Mets dine Bourn, but deal still unlikely

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and assistant GM John Ricco flew to Houston last week to have dinner with free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn and his agent, Scott Boras, according to the New York Post. But the meal “was more a getting-to-know-you session than a dollars-and-cents negotiation,” according to the newspaper, “at a time when the dollars and cents remain among the most significant hurdles in doing a deal.”

Alderson has made it clear through the media that he is not willing to give up the Mets’ 11th overall draft pick as compensation in order to sign Bourn. So barring some successful 11th-hour rules appeal, it’s difficult to envision a deal — secret dinner or not.

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And Bourn had to pick up the tap.

Why not go after carlos lee he makes contact only stuuckout around 50 times with 500 ab. some power 77 rbi’s respectable 265 avg last year @ least better than bay & give davis a break @ 1st & from rightside. Also minor league deal four rafael perez good strickouts per inning 2 years ago out of pen.also a backup @ closer if brian wilson doesn’t sign like valverde or capps

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