Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal
Bourn can earn $60M max. #Indians will lose competitive-balance pick, approximately No. 71 overall. They forfeited 2nd-rounder for Swish.
Not sure if that goes to ATL or if it just disappears.
It disapperas. Atlanta gets a compensation round draft pick.
Angels gave up their 1st rounder for Hamilton. Rangers however didnt get Angels pick (around 20 overall). That pick is simply lost. Rangers will instead pick at the end of the 1st round after all the other teams have picked. So in reality in 5 teams give up 5 picks for signing free agents, 1st round affectively becomes a 25-pick round.
or they move swisher to first and lose some of his defensive value playing him there.
stubbs's's entire value is on defense. i can't see them trading for him and then having him as a 4th outfielder. and certainly not as a dh. a .312 career obp? .277 last year?! he's a d something but h isn't it.
or do they move him to the mets? he's better than anything the mets have anywhere in their outfield.
i think it's a decent move by the indians. bourn is a really, really, really good defensive player. they're at least trying to prop up their ****** rotation and not losing much w/r/t futures. they lost their second round pick signing swisher and the competitive balance pick signing bourn. it's only going to cost them money to finish behind the tigers this year.
It seems to me that Indians badly needs some left handed relievers. Or they just gonna use Hagadone and Barnes all the way? David Huff is another option just because he's not a starting material anymore. Edit: They invite Rich Hill at the camp.