NY Times, Sandy Alderson, the general manager of the Mets, suggested the loss of a first-round pick would be too steep a price for the team to consider signing Michael Bourn, the best outfielder left on the free-agent market.
If they signed Bourn, a speedy 30-year-old
center fielder, the Mets would be forced to give up the 11th overall
pick of the draft as compensation.
During an interview Sunday with MLB
Network Radio, Alderson said the Mets had been “very reluctant to
consider that,” as it would undermine their vision for the future.
added, “The blueprint here is to rebuild the farm system at the same
time that we try to be competitive and for us to lose a first-round pick
would be counter to that approach.”
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Mets are showing strong interest in former Giants closer Brian Wilson, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (on Twitter).
Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson watched Wilson yesterday in a private workout.
Alderson is "not sure" if the Mets will extend Wilson an offer, reports the New York Post's Mike Puma.
Before the New Year, Brian Wilson narrowed down his list of suitors in half from about nine or ten to approximately five.
The Giants are open to a reunion but are only willing to give Wilson a deal with a low base salary and performance-based incentives. The 30-year-old made only two appearances in 2012 before suffering a season-ending elbow injury.
Wilson has said in the past, that he does not want to go back to San Francisco because of the way he was treated and released..