Bourjos is struggling. The issue, of course, is whether it's time to explore his "upside". If we didn't have shitty, expensive outfielder contracts to be paid off, if Torii Wells and Vernon Hunter had dog-paddled to us as fallen stars with the misfortune of having a bad contract-year, making $750,000, we wouldn't speak of sitting Bourjos. Torii's batting .237, Vernon .244 before the injury. That is worse/better than last year's .262/.218 respectively, but four out of five dentists/sabermetricians recommend viewing these contracts as repercussions of a very bad decision to mix tequila and gin. You thought you'd made the switch early enough, but the next thing you knew, you were the guy who "drinks alot", "can't keep his pants on", "vomits into trash cans" and "impregnates the Mexican maid". The superlatives go on and on which is, frankly, a bitch.
Getting a better gauge of Bourjos's worth will help us decide if this is Torii's last year in Anaheim. Torii seems to be a very cool guy, I would totally play canasta with him, but he is a fading superstar and I can't gauge what he will view his worth to be, versus what the Angels are likely to view it to be. FYI, Frampton Comes Alive went octopule-platinum.
He's obviously due for a massive pay-cut, even he sees that, but he's dropping into "should-be a fourth-outfielder-on-a-contending-team" status. At this point, the slim, theoretical offensive gains of sitting Bourjos don't seem to be worth the loss of knowledge/defense.
***I apologize for duplications of opinion or formatting errors, I somehow ended up bereft of attention and on an eight-year old apple.