Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/15/12
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Hitting coaches Greg Walker and Scott Fletcher have been miracle workers for the Braves' bats. But nothing changes an offense like a bona fide lead-off hitter, and that's what they have now for the first time in a long time with center fielder Michael Bourn. The only problem with Bourn is that he's a free agent at the end of this season. And he's a Scott Boras client. So the Braves should probably start waving bye-bye now. None of the parties will discuss a contract, as you might expect. Braves general manager Frank Wren never does that with any player, on principle, which it the smartest way to do it, of course. Bourn won't discuss it because he doesn't want to be distracted, an excellent reason in a contract year. And Boras doesn't have to discuss it because it is his standard operating procedure to take his clients to free agency. They've earned that right. So it's a good news, bad news development that, headed into Tuesday's game versus the Reds, Bourn ranked first amon...
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