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    Reds focused on Bourn

    Buster_ESPNBuster Olney
    Rival executive: Reds focused on Michael Bourn, who would answer their desire to add a lead-off hitter for 2011 and beyond

    There is already a thread about Bourn but I figured this deserved its own. Heyman from SI also said their asking price is "wildly high" for Bourn, and that the Reds aren't in on Pence whose asking price is even higher.

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    Re: Reds focused on Bourn

    would be stupid to trade everything we have just for bourn

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    Re: Reds focused on Bourn

    Wouldn't be a bad move if we didn't have to giv up to much i'll take him in a heartbeat. Perhaps Yonder, Boxberger, and another low prospect.
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    Don't like the idea of trading for Bourn. He (or Stubbs) would lose value from playing in LF, it blocks a number of prospects, and his asking price will be too much for what he really is.

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    Re: Reds focused on Bourn

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanwill View Post
    Wouldn't be a bad move if we didn't have to giv up to much i'll take him in a heartbeat. Perhaps Yonder, Boxberger, and another low prospect.
    anyone else you wanna throw in there as well?

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    The Reds being focused on Bourn doesn't make much sense to me...

    I understand the need for a "legit" leadoff hitter, but I've never been that big of a fan of Bourn. Especially if the reports are true that the Astros are trying to "fleece" us for him.

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    Re: Reds focused on Bourn

    I don't understand this love fest that the Reds have with Bourn.....He is nothing special, is only signed thru next year,and IMHO, this organization already has their 'Bourn' in Sappelt. Seems we only have good prospects so they can waste away in AAA, while we throw money at players with nothing that helps this team going forward.

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    Re: Reds focused on Bourn

    The only reason would be if the Astros wanted someone we needed to move and the trade favored us,but I don't see it.
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    Re: Reds focused on Bourn

    I'll probably get crucified here for saying it, but I think Bourn would probably improve their team if he was in CF instead of Stubbs. He has a higher OBP, higher AVG, and strikes out less. While he has less power and less possible potential, he's more what you would want in a leadoff hitter. Also, I dont feel like Stubbs has progressed much since the time he was called up, he still has terrible AB's, and k's all the time, which is something he did even in college, and I just think its a legitimate possibility that will never change.

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    Re: Reds focused on Bourn

    My problem with Stubbs (which accounts for a lot of his Ks) is that he is almost 100% a guess hitter.

    You could even see it last night on his fly ball to the warning track. He was guessing fastball (I believe it was a fastball) and guessed right, but just barely missed it. The same thing happened with his walk off.

    Now if he guesses fastball and it's off speed... forget about it. Where as if Votto is sitting fastball and it's off speed he can at least battle, foul it off, etc.

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    Re: Reds focused on Bourn

    Bourn is better than Stubbs in almost every way. The only advantage Stubbs has is in power and strikeouts and Bourn is only under control through 2012.

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    Re: Reds focused on Bourn

    Quote Originally Posted by DocRed View Post
    Bourn is better than Stubbs in almost every way. The only advantage Stubbs has is in power and strikeouts and Bourn is only under control through 2012.
    ppl can be resigned

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    Re: Reds focused on Bourn

    jcrasnick Jerry Crasnick
    #Astros efforts to move Michael Bourn are picking up steam, source says. Appears more likely he'll move by deadline. #trades
    Jerry Crasnick has been the reporter who has broke several Reds related scoops in the past (see: Chapman, Bruce extension.) I'm thinking his source is from the Reds camp and that a deal is getting close. The Astros apparently want young prospects, Rodriguez or Duran anyone?

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    Re: Reds focused on Bourn

    Isn't Bourn a Scott Boras client? If he is, what are the chances he would resign with us anyway? Boras doesn't like his clients to resign, he'd rather they hit the free agent market.

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    Re: Reds focused on Bourn

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    Source: #Braves getting "more involved" on #Astros' Bourn. #tradedeadline #MLB


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