Sunday, December 16, 2012
Yankees Interested In Michael Bourn?
I am filing this under the "Scott Boras is trying to drive up a price and create an artificial market for his client" file because word came down today that the Yankees are quietly interested in Michael Bourn, wait what? Many sources have stated that Bourn would give the Yankees the slap hitting defensive center fielding lead off hitter that we have been looking for but the last time I checked that pretty much described Brett Gardner to a "t" with less of a bat. What would the Yankees do with three slap hitting speedy defensive potential center fielders in the outfield (I am assuming a Granderson trade would come after a potential Bourn signing) besides have one of the speediest and anemic offensive outfields in the history of baseball? If we are going to overpay for an outfielder just for fun why not bring back Nick Swisher who can hit for power, switch hit, and get on base at a healthy rate. I am a firm believer in sticking with the devil you know over the devil you don't know, post season struggles or not. I cannot find any logic in the Yankees being in on a Brett Gardner (older) clone and a Scott Boras client with the 2014 season looming.