Re: Michael Bourn
The "Bourn's market collapses ala Madson" dream scenario has been on my mind for awhile now, though I think we're still a long ways off from seeing anything materialize for the Reds. I figure Texas would need to trade for Upton, which would probably allow Seattle to sign Hamilton (Texas would then sign Greinke, I'd think). At that point his price may fall, but then you're probably still competing with Atlanta (they're still looking for a lead-off hitting OF, and would probably consider Bourn if he falls to our price range). Hell, if it got that far I bet we'd have to outbid teams like Chicago, New York, maybe even Tampa or Milwaukee.
I'm kind of amazed that in an off-season that Span and Revere were traded, we landed neither. Not that I would have necessarily done the equivalent of either of these deals (or that I wouldn't have), just surprising that neither guy ended in Cincy.