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.
I know this doesn't have anything to do with us, but I could easily see Cleveland slipping back to 90+ losses next year. Their starting rotation has a lot of holes and they have too much money invested in guys like Swisher. . I think Francona is not only manager of the year, he might be manager of the decade or longer.