Showing posts with label Indians. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indians. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

News: Bourn goes to Cleveland Indians, 4 years $48 Million

According to the Andy Martino of  the NY Daily News, free agent center fielder Michael Bourn went to the Indians.

The 30-year-old, an All-Star for the Braves last season, agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with Cleveland.

According to Martino, the Mets also offered Bourn four years and approximately $48 million, but their pursuit of the All-Star was fatally complicated by an unprecedented situation involving the team’s first-round draft choice.

Under the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement, the team that signed Bourn would surrender its top pick this year, unless that team has a top-10 selection.

The Mets were the 10th-worst team in baseball in 2012, but were pushed to 11th overall in this year’s draft because Pittsburgh failed to sign its top choice last season. The team believed that in the interest of competitive balance and what it considered the spirit of the rule, its top pick should have been protected had it made a deal with Bourn.

The issue would have been decided by an independent arbitrator, unless the Players’ Association and Major League Baseball had reached a settlement. According to a person with direct knowledge of the process, discussions about the pick issue never became serious.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Rumor Mill: Mets Looking to Indians for Bullpen help

The Mets in search for Bullpen Help, the Mets are targeting Indians right-hander Vinnie Pestano, reports Adam Rubin of

Though it's not clear whether the Mets have made an offer to Cleveland, New York has been pursuing Pestano at the Winter Meetings, says Rubin.

The Mets have also attempted to engage the Rays and Royals about bullpen pieces, but haven't made any progress on either front, according to Rubin.

Pestano's Stats
2010 25 CLE AL 0 0 3.60 5 1 5.0 4 2 2 0 5 8
2011 26 CLE AL 1 2 2.32 67 2 62.0 41 16 16 5 24 84
2012 27 CLE AL 3 3 2.57 70 2 70.0 53 20 20 7 24 76
3 Yrs 4 5 2.50 142 5 137.0 98 38 38 12 53 168
162 Game Avg. 2 2 2.50 68 2 66 47 18 18 6 25 80
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 12/4/2012.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Grady Sizemore officially signs with Indians

The Cleveland Indians make it official and have agreed to terms with the former all-star outfielder on a one-year, incentive-based contract.

It's a deal that could work for both sides if he can stay healthy and on the field.

The Indians declined a $9 million option for 2012 last month on Sizemore, who has undergone five surgeries the past two years and has only played in 210 games the last three seasons because of injuries. Sizemore reportedly drew interest as a free agent from several other teams, but decided to come back to Cleveland.

Sizemore's base salary in 2012 will be $5-million and he can make another $4-million based on plate appearances. The deal also includes an awards package that includes $500,000 if Sizemore is selected comeback player of the year.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mets acquire OF Bubba Bell from the Indians

According to Mets Blog, the Mets have acquired OF Bubba Bell from the Indians for cash considerations.

Bell has been assigned to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 28 year old Bell has hit .292 with a .346 on base percentage and two RBI in eight games with Triple-A Columbus this season. In seven minor league seasons, Bell has hit .292 with a .370 on base percentage with  260 walks, 120 doubles, 16 triples, 59 home runs and 320 RBI.

Bell was selected by the Red Sox in the 39th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft out of Nicholls State. and was a mid-season All-Star in the International League in 2010.
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