Even though most consider, including myself, the Mets a long shot to sign Bourn, it does appear the Mets haven’t given up hope:
“To that end, general manager Sandy Alderson and assistant GM John Ricco travelled to Houston last week to have dinner with free agent center fielder Michael Bourn and his agent, Scott Boras, The Post has learned.”
As we learned last week, MLB has given the impression they will not make a ruling on the draft pick compensation until the Mets either sign Bourn (according to some reports) or make a legitimate offer to acquire him.
The stickler to this is that:
“The Post has learned the Mets will not ink Bourn without iron-clad assurances they only would lose a second-round pick to do so. They have vowed not to forfeit the 11th pick in June’s draft, no matter how much they could use Bourn to bat leadoff and upgrade what is currently a flimsy outfield assortment.”
Obviously this saga seems to be more of just something for the writers to talk about but it does appear that the interest is genuine unless you of course subscribe to conspiracy theories.