Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/24/13
According to John Harper of the Daily News, the New York Mets are appealing to Major League Baseball to protect their first round pick. The Mets initially had the 10th overall pick in the MLB Draft in June, which is automatically protected. But when the Pittsburgh Pirates failed to sign their No. 1 draft pick and were put back in Top 10, it pushed the Mets out of the top ten and to the 11th pick which is not protected. The Mets were seeking a ruling that would allow them to keep the pick, losing 2nd-rounder instead, but so far it seems they won’t get it, according to Harper. We were discussing this among a few of the MMO writers on email tonight, and one of them asked why did the Mets wait three months to complain about it and file an appeal. My answer is simple, first, Sandy Alderson never in a million years thought he’d ever be signing a free agent that had compensation attached to him this offseason. Second, now that the offseason is nearly over and they see the sad state of affa...
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