Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 10/16/14
You knew it had to end like this. You knew that all the hulabaloo about whether the draft pick was going to be protected or not for Michael Bourn would end with Bourn taking such great lengths to avoid the issue by joining a team who haven't won anything since Dewey supposedly beat Truman. Which is kinda what all the Bourn/Mets rumors seemed like. With all the talk about draft picks, it was almost like it was a done deal that Bourn was coming here. And then Dewey lost, and Bourn went to Cleveland. Truth be told, they can have him. Sure, the Mets have no outfield. But Michael Bourn, at least by himself, wasn't going to make the difference this year for the Mets. And by the time he would have a chance to make the difference, he might be too old to do it. Besides, it didn't seem too long ago that Bourn had the tag of somebody who was fast as hell but couldn't steal first base. I could never wrap my head around Michael Bourn as slam dunk difference maker ... not one ...
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