Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/27/13
The Mets may or may not be interested in free agent OF Michael Bourn. It is safe to say the amount of interest has to do with how much of a chance the Mets have of having their first round draft pick in this year’s draft (11th overall). While Bourn would give the Mets a major league outfielder they do not have, there may be some questions about how a player who relies solely on his legs after the age of 30. It is easy to look at the positives; Bourn plays a very good defensive centerfield and will steal several bases. Bourn has won two Gold Gloves and led the NL in stolen bases from 2009 through 2011. He also nearly doubled his career high with 9 HR playing his home games in Atlanta. He also drew a career high 70 bases on balls. Put that together with the Mets current OF situation and it is difficult to spin a signing of Bourn as negative. Prior to the 2002 season, the Mets brought back Roger Cedeno on a 4 year contract for about $18 million. Cedeno stole 66 bases for the Mets in
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