Originally written January 20, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says this morning that “the Mets are not out of the picture if the price and length of commitment come down” on free agent outfielder Michael Bourn. As you can read below, I don’t see Bourn and the Mets as a match for the reasons I specified, chief among them being that it would cost the Mets their first round pick. Original Post 1/15 I don’t understand why I continue to read posts and comments about the Mets needing to sign center fielder Michael Bourn. Why? I look at Bourn’s age (30) and his career numbers, and I don’t see what the fascination is all about. Is it just the speed? Bourn, who is represented by Scott Boras, is reportedly seeking a deal worth $100 million dollars as a free agent. I see that number and it takes me back to the Jose Reyes situation a year ago. Wasn’t the main reason we didn’t re-sign Reyes due to the fact that his entire game relied heavily on his legs? Wasn’t one of our chief concerns that speed is usually one of those a...
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