Originally Posted by LegallyMinded
I'm with you on this one. Here's
a comparison of Bourn and Victorino over the last few years. Bourn's been better recently, but I just don't see a big enough difference to justify Bourn's much higher asking price.
Bourn has accumulated roughly 4 WAR each of the past three seasons and 6 WAR this season. Each win above replacement in the majors has been worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $5 million on the open market.
That is to say that if theoretically he's asking for 5 years and $75 million or thereabouts, he would be well worth the price if he keeps doing what he's doing.