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.
>> 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.
"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.