Updated By Craig Lerner on 1/23
The plot keeps thickening as Adam Rubin reports the following:
A reliable major league source with knowledge of the Mets’ plans would not dismiss the possibility outfielder Michael Bourn could end up with the team.
The Mets have a glaring need in their outfield. Currently, Lucas Duda is slated to play left field, with Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Collin Cowgill platooning in center field. Until another addition is made, Mike Baxter and Andrew Brown would appear the two logical candidates to pencil in for right field. Bourn also would provide the Mets with a bona fide leadoff hitter, which they currently lack.
As previously mentioned, signing Bourn would cause the Mets to forfeit the 11th overall pick in the draft. Sandy Alderson all but indicated he was unwilling to do that a few weeks ago. Rubin has tried to see if the Mets GM stance has changed, but Alderson has not replied to his email inquiry as of this afternoon.
Bourn hit .274 with nine homers, 57 RBI...