster diving with great success last year. The Indians have been shelling out the dollars to legit big names this year.

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #13: February 11, 2013, 09:44:12 PM »
This means that the Braves get the Indians second round pick, right?

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #14: February 11, 2013, 10:07:55 PM »
No.  The Braves receive our 3rd.

The Yankees get the 2nd for Swisher.

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #15: February 11, 2013, 11:21:15 PM »
#metsfail

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #16: February 11, 2013, 11:54:10 PM »
The INDIANS?

For only four years???


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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #17: February 12, 2013, 12:04:56 AM »
And the Barves get screwed over because they only get Cleveland's third round pick. Cool.

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« Reply #18: February 12, 2013, 06:16:26 AM »
And the Barves get screwed over because they only get Cleveland's third round pick. Cool.

No. The pick is the same regardless of what is given up. They are no longer tied together.


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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #19: February 12, 2013, 07:57:03 AM »
At least he's out of our division now and won't be batting lead-off for our prime division rival this season.

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #20: February 12, 2013, 08:49:00 AM »
No. The pick is the same regardless of what is given up. They are no longer tied together.


Ah, yes. Atlanta still gets a sammich round pick. I forgot about that new part of the CBA.

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #21: February 12, 2013, 09:01:38 AM »
Gotta be asked. Assuming we could have gotten Bourn on a 3 year deal, which I think we could have, would the Nats be better off than trading for Span? I don't think Bourn will lose a whole lot in the next two years and he's just as good, if not better, than Span. Plus, we'd still have Alex Meyer.

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« Reply #22: February 12, 2013, 09:18:56 AM »
The cost savings of going with Span might have resulted in adding Soriano.  Or maybe they wouldn't have had enough money to sign Haren and they would have gone with a cheaper option had they signed Bourn for $12 or $14 mil a year.

We're probably better off with Span, even though I think Bourn is a better player than Span.

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #23: February 12, 2013, 09:20:54 AM »
Also - I think the Barves would have been better off brining Bourn back and keeping Prado and then signing another corner outfielder.  Bourn/Prado/Swisher(?) is better than Upton/Upton/no proven thirdbaseman.

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Re: Michael Bourn signs with Cleveland!!! =D
« Reply #24: February 12, 2013, 09:39:50 AM »
The cost savings of going with Span might have resulted in adding Soriano.  Or maybe they wouldn't have had enough money to sign Haren and they would have gone with a cheaper option had they signed Bourn for $12 or $14 mil a year.

We're probably better off with Span, even though I think Bourn is a better player than Span.

Doubtful about money. It was time to spend.