I approve the trade the Mets made just made, this team needs a leadoff hitter. In my opinion Eric Young Outfielder with The Rockies would be a low cost trade option for Alderon and company. He can play all 3 outfield positions and it would not take much to pry him from Colorado.
You are enamored with an aging (30 by 2013 season) speed based player that has never hit above 300 and one season of OBP above 350. A player that has diminished defensive capabilities. A player that will financially hamper the Mets in 2-3 years when they are planning to contend.
Bourn will command 4-5 years at 15 million dollars per season.
Do you think that Bourn will contribute to the team at the ages of 33+? What do you think his BA/OBP/SB will be when Bourn is 33 or older?
Thank goodness you are not the GM for the Mets.