Braves Avoid Arbitration With Michael Bourn

The Braves avoided arbitration with center fielder Michael Bourn on a deal worth $6.845MM, tweets Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.  Matt Swartz projected the Boras client for $7.3MM in his final season before free agency.


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30 Comments on "Braves Avoid Arbitration With Michael Bourn"


Aj
3 years 7 months ago

How old is bourn?

Alex
3 years 7 months ago

Born December 27, 1982, so he just turned 29.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

i dunno, look up when he was bourn…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…wow, what a groaner {slaps self in face}

Infield Fly
3 years 7 months ago

Dude, that really was pretty awful….but you made it fun anyway. ūüėČ

esasc4
3 years 7 months ago

29 i think.

Stoibs
3 years 7 months ago

That’s a lot of money for a speedy defender.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

get ready to say that again this winter if Boras gets his way. With his agent, speed, defense and hitting ability this guy could make 16-17 million a year

BaseballLogic_Braves
3 years 7 months ago

I think you may be over-exaggerating. He’s good, but that’s slugger money. I think MAYBE 12 million at the most.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

I didn’t say he’s worth 16-17, I said Boras will try to get 16-17 for him

BaseballLogic_Braves
3 years 7 months ago

Not exactly… It’s okay to admit mistake. You said he could make 16-17 mil. You and I both know he can’t.

BaseballLogic_Braves
3 years 7 months ago

Not exactly… It’s okay to admit mistake. You said he could make 16-17 mil. You and I both know he can’t.

BaseballLogic_Braves
3 years 7 months ago

Not exactly… It’s okay to admit mistake. You said he could make 16-17 mil. You and I both know he can’t.

BaseballLogic_Braves
3 years 7 months ago

Not exactly… It’s okay to admit mistake. You said he could make 16-17 mil. You and I both know he can’t.

BaseballLogic_Braves
3 years 7 months ago

Not exactly… It’s okay to admit mistake. You said he could make 16-17 mil. You and I both know he can’t.

BaseballLogic_Braves
3 years 7 months ago

Sorry for all of the replies, it said system error or something like that. 

bringbackandruw
3 years 7 months ago

Braves fan’s forgive you… well I do

notsureifsrs
3 years 7 months ago

it really isn’t though

Southgadawg
3 years 7 months ago

Very reasonable for both sides. Now lets begin to work on an extension and lock him up for a few years.

TheIcemanCometh
3 years 7 months ago

Agreed.¬† Let’s get working on that extension.¬† It’s been a while since we’ve had a true CF …

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

Melky Cabrera, Nate McLouth and Jordan Schafer were all true CFers…in theory

3 years 7 months ago

Truly disappointing as CFers, perhaps.

-C

bringbackandruw
3 years 7 months ago

Andruw was our last true CF… sigh… if only he didnt get fat and forget how to swing for a few years

alxn
3 years 7 months ago

Fat chance for a Boras client. He’s going to free agency and he’s going to the highest bidder.

Tyler Jedrzejak
3 years 7 months ago

I think Bourn will stay in Atlanta…¬†Supposedly¬†when he heard he was traded he was disappointed but then heard Atlanta and apparently jumped for joy…just somethin i read so he may really want to stay in Atlanta…just a thought

rick staley
3 years 7 months ago

Bourn is the premier top-of-the-order guy and you can’t place a number high enough on his runs prevention due to his Gold Glove CF portfolio. He has class as an individual, and does not think he is above anyone else (unlike your shoddy comparison to Juan Pierre…really??).

If the Braves are fortunate enough to re-sign him…$12 million will be low on the annual average of his next deal…imho. Only Jason Heyward is projected to achieve a higher WAR value this upcoming season amongst Braves. If you are currently paying Chipper $14 million in 2012…Bourn is deserving of every penny the market bears for him.

3 years 7 months ago

doenst matter braves will never win a world series

bringbackandruw
3 years 7 months ago

People don’t like you in real life do they?

Stoibs
3 years 7 months ago

Not a major beef. Bourne is a pretty good player, but all his value is locked up in speed and defense. He usually gets on base at about a .345 clip, which is good, but not exactly great. Has never hit more than 5 bombs and last year was his career high with 46 extra base hits. Of course the steals help in that category. He’s a pretty good player, but he’s basically Juan Pierre with better defense.

esasc4
3 years 7 months ago

Baltimore hasnt offered jones arbitration yet, could be a sign that he is going to be traded somewhere. Bourne wont stick around atlanta, he is looking for a big city splash. He will get a bundle next year, we should get the rewards this year, he will hustle for the big bucks next year.

esasc4
3 years 7 months ago

Dont care about bourn signing next year, but we do need to sign Oflarity long term, he is the horse in the bull pen.