i'm fine with bourn if his price tag goes down enough. we can do worse than him. he'd be better than one of them dbag of.
i'm as anti-parra as i am anti-fowler. if we do have to go the dbag route, it should be kubel or eaton. we have freakin heyward and upton... just cheat them towards left and we won't even notice his average defense. and his bat is a plus.
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Looks like Paul Bunyan is going to be our guy. It's Gattis or bust.
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isnt there a possibility that bourne doesnt get a contract he likes, and comes back for one year 13 mil atlanta offered. it has happened to them before.
looks like a draft pick is one of the hurdles for Bourn signing. any thoughts on a sign and trade? we did this with Soranio, although it was because he accepted arbitration. but this might be something Wren doesnt want to get mixed up with
^ Won't happen. ATL lost their #1 pick (#25) when they signed Upton. So their first pick is #75, I think. Born signing elsewhere means ATL gets a pick around #35. If ATL signs and trades, no pick.
And if people won't sign Bourn due to 1 pick, will they really trade multiple prospects for him, his aging legs, and big contract?
i dont know if sign and trade gets us a major league piece now over a draft pick. soriano to the rays got us Jesse Chavez who by no means was a stud, it got us a mlb ready middle reliever, what if bourn nets us more bench help...
I have a feeling if the Rangers don't go after Bourn then he will wind up in a place off of the Radar right now like the Cubs.
Even IF Bourn goes for a one year deal he would still get at least 15 million from Texas or Seattle. It's a little bit of a risk but I am warming up to this platoon everyone is talking bout but only if it's Gattis/Francisco. Reed needs to be a PH.
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