It has been a loud offseason for the Mets, but not necessarily in a good way. First they signed David Wright, which was good. Then they traded R.A. Dickey for a boatload of prospects, which was difficult, but probably good. They haven't added an everyday outfielder, though.
The market for Michael Bourn is quiet, but the Mets have been a rumored landing spot for the speedy center fielder. There are a acouple of problems with the Mets potentially signing Bourn.
As it stands right now, they would have to surrender the 11th overall pick in the draft, which is the highest-possible non-protected pick. This is a costly price to pay, and for a team that is in a position to have a good draft, it probably is not worth it. It's important to remember that not only do the Mets have the 11th pick, but they're allotted the bonus money that comes with it. The Mets would be sacrificing $2,625,000 from their bonus pool this year, which is particularly significant because they have two second-round picks due to their failure to sign last year's second rounder.