"Cafardo on Bourn,etc etc" : Mets aren't even going to go all out on the compensation issue until they can determine whether or not they can even agree on a deal with Bourn (which makes sense)
this whole thing is still in the negotiation process between the Mets and Bourn and hasn't even gotten to the formal appeal to MLB stage yet (all the rumors and opinions from writers, etc. notwithstanding)
if Bourn's/Boras' price doesn't come down big time this entire issue will become a moot point
No reason to act like Bourn's all that great, he's not worth the pick or the money/years that Boras is asking for. IMO he made a mistake not taking the offer the Braves made him.
He won't get anywhere near what he's asking for.
His statistics would disagree with you.
He's actually, statistically speaking, one of the best CF in the game. Averaged a WAR over 4 for the last 4 seasons... Which is more than what this entire OF is capable of putting up combined.
"i don't think that Bourn's that great at all, i personally wish SA would just move on"
I think Sandy is doing a magnificent job here. He's keeping Bourne in play, but at *his* price, not Boros'.
Having Boros twisting in the wind for as long as he has is certainly better than kowing to him and his price other Met GM's have. He played the Mets, and Minaya, in the Beltran negotiations, going over to the Yanks to see if he could get even more from them, even AFTER a deal had been struck in principle. Now, he's the one getting played. Good on Sandy.
Yes and no. Bourn is better than anyone we have in the organization but he's not worth what is being asked.