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Two days into camp and the Mets have already taken two shots.
The first was inevitable, that Michael Bourn signed elsewhere. Come to think of it, so was the second when Frank Francisco was shut down with elbow inflammation. The proviso was Francisco would be the closer if healthy and he is clearly not.
Terry Collins told us that it may be a while before Francisco throws a baseball again. Ouch. How long he’ll be shut down is anybody’s guess, and opening the season on the disabled list is a fair place to start. In the interim Bobby Parnell will close. Again.
I like Parnell over Brandon Lyon or Josh Edgin because he has the greatest upside. Parnell has pitched in several capacities for the Mets, ranging as a starter to a set-up role to closer, and hasn’t excelled in any of them for a variety of reasons.
First, he has been overly reliant on is fastball, which, if it isn’t darting is hittable, regardless of how fast he throws. As a starter, he didn’t develop his secondary pitches. Also, ...
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Michael Bourn has finally agreed to a 4-year/48 million dollar offer from the Cleveland Indians. This comes on the day that pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. It was a huge shock when this deal was announced, as the Indians seemed to have come out of nowhere to sign Bourn. We shouldn’t be shocked … Continue reading »
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...
Yesterday it was revealed that the incumbent closer for the New York Mets entering the 2013 season, Frank Francisco, was going to be shut down due to elbow inflammation. Francisco is in the second year of a 2-year/$12 million contract the Mets handed to him during free agency prior to last season. Needles to say, that has not worked out very well for Sandy Alderson, who has not...
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...
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...
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The Mets have been the very definition of a team that depends on "if everything goes right". If you've learned nothing else out of life, you've learned that not everything goes right. The Mets have certainly learned that in their recent history, and it only took until 2013 for the first thing to go wrong, as their relief pitcher who moonlights as a closer, Frank...
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com 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.
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...
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...
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