Originally posted on Macho Row  |  Last updated 10/4/12
The 2012 season may be over for the Philadelphia Phillies but a number of former Phils will continue to play baseball this October in both leagues. If you are the type of Phillies fan who will pick up a rooting interest in a team based on a former Phillie being on the roster, you certainly have some options this fall. Atlanta Braves, NL Wild Card Michael Bourne, Chad Durbin Centerfielder Michael Bourne struggled down the stretch of the regular season but he still managed to be a key player for Atlanta this season with career highs for home runs (9), RBIs (57) and walks (70). The free-agent to be has been discussed by some as a potential target of the Phillies, who drafted him and brought him up through their farm system. Bourne played his first two years in the majors with Philadelphia in 2006 and 2007. Of course, he was part of the package deal orchestrated mainly by assistant general manager (at the time) Ruben Amaro to bring Brad Lidge to the team in time for the 2008 season...
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