Bourne is not very good.
Bourne uses his LEGS which will age A lot in those 5-years.
Bourne is asking for A LOT of Money, more than he deserves.
Dickey just won the CY YOUNG
Dickeys uses 70% of his actual physical effort to throw a Knuckleball every five days
Dickey is asking for a BARGAIN Deal.
- Thats why
You make it sound like RA Dickey will be an ace ion 2015 while Bourne will be in a wheelchair.
Clearly, RA is an exception to the aging rules for pitchers. Maybe Bourne can be a good leadoff hitter for us till he's 35.
what is your point?
1. - To say that everyone is wrong (except you) and that Dickey is too old?
2. - To say that everyone is wrong (except you) and that Bourne is NOT too old?
3. - To post still another redundant, pointless post saying that anyone that doesn't agree with you is a Wilpon supporter?
"You make it sound like RA Dickey will be an ace ion 2015 while Bourne will be in a wheelchair."
Its Very Possible that R.A. Will still be a stud in 2015, and Bourn will be a nobody with a bad contract.
Actually, a better chance.
this is pretty much a moot point as Bourn is too expensive for us never mind too old
but from purely a baseball perspective i can see a contender making an offer of 3 years and 36 million for example,maybe up to 40 million...Bourn is a good player but he is getting on in years and a 5 year deal would be too much
there's a reason why the Braves,who saw him play for them the last year and a half,didn't go as hard after Bourn than they did Upton and wound up giving Upton 5/75 i think it was
Bourn would make sense for us as one part of a relatively dramatic set of moves/deals to make us a contender by next season....right now to tie up 12-13 million a year in him with our team right now just wouldn't make sense even if we could afford it