Monday, February 11, 2013

Bourn To Run (In Cleveland)

Maybe Justin Turner can play the outfield at Citi Field now that Michael Bourn will not.

It looks like the Mets will be keeping their 11th pick in the 2013 amateur draft after all.  Reports are flooding Twitter that former Braves outfielder Michael Bourn has agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the Cleveland Indians.  The deal includes a vesting option that could make the deal worth $60 million over five years.

Cleveland has been very active recently signing reclamation projects.  They have added Brett Myers, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jason Giambi over the past few days, to name a few.  But Bourn is far from being a reclamation project.  Bourn will join new acquisition Nick Swisher in the outfield to give the Indians a nice blend of power, speed and douchiness.

The Mets will now be left with David Wright as the team's main speed threat and no outfielders with any significant major league experience.  But at least they got rid of Jason Bay, eh?

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