Found November 10, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
Multiple teams are interested in free agent center fielder Michael Bourn, including the Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox, reports Jon Heyman of According to executives here, free-agent center fielder Michael Bourn is among the most popular available players, so popular he's getting interest from teams that are completely unexpected, including even the Red Sox. Beyond the Nationals, Phillies, Reds and Red Sox, Heyman considers the Los Angeles Dodgers to be a “very big long shot” to land Bourn this winter. Bourn’s former team, the Atlanta Braves, are still said to have interest in the speedster, but he may fall out of the club’s price range. They may look to a less expensive option, such as Angel Pagan, to fill their void in center field. The San Francisco Giants are also said to be targeting Pagan, who they acquired last offseason from the New York Mets, as their first center field choice this offseason. However, if he signs elsewhere the club could look to Bourn. The Phillies and Nationals have both been in the market for a center fielder, and the Red Sox could be seeking Jacoby Ellsbury’s replacement in center as 2013 could be the 29-year-old’s final season in Boston. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();

Hot Stove Notebook: Why Not Michael Bourn?

The St. Louis Cardinals come into the 2012 offseason having won a World Series in 2011 and falling one game short of returning to the Fall Classic in 2012.  The team, for the most part, is set at almost every position.  They have publicly said they will be exploring the option of upgrading the middle infield, the only two spots on the team that anyone can easily look at and say...
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