Originally Posted by Benihana
If, as expected, Texas gets Upton and Seattle gets Hamilton, then its us and the Cubs.
Maybe Walt really takes a gamble, calls up Theo and offers him Stubbs for something (they were already discussing Stubbs at the trade deadline), and Bourn has no alternative other than to take the Reds on a 1 year deal- kind of like what happened to Madson last year.
Yes there are a lot of ifs and buts, but still...
Even if that is the case, Bourn would have a dilema. The cubs can offer more money, and probably more years, however, they anywhere from a couple of season to a century away from competing for anything. The Reds offer him a shot at at the playoffs, if not the World Series.
would 1 year, @ 8 mil and a chance to re-enter the market next year trump 4 years @ 8 mil and maybe a shot at the playoffs in 3 or 4 seasons, or more likely a trade to somewhere else before all is said & done. He played on 1 or 2 poor Astros teams, so he knows what playing thru the dog days of August w/ no hope at the postseason looks like. Is he willing to trade a long term deal for a 1 year deal and better potential of playing meaningful games w/ football teams break camp?