One the Mets’ most pressing needs are that of a legitimate leadoff hitter and centerfielder. So then it would make perfect sense for the Mets to make a run at signing Braves free-agent Michael Bourn.
Obviously, the Mets have to upgrade the outfield if they want to piece together a somewhat competitive team in 2013. Lately there are reports that the Mets-despite what we have been led to believe-are not denying the fact that they are thinking of making a push for the services of Bourn.
Bourn was supposed to command a lucrative deal this offseason, but so far the quest to find a taker meeting his demands (of course spearheaded by Scott Boras) has hit a snag. In the process Bourn’s asking price has significantly come down. Hence, why the Mets have entered the mix.
This is where the Mets could conceivably come in and swoop up Bourn at a much-discounted price. Leave it to the slow-playing Sandy Alderson to make a splash and give many Mets’ fans what they wanted for a long time: an outfiel...