So a guy in my money league ended up with all of these guys on his team: Bourn, Victorino, Ellsbury, Theriot and Pence. He has 50 steals on the year, good enough for second place in that category and 13 more than the guy currently in third. Bottom line: He had wheels to spare ... and a hard-on for Joey Votto, who he thought could help him in the power and RBI categories.
So on Sunday I swapped him Votto and Brad Hawpe (essentially a throw-in -- that's how much of a disaster his season's been) for Bourn and Victorino. Now I have these guys on my team: Bourn, Victorino, Reyes and Phillips. I'm currently in eight place in steals but expect to rocket up the standings in that category. The plan is to use Bourn to quickly make up some much needed ground, then trade him off in a few weeks. I'll still have Victorino, who combined with Reyes and Phillips, will hopefully allow me to hold steady once Bourn is gone.
I'm betting Bourn is going to be used this way in a lot of leagues, where he'll bounce around from team to team as guys use him as a quick fix for stolen bases. And I figure managers won't be too apprehensive about letting him go as he's been largely a black hole in all other categories. How many teams has Bourn been on already in your fantasy league?