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08:05 AM ET 01.29 | While it remains a longer shot, general manager Sandy Alderson has placed the franchise in the running. [The] Mets have not given up on being Bourn winners. To that end, [Alderson] and assistant GM John Ricco travelled to Houston last week to have dinner with free agent center fielder Michael Bourn and his agent, Scott Boras, The Post has learned. It was more a getting-to-know-you session than a dollars-and-cents negotiation, at a time when the dollars and cents remain among the most significant hurdles in doing a deal. The Mets' strategy has essentially been this: Patiently wait and hope Bourn's market evaporates as spring training nears, moving him to a) turn to them as the best remaining option and b) lower his financial demands.

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January 29, 2013  08:27 AM ET

Some secret.

January 29, 2013  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Some secret.

It was secret-y.

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January 29, 2013  08:40 AM ET

Boras probably thinks he's a secret agent now.

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January 29, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Bourn will sign for a shorter term than he wants but will get an opt out clause after one year so we can all go through this again.

January 29, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Just another example why the Mets have gone backwards over the last few years with their dumb and overpaying free agent moves.

January 29, 2013  09:15 AM ET

It's only MOSTLY secret...

January 29, 2013  09:21 AM ET

Or - are they on "Double Secret Probation".....

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January 29, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Or - are they on "Double Secret Probation".....

HAHAHA, classic....Boras certainly acts like Dean Wormer sometimes

January 29, 2013  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

HAHAHA, classic....Boras certainly acts like Dean Wormer sometimes

HAHAHA, classic....Boras certainly acts like Dean Wormer sometimes

Well, not sure the Dean has a net worth similar to what is attributed to Boras... $175M, which is only going to grow as more and more FA's seek him out as their agent

January 29, 2013  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

HAHAHA, classic....Boras certainly acts like Dean Wormer sometimesWell, not sure the Dean has a net worth similar to what is attributed to Boras... $175M, which is only going to grow as more and more FA's seek him out as their agent

don't overthink it....i was just calling him a p r i c k

January 29, 2013  02:53 PM ET
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Bourn will sign for a shorter term than he wants but will get an opt out clause after one year so we can all go through this again.

knowing how boras pulls those type of contracts?? that's exactly what its going to happen,
but in reality BOURN do not deserve that type of contract anyways,,,,

January 29, 2013  03:00 PM ET

What Bourn needs,,,in order to get that big mega contract,,,,,he would need to score at least a 145 runs per season/he would need to hit 30 to 40 homeruns per season/he would need to drive in at least a 120 R,B,I,S per season/anybody DO THINK he would likely be able to bring in those numbers??? DOUBTFULL, that whay he shouldn't be asking for too much money been payed in hig long term contract, those are goals and achievements that bourn wouldn't be able to meet; compromised when you have plenty security in your capabilities otherwise, don't demand big money towards any organization,,,,,,

January 29, 2013  03:02 PM ET
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Just another example why the Mets have gone backwards over the last few years with their dumb and overpaying free agent moves.

the mets or any other team,,if the are wise enough wouldn't fall in boras settups, the player its not worthed 85 or a 100 millions period!!

January 29, 2013  05:25 PM ET

It was an are you ready to sign cheap meeting.

January 29, 2013  05:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

It was an are you ready to sign cheap meeting.

More like a manufactured interest story created by a Boras "leak" which might help him get some interested party to bid against themselves.

January 29, 2013  10:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

More like a manufactured interest story created by a Boras "leak" which might help him get some interested party to bid against themselves.

It is a win/win situation. Boras manufactures interest and the Mets get to pretend they are after a big free agent.

 
January 29, 2013  10:57 PM ET

Alderson has no money, but he does offer a media platform for a player who after one year can give the mets First right of refusal or go off to free Agency, they keep piling up those old pitchers maybe one or 2 of them might win or save some games!

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