Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan
I don't know why everyone thinks Bourn is a superstar. He stuck out almost as many times as Drew Stubbs last year. Stubbs 166 K's; Bourn 155 K's. We've lost out on Span and Revere who I'd much rather have for much less $$.
Those comparisons with Stubbs are not fair. Comparable total K's but Bourn had almost 160 more plate appearances than Stubbs did. Stubbs' K rate was 30% and his walk rate was 8% last year. Bourn's was about 20% and 9% respectively.
This, in part, contributes to Bourn's on-base-percentage being over 100 points higher than Stubbs.
Now, all that said, I agree that I would rather have had Span at his cost. Revere maybe not so much. But I get your point and would much prefer a trade that netted someone who was team controlled more affordably.