Apollo wrote:Man, I liked Byrd as an inexpensive and underrated free agent signing for the Tribe, a la Millwood and Belliard the last couple of years.
But 7 million per? That's not inexpensive. Yeesh.
The Tribes point of view is that sure Byrd is overpayed at 7 mil per, but who else are they going to get via FA? The Tribe could make a trade for a player, but I don't think the Tribe wants to part with top prospects. This shows me that the Tribe is trying to win now which is good because once their young players get to be FA's chances are they are gone. They may sign a few but most will go. Byrd's deal will not stop them from keeping one of their own say C.C. or Lee. If they were to sign Millwood or Burnett they would not have the cash to sign a Lee, C.C., Victor, Hafner, Peralta, sizemore, Crisp etc... Byrd is a huge injury risk, so I am not crazy about the signing, but it does make some sense.
Give Snakes his due!!!! Snakes deserves the fantasy expert icon!!! Go Snakes!!!!