Michael Bourn CF CLE Nov 16 '78

David Wright told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post that he has spoken and exchanged texts with free agent outfielder Michael Bourn in an effort to recruit him to join the Mets.

"I wanted to be there to answer any question he might have and let him know that with some of the young arms that we have and the young talent we have, we are not far off," said Wright. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that he has kept in touch with Bourn's agent, Scott Boras, but it's unclear whether they are willing to spend what it will take to bring him to Queens. They are also reluctant to give up their first-round pick in order to sign him.

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