Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/4/13
What would you say the odds are that the Mets sign Michael Bourn? It’s been well documented that the Mets won’t make him an official offer unless they know that their first round pick is protected – you all know the story. But it was also reported that the Mets are willing and prepared to go “all-out” to sign Bourn. I must confess that I don’t like the sound of that. I love that the Mets see themselves in a position to go all-out on a free agent player, I’m just not convinced that Michael Bourn is the player that should be Alderson’s first official free agent over-pay. I understand that spring trainining is less than a week away and that the outfield options have dwindled to nothing –both on the trade and free agent market fronts. Bourn indeed represents the best of what’s left. But I find it odd that 29 other teams never made the former Brave an offer, this late into the game. So why overpay him, and who exactly are the Mets bidding against aside from themselves? Is this the year w...
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