Originally Posted by SCCWS
Actually it took them a lot less. They signed 14 free agents last winter many of whom ended up on the 25 man roster. Nick Swisher made 11Mil and he got the most money so they used the same approach Boston used and signed 2nd tier free agents. Actually Cleveland probably signed 3rd tier guys.
That's still 11 players on their roster already taking up no money that are a culmination of previous moves, trades, drafts signings.
These things don't turn around in a year without twice as much money, nay four times as much money, as Cleveland spent this offseason. Can you designate for me 11 no money members of our organization or trade targets, and 14 free agents this offseason that we can use to build a 90 win team on a payroll of $80 million? That's preposterous.