It happens every off-season, teams get into a frenzied bidding situation for a high profile free agent. Just when we think we know who he is going to sign with- BAM! They strike out of nowhere! The mystery team!!!
You never believe it when they are mentioned in rumors. You scoff and mock the reporter who even suggests their presence. But then, lo and behold, that's who the free agent picks much like Albert Pujols chose the Angels, Prince Fielder chose the Tigers, Cliff Lee chose the Phillies. The list goes on and on. Like it or not, the mystery team is here to stay and once again positioned to play a major role.
Take B.J. Upton for example. He's days away from picking a new home and the latest reports suggest he has narrowed down the finalists to a few teams including, you guessed it, the mystery team!
So who could it be?
The Braves, Phillies, Nationals and Reds have all been heavily linked to Bourn in recent days. With so much of...