Originally Posted by Golden Sox
I keep being told that small market teams like Cleveland and Pittsburgh don't have the money to compete with the big market teams. Pittsburgh and Cleveland just spent millions of dollars on Liriano and Swisher. Either these teams really are making money or they spend their money foolishly. I wouldn't want either Liriano or Swisher on my team, especially for the type of money they just signed for.
It's a little bit of both. KC was a victim of this when they traded Will Myers for Shields. They wouldn't have had to do that if Guthrie and Chen were allowed to walk away.
That being said, Swisher, for all of his antics, is a decent player.