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Could the Cubs get involved for Michael Bourn?

Nov 30, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

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The rebuilding Cubs don’t look like prime candidates to pursue one of the top free agents on the market, but Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com was told by a major league source that the club has been in touch with Michael Bourn‘s agent, Scott Boras. Of course, Boras represents many players, so it’s possible other names were discussed.

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer wouldn’t get into any specifics during a phone conference earlier today, but he did mention that he is looking for immediate help in the outfield.

“We do have to address our outfield and we will look to do that,” Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said in a phone conference with reporters on Friday. “We like our prospects, but when they are as far away as some of those guys are you can’t think about those guys. You have to think about your team now.”

“There are a number of players we will be talking to over the next few weeks,” Hoyer said in his media phone conference.

Bourn lost two suitors this week with the Braves signing B.J. Upton and the Nationals trading for Denard Span, so anything is possible, but it’s difficult to see a fit here. The Cubs are likely a couple of years away from contention while Bourn turns 30 next month. His prime seasons would likely be wasted for an under .500 team.

  1. xmatt0926x - Nov 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    No shot. This is Boras nonsense. The potential suitors are drying up and Boras will take any rumor he can get to play against the one, maybe two teams left who would consider giving Bourn a huge deal. There is no logical reason that a team in the Cubs position would be involved with a player in Bourn’s position.

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Nov 30, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Why not, Theo? He’s just like Mike Cameron except his last name is Bourn and he’s a pretty good baseball player.

    • mazblast - Dec 1, 2012 at 5:34 PM

      Cameron was a good player. He always played terrific defense, ran well, and had good power, particularly for a CF. His BA was never consistent, though.

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