Bourn doesn't belong on this team unless we can keep the 11th pick (very long shot) and his price drops from the rumored 15 million a year (could happen). Three years at 33-36 million plus no loss of a draft pick and that would be reasonable
unfortunately for Carl Pavano he ruptured his spleen shoveling snow (yes,it's true) and will be out 8 weeks....he may be worth a minor league deal at this point,a very low risk/high reward type of move that could pan out if he's effective and can be moved at the deadline
You think after the Marcum signing that there is still interest in Pavano?
I want nothing to do with him.
Should they start serious negotiations with Bourn, expect the union to file the grievence over the pick...which is expected to be protected.
Forget about Pavano. He ruptured his spleen shoveling snow at his home in Vermont. He'll be out 6 to 8 weeks.
while a first round pick in baseball won't make an immediate impact on the ML team the flip side to that argument is that a Michael Bourn will cost us maybe 50 million dollars and not impact the team either,at least not in the standings
personally,with our time frame for competing i'd rather have the pick and the money moving forward
at this point you might be able to get Pavano in the 1 million dollar range with incentives...would be a reasonable gamble
13 million may be a bit high for Bourn but if we're going to lose the first rounder forget it...we're not really going to compete for a WC next year with or without Bourn and the idea of signing him so we "have someone to watch" doesn't fly in my book
honestly,i didn't think there was ANY interest in Pavano but NOW that he won't be able to pitch for 8 or 9 weeks due to a non-pitching arm injury i think his price has just bottomed out and he'd come cheaply on a gamble/potential high reward-low risk deal
and do we really think Santana and Marcum are going to make 35 starts each?