The Michael Bourn signing from many angles:
Indian winter: In big surprise, Cleveland steals Bourn from Mets - CBSSports.com | The Indians made themselves even more interesting with yet another big deal, as the Mets could muster no more than a conditional offer.
Michael Bourn gets four-year, $48 million contract from busy Indians | indians.com: News | Michael Bourn is neither New York- nor Chicago-bound and instead agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the Indians, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Monday.
Cleveland Indians reach agreement with free agent Michael Bourn on a four-year, $48 million deal | cleveland.com |
The Indians made their second big free-agent acquisition of the winter by reaching a $48 million deal with outfielder Michael Bourn.
Source: Bourn, Mets had deal structure - Mets Blog - ESPN New York | The Mets offered Michael Bourn a near-identical contract to the four-year, $48 million deal to which he has agreed with the Cleveland Indians.
NY Mets fall short in landing free agent outfielder Michael Bourn as he signs with Cleveland Indians - NY Daily News | Thirty-year-old All-Star Michael Bourn signed a four-year $48 million contract with the Cleveland Indians Monday, leaving the Mets with question marks in their outfield.
Addition of Michael Bourn — along with newcomers Nick Swisher and manager Terry Francona — is more evidence Cleveland Indians will matter in 2013 - MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN | Monday's addition of Michael Bourn — to along with earlier additions Nick Swisher and manager Terry Francona — is more evidence the Cleveland Indians will matter in 2013, says FOXSports.coms Ken Rosenthal.
And a little more about the new field boss: Terry Francona on wearing Indians uniform: As proud as I've ever been - CBSSports.com : Just how good is Terry Francona feeling these days? Good enough to start his day before just about anyone else in Goodyear, Ariz.
Around the league:
Reds, Shin-Soo Choo avoid arbitration with one-year contract - CBSSports.com | The Reds have signed outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to a one-year, $7.375 million contract, avoiding arbitration.
Shin-Soo Choo doesn't sound confident in position change - CBSSports.com | For now, Choo doesn't sound very confident about the move.
Edith Houghton, trailblazing female baseball scout for Philadelphia Phillies, dies at 100 - NY Daily News
Edith Houghton, one of the first female scouts in Major League Baseball, has died at the age of 100. After a playing career that included a stint with the Philadelphia Bobbies, Houghton worked for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1946-52, and also had a decorated career in the military.