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Michael Bourn came into this offseason as one of the top free agent outfielders. He plays a premium position in centerfield and is one of the most feared base stealers in the game. So why hasn’t anyone signed him yet? Well do you remember the name Chone Figgins? If we go back to the 2009 … Continue reading »
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Michael Bourn was, and still is, one of the hottest free agents on the market. He was expected to draw a lot of attention, and he has. However, it is January and Bourn still does not have a contract. Now, it seems the Atlanta Braves may be interested in bringing him back.
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The Texas Rangers have not ruled out pursuing free agent
outfielder Michael Bourn and right-handed starter Kyle Lohse, according to T.R.Sullivan of MLB.com.
The Rangers have not reached that point yet. But with five
weeks to go before Spring Training, Texas has not ruled out going after Bourn
or Lohse, who are the top two free agents remaining on the market.
Even after the Lance Berkman signing, the Texas Rangers are
still “looking for more,” according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who adds that
free agents Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder
Justin Upton could all be in play for the club.
#rangers still looking for more after adding berkman. Bourn, upton, lohse could be in play.
— Jon Heyman...
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