Originally posted on Mets Fever  |  Last updated 2/2/13
Even after the Marlon Byrd signing Marc Carig of Newsday tweeted that Sandy Alderson says the Mets still have options for the outfield.  Many have speculated in the last few hours that Byrd along with the other outfield candidates have essentially ended any pursuit of Michael Bourn. Don't forget the Mets signed veteran Fred Lewis last season and tucked him away in AAA until several layers of outfielders went by the way side, the same could happen to Byrd.  If not Byrd and not an idol comment to keep the masses happy then any outfield options would have to come via trade since there is nothing left on the free agent market.  Of course, both the signing and the trade comment could be a message to Bourn, that while they like him Boras isn't going to dictate things and that they have options...
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