According to Stephen Goff of Examiner.com, who has been breaking quite a few Astros stories this offseason, Houston Gold Glove winner Michael Bourn has switched agents from the SFX company to Scott Boras.
Boras, if you have been living under a rock, is one of the game’s most aggressive agents. He’s not one to settle for hometown discounts. The Astros are already pretty familiar with Mr. Boras work, which can be summed up in two words: Carlos Beltran. This could make it much harder for the Astros to reach an agreement on an extension with Bourn.
On the other hand, Bourn’s skill set is so focused on speed that by the end of his arbitration years, he may not have many great years left anyway. Boras’ hiring may just force the Astros to jettison him a year too early rather than a year too late.