Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/6/13
The top story for the Mets continues to be Michael Bourn – will he sign or won’t he? Will MLB protect the pick or won’t they. There are good arguments to be made on both sides, but the bottom line is that ultimately Bourn will go wherever he wants to play, be it the Mets, the Indians or any other team that may be in the mix. Sometimes players want to play in a particular region of the country and it isn’t always about the money. One thing that has become clear to me is that if Bourn does sign with the Mets the front office will be overpaying him to sign on the dotted line. It’s a risk the team is willing to take given the sad state of affairs in the current outfield and the fact that the minors holds little promise to remedy the situation in the next two years. It may have been prudent to have taken a more aggressive approach to the outfield dilemma as soon as the offseason began rather than waiting so long to make a move or show any interest in fixing the situation. But that’s all ...
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