Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/28/13
Remember when the Mets were trying to land Michael Bourn during the offseason?  Bourn decided to take the money and run to Cleveland instead.  So how’s that going for him?  Well, his new team is doing well in the American League Central, just three games behind the division-leading Detroit Tigers.  But they’re not succeeding because of Bourn.  In fact, other than a decent batting average (.291), Bourn’s other numbers are far less than what Cleveland bargained for when they signed him. Earlier this season, Bourn had a short stint on the disabled list, but he has still managed to rack up 306 at-bats.  In those at-bats, he’s collected 14 doubles, one triple, four homers and 29 RBI.  He’s also scored 43 runs and stolen 13 bases, while striking out 74 times and drawing 20 walks. Think about this.  Bourn was signed for his defensive prowess (he’s won two Gold Gloves) and for his speed.  Therefore, it would not be unreasonable to expect him to steal many bases, as well as leg out many doub...
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