Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/6/13
The Mets are willing to give free agent Michael Bourn a four-year deal, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Scott Boras is claiming that he has better offers at his disposal than whatever the Mets have discussed with him. Sherman speculates that Boras could simply be bluffing to try and get more out of the Mets or simply trying to create some buzz to drum up more interest for his client. You just never know with Boras, he is a master at these negotiations and regardless of what Sherman says, he does always manage to have a mystery team in his pocket. With regard to the first round pick, both the Mets and Boras believe they have a winning argument should the case go to an arbitrator, mainly built around the spirit of the rule, which they believe is to protect the teams with the 10-worst records. That said, unless the Mets come to an agreement neither side will file a formal request to MLB about it. Updated 2/5 The Indians might be one of many teams that will be interested...
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