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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mets Rumors: The Bourn Supremacy

Michael Bourn Rumors:

A source tells Marc Carig of Newsday (on Twitter) that the MLBPA could file a grievance on the Michael Bourn/compensatory draft pick issue, even if the Mets don't agree to terms with the outfielder first.

There has been talk of the players union supporting the Mets if they choose to argue against having to surrender a first-round pick to sign a free agent like Bourn.

It appears that the Mets will face some stiff competition in the NL East as they vie with the Nationals and Braves, but GM Sandy Alderson says that he isn't sweating it too much, writes Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
"I would agree that the Nationals and the Braves appear to be very good teams for '13 and beyond," Alderson said. "But many teams have been described as set up well for the long haul, and it hasn't always worked out as described."

1 comment:

  1. The words "Mets" and "successful free agent signing" have rarely been seen together since MLBPA members were emancipated. Even the Beltran signing may, in the end, be praised more for its impact on Zach Wheeler's career than on Carlos' personal numbers with the team.

    The fact remains that the best free agent signings are from the scrap heap. Throwing big money at guys based on numbers accumulated in past years with other teams (or even your own team - David Wright - )is usually a bad bet. Still, you've got a lot of idiots willing to continue to gamble in spite of the history.


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