Found February 13, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
The Indians made another big splash this offseason on Monday when they agreed to terms on a deal with free agent outfielder Michael Bourn. The IBI's Tony Lastoria breaks down the deal and takes a look at how Bourn will help the team, how the Indians will align themselves defensively, how their draft plans will be affected, what may be coming next, and lots more.

The Diff: Debunking myths about Michael Bourn

Last week’s edition of The Diff was a fun little side project on young NBA guards and high usage rates. It wasn’t exactly the biggest conversation-starter, however. So let’s change that with the hot topic du jour: Michael Bourn. It’s an exciting time to be an Indians fan. And we should cherish that. Not often in the last 10 years has there been so much fever about the Cleveland...

The Bourn saga continues

Earlier today, Nick Cafardo, national baseball writer for the Boston Globe, tweeted that the MLBPA will speak with major league baseball on behalf of the New York Mets regarding the Michael Bourn situation: #bbpBox_301000260812161025 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_301000260812161025 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } MLBPA executive counsel David Prouty said...

Indians rumors: Michael Bourn, Kyle Lohse on radar

While he doesn’t believe it’s likely to happen, Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealers believe the Cleveland Indians are “well positioned” to sign free agents Kyle Lohse or Michael Bourn. Even after their busy offseason, the Indians have the money to acquire Lohse or Bourn. Plus, the team’s first-round pick is protected and it doesn’t have a second-round selection...

Cleveland Indians mean business: reportedly sign Michael Bourn

The Cleveland Indians have signed the remaining big free agent name left on the market, reportedly agreeing to a four-year, $48 million deal with centerfielder Michael Bourn. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the deal has a vesting option for a fifth year at $12 million if Bourn reaches 550 plate appearances in 2016. The timing of the signing is noteworthy: Bourn had gone well...

Bourn Chooses Tribe Over Mets

Free agent outfielder Michael Bourn spurns the Mets for the Cleveland Indians According to multiple reports, free-agent OF Michael Bourn has agreed to a 4-year, $48 million deal (with the chance to make it 5-years, $60 million) with the Cleveland Indians.  He is the second high-priced outfield acquisition made by the Indians this off-season.  Earlier this winter, they signed free...

MTR Morning Throwdown Discussion Question Tune in Now!

New York Mets Question: Would you rather have Michael Bourn in your outfield this year, or save the money and be able to go after players like Jacoby Ellsbury and/ or Nelson Cruz? Listen 7-10am EST on and join our discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

While We’re Waiting… BOURN!

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at Fantastic read on Cavs guard Shaun Livingston’s NBA journey-  “Having somebody like that who has been in the league for as long as he has, he knows the game so well...

Tribe step back in time to gain foothold

The Cleveland Indians are going back to the future.   The Tribe announced the acquisition of three free agents earlier this week: outfielder Michael Bourn, first baseman Jason Giambi, and pitcher Daiseke Matsuzaka.   We’ll deal with Bourn in a moment.  Remember the other two?   Giambi is best remembered as the Oakland A’s  slugger [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Michael Bourn signs with Indians

 Ken Rosenthal of has reported that the unlikely Cleveland Indians have come to an agreement with All-Star outfielder Michael Bourn on a 4-year, 48-million dollar contract. Bourn must still pass a physical later this week for the contract to go into effect.  Incentives could add a fifth year at and additional $12 million dollars to the deal. Bourn had...

Alderson Says 5th Year Was Big Issue With Signing Bourn

Sandy Alderson told reporters that the 5th year option was the big issue with signing Michael Bourn, and also that indications changed whether or not they would keep the 11th pick after an arbitrator ruling. This according to Kevin Burkhardt. Original Post 2/12/2013 The long and dragged out pursuit is over, and the Mets came up empty. The Cleveland Indians have signed Michael Bourn...

Daily Notes: Crowdsourced vs. Actual Contract Values

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. Crowdsourced vs. Actual Contract Values 2. Table: Top-Five Remaining Crowdsourced Contracts 3. Potentially Irrelevant Video: Michael Bourn, Diving Catch Crowdsourced vs. Actual Contract Values Before the end of the season, FanGraphs asked readers to project what sort of contracts the league’s...

WFNY Podcast – 2013-02-14 – TD and Craig talking Cavs game day experience, Tribe and more

Love is in the air between TD and sports. Specifically, TD is no longer NBA free as he and his family were wooed by the Cavaliers and their gameday experience at the Q last night. We talked about that and a great many other topics. There was one quick technical dropout in the middle, but it shouldn’t be too distracting. Q Tube and the players watching themselves The decreasing...
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