Why the Atlanta Braves Don't Need Michael Bourn Back

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Why the Atlanta Braves Don't Need Michael Bourn Back
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Michael Bourn could be replaced.

This offseason, it's becoming more clear every day that Michael Bourn will not be wearing an Atlanta Braves uniform in 2013.

With the way the team is focused on other outfielders and the salary demands Bourn is asking for, it makes sense for the Braves to not overpay.

Many fans are worried about letting Bourn go, as he is the first true leadoff threat since Rafael Furcal left town, but not bringing back Bourn isn't something that will kill the Braves.

In fact, the Braves don't need to bring Bourn back to compete in 2013.

This article takes a look at why the Braves should be fine without him.

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