Cleveland Indians Should Add Free Agent Reliever Boone Logan

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Logan Too Expensive?

As with any free agent signing though, it could come down to money (and years) with Boone Logan and the Cleveland Indians. Logan is coming off a three-year, $16.5 million deal with the Colorado Rockies.

He struggled in 2014, which hurt his value over those three seasons, and by the numbers was only worth his salary in 2016. However, we’ve seen how inflated free agent reliever salaries have been this winter so it wouldn’t be a shock to think Logan is looking for another deal in the $5-6 million AAV (average annual value).That could prove to be too rich for the Tribe’s blood as they seemed to be out on Rajai Davis who just signed for $6 million with the Oakland Athletics.

Perhaps the Cleveland Indians could get him for closer to $3-4 million, though, especially if it’s a two-year backloaded deal, say something like a two-year, $9-10 million with him getting paid more in 2018.

Even with the Tribe’s inflated 2017 payroll after the Edwin Encarnacion signing, the Indians should be able to swing that type of deal. Perhaps they could even do it as a one-year deal with an option of some kind, though I’m not sure Logan is that desperate for a deal yet (though it is approaching the end of January).

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