Chicago Cubs Must Seize Chance With Michael Bourn

By Andy Schmidt
Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

The Major League Baseball season continues to draw near with free agent Michael Bourn still hanging around waiting for a new team and a new job. Bourn is still looking for a five-year contract and while I don’t think he will get that, the teams interested in him are starting to dwindle. This would be a great chance for a team like the Chicago Cubs to scoop Bourn in and make themselves a very dangerous team in the National League Central in 2013.

Bourn would fit into the leadoff spot of the lineup very well and with Darwin Barney, Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro behind him in the lineup, the Cubs could put up a lot of runs. Chicago needs a great year from their pitchers to make it a special season and one that Cubs fans have waited for but the move has to be made to get Bourn first. Hopefully Bourn would be willing to consider a one or two-year contract around $20 million and wants to make the North Side his home.

This may not seem like the most likely place for Bourn to land but at this point, Bourn may be forced to take what he can get and the Cubs appear to have some interest. Chicago was a terrible team in 2012 with over 100 losses but if Bourn were to sign with the team along with some of the other moves that have been made this offseason, the Cubs could make something very interesting happen this coming year. It’s time for Theo Epstein to make a very decisive move.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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