Mets Throw Kitchen Sink At Michael Bourn

Yesterday Mets general manager Sandy Alderson acknowledged to reporters that the Mets are in on free agent center fielder Michael Bourn.

“We’re getting to the point where we can be in the mix,’’ Alderson said. “If you look at the fundamental composition of our team, it wouldn’t take more than a couple of moves to change the whole perception of things.’’

The Mets would have to surrender the 11th overall pick in the upcoming amateur draft to complete a deal with Bourn, but would ask MLB for a rule modification in the event they’re close to a deal.

The Mets David Wright told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post that he spoke with Bourn and exchanged texts with him to persuade him to sign in New York.

“I just wanted to let him know that he would be a great addition here and he’d obviously be welcomed here,’’ Wright said.

For more on this story visit: Ben Nicholson-Smith, MLB Trade Rumors