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The most likely route the Braves will take to replace Bourn will be perusing the free agent market.
Top targets for the Braves will be Angel Pagan, Shane Victorino and B.J. Upton.
Pagan and Victorino would fill the void both in center field and the leadoff spot, allowing the Braves' lineup to remain virtually the same.
Giants' beat writer Chris Haft says that Pagan will likely get a multi-year deal around the $10 million range.
Pagan played a key role in the Giants' championship run and can add that to his resume.
The 31-year-old Victorino will likely receive a two to three-year deal despite coming off a down season by his standards.
Victorino had a career low on-base percentage in 2011, but still managed to hit 11 home runs and steal 39 bases.
Upton is an intriguing player with loads of potential. He has great power, a strong arm and blazing speed.
He is also just 28 years old and could reach his ceiling with a change of scenery.
Out of these options, I think Victorino would be the best fit. He would be a short-term solution at an affordable price.
He could take over the lead-off spot, play a good center field and being a switch-hitter is a bonus.
His numbers in a down year are not significantly different from Bourn.