Astros have us absolutely over the barrel for Bourn now. Would not be surprised if they hold out for the exact package (2 of our four plus a lesser guy) they wanted for Pence, and what can we do about it besides settle for Upton or Byrd? My hope for getting Bourn is very dim. Ed Wade’s last stand. Braves can’t seem to buy a break.
“So teams that have spoken with Atlanta, even in the wake of the disappointment in losing out in the Pence bid-a-thon Friday, say the Braves have no plans to do something this weekend that they wouldn’t have done last week or last month — just because Rumor Central readers everywhere think they need to make a deal.”
419, Many would question your line about Chipper “if he is a true Brave”. Who is a truer Brave? He has reworked his contracts before to accomodate this team that is run on the cheap. He is about winning and I don’t begrudge him his paydays. Rip on Lowe if you like as he did nothing past or present to deserve his pay.
I don’t remember who mentioned it earlier, but the Braves are totally over a barrel with Bourn. The Astros can just sit back and watch as 4+ teams bid for him.
And, the more I read, I don’t blame the Braves about how this is turning out. They freaking offered Minor for Pence. A ML ready pitcher plus some other guys. And they take two unproven prospects from the Phils. Total effing screw job. And it makes the Braves, imo, look more conservative than they’ve been at this trade deadline.