Shouldn't Sandy keep pushing for a ruling on whether the Mets draft pick should have "protected" status. We need to define a fair precedent for future generations of 11th draft pick holders in our situation.
After all that we've been through, we deserve a vote!
Not sure I'd blame Sandy on this one. From what I understand, we offered the same contract, without the 5th year option.Bourne said the Indians were closer to competing NOW, than the Mets, and that played a role in his decision.Plus Bourne's contract is backloaded. My guess, is that the Indians give it a shot now, and trade him, if they don't win it all.
I expect Borne to be on a different team next year or year after.
"Hmm, let's see...no mlb outfielders...no leadoff hitter...can immediately fill those voids but then there's that 11th pick...hmmm..."
Just gotta have that 11th pick!