The Bourn Identity
Good article on CSNphilly.com about whether the Phillies can afford Michael Bourn next year in centerfield. The article estimates that he will make about $13.5 million a year for 5 year and that the Phillies could afford it, but it would not leave much of a budge for 3rd base, left field and the bullpen, just $20 million for all of them. It’s tough to say at this point what the Phillies can and will do. If they do end up getting rid of Lee, they could afford more. It would be nice to see Bourn in center and leading off, but he is a Boras client, and we know how that works.