Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
Quite a few teams are not in the running for the services of center fielder Michael Bourn for various reasons.
Here's a quick breakdown.
Baltimore Orioles: Adam Jones is the face of the franchise in Baltimore. No room for Bourn.
Boston Red Sox: Definitely need outfield help, but with Jacoby Ellsbury currently in place, no room for Bourn in center field.
Chicago Cubs: Unless Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer completely go against their plan of building up the team through a stronger farm system and staying away from pricey free agents, Bourn won't be headed to Wrigley Field.
Chicago White Sox: The White Sox have needs, but outfield help isn't one of them.
Colorado Rockies: Unless Bourn can pitch at high altitudes, he's not headed to Denver.
Detroit Tigers: Austin Jackson is five years younger and coming into his own as a leadoff hitter. No chance here for Bourn.
Houston Astros: Bourn has been there and done that—not heading back anytime soon.
Los Angeles Angels: A pretty decent young player by the name of Mike Trout has center field locked down in Anaheim.
Los Angeles Dodgers: A five-tool star in Matt Kemp stands in Bourn's way here.
Minnesota Twins: GM Terry Ryan is looking for pitchers. While they could dangle center fielder Denard Span in a potential deal, they won't be looking to spend to replace Span.
New York Yankees: With Curtis Granderson's option picked up, I don't see a play here for Bourn.
Oakland Athletics: Solid outfield already even without the trade that brought in center fielder Chris Young.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Pretty decent center fielder with Andrew McCutchen in place.
San Diego Padres: The Padres seem committed to Cameron Maybin, and pitching is their biggest need right now.
St. Louis Cardinals: Cardinals definitely set in outfield with Jon Jay, Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran.
Tampa Bay Rays: Even with B.J. Upton likely leaving town, I don't see Andrew Friedman going after Bourn.
That takes care of over half of MLB. Let's now look at the odds of the other 14 MLB teams.