Monday, January 28, 2013

Bourne = Rowand?

Well, maybe that's extreme but NY Post reporter Mike Puma tweets that Michael Bourne wants a 5-year deal and the Mets won't go there. No wonder the Giants decided to pick up Andres Torres.

It made me think of Aaron Rowand. Maybe that's why Bourne still hasn't got a deal.

Bourne just had a 6.0 WAR season at age 29 to bring his career to 19.0.

Rowand had a 4.8 WAR season in 2007 at age 29.then racked up seasons of 0.4, 0.4, 0.7 and 0.4 to bring his career to 18.9 before the Giants decided to eat the rest of the $60 million deal. In other words, they paid about $30 million per win. 

Geez, I remember the tone taken by advocates of the Rowand signing was "OK, now that we've gotten rid of that Barry Bonds creep, we're going to be hot tuna."

He fell apart so fast. He was no damn good. What a cruddy signing it was, ending up with Rowand whining about playing time and not being able to root for the Chicago Bears.


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