Gradysmanldy wrote:HOLY SHIT.
What team is this, anyway? Im completely floored.
(I think there is your first premium free agent, Peeks?)
I'm encouraged they went outside their economic comfort zone for sure and I like the move. But I personally would stop short of calling Bourn a premium free agent. Personally I'd consider Swisher a bigger acquisition but I wouldn't call him premium either. Guys like Pujols and Hamilton, etc., et al, those guys are premium offensive players. Guys like Bourn and Swisher are a level (or more) below that.
Again, not knocking it as I like him and I love the fact you have eliminated Zeke Carrera and Aaron Cunningham-like guys in the OF.
I also still personally prefer Stubbs defensively in CF but the Indians have added power and speed to their lineup this season and no way will I bitch about that.
Still comes down to one of either Ubaldo or Masterson being an ace. That happens and it could be interesting but a lot of holes are being filled and I dig it.