Found January 24, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
According to what a source told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets have sincere interest in signing free-agent outfileder Michael Bourn to a long-term deal, but that any deal will likely be backloaded. I thought that was something we were getting away from because it was hazardous to our health? Backloaded deals, future annuity payments, deferred salaries, lot’s of the same things we always did before… Weird… Still no word on the Mets petitioning MLB to protect their first round pick. It must be really hard for Bud Selig to have to rule against his best bud Fred Wilpon… You can read more about that below… Original Post 1/23 10:00 PM 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...
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