He brings everything the Mets need.
SpeedDefenseTrue lead off hitter
4 years 10 million a year is the limit for him.
It's a good starting point.
His career stats are not that good. Speed so he steals alot but does not translate to many 2B and his OBP is just OK. Has alot of Strikeouts. He can play the field well.
Another year of development and Denn Decker is a similar player.
thats why a 2-3 year deal is all I'd give.
Not worth the money he expects. Too many K's. A more expensive version of Mike Cameron with much less power.
Where's Coco Crisp?
>> Why didn't the Braves want him?
They wanted to resign him. According to the Atlanta papers Boras told Wren it would take a contract that in total money and term would have surpassed what the Braves gave Upton. At that point Wren told him to try the FA and, no one has come close to paying Bourn that kind of money. Boras has said Bourn is an impact player. As usual Boras is smoking dope.
>> Even more reason to pass.
He's not going to see that kind of money. Boras overvalued his player again. He'd be a good fit for the Mets, but only for a reasonable deal.