I just heard someone on the radio refer to Michael Bourn as the “best free agent outfielder still on the market”, which sadly may be true, but it doesn’t take away from the fact this guy may be the most overrated free agent of all time. And the Mets want him. Really? Have you checked out his stats lately?
The guy’s a strikeout machine with absolutely no power. Michael, please, take some steroids or something! Yes, he’s speedy – but let’s face it, no matter what Sabermetrics may say, stolen bases don’t win ballgames. Plus, he’s a Scott Boras client asking for the moon. I really don’t understand ANYONE’s infatuation with this guy, unless your name is Omar Minaya and don’t care how much of your employer’s money you spend.
In fact, I’ll even go so far as to say that the Mets already have Michael Bourn on the team – his name is Kirk Nieuwenhuis (decent defense, no power, strikeout waiting to happen). Let’s save the money and pass on this ridiculous deal. How bad is it when an outfield with Captain Kirk is BETTER than an outfield with Bourn? And he’s a free agent asking for megabucks… and the Mets want him… (scratching my head)
Don’t be fooled by the media, Mets fans. There’s a reason the Braves don’t want him.
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