Wright made recruiting pitch to Bourn

February, 5, 2013
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Significant issues such as contract demands and draft-pick compensation are stumbling blocks, but David Wright did make a recruiting call to free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn.

"I just wanted to let him know that he would be a great addition here and he'd obviously be welcomed here," Wright told the Post after working out in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Monday. "I talked to him a couple weeks ago, and I told him, 'You're always in the right place at the right time, your work counts.' I've always had great respect for him and the way he plays the game and have always kind of chatted with him when he gets to third base.

"I just feel he’s a hard-nosed player. 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."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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