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    • 15 mill per for Bourn????
  • 1/24/13
  • JackNicholson

talks are that it'll be backloaded.

But if we view him in terms of what we have coming up in the farm, we have no set center fielder coming up. So we may be best signing the guy for a good length of time.

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  • 1/24/13
  • thegooch42
sign a guy who relies on his speed to a long-term deal,makes sense. This fan base is so reactionary it's mind blowing.
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  • 1/24/13
  • DFAB
3/45 with an option would be fair IMO
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  • 1/24/13
  • nvmets10
Oh well in THAT case, what are we thinking? The great Matt Den Dekker is coming - no need to worry.
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  • 1/24/13
  • joemets22
It's stupid. I would've much rather kept Jose for that too. Or spent about half of that on Yoennis Cespedes.
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  • 1/24/13
  • 86mex17
Back loaded? It's like putting it on a charge card , you still have to pay.
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  • 1/24/13
  • nvmets10
Yea, I'd rather have kept Jose too. But Jose is gone. He's off the table. But we still badly need speed and defense and don't have anything legitimate on the way.
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  • 1/24/13
  • lllfxlll
1 year for 8 million + incentives?
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  • 1/24/13
  • 86mex17
I just don't get it
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  • 1/24/13
  • nvmets10
Who's saying I know how good the player is going to be? I have no idea but the point is neither do you. And Den Dekker is not a highly touted prospect. You don't turn down signing a guy like Bourn because Matt Den Dekker is on the way.
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  • 1/24/13
  • metrebel

>> What I think boras is on crack!

He started out wanting a contract with a total value of more than what the Braves paid Upton. No team that could use a centerfielder has paid him that yet. As usual Boras has over valued his player. Bourn isn't worth 15M per.

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  • 1/24/13
  • thagreat1
Wow a poor mans Jose Reyes. It will be too depressing if we sign him ...too nostalgic
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  • 1/24/13
  • metsheart
"I would've much rather kept Jose for that too"



Reyes got 6 yrs/ $106 which is avg of $17.66M/ yr.

How do you know if Reyes turned down Mets offer of $15M (or more)/yr for 5 yrs? For more $$$/ yrs from Marlins?
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  • 1/24/13
  • nvmets10

"And you dont sign a FA for 15 million that isnt worth it."

It's your opinion that he's not worth it. Statistics and market value say otherwise.

"So apparently your ignorant mind is made up on him."

Nowhere did I say my mind was made up on him. Again, it's impossible to know either way. All I'm saying is I would not pass up on a player we KNOW is extremely valuable because of him. He hasn't done enough to inspire that kind of confidence. The guy isn't anywhere near a top prospect and - let's be honest - kinda tanked in his first crack at AAA.

One more time to make this clear - I am not saying he can't be a good major leaguer. I would absolutely not rule that out. But I also absolutely wouldn't make a bet on him. And by the way, you know we do have an ENTIRE outfield of spots he can claim considering the team still remains without one of major league caliber.

"I wouldnt give up the 11th pick in the draft either"

Well hold on a second - I never addressed that at all. I'm going to assume the only way this can happen anyway is if the Mets convince the league to allow them to keep that pick.

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  • 1/24/13
  • MetObserver
He kind of tanked in his first season at AA too. But came back in his second season to hit .360 with some good power numbers too. So let's see what he does at AAA this second time around. Although numbers will be off because of the PCL and home games in LV.
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