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Mets are not interested in Michael Bourn

Jan 8, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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Michael Bourn is still looking for work and apparently a bunch of Mets fans have been asking Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger if the 30-year-old outfielder would be a fit in New York.

The answer is no, because while the Mets have an obvious opening in center field general manager Sandy Alderson made it very clear to McCullough that they have no interest in surrendering the 11th overall pick in June’s draft to sign Bourn. And rightfully so.

“We don’t want to lose our first-round draft pick,” Alderson said. “We think that’s one of the ways we got into the predicament we’ve had over the past couple of years. We’ve very wary of that. It’s not our M.O.”

And of course whether Bourn is actually worth a big long-term contract is another issue entirely.

  1. The Dangerous Mabry - Jan 8, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    If Bourn doesn’t get a contract by the beginning of the season, would someone signing him during the first week still forfeit a draft pick? When does the statute of limitations on draft compensation expire?

  2. thebadguyswon - Jan 8, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    He’s not worth surrendering the 11th pick.

  3. greymares - Jan 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    I Don’t understand the hang-up over this 1st rd draft pick. It’s not that often the 1st rd. picks end up being worth a pinch of puppy shit.

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