Michael Bourn's market among rivals 

August, 8, 2012
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Michael BournDaniel Shirey/US PresswireThe Phillies have some financial maneuvering to do, but Bourn could be in their plans.
One executive joked recently that there is not a more inevitable offseason connection than the Nationals and center fielder Michael Bourn, who is eligible for free agency in the fall. "Can we just put that one in the books now?" he said, noting all the factors in play. They are: