Espn's Jerry Crasnick cited much debate last night for Tigers fans.
#Rangers still seem like best fit for Bourn unless Scott Boras can convince Mike Ilitch to sign him. #tigers
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 24, 2013
With the Tigers looking for another outfielder in the off-season, the rumor makes sense. Other than that statement it falls off. While it’s true Tiger Owner Mike Illitch loves to bail super-agent Scott Boras out on some of his clients over the years, he has shied away from his top one already this off-season. Rafael Soriano looked to be a perfect match for the closer less Tigers, but the cash flow seems to be tight this time of year. The Tigers were looking for a right-handed bat to complement their incumbent left handed hitter Andy Dirks. Michael Bourn hits left.
Boras is not known for discounts, which is why Illitch is best to lay this rumor to rest.