agreed to a four-year, $48MM deal with the Indians, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The contract contains a $12MM vesting option for a fifth year (Twitter links). The option vests if Bourn reaches 550 plate appearances in the final season of his contract
don't really want Stubbs
Good for them.
We better pick wisely in the draft.
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Bourn probably would have accepted 4-year offer from Mets, I'm told, except it would have taken 2-3 weeks to resolve draft pick issue."
In the end, Mets weren't going to part with No. 11 overall pick for Bourn. But the negotiations with Boras were "down to the small details.""Pick, and the ending details, combined with the Indians swooping in and him not having to wait to play. Eh..
Lets face it, Bourn is Mookie Wilson. I love Mookie, but I would never give him a contract like that. Too many strikeouts for a leadoff hitter, not a high impact player, no Rickey Henderson.
Use the money to get a real impact player next year like Elsbury. Bourn wasn't going to make a difference for this team. Still a fourth place team, and then next year they would say that we already have our CF.