The other sticking point was Bourn wanted 5 years.
He got what he wanted with no risk from the draft ruling. Bourn made the rational decision.
~~~ the Post reported ~~~
Once I hear/read those words, I stop paying attention.
"Boras always plays one team against another. If there is only one city or team involved, then it hurts his negotiation. Cleveland blinked and took the bait. I don't know if the Mets were all that interested. If they were, they wouldn't have let it come down to a protected draft pick or not."
Yeah, it's really hard for me to buy the idea that they were protecting an 11th round pick. It sounds silly.