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The New York Mets are continuing negotiations with free agent
outfielder Michael Bourn, according to Mike Puma of The New York Post. However,
Bourn is still seeking a five-year commitment, an offer the Mets are unwilling
to extend at this point.
Latest on Michael Bourn negotiations: He wants at least five years, and Mets aren't willing to go there.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) January 28, 2013
Not only are the Mets hesitant to offer Bourn the number of
years he and agent Scott Boras are seeking, but New York also doesn’t want to
surrender its first-round pick in order to sign the free agent center fielder.
Instead, the Mets are seeking a ruling from Major League Baseball that would allow
them to send the Atlanta Braves their second-round pick, not No. 11 overall, if
they were to sign Bourn.
Until these hurdles are cleared, it wouldn’t appear that the
Mets are not a likely landing spot for Bourn. Still, no team is a clear fit at
this point, so Ne...
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Michael Bourn remains unsigned as the start of spring training gets closer and closer. He is the top position player that has not found a home. As the list of possible teams that will make a run for him gets smaller I will try and tell you who will finally give this speedy centerfielder the … Continue reading »
The debate rages on whether or not the Mets should forfeit their first-round pick, the #11 selection overall, in order to sign free agent Michael Bourn. Those in favor of the move point out that Bourn would address a major need for the Mets while those opposed think the club is unlikely to contend while Bourn would be good and that the club would be better off continuing its youth...
The Dodgers may not be done shopping yet folks. Rumors are starting to surface that the Dodgers have interest in Michael Bourn and Scott Rolen. Jon Heyman writes that at least one prominent Dodgers player contacted Bourn encouraging him to sign in Los Angeles. That move seems a bit puzzling no doubt. The Dodgers have plenty of logjams on their roster, adding Bourn to the mix would...
Last week, the Texas Rangers indicated they were happy with
the current makeup of their team, including their outfield. Following Nelson
Cruz’s ties to the south Florida performance-enhancing drug scandal and the
potential suspension that could result, Buster Olney of ESPN wonders if the
Rangers will now pursue free agent center fielder Michael Bourn.
TEX determined that...
On Saturday. Richard Justice of MLB.com reported that the Mets will have little to no interest in signing Michael Bourn to a contract if they are unable to protect their first round pick.
The New York Mets have no interest in signing free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn if it means surrendering their top 2013 Draft pick, the 11th overall. If you’re wondering why a rebuilding team...
The Mets community is having a field day with Michael Bourn these days. I figured I might as well chime in too.
First, let’s establish the basics:
The Mets will (most likely) lose the 11th pick in the 2013 first-year player draft if they sign Bourn.
Michael Bourn is a Scott Boras client. If the Mets were to sign Bourn, he’s probably going to get a deal in the five-year range...
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The Mets have avoided arbitration with Daniel Murphy by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2.925MM, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports (Twitter links). The final total is a bit less than the midpoint between the figures exchanged by the two sides; Murphy asked for $3.4MM, the Mets offered $2.55MM. This was Murphy's first...
The New York Mets interest in free agent centerfielder Michael Bourn appears to be very real. In fact, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported this morning that “general manager Sandy Alderson and assistant GM John Ricco travelled to Houston last week to have dinner with free agent center fielder Michael Bourn and his agent, Scott Boras.”
There’s been a lot of debate as...
BJ Upton will largely replace the speed lost with departure of Michael Bourn in CF
Charged with the mission of replacing future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones AND All-Star center-fielder Michael Bourn in this Atlanta lineup, Braves GM Frank Wren had a whale of a task ahead of him this winter. Well, okay… with plenty of trade chips and cash to spend, perhaps a “whale” is overstating...
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Surprisingly, these Mets might be a player for a major free agent. That’s good news. It speaks to the overall financial health of the organization – as a separate entity from Sterling Equities or SNY – in a favorable light for the first time in four years. That the Mets are in a position to throw substantial money at a player who is at the same time the most prominent name...
According to the NY Times, Sandy Alderson, the general manager of the Mets, suggested the loss
of a first-round pick would be too steep a price for the team to
consider signing Michael Bourn, the best outfielder left on the
If they signed Bourn, a speedy 30-year-old
center fielder, the Mets would be forced to give up the 11th overall
pick of the draft as...
Mike Puma of the New York Post dishes out the latest on the Michael Bourn situation:
“He wants at least five years, and the Mets aren’t willing to go there.”
I think it’s safe to say that the dog and pony show has come to an end. I’m pretty certain that the front office will not like those parameters; with or without the chocolate
In the end, the Mets never made any offer...
Latest on Michael Bourn negotiations: He wants at least five years, and Mets aren’t willing to go there.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) January 28, 2013
The New York Post is reporting that a meeting took place last week between the Mets front office, Michael Bourn, and Bourn’s high-powered representative Scott Boras. While Boras and Bourn are still holding out hope for a five-year...
I seriously doubt the New York Mets front office has the Super Bowl checked off on their calendar as some sort of deadline for having certain issues handled, but for most fans, focus is likely to shift (if it hasn’t already) as the weekend approaches. So as the NFL playoffs come to climax this Sunday and we we scurry to check out the Super Bowl 47 odds before determining our...