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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  1. Aj 3 years ago

    How old is bourn?

    • Alex 3 years ago

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

    • NYBravosFan10 3 years ago

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

      • Infield Fly 3 years ago

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

    • esasc4 3 years ago

      29 i think.

  2. Stoibs 3 years ago

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

    • NYBravosFan10 3 years 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ago

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

          • bringbackandruw 3 years ago

            Braves fan’s forgive you… well I do

    • notsureifsrs 3 years ago

      it really isn’t though

  3. Southgadawg 3 years 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 ago

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

      • NYBravosFan10 3 years ago

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

        • Truly disappointing as CFers, perhaps.

          -C

        • bringbackandruw 3 years 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 ago

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

  4. Tyler Jedrzejak 3 years 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

  5. rick staley 3 years 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.

  6. doenst matter braves will never win a world series

    • bringbackandruw 3 years ago

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

  7. Stoibs 3 years 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.

  8. esasc4 3 years 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.

  9. esasc4 3 years 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.

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