Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/22/14
When free agent outfielder Michael Bourn put pen to paper and signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Indians, the New York Mets became Bourn Losers. For almost an entire off-season, the Mets have made it their mission to dance, dance, and dance some more around the idea they would like to sign Bourn to a contract to become the team’s center fielder, but became fixated on losing out on the number 11 pick in the June Amateur draft. Result: the Mets lost out on Bourn, and are now stuck with an outfield that even a minor league team would grimace at. But, hey at least they have the 11th pick in the draft! Never in recent memory has a draft pick in Major League Baseball seemed so important. The value and importance of the MLB draft is not like its counterparts the NFL draft or even the NBA draft, where draft picks can have a sudden impact on the team. Draftees usually take four or five years in the minors before they ever see a major league field. Sandy Alderson and company rolled th...
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