Cafardo says that the Washington Nationals signing of free agent closer Rafael Soriano should remind everyone to never underestimate super-agent Scott Boras’ ability to create a market for his clients. Bourn, another Boras client, hasn’t received much attention this winter, but that could change quickly.
The Blue Jays already have a center fielder on their roster in Colby Rasmus. However, Cafardo notes that Toronto could trade him if they were to add Bourn.
While Cafardo believes this is a longshot, it doesn’t appear to be something that is at all likely to happen. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos prefers to do much of his significant dealing via trade, as evidenced by the acquisitions of R.A. Dickey, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson this offseason.