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There seems to be a ton of talk about former Phillies outfielder and current Atlanta Braves leadoff man Michael Bourn. Bourn has developed into one of the top leadoff hitters in the game since being traded as part of the deal that landed Brad Lidge and Eric Bruntlett. You might even say that the Phillies traded Bourn for a World Series title. I think fans are satisfied with that.
Since the Phillies are facing a hole in center field with the free agency of Shane Victorino, many have started to speculate that Michael Bourn could be a free agent target of the Phillies in the offseason. Just as the Phillies were looking to turn in Ryan Madson for an upgrade in Jonathan Papelbon, they could take the same approach with Victorino and Bourn. For the difference in pay, Bourn may be much more productive.
So far the Inquirer's Bob Brookover advocates signing Michael Bourn, as he repeatedly voiced in Monday's Philly.com chat:
To me, if you add a guy lik...