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Finally, the Braves are in a position where they have leverage over the infamous Scott Boras.
With Michael Bourn seemingly headed for a major payday, Frank Wren went out and snagged his center fielder before December rolled around.
Bourn's tenure in a Braves uniform had apparently come to an end.
Or so we thought.
One after another, the center field vacancies around the majors began to fill, but thus far Bourn has been left out in the cold.
David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution writes that the Braves and Rangers are the last two teams in the running for the services of Bourn, with the Mariners failing to acquire the speedy center fielder.
The reason this could work out for the Braves is that Boras' waiting game might have done him in, as he is in the unique position of his client needing these two teams more than either club needs him.
It's not especially likely (read: very unlikely), but Bourn's stock could fall pretty dramatically into Atlanta's price range. Braves fans might see Bourn wear a tomahawk on his chest once more.
Fact or Fiction: Fact that Bourn is looking to return to Atlanta; Fiction that a deal is likely.