Video: Alderson discusses Bourn, answers fan tweets
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson joined MLB.com for a 21-minute video chat yesterday at Citi Field. Among the topics discussed was free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn, who remains on everyone’s radar:
“I have more of an offensive interest than a defensive interest, but that can be taken to an extreme,” Alderson said. “And, so, you have to make accommodations. You also need to take into account what your specific needs are. And right now our specific need in the outfield is somebody who can cement that outfield defense. His defense becomes a little more important in our circumstance perhaps than it might be in some others.
“He’s also a leadoff guy and brings some speed to a club. Those are areas we’d like to improve as well. For us, he would be a very nice fit. But, at the same time, we have to keep it in perspective. And, frankly, we don’t know what some of the outfielders already in spring training are going to be able to do for us this year.
“But I certainly understand why fans are interested in our position vis-a-vis Michael, and we’d like to get it resolved one way or the other. I think we’re still in the mix, but I couldn’t really predict anything at this point.”
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