Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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 available and fills an aching need should hearten the spirit of any Met fan who’s really paying attention. A player who can be gotten with Mets Money and a superlative defensive outfielder to boot? Sign the man. However… The bad news is that the player is Michael Bourn. There are several strikes against this guy: he’s 30, his bread-and-butter are his legs, he’s asking for a five-year deal, his agent is Scott Boras and he’s likely to cost the Mets the #11 pick in the upcoming draft. Other than that, he’s the perfect player for the Mets to go after. Sandy Alderson has made it known far and wide that he is ...
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