Why are we sold on Bourn? I’m not big on giving up Teheran or Delgado for him. Hell those guys took Happ for Oswalt. I think we can get Bourn for much cheaper than what is being mentioned on the last couple of pages. If not, then don’t go it. I don’t care what his WAR is, he’s still Michael Bourn. I don’t think we should let our desperation for outfield production make us spend too much on an average player having a career year. That said, I would give them Minor, but the younger guys seem like a waste on a player like Bourn. I know you guys hate prospects, but these guys could end up being really good. Yeah it’s not a sure thing, but Michael Bourn coming to Atlanta and not doing what McLouth and Uggla did isn’t a sure thing either.
I will stand by what I said (and expand it), I think Bourn could be had w/o giving up a premium prospect.
Houston has a lousy farm system that needs prospects. The further down you go, the more guys you can get back. They don’t see Bourn as someone that will have teams knocking down their door to get. They Braves might be the only ones asking.
You are the GM of Houston:
You have the choice of keeping Bourn vs getting someone that will play a decent CF and hit a little to finish the season (no promised money down the line – ATL might have to kick in the $1M to cover the buyout for 2012) along with a couple of mid-level prospects w/ “upside” (you don’t want them too close to the majors if it is going to take you a few years to assemble the rest of a team around them…you get someone who is ready now, you waste a couple of years building before you are ready to contend…)
Jo-Bu, correct. Note that I said “for the longest time” trying to infer that hitting for the cycle means nothing. Mark Kotsay might serve to further emphasize that.
No one is taking McLouth. No one. Not Houston. Not Gwinnett. Not anyone. Unless Kansas City serves up something and we pay his contract for the rest of the season. If Houston can get Schafer in the deal too, why would they ever consider McLouth. A non-starter to me. Schafer is cheap, can play great defense, can steal bases, and could be a decent player. I can’t imagine they would not want him in any deal for Bourn.
Apologies about saying Bourn couldn’t lead off. I had Bourn on the lips but Pence on the mind. That could be my favorite country song.
Wowzers. I can’t keep up with the board! Great show. I’m not ready to give up on Uggla…I know, I know. I’m a sucker. I can NOT believe Curt said he’d take BC back in place of Fredi G. I don’t think I understand enough about baseball to see all his mistakes but I like how he shakes up the lineup. I too would like to see more passion from him but come on, he’s replacing a legend! It’s gotta mess with your head. Just sayin.
Mark in Memphis, I don’t have anything else to add, but didn’t want to leave you hanging. I would certainly love to have Bourn in CF. Saw a mlbtr chat today where the head chatter in charge predicted he would end up in ATL.
Just got back from the lake to find my Bravos kicking Rocky ass!!! Love it!!! 3 hits for Schafer?? Is this real life?