Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 2/15/13
The hardest lesson for the casual baseball fan to learn is that baseball free agency does not have the same impact as football and basketball free agency. Lebron James can change teams (any team) and it will shake the delicate balance of power in the NBA. Drew Brees and Peyton Manning can change teams and it will change the balance of power in the NFL. Even baseball’s elite players can change teams and if they choose the wrong one, that change won’t register on the MLB Richter Scale. Is Michael Bourn an elite player? I suppose that depends on how far down the list you want to go. Baseball-reference has him at 6.0 WAR from last season. That didn’t put him in the top ten, but he was fairly close. He clearly is the best Indians player going next season. So, in terms of relevance you would think it would get no more relevant than that. Given the boat load of changes the team made in the offseason you would think they would be relevant, but that also depends on your definition of relevan...
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