Phillies Among Favorites to Land Michael Bourn
The offseason is already more fun than the season. Jon Heyman: [CBS Sports]
According to executives here, free-agent center fielder Michael Bourn is among the most popular available players, so popular he's getting interest from teams that are completely unexpected, including even the Red Sox.
The Nationals and Phillies have long been seen as among the favorites to land the speedy center fielder, but Danny Knobler identified on Friday the Reds are another possibility, and sources suggest even the Red Sox are considering Bourn.
Just so you know: Michael Bourn struck out 155 times last season and had an OPS four points lower than Jimmy Rollins. And he’s going to cost a ton of money. Just so you know.