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Tribe Pursuing Bourn

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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:35 PM

Tribe Pursuing Bourn 


http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/2012/12/report-i ndians-in-the-market-for-of-michael-bourn/

I like the thought. Would give us a legitimate OF and fill the leadoff-void. Problem is, he's coming off a career year and his price will probably be up. We'll see.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:36 PM

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Also, I may or may not know how to post links.
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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:39 PM

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IMO he would be ideal for this team...table setter...we have added some pop and reynolds and I would like to add some lead off skills,defense,and speed
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Posted: 12/21/2012 11:41 PM

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http://www.waitingfornextyear....-michael-bourn/

here is the link

I'd take he or Swisher...either may be a long shot...IMO if I had a choice I may prefer Bourn but I do like the fact that Swish has more pop and could play 1st if ever needed
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Posted: 12/22/2012 12:30 AM

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Bourn would give the team fantastic OF defense. It would also put Stubbs in a better spot to be platooned. I wouldn't be against signing him so long as the money isn't too crazy.

That said, the offense would have all sorts of bad potential. A lineup full of scrappy doos can be frustrating to watch when things are going OK. It can be absolutely brutal when slumps hit. The Indians aren't good enough to be risk averse, but this move would still be a roll of the dice.
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Posted: 12/22/2012 12:33 AM

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I know this may sound crazy, but could they go for both Swisher and Bourn? They could really use both of them and since they were going to offer Edwin Jackson and Swisher, why not adjust the plan and put the money into Bourn? That would give us one of the best defensive OFs in the MLs and also a pretty solid lineup. Interesting thought.
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Posted: 12/22/2012 12:39 AM

WOW 


first I heard of this !!!!! I'd actually prefer him straight up over Swisher, if we can only afford one of them. Legitimate All-Star, and would give us at least a little credability. Like everyone has said too, proto-typical lead off guy.......and maybe the best base stealer in all of baseball !!!!!

Last edited 12/22/2012 12:41 AM by TopDawgDixon

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Posted: 12/22/2012 12:52 AM

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Edg1931 wrote: I know this may sound crazy, but could they go for both Swisher and Bourn? They could really use both of them and since they were going to offer Edwin Jackson and Swisher, why not adjust the plan and put the money into Bourn? That would give us one of the best defensive OFs in the MLs and also a pretty solid lineup. Interesting thought.
I guess if they truly were prepared to sign both, they might be able to bring both Bourn and Swish in. This would of course come at the expense of any chance of a FA starter. But it's not like the remaining FA-SP crop is great anyway. noidea
If they want to get buckwild, they could bring in Swish-Bourn and deal Droob/CP for a starter(s). At that point, we'd be looking at a complete team overhaul. Not the worst thing.
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Posted: 12/22/2012 1:19 AM

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Posted: 12/22/2012 8:54 AM

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Not so fast.  Based on what Bowden said WFNY asserted that "the Indians are reportedly on the short list of teams “in the market” for OF Michael Bourn, according to a tweet from ESPN and XM analyst Jim Bowden."

What Bowden actually said was "Michael Bourn's market includes: Sea, Cleve, Mia, Phil, NYM, TX."
All it appears Bowden was doing was identifying teams that might still have an interest in Bourn -- not that there is in fact any such interest by these teams.
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Posted: 12/22/2012 1:14 PM

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I'm surprised anybody believes Bourn would be a good fit on this team - especially over Swisher. We already have Stubbs who's game is much like Bourn's ableit not quite as good. Bourn gets on base at a better clip, but he isn't a table setter imo. What is it about his career 339OBP that makes anybody think he would be such a good leadoff hitter? He also led the league in caught stealing. He's a basestealer by volume.

Also, he's a RH hitter and we just added 2 to our lineup. Swisher is a SH who hits for power - a middle of the order hitter and that's what we need the most.

If the Indians are going to overpay for a player then at least let it be to fill the biggest need in the lineup.
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Posted: 12/22/2012 2:19 PM

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Everything Tito said.
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Posted: 12/22/2012 2:24 PM

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Bleacher Report Rumors more wrong than right.

That would be like me saying -- Now that the Red Sox is obtaining Hanrahan the Pirstes are thought to be offering Starling Marte straight up for Chris Perez. crazy

I rarely even look at Bleacher Report anymore.
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Posted: 12/22/2012 5:00 PM

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It's being reported that there is interest from the Indians from multiple outlets.
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Posted: 12/22/2012 5:04 PM

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I would pass on Bourn.  Bourn is a good table setter, but we really need guys are are table clearers more.  Brantley, Stubbs, Kipnis should all be decent table setters, but we need another guy capable of driving them in.  Cabrera and Santana are inconsistent in that regard.  This is not a knock on Michael Bourn as he is a solid player, but I just question how valuable he would be to our team if there isn't anyone that can get him home when he gets on base and uses his speed to get into scoring position.
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Posted: 12/22/2012 5:30 PM

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mooseahoy wrote: It's being reported that there is interest from the Indians from multiple outlets.
Do you have any links?  The closest I came this morning and just now is speculation that the Tribe might be interested.
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Posted: 12/22/2012 5:51 PM

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Well, everyone seems to link it back to that tweet. My mistake.
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Posted: 12/22/2012 6:09 PM

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mooseahoy wrote: Well, everyone seems to link it back to that tweet. My mistake.
No problem.

One of the things I'm discovering this off season is the massive amount of times a single tweet gets on other sites despite how speculative it is.
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Posted: 12/22/2012 9:52 PM

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Everything Brett said about what Tito said.

Bread
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Posted: 12/23/2012 4:20 AM

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breadman20 wrote: Everything Brett said about what Tito said.

Bread
Everything Bread said about what Brett said about...ah, never mind.

Anyone enthusiastic about Bourn should look at his second half last year.  Let me put it this way; he wouldn't have stood out from everyone else on the Tribe...

Sometimes I don't think we look closely enough at why teams let their players walk.  This is especially relevant in Swisher and Bourn's case.  These are not players from teams that couldn't afford them, nor are they from teams that didn't NEED players of their exact profile.  Bottom line, the teams didn't WANT them back, and for good reason: the price was never going to worth what they knew the team would get from them.

And they were, and are, quite correct.  Just say no, Tribe, just say no.
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