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The Reds are interested in Michael Bourn

Nov 9, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT

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The Reds could use a leadoff guy, so ..

The Reds, who tried but failed to acquire a leadoff hitter at midseason, are interested in Michael Bourn, according to sources.

That’s Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, who notes that, no, the Reds aren’t favorites. Which makes sense given the sort of money Bourn is likely looking for and the sort of money the Reds tend to spend on free agents.

If they want a center fielder/leadoff guy you have to figure that they’ll be knocking on the same doors the Braves are to replace Bourn, not knocking on Bourn’s door itself.

  1. mlb4life - Nov 9, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    My Reds desperately need an upgrade at center field over Drew Stubbs. That said…. i’m waiting on Billy Hamilton to come up and take over the position in a year or so. I’m a major fan of Bourn, but i don’t think it would be smart to overspend on him. Tough call.

    • dcfan4life - Nov 9, 2012 at 4:43 PM

      His contract demand is so high that even if signed for a lower amount its probably still overspending for his production. That said you better hope the Reds dont sign him. Carl Crawford like waste of money.

    • mazblast - Nov 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM

      I saw Hamilton last week in the AFL, and IMO he’s more than a year away. He may be the fastest baseball player I’ve ever seen, but he needs work on the rest of his game. Very raw in the OF (since he just started playing center).

      Agreed about Stubbs. If not for his defense and his being a former first round pick, he’d be long gone. However, since I’m most decidedly not a Reds fan, I hope they keep him and keep playing him because of his “potential”.

      As for the Reds being interested in Bourn, well, at the right price, who isn’t interested in him? Dumb headline.

  2. yahmule - Nov 9, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    It’s critical that the Reds have a veteran in place so Dusty Baker can block Billy Hamilton.

  3. rmosss - Nov 9, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    We need a hitting coach! Get those strikeouts down and start putting the ball in play!

  4. bigmeechy74 - Nov 10, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    i LiKE THE REDS AND i LIKE MiCHAEL BOURN A LOT BUT HE iS GETTiNG UP THERE iN AGE FOR A PLAYER OF HiS PROFiLE. GUYS LiKE HiM USUALLY DON’T AGE WELL BUT i HOPE iT WORKS OUT iF THEY SiGN HiM

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