Re: Indians to Sign Michael Bourn
posted at 2/13/2013 4:58 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
How much brighter would our future look had we done at least 2 or 3 of...
Traded Ellsbury, Salty, and Miller for prospects.
Traded Lester for Myers.
Signed the younger, slightly better, and cheaper Bourn rather than Victorino.
Signed A Sanchez instead of Dempster and Drew.
They tried to trade Ells, with no good return or else I think they wouldve pulled the trigger. Salty should stay. I dont want Lav or Butler having to be "the man" in case something happens. Miller? I could go either way, but hes turned into one heck of a Loogy.
We would have had to trade Lester and probably another MLB starter to match the Rays offer. That would leave us with a much weaker rotation. Even if it was Lester for Myers straight up (which would be lopsided as Lester has far more value than Myers right now), who do we slot in the TOTR? We NEED pitching depth(unlike the Rays), not trade it away. Especially one of our best starters.
Sanchez didnt want to come here so thats an empty conversation. He wanted a chance at a WSC and was open about wanting to resign with Detroit. Plus in reality, hes a #3 type pitcher, not a TOTR starter IMO.
Personally, I like SV more than Bourne for a number of reason stated above...