Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/31/13
Last night, during an event for season ticket holders at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson said that Michael Bourn was not worth losing the 11th overall pick. I was never all that excited about getting Bourn and could have gone either way. I wouldn’t have had a problem signing him or taking a pass. About that first round pick, Iv’e heard mostly two debates regarding losing or keeping it, but there is another side that seems to get overlooked a lot. Sign Bourn and sacrifice the pick. Get a solid year out of him, and then trade him next offseason for a lot more than what you would have drafted with the first rounder anyway. You can probably get a top outfield prospect who is closer to the majors and and has already shown some success in the minors. Who knows, maybe you can even get two prospects for him. The bottom line is this: 1. Signing Bourn makes our outfield significantly better for the 2013 season. 2. Signing Bourn buys some time until a better option comes along in free agency or trade market
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