Failure with Swisher and Bourn May Make Indians Owners Wary of Spending Big

Talk to any true Cleveland Indians fan and you’re likely to hear some complaints about the team’s front office. More specifically, the gripes will be focused on upper management’s spending habits.

Since taking over the Indians, owners Paul and Larry Dolan have become notorious for their refusal to break the bank in attempts to acquire big-name free agents. While other owners often open up the checkbook in order to help their teams contend, the Dolans instead have a history of avoiding big contracts, choosing instead to build the Indians along slowly.

Yes, hearing the phrase “the Dolans are cheap” is quite a common occurrence in Cleveland. However, this all changed heading into the 2013 season.

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