The New York Mets remain in financial trouble. They are not, however, giving up hope forever. They are still the Mets and they still play in or around New York. They will have money, one day.
Right now, the Mets are short on three things: cash, viable Major League outfielders, and hope for the future. The Mets would like to acquire some outfield help, something which is sure to come at the expense of at least one, and possibly both, of their other areas of need.
Michael Bourn is an outfielder. He would surely love to come and play for the New York Mets under promise of considerable sums of money. Because of a quirk in the most recent CBA, if the Mets make a move for Bourn, it will cost them both money and draft-pick shaped hope.