Re: Michael Bourn
I'm not sure why so many think Bourn is good solution to cincy's problems. From what ive read it appears he is looking for around 10 mil a year. Obviously he is an offensive upgrade over stubbs, but is he worth the amount he and Boras are going to ask for? I doubt it.
Bourn is a career .272 hitter. you don't pay .272 hitter 10 mil a year unless he hits 30 bombs, saves a dozen games a year with the glove, or steals like 100 bases.
Wily taveras had a career batting average and obp of .274 and .320
Bourn has a line of .272 and .339.
Taveras career fld% .985
Bourn fld% .992.
Taveras's largest annual salary was 2.25 mil and bourn is asking for 10 mil. based on those numbers bourn looks like he is worth more like 5 or 6 mil. not 10.
If the reds want a cheap solution to their leadoff problems give Hamilton a shot. If he still isn't ready after a month or two you can make an upgrade through a trade that will still be cheaper than the 10 mil bourn will want