Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/12/13
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who interviewed Sandy Alderson yesterday, said that the Mets are relieved that the “Protected Pick Controversy” allowed Michael Bourn to sign with the Cleveland Indians after they matched the guaranteed offer they made to the then free agent outfielder. One top Mets executive recently expressed relief not to have signed Bourn — the Mets, ultimately, sought to wait to see if they could retain their draft choice via grievance before Bourn decided to take the same guaranteed money plus the option with Cleveland – another Mets exec said, “I think it’s a little early to write off Michael Bourn.” Baseball is funny this way… Who could have imagined that a desperate last minute gamble on Marlon Byrd as their “Plan B” would have resulted in a career year for Byrd, while Bourn batted .258 with a .311 on-base for Cleveland. The Mets of course than parlayed Byrd in a deal with John Buck to acquire second base prospect Dilson Herrera and righthanded reliever Vic Black.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Randall Cobb splits defenders with sick move on catch-and-run TD

Eli Manning's two TDs against Eagles vault Manning family to 1,000 TDs in regular season

Stephen Strasburg says he may skip future All-Star games due to injury concerns

WATCH: Andy Dalton throw to three Vikings defenders results in pick-six

WATCH: Christian McCaffrey show early for Panthers against Packers

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bengals reportedly ‘caught off guard’ by news Marvin Lewis is leaving

Reports: Bengals would love to replace Marvin Lewis with Hue Jackson

Philip Rivers: Chargers 'kind of fell apart' against Chiefs

Report: Andrew Luck could have another surgery if he experiences pain

Ezekiel Elliott filmed documentary while training in Mexico during suspension

Patriots' Kenny Britt expected to be active Sunday

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mr. Jones goes to Washington

The 'It's the most wonderful bowl of the year' quiz

NHL Weekender: Bolts keep striking, Preds on the hunt

Chargers are the AFC team no one wants to play in January

Donald Trump's quotes vs. the sports world in 2017

Five MLB teams that should trade for Manny Machado

The 'It's always chilly in Indiana' quiz

NFL puts safety entirely on players, again

Eight NFL teams who simply need to start over

Most important player on every team in each bowl matchup

NFL Week 15 Predictions

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Boogie, Z-Bo reach out and punch someone

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mr. Jones goes to Washington

NHL Weekender: Bolts keep striking, Preds on the hunt

The 'It's the most wonderful bowl of the year' quiz

Donald Trump's quotes vs. the sports world in 2017

Chargers are the AFC team no one wants to play in January

The 'It's always chilly in Indiana' quiz

NFL puts safety entirely on players, again

Most important player on every team in each bowl matchup

NFL Week 15 Predictions

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Boogie, Z-Bo reach out and punch someone

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker